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November 10, 2011 11:32 AM
I am wondering what the difference is in sizes... how this works...

is a 20 = to a size 40?
and a 22 = to a size 42?

I heard somewhere years ago that in fact
18 = 40?
and size 20 =42...
I can't find the info online it seems

anyone know?
  11840045
November 10, 2011 11:34 AM
do you mean like.. comparing womens and mens sizes?
  2270084
November 10, 2011 11:36 AM
no womens size!

Some womens size jeans or clothing is size 34-36-38-40-42
where as others are like 14-16-18-20-22
Edited by schnugglebug On November 10, 2011 11:36 AM
  11840045
November 10, 2011 11:38 AM
at one time a 1 was a 21" waist, an 8 was a 28" waist, but now it is all vanity sizing (making sizing numbers smaller than the waist measurements, all to make customers happy that they are not a size what have you)
Edited by erickirb On November 10, 2011 11:39 AM
November 10, 2011 11:38 AM
I'm confused...
  8264128
November 10, 2011 11:38 AM
that would be womans sizes= 20 22 24 26 28 etc.... and misses sizes =10-12-14-16 18 just like jr.s are 0- 1/2 3/4 5/6 and so on...hope that helps!!! gerismile
  10503660
November 10, 2011 11:40 AM
Don't even try. Jeans sizes just don't make sense. I can wear anything from 10 to 14.
November 10, 2011 11:40 AM
Different companies are slightly different so you really can't compare. And 18 at one store or of one brand of jeans might be a 16 at another place or a 20 at a third place. Each manufacturer is different. Also, an 18 15 years ago is not the same as an 18 today even if it's the same brand/manufacturer.
  9564613
November 10, 2011 11:41 AM
Hmm. I think she's asking like pants sizes compared to dress sizes. I've seen women's jeans in the store (Forever 21 even!)labeled 28, 30, 32, etc. and I never know what size I am even though I'm normally a size 10 in clothing. I'd like the answer to this too!
November 10, 2011 11:42 AM
It all varies from company to company. I'm usually a 8/9 in pants and a 28/29 in jeans if that helps!
  9545100
November 10, 2011 11:42 AM
You may have to google it, I had to a week ago.

I wear a size 7 in jeans and dress pants but a pair of jeans I wanted a week ago were in the size 24-32 range so I googled that and found that 28 was a size 6, 29 an 8. Still felt huge to me mentally considering most of the sizes at F21 were 24-25 so a 0-2 range but that's the age group you are in, I'm one of the "Forever 21" in spirit people ;)
  1100181
November 10, 2011 11:44 AM
lol thanks anyway guys and gals lol

I was in a size 24, down to a 22 and a 20 now...
tried on my mini goal jeans and they JUST JUST fit... but they are a 40? that is why I am confused lol cause my 20's fit comfortably so was thinking maybe the are like 18's

but yes all clothing DOES fit differently... oh well :D
I will be happy with the fact I FIT in them now :D heheh and screw the size! they are the smallest pair I own and I am back in em!
  11840045
November 10, 2011 11:46 AM
QUOTE:

Hmm. I think she's asking like pants sizes compared to dress sizes. I've seen women's jeans in the store (Forever 21 even!)labeled 28, 30, 32, etc. and I never know what size I am even though I'm normally a size 10 in clothing. I'd like the answer to this too!


You are a 30/31!

Jeans Size Chart

US Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
7 For All Mankind 24/25 25/26 27 28 29 30/31 32
AG Jeans 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Citizens of Humanity 24/25 26 27 28 29 30/31 32
Hudson Jeans 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
J Brand 24/25 26 27 28 29 30/31 32
Joe's Jeans 24 25 26/27 27/28 29 30/31 32
Paige Premium Denim 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Taverniti So 25/26 27 28 29 30 31 32
True Religion 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31

EDIT: MFP won't post with the spacing done properly so check out the website if you can't read the above clearly. http://www.shoplastyle.com/info/sizing.asp
Edited by heathersmilez On November 10, 2011 11:49 AM
  1100181
November 10, 2011 11:49 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hmm. I think she's asking like pants sizes compared to dress sizes. I've seen women's jeans in the store (Forever 21 even!)labeled 28, 30, 32, etc. and I never know what size I am even though I'm normally a size 10 in clothing. I'd like the answer to this too!


You are a 30/31!

Jeans Size Chart

US Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
7 For All Mankind 24/25 25/26 27 28 29 30/31 32
AG Jeans 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Citizens of Humanity 24/25 26 27 28 29 30/31 32
Hudson Jeans 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
J Brand 24/25 26 27 28 29 30/31 32
Joe's Jeans 24 25 26/27 27/28 29 30/31 32
Paige Premium Denim 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Taverniti So 25/26 27 28 29 30 31 32
True Religion 24/25 26 27 28 29 30 31

EDIT: MFP won't post with the spacing done properly so check out the website if you can't read the above clearly. http://www.shoplastyle.com/info/sizing.asp


ok that threw me off and confused me more! lol 30-31? lol
  11840045
November 10, 2011 12:26 PM
I see what she was saying, the spacing is throwing everything off. So for example if you are US size 10, you're a 30/31 in 7 for All Mankind, a 30 in AG Jeans, a 30 in True Religion...she has 7 US sizes, and 7 of each brand of jean, so you have to match up the 7th number in each row. It took me a minute! :)

I still don't understand why your pants would be a 40, though, that's confusing me! I was in a women's 22, now I'm almost in a 16. I don't know what that is in inches, but I know if I don't get 32" length I look like Erkel! My son is a stick boy and wears 28x32, and even the 28 is too big around his waist (those are Levi's and Wrangler measurements).
Edited by CallMeCupcakeDammit On November 10, 2011 12:30 PM
November 10, 2011 12:34 PM
lolI am a US size 20 now... down from a US size 24 when I first started... lol
They are Tommy Hilfiger Jeans... size 40...

Thanks for trying to explain and help... I guess what matters is THEY FIT lol happy
  11840045
November 10, 2011 12:40 PM
QUOTE:

lol thanks anyway guys and gals lol

I was in a size 24, down to a 22 and a 20 now...
tried on my mini goal jeans and they JUST JUST fit... but they are a 40? that is why I am confused lol cause my 20's fit comfortably so was thinking maybe the are like 18's

but yes all clothing DOES fit differently... oh well :D
I will be happy with the fact I FIT in them now :D heheh and screw the size! they are the smallest pair I own and I am back in em!


Amen! I was freaking out about sizes recently, but then I realized I have jeans that vary greatly in size because they are all different brands and cuts. It turns out the one I couldn't fit into apparently is notorious for running small, according to online reviews, so that made me feel better.

But then again, who cares? If they fit, and I feel good in them, should it matter what size they are?

I totally get where you're coming from, though. Clothes sizing seems to make very little sense, except to (presumably) those who make the clothing.
Edited by RBXChas On November 10, 2011 12:41 PM
  5503108
November 10, 2011 12:55 PM
QUOTE:

Different companies are slightly different so you really can't compare. And 18 at one store or of one brand of jeans might be a 16 at another place or a 20 at a third place. Each manufacturer is different. Also, an 18 15 years ago is not the same as an 18 today even if it's the same brand/manufacturer.

i agree. i wear a 12 in some brands, 9 in another, and 6 in another. (and i KNOW i'm not a size 6!!!)
  3681656
November 10, 2011 1:05 PM
I think Tommy Hilfiger would be bad for my ego! smile
November 10, 2011 1:07 PM
QUOTE:

lolI am a US size 20 now... down from a US size 24 when I first started... lol
They are Tommy Hilfiger Jeans... size 40...

Thanks for trying to explain and help... I guess what matters is THEY FIT lol happy


Could the '40' be a waist measurement? For example, I wear a US size 10 in most jeans, but some jeans (for example, I buy Ann Taylor Loft jeans) use waist/low waist measurements as the size, and my size 10 equivalent at this store is a '30'. Maybe this is what you're experiencing?

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