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International Size Conversion Chart: Clothes and Shoes

European, Japanese, and American designers all use different clothing size systems. And that makes it tough for the international or jet-setting fashionista to shop while traveling. Use the international size conversion chart below to help! It puts the fun back in your international vacations (because, what’s the point if you can’t shop, right?).

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FAQs about international size conversion

What is U.S. women’s size zero in France?

Size 0 ladies: Try a 30 or 32 when you’re shopping in France.

What is the American size equivalent to Italy’s size 38?

Italian size 38 (and 40) are usually “smalls” in America, or women’s size 4 or 6.

What’s the American equivalent to size 40 French?

French size 40 is usually an American medium or American size 10.

What’s the U.K. equivalent to size 34 French?

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A size 34 in France should be an 8 in the U.K.

What is the American equivalent to size 36 in France?

A French size 36 should be an American size 6 or a small.

What is the American equivalent to size 38 in France?

A French size 38 should be close to an American size 8 or a medium.

How do I convert size 40 French to U.S. sizing?

A French size 40 is similar to a U.S. size 10.

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International size conversion charts

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International clothing size conversions (text version)

On some devices, these two text charts may be easier to read.

S/M/LXSXSSSMMLLXLXL
AMERICAN024681012141820
FRENCH30323436384042444850
UK2/4488/101012/141416/1820/2222/24
JAPANESE 3579111315172124
ITALIAN34363840424446485254

International shoe size conversions (text version)

AMERICAN66.577.588.599.51010.511
EUROPEAN3636.53737.53838.5/3939.5/4040.54141.542
UK3.544.555.566.577.588/8.5

Note: These are approximate international conversions and can vary depending on the designer and brand. European clothing tends to fit approximately 1 to 2 sizes smaller than their corresponding American size. When looking for clothing and shoes, try on both your corresponding size and the next size up.