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Clothes sizes in UK

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Knowing your size is vital when you shop for clothes. It’s easy to get confused with multiple standards of size numeration, though.

Some companies use their own size tables, so checking the sizing for each individual manufacturer is advisable.

Below you will find a rough guide to UK women’s and men’s clothes sizes.

 

Women’s clothes sizes (UK/international)

BUST (cm)

WAIST (cm)

HIPS (cm)

4

XS

74-79

55-61

81-86

6

XS+

79-85

61-66

86-92

8

S

85-91

66-72

92-97

10

S+

91-96

72-77

97-103

12

M

96-102

77-83

103-108

14

M+

102-107

83-88

108-114

16

L

107-113

88-94

114-119

18

L+

113-119

94-100

119-124

 

Men’s clothes sizes (UK)

Chest (cm)

Arm length (cm)

Waist (cm)

Hips (cm)

Inseam (cm)

S

83-88

76.5-78

73-78

85-90

78-79

M

89-94

79-80.5

79-84

91-96

80-81

L

95-100

81.5-83

85-90

97-102

82-83

XL

101-106

84-85.5

91-96

103-108

84-85

XXL

107-112

86.5-88

97-102

109-114

86-87

 

Did you know?

Standard clothes sizes have been introduced at the beginning of the 19th century. Before that, all items of clothing have been tailor-made for an individual person.

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Top Discussions

~ hennas 2023-01-19 10:34:23

i though highland in scotland may have made the list tbh

~ pcp 2021-07-23 05:33:13

Technically Scotland doesn't count because they abolished the use of counties, hence why Inverness shire is not on the list.

~ dcd 2021-07-04 17:15:54

What happened to Invernessshire? at 10,907 km2 it is the biggest. Argyllshire would be up there too. 8,055 km2. This seems...