The sizes of sweaters

There are two ways for determining the sweater size:

  • taking measurements: taking body measurements, considering the allowance. The person should wear underwear;
  • measuring the suitable garment: taking measurements from the suitable sweater, considering the type of the garment.

Important: different brands have different standards of tightness, looseness and bulkiness of the sweaters. Common size charts may have up to 15 % inaccuracy.

The rules for taking measurements:

For determining the sweater size there are 2 main parameters that matter:

  • chest girth: measured by tailor’s tape at the distance of 2.5 (cm) down from the armpits;
  • sleeve length: the length from the end of the shoulder until the wrist. 2.5 (cm) allowance should be added to the result.

Important: chest and neck girths are measured by a linen tape measure, that is tight to the body but not deforming the muscles.

Standard and nonstandard sizes:

It should be considered that the common size charts are made for standard body types. When determining the size for a nonstandard body type, using the common size charts, the parameters of the sleeve length, chest girth and neck girth will be determined incorrectly.

Typical body types:

  • women: from 165 (cm) up to 172 (cm) height;
  • men: up to 189 (cm) height, the chest is way bigger than the waist.

Important: the size charts for nonstandard body types have corresponding labeling.

Women’s sweaters* spravka
Size spravka Measurement (inches) spravka Measurement (cm) spravka Size spravka
6 3/4 21 1/4 54 S
6 7/8 21 5/8 55 S
7 22 55.9 M
7-1/8 22 3/8 56.8 M
7-1/4 22 3/4 57.8 L
7 3/8 23 1/8 58.7 L
7 1/2 23 1/2 59.7 XL
7 5/8 23 7/8 60.6 XL
7 3/4 24 1/4 61.6 XXL
7 7/8 24 5/8 62.5 XXL
8 25 63.5 XXL
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Men’s sweaters* spravka
Collar spravka Sleeve (inches) spravka Chest (inches) spravka Waist (inches) spravka
14½ 33½ 36 30
15 33 38 32
15 34 38 32
15½ 33 40 34
15½ 34½ 40 34
15½ 36 40 34
16 33 42 36
16 35 42 36
16 36 42 36
16½ 33 44 38
16½ 34½ 44 38
16½ 36 44 38
16½ 38 44 38
17 34½ 46 40
17 36 46 40
17 38 46 40
17½ 34½ 48 42
17½ 36 48 42
17½ 38 48 42
18 36 50 44
18 38 50 44
19 36 53 47
19 38 53 47
20 38 56 50
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Children's sweaters* spravka
Size spravka Height (inches) spravka Weight (pounds) spravka Bust (inches) spravka
4 (XS) 38-41" 35-39 21-22"
5 (S) 41-44" 39-45 22-23"
6 (S) 44-46.5" 45-50 23-24"
6X/7 (M) 46.5-50.5" 50-57 24-26"
8 (M) 50.5-52.5" 57-65 26-27"
10 (L) 52.5-55" 65-75 27-28.5"
12 (L) 55-58" 75-86 28.5-30"
14 (XL) 58-61" 86-100 30-31.5"
16 (XXL) 61-62.5" 100-108 31.5-33.5"
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