Frequently asked questions about sizes and size charts.:
How many international size systems are there?
It depends on the clothing item – there are for example at least eight different systems just for women’s dresses, coats and blouses, and six systems for men’s and women’s shoe sizes. It might seem tricky at first, but with our guides it’s easy to take your measurements and find the right size.
How can I be sure what my size is in a certain brand?
The size charts on Sizeguide.net are based on international and national size standards. As some clothing brands’ sizes differ from these standards, it might be difficult to find a perfect fit when shopping online, but the information you find here gives you a good estimate.
Why isn’t there an international size system for all clothing items?
The many different systems for clothing sizes go back several centuries, and developed locally in each country or region. Over the years some countries have decided to create common size systems, but only for certain items, such as kid’s European shoe sizes. There have been many initiatives to create a global system for all clothing items, but none of them has yet been successful.