The key to a well-fitting pair of jeans is measuring your body properly (and of course trying the jeans on). If you are shopping online (and can't try the jeans on), body measurements are extra important. Let us show you how to measure. Then you can use the size charts below to determine your jeans size (both waist size and jeans length!)
How to Measure Jeans Waist Size: Measure circumference around your natural waistline. Your waistline is usually situated just above your belly button (narrowest part of torso). Still not sure where your waist is? Stand in front of a mirror, and bend to one side. Your waistline is simply where you can see a natural indentation in torso on this side. Take a relaxed measurement, and keep the measuring tape parallel with the floor. Make sure to measure your body, and not over your clothes. Use your measurement and determine your jeans waist size from the size chart below.
How to Measure Leg Length (Inseam): Measure from your crotch to your ankle (where you want your jeans leg to end). Ask a friend for help measuring!If you already own a pair of perfect fitting jeans, simply do your measurement on those jeans. Start at the crotch seam and measure to the bottom of the pant leg. Use measurements to determine jeans size from Jeans Length Chart below.
Women's Jeans Size Chart (Waist):
All measurements in inches. Please note: Different jeans brands have different sizing. But these sizes will fit most jeans.
Waist, Inches = Waistline Measurement, Waist size = Waist size printed in jeans, US size = US jeans size
23 - 24
24 - 25
25 - 26
26 - 27
27 - 28
28 - 29
29 - 30
30 - 31
31 - 33
33 - 34
34 - 35
35 - 36
Women's Jeans Length Chart:
All measurements in inches.
See how to measure inseam in illustration above.
Tips, Tricks or Questions?
Do you have tips, tricks or questions about women's US jeans sizing/fitting? Let us hear! Thanks :)