US Dress Size Chart – All You Need to Know

US Dress Size Chart

Even though purchasing items online, such as clothing, is a lot less stressful, finding the right dress size is a challenge. Even among brands, you’ll find different sizing standards, which only amplifies the problem.

However, before clicking the Buy Now button, you can use sizing charts to help you find a dress that fits as close to perfect as possible. Below, I’ll share a US dress size chart that you can use as a reference when shopping for clothes online.

General US Dress Size Chart

Region United States United Kingdom European Standard Italy Austria Russia
Sizes 00 2 30 34 2 36-38
0 4 32 36 4 38
2 6 34 38 6 38-40
4 8 36 40 8 40
6 10 38 42 10 42-44
8 12 40 44 12 46
10 14 42 46 14 48
12 16 44 48 16 50
14 18 46 50 18 54
16 20 48 52 20 58
18 22 50 54 22 60-62
20 24 52 56 24 64
22 26 54 58 26 66-68
24 28 56 60 28 70
26 30 58 62 30 72-74

Size Chart for Petite Dresses

Some charts will not give you direct conversion sizes. However, they will provide detailed measurements that inform you of how long and wide a dress is.

Such is the case for petite-sized dresses (made for women up to 5 feet 3 inches [160 centimeters] tall).

UK Size US Size Bust Waist Hips
Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters
2 00 29 73.5 22 55.5 31 80
4 0 30 76 23 58 32 82.5
6 2 31 78.5 24 60.5 33 85
8 4 32 81 25 63 34 87.5
10 6 34 86 27 68 36 92.5
12 8 36 91 29 73 38 87.5
14 10 38 96 31 78 40 102.5
16 12 40 101 33 83 42 107.5

Size Chart for Curvy Dresses

UK Size US Size Bust Waist Hips
Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters
18 14 43 109 36 91 46 116.5
20 16 46 116 39 98 49 123.5
22 18 48 1233 41 105 51 130.5
24 20 51 130 44 112 54 137.5
26 22 54 137 47 119 57 144.5
28 24 57 144 50 126 60 151.5
30 26 59 151 52 133 62 158.5

Getting Dress Measurements

Relying solely on a brand’s sizing standards can be risky, especially if you’ve never shopped there before. To avoid oversized or undersized dresses, you should learn how to measure the dress size for your body. Here’s how you do it.

Bust

Measure the circumference of your bust at its widest point. Make sure to keep the tape measure is as parallel to the floor as possible.

Waist

Measure the circumference of your waistline at its slimmest point. One common mistake is measuring a dress’ waist based on where they want the dress’ waist to sit. To find your natural waistline, stand in front of a mirror and bend slightly to the left and then right. Connect the indentations on both sides as your waist reference.

Hip

Measure the circumference of your waist while standing upright. Make sure you do not spread your legs to the side farther than you normally would.

Dress/Wearing Length

Measure the distance between your neck and one shoulder down to the point where you want the hemline of your dress to sit. Measure as perpendicularly to the ground as possible for the best results.

BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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