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This guide helps you find your jeans size, unravelling the complexities tied to both women’s and men’s jeans sizes. After reading, you are armed with the essential knowledge and conversion tools to find your ideal jeans seamlessly. Prepare to step confidently into the denim realm, where style and comfort are intricately woven into every stitch.

How do jeans sizes work? Please note: There are no less than three different sizing systems for jeans in the US:

  1. The most common method of sizing combines waist width (W) and leg length (L), expressed in inches and in that order, e.g., 32×30. W = waist width = waist circumference; L = leg length = length of inner leg/inseam.
  2. International sizing, also known as Alpha or letter sizing, which usually runs from XS (extra small) to XL (extra large).
  3. For women only: US standard sizing or misses sizing, is rendered as one single number, such as that perfect size 6.

Jeans Size Charts for Men

In this conversion chart, you will find a broad spectrum of jeans sizes for men. The average size worn by most men in the US is a 36ร—32.

Jean Size Men (W)Inter­natio­nal SizeWaist (Inches)Hip/Seat (Inches)
26XXS26-27"33-34"
27XS27-28"34-35"
28XS28-29"35-36"
29S29-30"36-37"
30S30-31"37-38"
31M31-32"38-39"
32M32-33"39-40"
33M/L33-34"40-41"
34L34-35"41-42"
35L35-36"42-43"
36XL36-37"43-44"
38XL38-39"45-46"
40XXL40-41"47-48"
42XXL42-43"49-50"
44XXXL44-45"51-52"
46XXXL46-47"53-54"
48XXXL48-49"55-56"
504XL50-51"57-59"
524XL52-53"59-61"
545XL54-55"61-62"
565XL56-57"63-64"
586XL58-59"65-66"
606XL60-61"67-68"
Need more help? Convert to โ–ถ๏ธ International Sizes (EU, UK, cm) or โ–ถ๏ธ Men to Women’s Sizes. Find out โ–ถ๏ธ How to measure, get โ–ถ๏ธ W/L explained or read the โ–ถ๏ธ FAQ.

Men’s Jeans Size Length (Inseam)

This chart is about finding your right jeans’ length according to your body height. What length of jeans should a 6-foot tall man wear? The answer is: jeans’ length should be 34” inseam length.

Body height in feet and inchesJeans Length (L) in Inches (Inseam)SML-Size (Length Inseam)Body heigt in meters + centimeters
5'2''- 5'5''28XS1,58 - 1,66
5'6'' - 5'7''30S1,67 - 1,71
5'8'' - 6'0''32M1,72 - 1,82
6'0'' - 6'4''34L1,82 - 1,93
6'5'' - 6'6''36XL1,93 - 1,98
6'7'' - 6'8''382XL1,98 - 2,03

Find our detailed how to measure inseam and how to measure waist size here.

Jean Size Chart for Women

This chart boasts a gamut of jeans sizes for women. Measure your size, then check which jeans size corresponds to your measurements. The average woman wears a jeans size of 34ร—30.

Jean Size Women (W)US Misses SizeInter­natio­nal SizeWaist (Inches)Hip (Inches)
2300XXS23.5โ€ - 24.5โ€33โ€ - 34.5โ€
240XXS24.5โ€ - 25.5โ€34โ€ - 35.5โ€
25/262XS25.5โ€ - 27.5โ€34.5โ€ - 36.5โ€
274XS27.5โ€ - 28.5โ€37โ€ - 38.5โ€
286S28.5โ€ - 29.5โ€38โ€ - 39.5โ€
298S29.5โ€ - 30.5โ€39โ€ - 40.5โ€
3010M30.5โ€ - 31.5โ€40โ€ - 41.5โ€
3112M31.5โ€ - 32.5โ€41โ€ - 42.5โ€
3214L32.5โ€ - 33.5โ€42โ€ - 43.5โ€
3316L33.5โ€ - 34.5โ€43โ€ - 44.5โ€
3418XL34.5โ€ - 36.5โ€44.5โ€ - 46.5โ€
3620XL36.5โ€ - 38.5โ€46.5โ€ - 48.5โ€
3822XXL38.5โ€ - 40.5โ€48.5โ€ - 50.5โ€
4024XXL40.5โ€ - 42.5โ€50.5โ€ - 52.5โ€
4226XXXL42.5โ€ - 44.5โ€52.5โ€ - 54.5โ€
Need more help? Convert to โ–ถ๏ธ International Sizes (EU, UK, cm) or โ–ถ๏ธ Men to Women’s Sizes. Find out โ–ถ๏ธ How to measure, get โ–ถ๏ธ W/L explained or read the โ–ถ๏ธ FAQ.

Women’s Jeans Size Length (Inseam)

What size jeans should I wear for my height? Find out the perfect length for your jeans with this jeans’ length guide by height.

Body height in feet and inchesJeans Length (L) in Inches (Inseam)SML-SizeBody heigt in centimeters
up to 5'3''28''XSup to 1,60 m
5'4'' - 5'5''30''S1,60 - 1,66 m
5'6'' - 5'7''32''M1,66 - 1,72 m
5'8'' - 5'10''34''L1,72 - 1,78 m
5'11'' and taller36''XL1,78 m and taller

Find our detailed how to measure inseam and how to measure waist size here.

Kids’ Jean Size Chart

Kids Jeans SizeInter­natio­nal SizeAge (years)Waist (Inches)Leg lenght (Inches)
6S5 to 623''19 - 20''
7M6 to 724''21 - 23''
8M7 to 824.5''23 - 24''
10L8 to 925.5''24 - 26''
12XL9 to 1026''26 - 28''
14XL10 to 1127-28''28 - 30''
16XXL11 to 1229-30''30 - 31''
18XXXL12 to 1330-31''31 - 32''

What does the abbreviation W/L for jeans mean?

Regarding the W/L size, W stands for waist width (W = width) and L stands for leg length (L = length).

Each pants size that is labeled in inches includes these two figures, and in that order. For example, if you wear a jeans size 36/32, the number 36 means that you have a waist width of 36 inches. The number 32 then corresponds to a leg length of 32 inches.

How to Measure Jeans Size

How to measure your jeans size
This image explains how you can measure your jean size easily.

Hereโ€™s how you can easily measure your own jeans size at home. Either of these two simple and reliable methods will yield your accurate jeans size, that is, waist width and leg length:

  1. Measure body: With a level measuring tape, measure your waist for regular pants, or widest part of lower body for low-rise pants. Measure inner leg length from crotch to ankle or desired length. Adjust if you wear heels or want jeans to reach shoes/ankle.
  2. Measure jeans: Pick well-fitting jeans, lay flat, and measure waistband in inches, then double it. Measure inner seam from crotch to bottom corner of pant leg. The jeans size is the combination of these two measurements (waist/length).

Average Jeans Sizes for Men

If you don’t have a tape measure, are buying for boyfriend/husband, or just want to rely on averages: The size worn by most men in the US is a 36ร—32. An average-sized man wears

  • very slim (XS) = 30/32 (waist/length)
  • slim (S) = 32/32 (waist/length)
  • normal (M) = 34/32 (waist/length)
  • large size (L) = 36/32 (waist/length)
  • plus size (XL) = 38/32 (waist/length)

Average Jeans Size for Women

What is the average women’s jeans size in the US? Most women wear a jeans size of 34ร—30. (waist/length). An average-sized woman wears:

  • extremely slim (XXS) = 26/30 (waist/length)
  • very slim (XS) = 28/30 (waist/length)
  • slim (S) = 30/30 (waist/length)
  • average (M), but tight and low fitting = 32/30 (waist/length)
  • average (M), but rather high rise/seat and comfortable fit = 34/32
  • large (L)= 36/32 (waist/length)
  • extra large (XL) = 38/32 (waist/length)

Jeans Cuts and Fits and what they mean for your size

  1. Fit:
    • Skinny: Fits extremely close, “painted on”.
    • Slim: Tight but not as narrow as skinny.
    • Regular: Traditional, leaves 2″-3″ slack, also “classic” or “original fit”.
    • Relaxed: Baggiest width, also “loose fit” or “boyfriend jeans”.
  2. Cut:
    • Tapered: Gradually tightens from knee to ankle.
    • Straight: Equal knee and leg opening size.
    • Bootcut: Larger leg opening than knee.
    • Capri: Tighter than tapered, three-quarter-length.
    • Flares: Widens into bell shape.

Find women’s jeans cuts here.

At a glance

  • Waist & Length: Crucial measurements for jeans; measure where you wear jeans (waist) and from crotch to ankle (inseam) = length.
  • Men vs Women: Different sizing charts; women’s sizes also consider hip measurements.
  • Size Inclusivity: Some brands offer a variety of sizes, including plus and extended, to accommodate diverse body shapes.
  • Reviews: Useful for insights on fit; adjust size if multiple reviews indicate deviation from standard sizing.

FAQ

Jeans Size

To find your jeans size, use this Jean Size Chart.

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Size 28 in US

Size 28 jeans in the US would mean a waist measurement of 28 inches and typically an inside leg measurement of around 30-34 inches. In general, this is considered a small size. You can find more specific conversions at BlitzResults.

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Size 32 jeans in US

n US jeans sizing, a size 32 means a 32-inch waist size and usually pairs with a 32-34 inch inside leg measurement, often labeled as medium size. More specific conversions can be found here.

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Size 30 jeans in US

A size 30 jeans in the US represents a waist measurement of 30 inches, typically associated with a small-medium size. For further measurements and conversions, visit this website.

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Size 25 jeans in US

A size 25 in US jeans correlates with a 25-inch waist circumference. This is often seen as an extra small size. For additional measurements and conversions, check this chart.

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How do I convert pants sizes to jeans sizes?

Men’s jeans sizes consist of two numbers: the first number is waist size, the second is leg length, e.g., 34×30. Most pants sizes use the same system, but some brands use different sizes like S, M, L, or US Sizes. Refer to this chart to convert.

Womenโ€™s jeans sizes go by the same two numbers (e.g., 32×30 means waist length of 32 inches, leg length of 30 inches). But women’s pant sizes go by standard womenโ€™s waist sizes like 0, 2, 4, 6, etc. or numbers like 27, 28, 29, 30, etc. Consult this pant size conversion chart.

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Are there standards for sizing?

Jeans sizing standards aren’t set by a single entity in the US, and they can vary among brands and manufacturers. It’s advisable to consult each company’s size chart for the best fit.
Efforts exist to encourage sizing consistency across the fashion industry. The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) aims to create an industry-wide size chart, the “Global Size Standard”, which is based on body measurements from thousands worldwide, offering a more precise sizing guide.
Furthermore, some retailers utilize body scanning technology to propose custom fits to customers. The technology generates a digital model of the customer’s body using a 3D scanner, which aids in recommending the most suitable jeans size and fit for the individual.

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How can I measure my jeans size at home?

To find your jeans size, measure your waistline where you usually wear a belt and note the circumference in inches. This is your waist size (W). Then measure your inner leg length from crotch to ankle or desired jeans end. This is your length (L). Alternatively, take a pair of well-fitting jeans, lay them flat, measure across the top of the waist (double this for your waist size), and measure from crotch to leg end for the length. More info.

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What is the difference between jeans and pants sizes?

Try our easy guide on how to measure your jeans size and convert those measurements into the US, UK, Euro and international jeans sizes here, and a chart for pants sizes here. Use our jeans size chart to convert any standard pant size into a jeans size, for both men and women.

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How do I find my size in jeans?

Jeans sizes are based on two measurements: waist circumference, or waist width (W) and length of the leg (L). The waist/length ratio is given in inches (in). For example: a waist size of 32 inches and leg length of 30 inches is a jeans size 32×30. Some brands also use alpha (as in โ€œalphabeticalโ€) sizing such as XS, S, M, L, XL, or US standard pants sizes, referred to in this conversion chart.

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