Fashion

South african measurements chart

SA Size SA Size SA Size Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XXS 28 4 74-76 56-58 84-86
XS 30 6 79-81 61-63 89-81
S 32 8 84-86 66-68 94-96
M 34 10 89-91 71-73 99-101
L 36 12 94-96 76-78 104-106
XL 38 14 99-101 81-83 109-111
XXL 40 16 104-106 68-88 114-116
XXXL 42 18 109-111 91-93 119-121

international size conversion chart (Clothing)

SA Size SA Size SA Size UK Size US Size French Italian Australian Denim
XXS 28 4 4 0 32 34 4 24
XS 30 6 6 2 34 38 6 24/25
S 32 8 8 4 36 40 8 26/27
M 34 10 10 6 38 42 10 28/29
L 36 12 12 8 40 44 12 30/31
XL 38 14 14 10 42 46 14 32/33
XXL 40 16 16 12 44 48 16 34/35
XXXL 42 18 18 14 46 50 18 36/37

international size conversion chart (Footwear)

SA Size UK Size US Size European Size
3 3 6 36
4 4 7 37
5 5 8 38
6 6 9 39
7 7 10 40
8 8 11 41
9 9 12 42

How To Measure


measuring for dress size

  1. Measure your bust. To do this, wrap tape around your back and over the fullest part of your bust. Exhale when taking this measurement.
  2. Measure your waist. To do this, wrap tape around the smallest part of your waist, below your ribs and above your navel.
  3. Measure your hips. To do this, wrap tape around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring that tape touches your hipbone on both sides of the top of your leg, but not your buttocks.
  4. Compare measurements to relevant size chart to find your size. Tip: if your measurements fall between two sizes, it is always a good idea to go for the larger size.

SA Size SA Size SA Size Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XXS 28 4 74-76 56-58 84-86
XS 30 6 79-81 61-63 89-91
S 32 8 84-86 66-68 94-96
M 34 10 89-91 71-73 99-101
L 36 12 94-96 76-78 104-106
XL 38 14 99-101 81-83 109-111
XXL 40 16 104-106 86-88 114-116
XXXL 42 18 109-111 91-93 119-121

measuring for top size

  1. Measure your bust. To do this, wrap tape around your back and over the fullest part of your bust. Exhale when taking this measurement.
  2. Measure your waist. To do this, wrap tape around the smallest part of your waist, below your ribs and above your navel.
  3. Measure your hips. To do this, wrap tape around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring that tape touches your hipbone on both sides of the top of your leg, but not your buttocks.
  4. Compare measurements to relevant size chart to find your size. Tip: if your measurements fall between two sizes, it is always a good idea to go for the larger size.

SA Size SA Size SA Size Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XXS 28 4 74-76 56-58 84-86
XS 30 6 79-81 61-63 89-91
S 32 8 84-86 66-68 94-96
M 34 10 89-91 71-73 99-101
L 36 12 94-96 76-78 104-106
XL 38 14 99-101 81-83 109-111
XXL 40 16 104-106 86-88 114-116
XXXL 42 18 109-111 91-93 119-121

measuring for trouser size

  1. Use a standard, upstretched tape measure.
  2. Use a pair of pants that fit you well.
  3. Lay pants flat on the floor to simplify the measuring process. Pants should not be too worn and should not have any irregularities such as creases or folds, as this may affect the accuracy of your measurements.
  4. Measure the waist of your pants. To do this, smooth the pants out without stretching, and measure flat across the back waistband from one corner to the other with your measuring tape.
  5. Double the measurements obtained from measuring the waistband. This will give you the actual waist size.
  6. Next, you will need to measure the hips of your pants. To do this, measure horizontally across your pants, at the base of the zipper.
  7. Once you’ve measured this, double the number to get the entire measurement.

SA Size SA Size SA Size Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XXS 28 4 74-76 56-58 84-86
XS 30 6 79-81 61-63 89-91
S 32 8 84-86 66-68 94-96
M 34 10 89-91 71-73 99-101
L 36 12 94-96 76-78 104-106
XL 38 14 99-101 81-83 109-111
XXL 40 16 104-106 86-88 114-116
XXXL 42 18 109-111 91-93 119-121

measuring for jacket size

  1. Measure your bust. To do this, wrap tape around your back and over the fullest part of your bust. Exhale when taking this measurement.
  2. Measure your waist. To do this, wrap tape around the smallest part of your waist, below your ribs and above your navel.
  3. Measure your hips. To do this, wrap tape around the fullest part of your hips, ensuring that tape touches your hipbone on both sides of the top of your leg, but not your buttocks.
  4. Measure your shoulders. To do this, stand with your shoulders relaxed and your back straight. Locate your shoulder points, which are points marked by your acromion bones. Position the tape straight and horizontally from one shoulder point to the other and take these measurements.
  5. Lastly, measure your sleeve length. To do this, slightly bend elbow, then measure the distance from the bone at the base of the back of the neck to the end of the shoulder and down the arm, going around the elbow and ending at the prominent bone on the wrist.

SA Size SA Size SA Size Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Shoulders (cm) Sleeve (cm)
XXS 28 4 74-76 56-58 84-86 34-35 73
XS 30 6 79-81 61-63 89-91 36-37 75
S 32 8 84-86 66-68 94-96 38-39 77
M 34 10 89-91 71-73 99-101 40-41 78
L 36 12 94-96 76-78 104-106 42-43 80
XL 38 14 99-101 81-83 109-111 44-45 81
XXL 40 16 104-106 86-88 114-116 46-47 82
XXXL 42 18 109-111 91-93 119-121 48-49 83

Lingerie

measuring for panty size

Small 92-96cm
Medium 97-101cm
Large 102-106cm

measuring for bra size

32A Overbust - 83cm Underbust - 68-72cm
32B Overbust - 85cm Underbust - 68-72cm
32C Overbust - 87cm Underbust - 68-72cm
32D Overbust - 90cm Underbust - 68-72cm
32DD Overbust - 92cm Underbust - 68-72cm
34A Overbust - 87cm Underbust - 73-77cm
34B Overbust - 90cm Underbust - 73-77cm
34C Overbust - 92cm Underbust - 73-77cm
34D Overbust - 94cm Underbust - 73-77cm
34DD Overbust - 97cm Underbust - 73-77cm
36A Overbust - 92cm Underbust - 78-82cm
36B Overbust - 94cm Underbust - 78-82cm
36C Overbust - 97cm Underbust - 78-82cm
36D Overbust - 99cm Underbust - 78-82cm
36DD Overbust - 102cm Underbust - 78-82cm
38A Overbust - 97cm Underbust - 83-87cm
38B Overbust - 99cm Underbust - 83-87cm
38C Overbust - 102cm Underbust - 83-87cm
38D Overbust - 104cm Underbust - 83-87cm
38DD Overbust - 107cm Underbust - 83-87cm

How To Measure

  • Remove bulky clothing.
  • Always measure using an upstretched measuring tape.
  • Keep tape at the same level around your body.
  • Overbust: measure around your back and over the fullest part of your bust.
  • Underbust: measure around your back and directly under your bust.
  • Panty: measure across the widest part of your hips.

  1. You must first be wearing a bra.
  2. Ensure that you are standing up straight and that your arms are to your sides.
  3. The first measurement will be from the middle of the throat down to the nipple.
  4. The above measurement from middle of the throat down to nipple must be between 21-26cm. If measurement exceeds this, tighten the straps of the bra that you are wearing to ensure that your breasts are in the right place to be measured correctly. This is very important to ensure that said measurements are accurate.
  5. See below diagram for final instructions.

  1. Measure around the body directly under the bust while wearing a bra.
    Find the corresponding measurement in column A.
  2. Measure around the fullest part of the bust, while wearing a bra.
    Find the corresponding measurement in line with the determined under-bust size.
    This gives you the cup size.

PLEASE NOTE:
If garment size differs from standard South African sizes, it will always be stated in the product description, e.g. if garment runs smaller or larger than usual sizes this will be stated.
For your convenience, please make sure to order accordingly - we recommend that if the garment runs smaller in size, to order 1 size up from your usual size. If a garment runs larger, we recommend ordering 1 size smaller than your usual size.


FREE SIZE:

This means that the garment is either made from fabric or a cut which offers a fit that is accommodating to different body types and sizes. Usually, it can be worn by ladies who are between Small/32 - Large/36, as per standard South African sizes, merely offering a different fit for each body type. Also known as “one size fits all”.