Dress Size Calculator

Created by Joanna Michaล‚owska, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Dominik Czernia, PhD and Jack Bowater
Last updated: Jun 05, 2023


The dress size calculator tells you which dress size you should go for when shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›’. If you want to answer the question "What dress size am I?", use this tool and never worry about finding the perfect fit again. You only need to know three body measurements: your bust, waist, and hip circumferences.

Are you getting confused with different clothing sizes? Don't worry - you will find a dress size chart with the most popular international sizes in the article below. Let's calculate your dress size ๐Ÿ‘—!

How to calculate your dress size?

Let's find out how to measure dress size... It's really easy! You just need to know three body measurements:

  • Bust;
  • Waist; and
  • Hips.

The picture below shows you where exactly you should hold your measuring tape to get a valid measurement. You may ask another person to assist you to make things easier. Remember not to take measurements over your regular clothes, as your results will not be reliable.

How to measure yourself correctly.

Dress size chart

There is a large number of standard sizing systems around the world for various garments, including dresses. Have a look at the dress size chart below to compare the most popular clothing sizes across the globe. While it does answer the question "What dress size am I?" our dress size calculator can find it even quicker.

Bust

Waist

Hips

US size

UK size

EU size

International

74 cm (29")

58 cm (23")

80 cm (31.5")

00

2

30

XXS

74-77 cm (29"-30")

58-61 cm (23"-24")

80-84 cm (31.5"-33")

0

4

32

XS

78-81 cm (31"-32")

62-64 cm (24"-25")

85-89 cm (33"-35"

2

6

34

XS

82-85 cm (32"-33.5")

65-68 cm (25"-26.5")

90-94 cm (35"-37")

4

8

36

S

86-89 cm (33.5"-35")

69-72 cm (26.5"-28")

95-97 cm (37"-38")

6

10

38

S

90-93 cm (35"-36.5")

73-77 cm (28"-30")

98-101 cm (38"-40")

8

12

40

M

94-97 cm (36.5"-38")

78-81 cm (30"-32")

102-104 cm (40"-41")

10

14

42

M

98-102 cm (38"-40")

82-85 cm (32"-33.5")

105-108 cm (41"-42.5")

12

16

44

L

103-107 cm (40"-42")

86-90 cm (33.5"-35.5")

109-112 cm (42.5"-44")

14

18

46

L

108-113 cm (42"-44.5")

91085 cm (35.5"-37.5")

113-116 cm (44"-45.5")

16

20

48

XL

114-119 cm (44.5"-47")

96-102 cm (37.5"-40")

117-121 cm (45.5"-48")

18

22

50

XL

120-125 cm (47"-49")

103-108 cm (40"-42.5")

123-128 cm (48"-50")

20

24

52

XXL

126-131 cm (49"-51.5")

109-114 cm (42.5"-45")

129-134 cm (50"-53")

22

26

54

XXL

โš ๏ธ Disclaimer: the values shown in our dress size chart and used in the dress size calculator are popular standards, but some manufacturers may have their sizing standards.

โ“ Interesting fact: Have you ever wondered what is the average dress size? According to an article published in 2016, the average size for American women is 16.

What dress size am I? A practical example using dress size calculator

Now that you know how to measure dress size, let's use a practical example to find out how the dress size calculator works.

  1. Let's see how to measure dress size for Ann. She made the following measurements of her body expressed in centimeters:
  • Bust: 95 cm

  • Waist: 80 cm

  • Hips: 102 cm

Don't worry about different length units. Our calculator has a built-in length conversion to make everything easier.

  1. Once she inputs all necessary information into the dress size calculator, she finds out that:
  • Ann wears size 10 in the USA.

  • She should go for a dress size 14 in the UK.

  • In Europe, Ann should choose size 42 when buying a dress.

  • The international symbol for her dress size is M.

Other clothing calculators

You just found out how to calculate your dress size using the dress size calculator. Do you wonder how this translates to the size of other garments? We have a collection of quite a few clothing calculators to help you answer this question!

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  • Interested in making your own skirt? Our circle skirt calculator will help you to calculate the amount of fabric you'll need to create the perfect skirt;

  • If you're reading this during the summer season, you may find the bikini calculator useful. It will tell you which swimsuit ๐Ÿ‘™ type is best for you based on your body shape;

  • Don't worry if it's not so warm and you need a jacket ๐Ÿงฅ. Check the jacket size calculator to find a perfectly fitting jacket; and

  • Are you getting confused with different shoe sizes? Is UK size 6 the same as EU 39? We get confused with it too! Therefore, we created the shoe size converter.

Enjoy!

FAQ

How do I figure out my dress size?

You can figure out your dress size by following these steps:

  1. Measure your body accurately. Use a measuring tape to measure your chest, waist, and hips.

  2. Look up for a dress size chart.

    Though sizes are more or less standardized, each brand has its own unique size chart. Look up the size chart for the brand of dress you want to buy.

  3. Compare your body measurements to the size chart to determine which size is the closest match.

What's a 38 EU dress size equivalent to in US sizing?

It's equivalent to a US size 6. The measurements associated with this size are:

  • Bust: 86-89 cm (33.5"-35");
  • Waist: 69-72 cm (26.5"-28"); and
  • Hips: 95-97 cm (37"-38").

You can always use Omni's dress size calculator to easily convert your size to any other standard sizing system.

Is a UK size 12 a small or a medium?

It's a medium or M. Keep in mind that letter sizes encompass two numeric sizes, e.g., a medium runs for both 12 and 14 UK, or 90-97 cm (35"-38") for bust, 73-81 cm (28"-32") for waist and 98-104 cm (38"-41") for hips.

Joanna Michaล‚owska, PhD candidate
Your measurements ๐Ÿ“
Bust
94-97 cm (36.5-38 in)
Waist
78-81 cm (30-32 in)
Hips
102-104 cm (40-41 in)
Women's clothing sizes:

US flag USA: 10

UK flag UK: 14

EU flag Europe (DE/AT/NL/SE/DK): 42

๐ŸŒŽ International: M

Disclaimer โฌ‡๏ธ

Please be aware that these categories are approximations. Check if your brand does not have their own clothing sizes before buying your perfect dress ๐Ÿ‘—.

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