Retrieved from " http: Each size would be the combination of a single number, representing an upper body measurement, plus an indicator for height short, regular, and long and an indication for girth slim, regular, and stout.
These AUS dress sizes are only based on women with B and C cups, leading to inaccuracy if one chooses a bra based solely on dress size. Circumference of chest, as used in dress size, does not relay information regarding band size or cup size. However there is substantial variation between manufacturers sizing and cup labelling  with many using unique labelling such as Cake  , Lovable  and BodyWise  Bendon notably is the only one employing UK sizing .
However such conversions are essential in larger cup sizes as this market in AUS is met by equal parts UK, US and European manufacturers whose products display sizes in their own countries conventions without local equivalent [See for example the ranges at Blest Bras  and Brava Lingerie  ]. Many local lingerie and large cup bra specialists are themselves confused by differences in cup labelling and offer misinformation. Such misinformation can result in women wearing several cup sizes too small.
The bra sizing method of Italy and the Czech Republic I is listed for mostly historical reasons, as most manufacturers have switched to the EU system. In spite of these intrasystem discrepancies, within a particular system, cup sizes still increase linearly. Do not confuse the following table with a conversion chart, which is above. Sign In Don't have an account? Is there really any size difference between the two different dresses? Of course, there isn't, but, somehow, we all feel slimmer with that smaller number embossed on the designer's label.
In the s and s, standard US dress sizes were formulated from statistical data. At that time, they were very similar to British dress sizes. However, due to vanity sizing, the current US dress sizes have little or no meaning. In fact, these arbitrary numbers only serve as a general guideline.
Long gone are the days when the man in your life could present you with a special dress at the last minute for a surprise night out with the knowledge that it would fit perfectly. Today's woman must spend hours in the dressing room to achieve the same effect. Please compare to your favorite fit charts. These measurements conflict with many other size charts.
These charts are significantly smaller than many current US clothing companies. Companies who publish catalogs may provide the measurements for their sizes, which may vary even among different styles of the same type of garment.
The sizes seen in catalogs generally have roughly the following measurements:. With the average American woman's height 20 years and older at about However "taller-than-average" women may find their size-height addressed by manufacturers less frequently, and may often find themselves facing issues of slightly too short pant legs and sleeve cuffs, as well as waist lengths. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from US standard clothing size. Body measurements below are given in inches.
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Misses and womens US dress sizes (also used in Canada) with bust, waist and hip measurement tables for Misses sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20, Womens sizes 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, plus a brief explanation of junior, petite and half sizes. Junior sizes are commonly given as odd-numbered sizes from 1 to 15, which correspond to the next number up in misses' sizes. Women's sizes or plus sizes For larger women of average height, sometimes with lower bust lines. The number in the size refers to the body measurement around the body below the bust. Pull the tape tightly around your body below the bust and if it is an odd number add 5 .