Jeans Size Charts: THIS is How Jeans Fit Perfectly! For Men & Women.

On this site, you find a how-to guide to measure your jeans size and many easy to use size charts for US, European and International jeans sizes. Plus a calculator to convert a standard pant size to a jeans size. For women’s jeans sizes and men’s jeans sizes. Plus many info on the different types of jeans and jeans cuts. 

Difference between Jeans Size and Pants Size

You have probably already noticed that there are very different measuring systems for pants:

How to Measure Jeans Size

Generally, there are two ways how to measure your jeans size (waist and length), the first one being the precise and easier one:

  1. Measure an existing pair of pants: Pick up a pair of pants that fit you really well and take measurements with a measuring tape. The width of the jeans is measured at the upper corner of the pants waistband. For this purpose, a measuring tape is applied and measured from left to right – that is how you get the pants width. Note down the number, e.g. 34. To measure the length of the jeans, hold the tape to the inner seam of the jeans. Start at one end, at the cut for example, and measure to the bottom corner of the pants. Note down the number, e.g. 32. Your jeans size is 34/32.
  2. Taking body measurements: Another way to measure the jeans size is by taking body measurements and calculating the pants size. It is important, however, that it is also measured in the right place. The waistband is always measured at the narrowest point of the body, namely the waist. However, if you are looking for a pair of low-rise pants, such as hipsters, the widest part of the body must be measured: at the top of your buttocks. If you are looking for the length of the jeans, you have to measure the inside of the leg. If you wear pants longer or regularly wear very high-heeled shoes, then measure all the way down to the bottom of the heel. If the jeans are to stop at the level of the shoes or the ankle, this length is reduced.

Jeans Size Charts for Men

What size is a 30 in jeans, what a 32? Use our perfect-fit jeans calculator to convert any waist size to the corresponding US standard jeans size. In this jeans size conversion chart, you will find an overview of jeans sizes for men and boys. You can measure them and determine the size, or you can easily check which jeans size corresponds to your clothing size.

Waist (Inch)Length (Inch)US / Internat.EuroWaist (CM)Length (CM)
283028/304070 - 7276
293029/304273 - 7576
303230/324475 - 7781
323232/324680 - 8281
333233/324883 - 8581
343234/325085 - 8781
363436/345290 - 9286
383438/345493 - 9886
403440/345699 - 10586
423442/3458105 - 11086
443444/3460110 - 11386

 

 

The different types of jeans: Boot Cut Fit, Regular Fit, Baggy Fit, Relaxed Fit, Drop Crotch, Slim Fit, Skinny Fit and Loose Fit.

 

Jeans Size Charts for Women

In this chart, you will find an overview of jeans sizes for women and girls. You can measure them and determine the size, or you can easily check which jeans size corresponds to your clothing size.

Waist (Inch)US Jeans SizeEuroWaist (CM)
2403261
24.523263
25.543465
26.563467
27.583670
28.5103873
30.5124077
31.5144280
33164284
34184486
Waist (Inch)Length (Inch)US / Internat.EuroWaist (CM)Hips (CM)
253225/323261 - 6384 - 87
263226/323464 - 6688 - 91
273227/3234/3666 - 6890 - 93
283228/323667 - 7092 - 95
293229/323871 - 7496 - 98
303230/3238/4073 - 7698 - 99
313231/324075 - 7899 - 101
323232/3240/4277 - 80101 - 102
333233/324279 - 82102 - 104
343234/324483 - 87105 - 108
353235/3244/4686 - 90107 - 110
363236/324688 - 93109 - 112
373237/3246/4891 - 96111 - 114
383238/324894 - 99113 - 116
373239/3248/5097 - 103115 - 118
403240/3250100 - 106117 - 121

Different types of cuts and fits. From Jeggings Fit to Boyfriend Fit and Regular Fit to the wide Loose Fit. Jeans are divided between High-Waisted-Rise to Low-Rise jeans, depending on how high the jeans are worn.

 

What does the W/L abbreviation for jeans sizes mean?

With regard to the W/L size, W stands for waist width (it comes from Waist = W ) and L stands for leg length (L = Length). Each pants size that is labeled in inches includes these two figures. For example, if you have 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. 1 inch corresponds to 2.54 cm.

Before measuring your pants, take a pair of jeans and place them flat on the floor. Fasten the front button before measuring. To calculate the width of your waistband, measure the upper corner of the waistband from left to right. For leg length, the inner jeans length from the stride length to the lower corner of the jeans is measured, i.e. from the gusset to the hem. Enter the results into the jeans calculator.

How accurate are Jeans Sizes?

If you enter the body measurements into the jeans size calculator, you will get the measurement in inches. These are, of course, only indicative values. Just as the shape of jeans can differ (for example Slim Fit, Regular Fit, Comfort Fit…), so can many waistlines (for example Low Rise, Medium Rise, High Rise…). This can considerably affect the fit of the jeans and shows that body measurements are only indications. In order to get as realistic a guideline as possible, the measurement should always be taken with jeans that fit. Trying the jeans on is, however, unavoidable if it is to fit really well in the end. You will soon learn why.

Which Jeans brands are the most famous?

Diesel, Calvin Klein, G-Star, Levi’s, Wrangler, Vanquish, Rag & Bone, Spellbound, Albam, Balmain, NN.07, Nudie Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana, ACNE Studios, APC, DSquared2, Edwin, Ermenegildo Zegna, RRL, Lee, Lucky Brand Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, True Religion, Guess

The Jeans Cut Decides the Fit

The jeans cut decides whether or not you fit in it. If the pelvis is somewhat wider or the buttock slightly larger, the cut can cause the pants not to fit despite its correct width and length. Physical characteristics are not taken into account with jeans sizes.

The jeans calculator shown above has been designed for both women and men. The same unit of measurement is used for all jeans: the inch. For women’s and men’s jeans, the calculator takes physical characteristics as well as the cut into account.

Cuts between women and men differ significantly: jeans for women are characterized by curves and a slightly wider hip circumference. The difference between waistband/waist circumference and hip circumference is that it is larger for women’s than for men’s jeans. Whether a pair of pants fits a wider pelvis or not, does not decide the size alone. It depends on the right cut.

In contrast to Chinos and cloth pants, jeans are still very robust pants. However, today, material cotton and elastane are used to make jean fabric a little smoother.

 

Classic Jeans Cuts and Fits

Over the decades, countless jean cuts have emerged that can be used variably, depending on how they are combined. A Loose Fit Jeans is, for example, a loose-fitting pair of jeans that are more suitable for comfortable occasions. Baggy jeans are also a wide and comfortably cut pair of denim pants. Bootcut jeans are – as the name implies – ideal when combined with boots: narrow at the thigh and cut wide under the knee, the bootleg remains stylishly hidden underneath. Skinny jeans should be close to the skin and look sexy with high-heeled shoes, but can also be combined with ballerinas. French Cut jeans are also a type of narrow-cut jean. High Waist Jeans fit just above the waist, unlike Low Waist Jeans which fit snugly around the hips.