Women’s Jeans Size Chart Conversion & Sizing Guide

We analyzed hundreds of clothing items from various brands, conducting thorough research to produce detailed size charts. Learn about our methodology and laboratory.

Discover the perfect fit with our Women’s Jeans Size Chart Conversion & Sizing Guide. This guide breaks down the complexities of women’s jeans sizes, offering insights into US standard sizes, waist/inseam measurements, and the SML sizing system. Learn how different styles—from high-waisted to boot cut—affect sizing and how to navigate variations across brands and cuts.

We analyzed hundreds of clothing items from various brands, conducting thorough research to produce detailed size charts. Learn about our methodology and laboratory.

How do Women’s Jean Sizes work?

  • The US, in general, uses the Size 0 standard, which corresponds to a waist and hips range for jeans sizes. There is a ½ inch difference between both the waist and hip for every size up. A size 4 women’s jean, for example, could fit women with a waist size of 26 – 26 ½ inches and 34 ½ – 35 inches hip measurement.
  • The other sizing system is the Waist/Inseam (W/L) measurement, which exactly shows the waist size and the measurement of the inside leg of the jeans. If a pair of jeans, for example, says 36×34, then it means the jeans have a waist size of 36 inches and an inseam of 34 inches.
  • Another commonly used sizing standard is the Standard sizing or “SML” sizing which has sizes equivalent for labels small, medium, large, etc.

The inseam size is also usually indicated. The “W/L” size is often used for pants, dress pants and jeans, while the Standard “SML” is generally for loose-fitting bottom wear like jogger and lounge pants as well as workwear.

Knowing your weight, height and body type helps you find perfectly fitting jeans.

Most American pants sizes are based on the measurement of the waist and hips, measured in inches. The UK and EU sizing also considers these measurements for women’s jeans, although using different labels to convey sizes. This, however, can still vary from brand to brand and style to style.

Check this for more information about European Sizes: Conversions.

Women’s Jeans Size Chart

Women’s jeans sizes vary from brand to brand, depending on the sizing standard used by different manufacturers particularly on the waist and hips area. The inseam tends to be a standard 28, 30, 32, and 34, depending on the manufacturer but all indicated in inches. A tag 26/32, for example, means that the jeans have 26” waist measurement and 32” inseam/length.

Jean Size Women (W)US Misses SizeInter­natio­nal SizeWaist (Inches)Hip (Inches)
2300XXS23.5” - 24.5”33” - 34.5”
240XXS24.5” - 25.5”34” - 35.5”
25/262XS25.5” - 27.5”34.5” - 36.5”
274XS27.5” - 28.5”37” - 38.5”
286S28.5” - 29.5”38” - 39.5”
298S29.5” - 30.5”39” - 40.5”
3010M30.5” - 31.5”40” - 41.5”
3112M31.5” - 32.5”41” - 42.5”
3214L32.5” - 33.5”42” - 43.5”
3316L33.5” - 34.5”43” - 44.5”
3418XL34.5” - 36.5”44.5” - 46.5”
3620XL36.5” - 38.5”46.5” - 48.5”
3822XXL38.5” - 40.5”48.5” - 50.5”
4024XXL40.5” - 42.5”50.5” - 52.5”
4226XXXL42.5” - 44.5”52.5” - 54.5”

Keep in mind that many jeans shrink after washing so it is recommended to get something 2-3 inches bigger to anticipate this.

Women’s Jeans Size Chart Conversion

Aside from style, women’s jeans could also be sized differently per country, depending on the sizing standard. But then, even brands from the same country could be using different sizes.

US SizeUKEUJapan

In general, to convert US women’s jeans size to UK size, simply add 4 to your American size. To convert US jeans size to EU sizes, add 30. To find your Japanese jean’s size, simply add 3 to your existing US women’s jeans size.

Men to Women’s Jeans Size Conversion

The cut of jeans between men and women differ significantly. As a rule of thumb, to convert men’s jeans size to women, simply subtract 21 to the male’s jeans size to get the closest women’s size equivalent, although you might have to still consider the inseam size as women’s jeans tend to have wider hips and narrower waist than men’s.

Consider the following:

  • Sizing Consistency: Men’s jeans use precise measurements in inches for waist and length, offering a consistent fit across different brands. Women considering men’s jeans should use their actual measurements for a more accurate fit.
  • Hip and Crotch Fit: Men’s jeans don’t typically account for women’s hip sizes and have extra room in the crotch. Women might need to opt for a larger waist size than they’re used to in women’s jeans to accommodate their hip measurement, possibly requiring a belt or tailoring for a perfect fit.
  • Rare High-Waisted Options: Due to the scarcity of high-waisted designs in men’s jeans, women may find the lower crotch feature beneficial for pulling up the jeans above the hips for comfort or style, though this may not be ideal with lower-rise styles like skinny jeans.
  • Choosing the Right Fit: Men’s jeans labeled “Relaxed” or “Tapered” provide more room around the thighs and hips but without the hip flare. Stretch materials in men’s jeans can offer additional flexibility. Starting with a wider waist size is recommended, and adjusting based on the jeans’ cut, material stretch, and visual fit.

Men to Women’s Jeans Size Conversion Chart

Men's Jeans SizeWaist Size
Women's Jeans Size
2124” - 24.5”0
2325” - 25.5”2
2526” - 26.5”4
2727” - 27.5”
2928” - 28.5”8
3129” - 29.5”10
3330” - 30.5”12
3531” - 31.5”14
3732” - 32.5”16
3933” - 33.5”18

For more about Men’s Jeans Sizes and finding your jeans size.

Women Jeans Size Calculator

You can also easily find your perfect fitting jeans size using our own Women Jeans Size Calculator here. You’ll only need your waist size and the measurement of your inseam in either inches or centimeters.

Women’s Jeans Cuts and their impact on sizing

Aside from the waist, hips, and length (inseam) measurement, sometimes, the style and cut of jeans especially the wide selection of styles for women, affect the sizing of women’s jeans. High-waist jeans have a narrower waistband located above the hips, while low-waist jeans sit lower, around the pelvic bone.

The cut, such as slim fit, regular, comfort fit, loose style, or jeggings, affects how the jeans fit around the thighs and legs. Additionally, women’s jeans come in various lengths like long, cropped, capris, or hot pants, mainly differing in inseam measurements but typically maintaining a standard waist size.

The cut or fit of the women’s jeans could also affect sizing.
  • High waist: this style of pants is characterized by the very high waistband. With this style, the waist measurement tends to be narrower as it is measured on the upper part of the waist, nearer the rib cage.
  • Hipster: in this style, where the waistband is placed rather low, the waist size could be a little wider since the pants sit on the pelvic bone area, rather than the actual waist.
  • Boot cut: jeans with a boot cut could have either a wider cut of the lower legs area or a plain straight cut depending on the design. In this style, the waist size is measured on the actual waist and the difference will be on the length and the measurement of the thigh that would help determine how tight or loose the jeans is going to be. If it goes on the loose side with a low waistband, it could already be baggy style, if it goes loose but with waistband still sitting on the normal waist, then the style is cargo.
  • Flare: flared jeans could have either the high, mid-, or low rise waistband depending on the style, but the main characteristic is the very wide bottom of the pants. Depending on the design, the size of jeans with this style could be determined by the placement of the waistband.
  • Capris: capris are regular-fitting jeans that reaches until the middle of the calves. Some designs may have small slits on the sides. In this style, the waist measurement is the standard mid-rise waistband with slightly shorter pants in length than regular jeans.
  • Skinny jeans: for skinny jeans, the waistband is usually high-rise or mid-rise with a regular length that tends to hang tight on all curves. It is very tight-fitting but is a little loose on the ankle area.
  • Jeggings: jeggings are just skinny jeans but made with more elastic materials for that extra stretch. It is also very tight-fitting from waist to ankle.
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.

With all these considerations in buying women’s jeans, it is important to check on the brand and the jeans style to see the sizing standards for each type of jeans. Trying it on is still the best way to see if it fits, but if buying online, consider size charts and conversion tables as a guide. Read more about Pants Sizes for Men and Women here. For Children’s Jeans Sizes, this article should be able to help you.


What size is 32 in Women’s Jeans?

In the US, a size 32 in women’s jeans typically corresponds to a waist measurement of around 32 inches. The corresponding US misses size is 14. Check our women’s jeans size table here.


What size is 34 in Women’s Jeans?

A waist size of 34 inches corresponds to a US Women’s Jeans Size 34. This would be similar to a US Women’s Pants Size 18, which falls under the Extra Large (XL) category in International sizing. For more information, refer to our jeans and pants size chart.

What size is a 34'' waist in Jeans?


What size is 36 in Women’s Jeans?

For a waist size of 36 inches, the corresponding US Women’s Jeans Size would be 36. This would equate to a US Women’s Pants Size 20, classified as Extra Large (XL) in International sizing. For a more detailed understanding, please consult our jeans and pants size chart.