Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. I'm 5ft8 and a UK 6 and I eat loads but my mates still say it's wrong! More clothing sizes for women. This is why some manufacturers offer their pants in different lengths.
In order to determine the correct number, you have to measure approximately at the level of the navel. The belly size system is designed according to the regular system but is given in odd numbers. Belly start at 47 and end at Have you got the beginnings of a paunch, slightly shorter legs or bigger thighs? Then maybe a pair of pants in a chunky size is right for you. Chunky pants are worn below the belly or waistline, usually with a slightly shorter leg length.
The system starts at number 23 and ends at number Then you should fit pants in so-called slim sizes quite well.
The stride length of pants in slim sizes is between 83 and 92 centimeters and the waistband width is between 71 and centimeters. The sizes start at 88 and end at For your convenience, we have prepared a few dedicated European Clothes and Shoe Size conversions below:.
Find out, how to measure your shoe size here. At present, the sizes are usually indicated according to the following formula: For women, 6 is deducted from this value.
For men with a chest circumference of 88 cm: However, as this specification is not binding, the clothing sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The arms are too short and the crotch sits nowhere. When shopping on holiday, you are usually faced with the challenge of finding the right size. And the right brand for your figure. In Germany, the size 38 sweater fits perfectly.
In Italy, the top in size 38 looks like you are squeezed in. Three numbers have to be deducted from tourists in order to convert the Italian sizes into German ones. The same goes for gentlemen: A German 48 would be 54 in Italy and 50 in France. In the USA the German 32 is a 4, the 34 a 6, the 36 an 8 — and so on. In the UK, this conversion has to be increased by 2. For pullovers and jackets, the rule is: For example, the German 48 would be a 38 in the USA and Great Britain, and the numbers for shirts are different again: Many manufacturers already place these standard sizes next to the domestic ones.
In spite of converters and supposed standard sizes, tourists have to be aware of one thing: They cannot rely on size designations. It is still only indicative. The mirrors of Italian dressing rooms often reflect horrified faces. Then, for example, when holidaymakers suddenly no longer fit into the size they are used to. This is often because the sizing systems are very different in the European countries. The European standardization, despite some initiatives, has so far stopped before the garment sizes.
Whether France, Great Britain or Spain — each country has its own clothing size system. As early as , standard European clothing sizes were to be introduced. However, this standard created quite some resistance in important fashion countries such as Italy, France or Great Britain.
In the USA, clothing sizes are also marked differently. The dress sizes for women are given in even numbers from 0 to 26, while 0 is small and 26 are very large. For example, a 52 corresponds to The basis for European sizes is always the chest circumference.
In Germany, the measured value is halved for men in terms of size, while in women, half of the figure is reduced by a further six centimeters. A bust circumference of 96 centimeters results in a size of 48 for men and 42 for women. I'm 5ft4 and weigh around 50kg? Are you sure that you want to delete this answer? I'm shocked that someone you call your friend would insult you for your weight.
It's just as bad to call someone too thin as it is to call someone a fatty. As long as you are healthy, it doesn't matter how much you weigh or what size you wear.
Actually a UK size 6 is pretty much the same measurements as a US size 0 these days. When a size 4 first came out in the UK it was the same measurements as a US size 0, but since then size 0 has got bigger in measurements and the old size 0 measurements are now labelled as a size This is where the confusion about a UK size 2 comes from You are are 50kg so you are pretty much at the minimum weight for your height.
I don't know if you have typical size 6 measurements or perhaps it's just a case of vanity sizing, but don't lose any weight or you will be underweight. And to the person that said that at 5ft4 you could never look too thin at even a size 4 is being ridiculous. A size 4 is measurements , that is pretty damn skinny for anyone and the equivilent of a US size Even at my height of 5ft2 it would make me under 7 stone, which is underweight.
Anyway I could never be a size 4, 6 or even an 8 with my wide hips. So sometimes it depends how you are built and not just what height you are. It all depends where you shop.
A UK size 6 is meant to be approx measurements , which roughly translates to a US size 0. However, sometimes a UK size 6 might be slightly bigger or smaller, therefore translating to a US size 2 or US size But the important thing is that as long as you are not underweight for your height. I'm a UK size 6 and a lot of people want to be that size since it's the smallest size and I'm the same measurements as you.
I like being a size 6. Size 6 is a size 4 in the US. Bay Trading have quite large sizes though, I can usually fit into an 8 there and I'm an It is hard to say "size 6 is a size 4" because size 6 varies between shops in England, and I imagine size 4 varies between shops in the US, so you might be a US 2 in some shops, and a US 6 in others! We need a proper sizing system in this country!!
There are two charts (women's and junior's) for women's dress sizes since United States use different numbering system (even vs odd) for each category. The charts include sizes from petite to plus including the letter sizing, S, XS, M, L, XL, XXL. European sizes are usually indicated according to the following formula: Clothing size = chest circumference divided by 2 centimeters. For women, 6 is deducted from this value: For example, a man with a chest circumference of 88 cm has clothing size of 44 (88 cm / 2 cm). Clothing sizes in the United States are different than those found in most other countries. If you are a visitor from another country shopping for clothes in the USA, it might be useful to know the differences in US sizes. This page is designed to be a useful tool in converting local sizes to approximate US sizes.