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Zoning Italian Size Conversion Charts

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. Here are the Italian size conversion charts for clothes for men, women, accessories, and more!

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

When you enter an Italian shop, a boutique, or a mall, and start browsing for great items, you want to understand easily the Italian size conversions and make the calculation fast. 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.

So let’s see the charts for Italian size conversion for clothes, shoes and accessories as well.

Italian size conversion charts

Clothing Sizes ( The simple version of Italian clothes sizes )

You’ll see below the Italian clothes sizes to US, UK, France, and Germany.

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

Italian 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 Italian shoe sizes to 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 

Italian dress size

If you shop in larger Italian cities, you’ll likely find conversion charts around shops to help you choose the right piece for you, especially in the store. However, don’t expect that everywhere and don’t expect all assistants to be knowledgeable about the Italian dress size to US, and other 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. So here are the Italian clothing sizes to men conversion charts, as well as for women!

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

WOMEN

Italian size conversion charts for women. Here below you’ll have the Italian dress size conversion charts to US as well.

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+18XXXXL50+38 | 40

Italian men shoe size conversion

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

Italian shoe size charts for women

Women  Shoes
ITALYUSA
375
37.55.5
386
396.5
407
417.5
428
438.5

Bra and Bikini size charts in Italy

Giro sottosenoCup
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
I3062-66 cmIA
II3267-71 cmIIB
III3472-76 cmIIIC
IV3677-81 cmIVD
V3882-86 cmVL
VI4087-91 cmVIXL
VII42VIIXXL
VIII44VIIIXXXL

Underwear size conversion charts in Italy

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

Italian Accessories – Size Conversion Charts

Belts

Men BeltsWomen Belts
ITALYUSAITALYUSA
4232360
4434382
4636404
4838426
5040448
52424610
54444812
56-6046-505014
  5216

Gloves and Hat size conversion

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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AJaj
1 month ago

Such a shame that the UK was only included in the first size chart. It’s all very confusing!! For example:- A UK size 18 is an Italian size 50 but in the dresses and jacket chart and Italian 50 is a US 16 BUT US clothes sizes are 2 sizes smaller than the UK so by that logic the US size should actually be a 14 to equal a UK 18. So that the dresses and jacket chart kind of contradict the first chart! Sorry I hope that all makes sense! Still auseful article though, thanks.

Beatrice
2 months ago

I don’t understand why there is still not an universal code for clothes, it doesn’t make sense

Sabrina
2 months ago

Thanks, very useful!