What size jeans do I have? All about the size of the jeans

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Different sizes are used around the world, and sometimes it can get tricky if you order through foreign web shops. For example, in the Netherlands we usually talk about a size 40, whereas in the US it is a size 10 and in the UK it is a size 12. Even more difficult, the fashion industry also talks about jeans sizes. We understand that you go around with the question: ‘which jeans what size do I have?’ Calculate which jeans size is right for you and never order the wrong size again!

Measure your jeans size

The size of jeans usually consists of two numbers. The first number is for the width and the second is for the length. You might also see W for width and L for length in front of the number, but that’s not always the case. That’s why it’s smart to remember what order the numbers should be in. Jeans sizes are displayed in inches, so you should always convert to centimeters. Before you can figure out which jeans size will work best for you, you’ll need to do these three steps first.

1. Measure your waist

To calculate your width measurement, your waist measurement is very important. You can measure this size by placing a measuring tape around your waist. You can use the centimeters you measured later to read in the chart the size of the jeans you have.

2. Measure the hip circumference

In addition to your waist measurement, it is also important to know your hip measurement when calculating your width measurement. You measure your hip measurement in the same way as above. You place a tape measure around your hips and then read the centimetre reading.

3. Measure the length of the inseam

The next step is to calculate your height measurement. You can do this by measuring the length from crotch to ankle with a tape measure. The centimeters you’ve measured are also called your inseam length, and combined with the width, are what you’ll need to calculate your jeans size.

Calculate the size of women’s jeans

Now that you know the width and length, it’s time to calculate which jeans size will suit you best. In the first table you can read the width measurements and in the second table the length. This is also the order you can keep in mind when buying the perfect women’s jeans. The table shows common sizes, they may differ for each brand.

Width size(W) clothing size Waist Size(cm) Hip Circumference (cm)
24 32 62 86
25 32 64 88
26 34 66 91
27 34 69 93
28 36 72 96
29 36 74 98
30 38 76 101
31 40 79 103
32 42 81 106
33 44 84 108
34 46 87 111
35 46 89 113
36 48 91 116
Length size (L) Inner leg length(cm) Body Length(cm)
28 71 <156
30 76 156 – 164
32 81 162 – 174
34 86 172 – 184
36 91 >182

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Calculate the size of men’s jeans

Women’s and men’s clothes often have different sizes and that also applies to jeans sizes. In the two tables below you can find out which jeans size suits men best. The first table is for width and the second for length. Likewise with men’s jeans, the order is always wide/long. The table shows common sizes, they may differ for each brand.

Width size(W) clothing size Waist Size(cm) Hip Circumference(cm)
25 40 66 80
26 40 69 82
27 42 71 85
28 42 74 88
29 44 76 90
30 44 79 93
31 46 81 95
32 48 84 98
33 48 86 100
34 50 89 103
36 52 94 107
38 54 99 112
40 56 105 117
42 58 110 122
44 60 116 126
Length size (L) Inner leg length(cm) Body Length(cm)
28 71 <156
30 76 156 – 164
32 81 162 – 174
34 86 172 – 184
36 91 182 – 194
38 96 >192

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A jeans size 31 for women is equivalent to a waist size of 79 centimeters and a hip measurement of 103 centimeters. Jeans size 31 for women corresponds to clothing size 40.

A jeans size 31 for men is equivalent to a waist size of 81 centimeters and a hip measurement of 95 centimeters. Jeans size 31 for men corresponds to clothing size 46.

Calculate your jeans size as follows: start by measuring your waist, then your hip measurement and finally the inner leg length (you do this in centimeters). Then divide the measured centimeters by 2.54 to calculate it in inches.

Jeans size in inches. 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters. Measure your waist in centimeters and divide the measured centimeters by 2.54 to find your width. You do exactly the same for your height: measure the inside leg length in centimeters and divide by 2.54.

Do you find math too much of a hassle? Then measure your waist size, hip measurement and seam length in centimeters and consult our handy sizing chart for jeans of the right size.

A W32 L32 size for jeans means a width 32 and a length of 32. In our handy sizing tables for men and women, you can find out which waist measurements, hip measurements and inseam lengths fall under the W32 L32.