Size Chart

Misses’ sizes
5’5″–5’6″ (165–168 cm) tall, average bust, average back
Dimension/size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 32-34 34 34 35 36 37½ 39 40½ 42 44
Waist 22-24½ 25½ 26½ 27½ 28½ 30 31½ 33 34½ 36½
Hip 33-35½ 36½ 37½ 38½ 39½ 41 42½ 44 45½ 47½
Back-waist length 14½ 14¾ 15½ 15¾ 16 16¼ 16½ 16¾ 17 17¼

 

Miss petite sizes
5’1″–5’3″ (157.5–160 cm) tall, average bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 0-2mp 4mp 6mp 8mp 10mp 12mp 14mp 16mp
Bust 32-34 34 34 35 36 37½ 39 40½
Waist 21-23½ 24½ 25½ 26½ 27½ 29 30½ 32
Hip 34-35½ 36½ 37½ 38½ 39½ 41 42½ 44
Back-waist length 14 14½ 14½ 14¾ 15 15¼ 15½ 15¾

 

Junior sizes
5’4″–5’5″ (162.5–165 cm) tall, higher bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 00 0 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19
Bust 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
Waist 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34
Hips 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
Back-waist length 13.75 14 14.25 14.5 14.75 15 15.25 15.5 15.75 16 16.25 16.5

 

Junior petite sizes
5’1″ (155 cm) tall, average bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 3jp 5jp 7jp 9jp 11jp 13jp
Bust 33 34 35 36 37 38

 

Young junior sizes
5’1″–5’3″ (155–160 cm) tall, higher bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 5/6 7/8 9/10 11/12 13/14 15/16
Bust 28 29 30 31 32 33
Waist 22 23 24 25 26 27
Hip 31 32 33 34 35 36
Back-waist length 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5 16

 

Women’s sizes
5’5″–5’6″ (165–168 cm) tall, average bust, average back
Dimension/size 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Bust 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Waist 35 37 39 41½ 44 46½ 49
Hip 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Back-waist length 17¼ 17⅜ 17½ 17⅝ 17¾ 17⅞ 18

 

Half-sizes
5’2″–5’3″ (157.5–160 cm) tall, lower bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 10½ 12½ 14½ 16½ 18½ 20½ 22½ 24½
Bust 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
Waist 27 29 31 33 35 37½ 40 42½
Hip 35 37 39 41 43 45½ 48 50½
Back-waist length 15 15¼ 15½ 15¾ 15⅞ 16 16⅛ 16¼

Men’s sizes

Men’s sizes
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Seat/Hips 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59
Neckband 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½ 19 19½ 20 20½
Shirt sleeve 32 33 33 34 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 37½ 38 38½
Inseam 30 31 32 32 34 34 34

Girls’ sizes

Girls’ sizes
Dimension/size 7 8 10 12 14
Chest 23 24 25.5 27 28.5
Waist 21 21.5 22 22.5 23
Hip 24 25 26.5 28 29.5
Height 50 52 56 58½ 61
Back-waist length 11½ 12 12¾ 13½ 14½

Boys’ sizes

Boys’ sizes
Dimension/size 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Chest 26 27 28 30 33½ 35 36
Waist 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Hip 27 28 29½ 31 32½ 34 35½ 37
Neckband 11¾ 12 12½ 13 13½ 14 14½ 15
Height 48 50 54 58 61 64 66 68

Children’s sizes

Children’s sizes
Dimension/size 1 2 3 4 5 6 6X
Chest 18.5 20 20.5 21.5 22 9864 23
Waist 17 18.5 19 20 20.5 21 21.5
Hip 19 20 21 22 23 24 24½
Height 31 34 37 40 43 46 48
Back-waist length 9 10 10½ 10¾
Finished dress length 17 18 19 20 22 24 25

Baby sizes

Infant sizes
Dimension/size NB 0-3 mo 3-6 mo 6-9 mo 9-12 mo 18 mo 24 mo
Weight 5–8 lb 8–12½ lb 12½–16½ lb 16½-20½ 20½–24½ lb 24½–27½ lb 27½–30 lb
Height less than 21½ in 21½–24 in 24–26½ in 26½–28½ in 28½–30½ in 30½–32½ in 32½–34 in.

 

Toddlers’ sizes
Dimension/size 1/2 1 2 3 4
Chest 18.5 19 19.5 20 20.5
Waist 17 17.5 18 19.5 20
Height 28 31 34 37 40
Finished dress length 14 15 16 17 18

Catalogs have departed from the US standard sizes since approximately the 1980s. Companies now may provide the measurements for their sizes, which may vary even among different styles of the same type of garment. The sizes seen in catalogs generally have roughly the following measurements:

Catalog misses’ sizes: 5’5″-5’6″ (165–168 cm) tall, average bust, average back
Dimension/size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Closest standard size 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Est. height 5’4″ (162.5 cm) 5’4″ (162.5 cm) 5’4.5″ (164 cm) 5’5″ (165 cm) 5’4″ (162.5 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm) 5’6″ (168 cm) 5’6″ (168 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm)
Est. weight lb (kg) 115 (52) 125 (57) 135 (61) 145 (66) 155 (70) 165 (75) 175 (79) 180 (81.5) 195 (88.5)
Bust 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43 44.5
Waist 25 26 27 28 29.5 31 32.5 34 35.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 40 41.5 43 44.5 46

 

Catalog women’s petite (half-sizes): 5’1/2″-5’4″ (153-162.5 cm) tall, lower bust, shorter back
Dimension/size 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W
Closest standard size 12½ 14½ 16½ 18½ 20½ 22½ 24½ 26½ 28½
Est. height 5′ 1/2″ (153 cm) 5’1″ (155 cm) 5’1.5″ (156 cm) 5’2″ (157.5 cm) 5’2.5″ (159 cm) 5’3″ (160 cm) 5’3″ (160 cm) 5’3.5″ (161 cm) 5’4″ (162.5 cm)
Est. weight lb (kg) 125 (57) 140 (63.5) 155 (70) 170 (77) 180 (81.5) 190 (86) 215 (97.5) 225 (102) 235 (106.5)
Bust 36 38 40 42 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 51.5
Waist 28 30 32 34 35 37 39 41 43
Hip 38 40 42 44 45.5 47.5 49.5 52 53.5

 

Catalog women’s sizes: 5’5″-5’6.5″ (165–169 cm) tall, average bust, average back
Dimension/size
Closest standard size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Est. height 5’5″ (165 cm) 5’5.5″ (166 cm) 5’6″ (168 cm) 5’6″ (168 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm) 5’6.5″ (169 cm)
Est. weight lb (kg) 145 (66) 160 (72.5) 175 (79) 190 (86) 205 (93) 220 (100) 235 (106.5) 250 (113) 265 (120)
Bust 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Waist 30 32 34 35.5 37.5 39.5 41.5 43.5 45.5
Hip 39 41 43 46 48 50 52 54 56

With the average American woman’s height at about 5’4″ (163 cm), both standard and catalog size ranges attempt to address a variety of weights / builds as well as providing for the “shorter-than-average” height woman with “petite” and “half-sizes”. However “taller-than-average” women may find their size-height addressed by manufacturers less frequently, and may often find themselves facing issues of slightly too short pant legs and sleeve cuffs, as well as waist lengths.

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