Women’s Jeans Size Chart Conversion & Sizing Guide

Women’s jean sizes usually vary depending on the style, the fit, and the brand. All pair of jeans, however, are based on the measurement of the waist, hip, and inseam, which could vary per cut and style. For your convenience you may find a womens jeans size chart and conversion below.

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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?

  • For women, UK jean sizes are often represented by the waist size in inches (e.g. 28), or sometimes by a standard UK size (e.g. 10, 12, 14).
  • 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.

Check this for more information about European Sizes: Conversions, and find here our detailed Jean Size Guide. More Women Clothing Sizes UK are here.

Women’s Jeans Size Chart

Womens Jeans Sizes UK

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 (W)UK Size WomenWomen US Misses SizeInter­natio­nal SizeWaist (cm)Hip (cm)
23200XXS60-6284-88
2440XXS62-6586-90
25/2662XS65-7088-93
2784XS70-7294-98
28106S72-7597-100
29128S75-7799-103
301410M77-80102-105
311612M80-83104-108
321814L83-85107-110
332016L85-88109-113
342218XL88-93113-118
362420XL93-98118-123
382622XXL98-103123-128
402824XXL103-108128-133
423026XXXL108-113133-138

Keep in mind that many jeans shrink after washing, so it is recommended to get something 4–5 centimetres bigger to anticipate this.

Women’s Jeans Size Chart Conversion

Use the conversion chart below to make it easier to find the perfect fitting jeans size for you, whether in the US, UK, EU or Japan sizes.

US SizeUKEUJapan
04323
26325
48347
610369
8123811
10144013
12164215
14184417
16204619
18224821

In general, to convert US women’s jeans size to UK size, simply add 4 to your American size. To convert UK jeans size to EU sizes, add 28. To find your Japanese jean’s size, simply subtract 1 from your existing UK women’s jeans size.

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Men to Women’s Jeans Size Conversion

The cut of jeans between men and women differ significantly. Jeans for women often focus on emphasizing the curves. The hip measurement is also usually wider compared to men, and the waistband/waist circumference and hip circumference is also larger for women’s jeans than men.

As a rule of thumb, to convert men’s jeans size to women, simply subtract 17 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.

Use the conversion chart below as a guide to convert men’s jeans size to women’s. Again, this as a guide as sizes could still be different depending on the brand.

Men to Women’s Jeans Size Conversion Chart

Men's Jeans SizeWaist Size (cm)Women's Jeans Size
2161 - 624
2364 - 656
2566 - 678
2769 - 7010
2971 - 7212
3174 - 7514
3376 - 7716
3579 - 8018
3781 - 8320
3984 - 8522

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

Women’s Jeans Cuts and their impact on sizing

Apart from waist, hips, and length (inseam) measurements, the style and cut of women’s jeans can impact their sizing.

Different waist styles like high-waist and low-waist jeans require varying waist measurements. High-rise jeans have a narrower waist, while low-rise jeans are measured around the pelvic bone area.

The style of the jeans, such as slim fit, regular fit, comfort fit, loose style, or jeggings, can also affect sizing, particularly in the thigh and length measurements.

Women’s jeans come in different lengths like long, cropped, Âľ, hot pants, or capris. The width and leg shape of the jeans also contribute to sizing variations. However, the waist measurement generally remains standard, differing only in the inseam measurement.

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

The cut or fit of the women’s jeans could also affect sizing.

High waist: Characterized by a very high waistband, this style narrows the waist measurement as it is taken higher near the rib cage.

Hipster: With the waistband placed lower, the waist size may be slightly wider as these pants sit on the pelvic bone area rather than the actual waist.

Boot cut: Boot cut jeans may have a wider lower leg cut or a plain straight cut, depending on the design. The waist size is measured at the actual waist, and variations are observed in length and thigh measurements, which determine the tightness or looseness of the jeans. A loose fit with a low waistband indicates a baggy style, while a loose fit with the waistband sitting on the normal waist suggests a cargo style.

Flare: Flared jeans can feature high, mid, or low rise waistbands, but the defining characteristic is the wide bottom of the pants. Sizing for this style depends on the waistband placement.

Skinny jeans: Skinny jeans usually have a high-rise or mid-rise waistband and a regular length, tightly hugging all curves. The ankle area may have a slightly looser fit.

Jeggings: Jeggings are essentially skinny jeans made with elastic materials for added stretch. They are form-fitting from waist to ankle.

Read more about Pants Sizes for Men and Women here.

For Children’s Jeans Sizes, this article should be able to help you.

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.

FAQ

Women’s Jeans Size Chart

Here is a general size chart for women’s jeans. The UK predominantly utilises the UK size standard, which correlates to a waist and hips range for jeans sizes. Another method of sizing is the Waist/Inseam (W/L) measurement, indicating the waist size and the inseam measurement.

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What size is 30 in Women’s Jeans?

A waist size of 30 inches corresponds to a UK Women’s Jeans Size 12. This would equate to a UK Women’s Trousers Size 12, both falling under the Medium (M) category in International sizing. For more detailed information, please consult our jeans and pants size chart.

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What size is 34 in Women’s Jeans?

A waist size of 34 inches corresponds to a UK Women’s Jeans Size 16. This would be similar to a UK Women’s Trousers Size 16, which falls under the Large (L) category in International sizing. For more information, refer to our jeans and pants size chart.

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What is size 4 waist in inches?


In the UK Women’s Trousers Size system, a size 4 corresponds to a waist size of approximately 56-61 cm, while in terms of Women’s Jeans, it would likely be around a size 24. Both of these are categorised as Extra Small (XS) in International sizing. For accurate measurements, please consult our womens jeans sizing chart.

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What is size 6 waist in W/L?

In the UK Women’s Trousers Size system, a size 6 equates to a waist size of approximately 24-25 inches. In terms of Women’s Jeans, it would align with a size 25. Both these sizes are categorised as Small (S) in International sizing. For accurate measurements, please consult our womens jeans sizing chart.

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