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A Quick Guide To International Size Conversions

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Our DLS size conversion charts are here to help you when you need to label your garments for customers around the world or to find the correct size when online shopping.
By Nicole 2021-03-26

When buying or selling clothing internationally choosing the correct size can be a minefield. Even if the actual size of a garment is the same, the way sizes are displayed can vary by just a few numbers or even a whole different set of numbers which only adds to the confusion. Here at Dutch Label Shop, we have created size conversion charts that you can keep handy to refer back to when needed. Our size conversion charts will help you quickly find the correct size when online shopping, or perfect for when you need to label garments for customers around the world.

Size Conversions Are For Sellers Too

Make it easy for your customers to buy! Displaying size conversions on your website is a helpful option for customers to refer to in case they are more familiar with a different sizing standard. This gives customers more of the information they need to purchase right at their fingertips without having to navigate away from your website.

Please note, size conversion charts are a guideline and exact sizing can differ from brand to brand, so for the most accurate way make sure to include precise measurements when listing products online.

International Size Conversion Chart – Infants (0-24 Months)

Depending on where you are based, baby and childrens clothes can be sized quite differently to what you might be used to. In The UK and US sizes are dictated by age (first month, then years) compared with Europe which often prefers to use the child's height (in centimeters) for sizing.

AU / NZ EU (cm) UK (Months) US (Months) Mexico Japan
00000 50 Premature  PM  0-1m  -
0000 56 Newborn  NB / 0-3mo   0-3m  50
000 62 0-3m  0-3mo  0-3m  50-60
00 68 3-6m  3-6mo  3-6m  60
0 74 6-9m  6-9mo  6-9m  70
1  80  9-12m  9-12mo  9-12m  80
18m  86  12-18m  12-18mo  12-18m  80
2  92  18-24m  18-24 mo / 2T  18-24m  90

International Size Conversion Chart - Children (3-14 Years)

AU/NZ (years) EU (cm) UK (years) US (years) Mexico (years) Japan (cm)
3 98 2-3 3T 2-3 95
4 104 3-4 4T 3-4 100
5 110 4-5 5 4-5 110
6 116 5-6 6 5-6 110
7 122 6-7 7 6-7 120
8 128 7-8 8 7-8 120
9 134 8-9 9 8-9 130
10 140 9-10 10 9-10 130
11 146 10-11 11 10-11 140

International Size Conversion Chart – Womenswear

Women's size conversions for dresses, blouses, trousers, and more. Use this table to quickly convert sizes so you can have a better understanding of which sizes are comparable from around the world.

Intl USA / Canada UK/AU/NZ Italy  Europe Mexico Japan
XXS 00 2 34 30 22 1
XS 0 4 36 32 24 3
S 2 6 38 34 26 5
S 4 8  40 36 28 7
M 6 10  42 38 30 9
M 8 12 44 40 32 11
L 10 14 46 42 34 13
L 12 16 48 44 36 15
XL 14 18 50 46 38 17
XXL 16 20 52 48 40 19
3XL 18 22 54 50 42  -
3XL 20 24 56 52 44  -

 

International Size Conversion Chart – Menswear (Tops, Jumpers & Casual Jackets)

The way men's sizes are displayed can vary depending on the item. For most items made with stretchy or knit fabric such as T-shirts, polos, and jumpers sizes are often shown using the Small, Medium, Large, format. For items where fit is important, sizes are shown in a numerical format that has a more precise range.

Intl

USA/ Canada

UK/AU/ NZ Italy Europe Mexico Japan
XS 30 30 30 40 ECH 32
XS 32 32 32 42 ECH 34
S 34 34 34 44 CH 36
S 36 36 36 46 CH 36
M 38 38 38 48 M 40
M 40 40 40 50 M 42
L 42 42 42 52 G 44
L 44 44 44 54 G 46
XL 46 46 46 56 EG 48
XXL 48 48 48 58 EEG 50
XXXL 50 50 50 60 EEEG

As there are no international standards for sizing, converting sizes is used as an estimate only. If you have any confusion regarding sizing, you can contact the manufacturer for specific measurements or clarification. At DLS, we sell a large range of size labels for whatever your size requirements are, so make sure to check those out.