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Sizing Guide

Visitors carries a variety of clothing across eras. For this reason, we recommend checking the measurements provided on each individual listing.

Below, you will find sizing guides from over the decades to help you determine how these measurements might compare to contemporary clothing industry standards. We recommend measuring one of your favourite garments at home, and comparing the measurements to an item in the shop, to help determine how it might fit on your body. 

We hope that people of all genders and body types can find something that looks good and feels good on them. We acknowledge that the clothing industry defines sizes and styles within standards that are inconsistent, rooted in gender norms, and sometimes, they come across as either questionable or unnecessary. We hope that these resources will provide assistance in determining if a piece is right for you, but recognize that these charts are not perfect. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact us or email us at shopvisitors@gmail.com

Taking Your Measurements

1. NECK SIZE

Place the measuring tape around the base of your neck, where it meets your shoulders, and measure the circumference. For a looser fitting collar, place a finger between your neck and the measuring tape.

2. SLEEVE

Ask a friend to help you take this measurement. First, bend your elbow, and place your hand on your hip. Starting from the back of your shoulder, from the middle point of the back of your neck, measure straight over the shoulder, to the elbow, and then down to your wrist bone.

3. CHEST WIDTH / BUST SIZE

Place the measuring tape beneath your armpits, and measure around the widest part of your chest or the fullest part of your bust. While measuring, keep the tape level, relax without holding your breath, and try not to pull too tightly. When fitting for a bra or bustier, also take a measurement just under your bust.

4. WAIST

Place the measuring tape around your natural waistline, close to your bellybutton (about an inch above your navel). Relax, exhale, and take your measurement. Make sure not to pull the tape too tight—it may help to place one finger between the measuring tape and your body.

5. HIP

Place the measuring tape around your hips. The hip should be measured at its fullest part (about 8 inches below your waist).

6. INSEAM

Standing with your legs straight, in front of a mirror, place the measuring tape at your groin. Keep the tape straight, and measure from your groin down to your ankle bone.  Ask a friend to help with taking this measurement or try taking it from a pair of pants with your preferred leg length.

Standard Charts

Women's dresses, jackets, coats and blouses – International sizes

According to sizeguide.net "this table is for converting between American, Italian, British, French, German, Russian and Japanese women’s sizes, for dresses, jackets, coats and blouses. Simply find your size in the chart to see the corresponding size for the other international size systems. The British sizes are also used in Australia and New Zealand. The French sizes are also used in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. The German sizes are also used in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway."

S-M-L USA UK / AU / NZ Italy France Germany Japan Russia
S 2 6 38 34 32 7 40
S 4 8 40 36 34 9 42
M 6 10 42 38 36 11 44
M 8 12 44 40 38 13 46
L 10 14 46 42 40 15 48
L 12 16 48 44 42 17 50
XL / 1X 14 18 50 46 44 19 52
1X / 2X 16 20 52 48 46 21 54
2X 18 22 54 50 48 23 56
3X 20 24 56 52 50 25 24
3X 22 26 58 54 52 27 26
4X 24 28 60 56 54 29 28

Women's dresses, jackets, coats – US sizes

US Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 
(inch)
32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5 38 39.5 41 43 45
Waist 
(inch)
24 25 26 27 28 29.5 31 32.5 34.5 36.5
Hip 
(inch)
34.5 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 40 41.5 43 45 47
Bust 
(cm)
82.5 85 87.5 90 92.5 96.5 100.5 104 109 114
Waist 
(cm)
61 63.5 66 68.5 71 75 79 82.5 87.5 93
Hip 
(cm)
87.5 90 93 95 98 101.5 105.5 109 114 119
sizeguide.net 

Pattern sizes - DuBarry / Woolworth (1931-1955)

5'3"–5'6" tall, average: bust (3" < hips), waist (9" < hips)
Size 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22
Bust 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 38 40
Waist 23 23.5 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34
Hip 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 41 43
 Wikipedia 

Misses’ sizes (PS 42-70) (1971)

5'2½"–5'6½" tall, average bust, average back
Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 31½ 32½ 33½ 35 36½ 38 40 42 44
Waist 22½ 23½ 24½ 26 27½ 29 31 33 35
Hip 33½ 34½ 35½ 37 38½ 40 42 44 46
Back-waist length 14½ 15 15¼ 15½ 15¾ 16 16¼ 16½ 16¾
 Wikipedia 

Misses’ sizes (ASTM D5585 95 (R2001)) (1995, revised 2001)

5'3½" - 5'8" tall
Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

Bust

32 33 34 35 36 37½ 39 40½ 42½ 44½
Waist 24 25 26 27 28 29½ 31 32½ 34½ 36½
Hip 34½ 35½ 36½ 37½ 38½ 40 41½ 43 45 47
Wikipedia 

Men's suit jackets, blazers and coats - International Sizes

US 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
UK 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
EU 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
RUS 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
JP 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
SKR
80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
S-M-L XXS XS S S M M L L XL XXL XXXL
sizeguide.net 

Men's pants - International Sizes

US 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
EU 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
sizeguide.net 

Men's pants dress shirt sizes - International Sizes

According to sizeguide.net, "American dress shirt sizes have two size numbers. The first is your neck size, and the other is your sleeve length, both in inches. European dress shirts however only have one size number, for the neck size, and standard sleeve lengths. This chart converts between American and European neck sizes."

System Dress shirt sizes, neck size

US

14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18
UK 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18
EU 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 45
JP 87 91 97 102 112 117 122 127 132
S-XL XS S S M L L XL XL XXL
sizeguide.net 

Men's US letter sizes – XS to XXXL

Men’s size standards – US letter sizes
US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Neck
(inch)
13-13 1/2 14-14 1/2 15-15 1/2 16-16 1/2 17-17 1/2 18-18 1/2 19-19 1/2
Chest
(inch)
33-34 35-37 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Sleeve
(inch)
31 1/2-32 32 1/2-33 33 1/2-34 34 1/2-35 35 1/2-36 36-36 1/2 36 1/2-37

Waist
(inch)

27-28 29-31 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 50-52
Neck
(cm)
33-34 36-37 38-39 40-42 43-45 46-47 48-49
Chest
(cm)
84-86 89-94 96-102 107-112 116-122 127-132 137-140
Sleeve (cm) 80-81 82-84 85-86 87-89 90-91 91-93 93-94
Waist
(cm)
68-71 73-79 81-86 91-97 101-107 111-117 127-132
sizeguide.net