Fashion, Women fashion

Zoning Italian Size Conversion Charts

Last Updated on July 11, 2020 by Francesca Bezzone

Shopping for clothes in Italy can be tricky if you are not familiar with Italian sizing standards

If you are on an Italian vacation, one of the things you probably want to do is some clothes and shoe shopping. Pretty natural, Italian fashion is one of the most well-known all over the world, after all.

You enter an Italian shop, a boutique, or a mall, and start browsing. The clothes are beautifully made, the shoes are a dream, and all of them appear to be worth every Euro you’re going to spend on them.

You want to try them on, but when you check the size tags or the “taglia,” as they say in Italy,  you find incomprehensible numbers staring at you. This is because the world of garments and accessories is not governed by one type of size chart, but many.

The size charts in Europe, America, Australia and so on are very different. In order to buy quickly and efficiently, you need to know what Italian size corresponds to your size in your own home country.

Trying on clothes in Italy

This is when an Italian size conversion chart comes in handy, because with the help of size conversion, not only can you shop for yourself, but for your friends and relatives back home as well. Shopping in Italy has always been an exciting experience, but with the Italian size conversion chart, it will also be easy and stress-free.

The Charts

Italian sizes run small: smaller than the American,  but also of the French and the German, so do not feel bad if, in Italy, you see your size number rise higher than what you would expect. A useful FYI: French sizes are used also in Spain and Portugal, whereas German sizes are found also in Scandinavian countries.

Clothing Sizes ( The simple version )

S-M-LUSAUKITALYFRANCEGERMANY
S26383432
S48403634
M610423836
M812444038
L1014464240
L1216484442
XL/1X1418504644
1X/2X1620524846
2X1822545048
3X2024565250
3X2226585452
4X2428605654

Shoe Sizes 

Italian sizes correspond to standard European sizes, which you will find everywhere in continental Europe. UK sizes are different and are presented in the chart below, along with the US. As you can notice, there is no difference in shoe sizing between men and women in Italy.

ITALY35351/2363737 1/238381/239404142434445461/2481/2
USA WOMEN551/2661/2771/2881/2991/210101/2121314151/2
USA MEN31/2441/2551/2661/2771/2881/29101/2111/2121/214
UK WOMEN21/2331/2441/2551/2661/2771/2891/2101/2111/213
UK MEN331/2441/2551/2661/2771/2881/2101112131/2
INCHES 991/891/493/891/295/893/497/810101/8101/4101/2103/411111/4111/2

Dress sizes

If you shop in  larger Italian cities, you’ll likely find conversion charts around shops to help you our choose the right piece for you, especially if the store. However, don’t expect that everywhere and don’t expect all assistants to be knowledgeable about US to Italian size conversions.

That’s why having tables like the ones below can make a difference when it comes to understanding what you really need:

Man ShirtsMan Sweaters
ITAUSAITAUSA
3614S36XS
3714½S38XS
3815M40S
39-4015½M42M
4116L44L
4216½L46XL
4317XL48XXL
4417½XL50XXXL
4518XXL
4618½XXL
Man JacketsMan pants
ITAUSAITAUSA
44344429
46364630-31
48384832-33
50405034-35
52425236-37
54445438-39
56465640-41
58485842-43

WOMEN

Women sweaters Dresses and Jackets
ITAUSAITAUSA
36XXS384
38XS406
40S428
42M4410
44L4612
46XL4814
48XXL5016
50+XXXL5218
5420
Women PantsWomen Jeans
ITAUSAITAUSA
360XS3624 | 25
380 | 2XS | S3826
404S4026 | 27
426M4227 | 28
448 | 10M | L4429 | 30
4612 | 14L | XL4631 | 32
4816 | 18XXL4833 | 34
5018XXXL5035 | 36
50+18XXXL50+38 | 40

Man Shoes

ITALYUSA
396
39.56.5
407
41.58
428.5
42.59
43.59.5
4410
44.510.5
4511
4611.5
46.512

Women  Shoes

ITALYUSA
375
37.55.5
386
396.5
407
417.5
428
438.5

BRA /  BIKINI

Giro sottosenoCup
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
I3062-66 cmIA
II3267-71 cmIIB
III3472-76 cmIIIC
IV3677-81 cmIVD
V3882-86 cmVL
VI4087-91 cmVIXL
VII4292-96 cmVIIXXL
VIII4497-101 cmVIIIXXXL

UNDERWEAR

Underwar WomanSlip/boxer man
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
I103S
II124M
III145L
IV166XL
V187XXL
VI208XXXL
VII22
VIII24

Accessories

BELTS

Men BeltsWomen Belts
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
4232360
4434382
4636404
4838426
5040448
52424610
54444812
56-6046-505014
5216
GlovesHats 
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
166556 3/4
176.5566 7/8
187577
197.5587 1/8
208597 1/4
21.58.5607 3/8
239617 1/2
249.5627 5/8
2510647 3/4
2710.5
3011

RINGS

ITALYUSADiameterCircumference
221.334.18
431.44.44
6.7541.474.62
9.551.584.96
11.561.635.12
14.571.735.43
1781.815.68
19.591.95.97
22101.986.22
25112.066.47
27.5122.136.69
30132.226.97

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