The sizes of jeans

How to find the right size of jeans:

There are three most important body measurements for finding the right size of jeans:

  • waist circumference (W): the circumference of the thinnest part of the body;
  • length of the leg (L): the length of the leg from groin to floor level, when measuring from the inner part of the leg;
  • hip girth (H): the girth of the widest part of the hips, when the legs are put together.

Some recommendations:

1. Considering the fact that the waist circumference and hip girth have different measurements, it is better to choose the size correspondent to the hip girth.

Important: after washing denim products have a feature to shrink. Many brands, before selling denim clothes, do so called special processing (washing), which helps to make the clothes shrink less (up to 3%). The processed jeans on the market have mandatory markings.

2. When choosing a product it’s recommended to follow the rule of minus one, which means that the jeans should be one size smaller. The reason is that denim has a feature to get stretched over time.

3. Jeans sizes in the whole world are unified and are measured by standard American inches.

Jeans fitness measurements:

  • ultra-low waist: the length from the belly button to the edge: from 6 (cm) up to 10 (cm);
  • low waist: the length from the belly button to the edge: from 4 (cm) up to 6 (cm);
  • medium waist: the length from the belly button to the edge: from 1 (cm) up to 2 (cm);
  • high waste: starting from the waist line and higher.

Important: it’s important to consider that every brand has its own unique measurement chart, so the measurements may differ from each other for up to 1 size.

Size chart of women’s jeans* spravka
US Size spravka Size spravka Waist (inches) spravka Hip (inches) spravka
00/0 24 25.25" 34"
0/1 25 26.25" 35"
2/3 26 27.25" 36"
4/5 27 28.25" 37"
6/7 28 29.25" 38"
8/9 29 30.25" 39"
10/11 30 31.25" 40"
12/13 31 32.75" 41.5"
14/15 32 34.25" 43"
16/17 33 35.75" 44.5"
18/20 34 37.75" 46.5"
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Size according to leg length* spravka
Size (inches) spravka Height (inches) spravka
28 5'1"
30 5'2"-5'3"
32 5'4"-5'7"
34 5'8"
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Size chart of men’s jeans* spravka
US Size spravka Waist (inches) spravka Hip (inches) spravka Thigh (inches) spravka
26 26.5"-27" 32.5"-33" 20.5"-21"
27 27.5"-28" 33.5"-34" 21"-21.5"
28 28.5"-29" 34.5"-35" 21.5"-22"
29 29.5"-30" 35.5"-36" 22"-22.5"
30 30.5"-31" 36.5"-37" 22.5"-23"
31 31.5"-32" 37.5"-38" 23"-23.5"
32 32.5"-33" 38.5"-39" 23.5"-24"
33 33.5"-34" 39.5"-40" 23"-24.5"
34 34.5"-35" 40.5"-41" 24"-25"
35 35.5"-36" 41.5"-42" 25"-26"
36 36.5"-37.5" 42.5"-43.5" 26"-27"
38 38.5"-39.5" 44.5"-45.5" 27"-28"
40 40.5"-41.5" 46.5"-47.5" 27.25"-28.25"
42 42.5"-43.5" 48.5"-49.5" 28"-29"
44 44.5"-45.5" 50.5"-51.5" 28.75"-29.75"
46 46.5"-47.5" 52.5"-53.5" 29.5"-30.5"
48 48.5"-49.5" 54.5"-55.5" 30.25"-31.25"
50 50.5"-51.5" 56.5"-57.5" 31"-32"
52 52.5"-53.5" 58.5"-59.5" 31.75"-32.75"
54 54.5"-55.5" 60.5"-61.5" 32.5"-33.5"
56 56.5"-57.5" 62.5"-63.5" 33.25"-34.5"
58 58.5"-59.5" 64.5"-65.5" 33.5"-34.75"
60 60.5"-61.5" 66.5"-67.5" 34.75"-36"
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Size according to leg length* spravka
Size (inches) spravka Height (inches) spravka
30 66"-68"
32 68"-72"
34 72"-76"
36 76"-78"
38 78"-80"
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