Jeans Size Chart

I have been asked to write up a jeans size chart on numerous occasions, but it’s been one that I have found quite difficult to do, simply due to the inconsistency of sizing in different jeans based on the materials, cuts, details and stretch factor. Some brands I can actually own jeans in 2 or even 3 different sizes. The way I thought I could put this together though (to be as accurate as I can make it) would be to list my measurements of myself and then list the general sizes that I am in different brands. If those sizes vary, it will be based on the smaller size being a jegging most likely.

Ok, so my general and average size in jeans is size 27 waist. I usually pick that and it fits me perfectly, however on occasions I need to go down to a 26 or up to a 28. I do include measurements of jeans in my reviews that I do now, as requested, so hopefully those help you as well in terms of fits and sizing. I haven’t tried every single brand out there, so some are left blank. If you guys have tried them and know the brand well in terms of sizing, please comment and let me know so we can hopefully make the chart full!

My measurements:
Waist – 27″
Hips at top of hip bones – 34.5″
Hips around the butt – 38.5″
Just below the butt – 36.5″
Mid thigh – 18″
Knee – 14″
Mid calf – 12″
My leg inseam – 31″

Brands:

7 For All Mankind – 27 in everything except the Gummy Leggings, I’m a 26 in those.

AG Adriano Goldschmied – 26 in The Legging and 27 in The Stilt and The Ex Boyfriend.

Alice + Olivia

All Saints

Balmain

American Eagle – Size 4 in all jeans.

Black Orchid – Size 27 in the Black Jewel Jeggings.

BLANK NYC – 28 in Vegan leather pants, not tried their denim yet.

Bleulab – Size 27 in their Detour Leggings.

Calvin Klein

Cheap Monday – Size 27 in a couple of their skinny jeans.

Citizens of Humanity – 27 in the Avedon and the Rocket (27 in general).

Cult of Individuality

Current/Elliott – 26 in all cuts, except the boyfriend fit as I like them slimmer, so 25 in those.

Cycle Denim – Size 28 in most fits.

Diesel – 27 in Jeggonfire, Skinzee, Fayza and Livier, but 28 in Matic, Lowky, Nevy and Staffy.

Dittos

DL1961 – 27 in most fits, could possibly fit 26 for a tighter fit, but their fabric doesn’t stretch out so it could be quite tight.

DSquared2 – Size 28 in their skinny jeans.

Earnest Sewn – Size 27 fits a little loose so I prefer size 26.

Frame Denim

Frankie B. – 27 mostly, but I also fit size 26 in the same cuts. They are quite giving.

G-Star Raw – 28 in all of the cuts I have tried, except a jegging where I was 27, but it was tight.

GAP

Genetic Denim – 26 in all cuts.

Goldsign – 27 in their jeggings.

Helmut Lang

Henry & Belle – Only tried one pair and I was size 27.

Hudson – 27 in all cuts, occasionally 26 if the Nico stretches out.

IRO

J Brand – 27 in all fits.

James Jeans – Size 27 in all fits.

Joe’s Jeans – 26 in the fits I have tried which are jeggings, can be a 27 in the regular denim.

Koral Los Angeles – Size 27 in the skinny jeans.

Ksubi – 27 in all fits.

Level 99 USA – 27 in their boyfriend fit, not tried anymore styles.

Levi’s – 27 in their skinny cuts, but 26 in the boyfriend 501 fits.

Marc Allison – 27 in all the fits I have tried.

MET Jeans – Size 28 in most fits.

MiH – 27 in all fits except the Vienna Jegging where I’m a 26.

Mother Denim

Nobody Denim – Size 27 in most fits.

Notify

Nudie – Size 27 in the raw Tight Long John.

Paige Denim – 27 in all cuts I have tried; Skyline, Verdugo, Lou Lou etc.

R13 Denim

Rag & Bone – 27 in The Skinny cut and 26 (almost a 25) in The Legging cut.

Rich & Skinny – Size 27 in most fits.

River Island – Size UK 8 in their jeans, can sometimes fit UK 6, they are very inconsistent.

Rock & Republic – The old styles before bankruptcy I was size 26. I haven’t tried the new Kohl’s line.

Sass & Bide

Siwy Denim – 27 in the Camilla/Alexa shorts and Hannah skinny jeans, but I find them slightly looser so can go down to a 26.

Textile Elizabeth & James

Topshop – Size 28 mostly.

True Religion – 26 in their older cuts like Johnny and Joey and 27 in some of their newer cuts, they run a little bigger for me, but I haven’t tried any new styles in ages.

Vince Denim – Size 27 in most fits.

Washborn

Wildfox Denim – Size 28 in shorts and 27 in jeans.

Wrangler

YMI Jeans

Written by Lorna Burford

10 Comments

  1. Awsome post! Very needed I think, when you’re not always able to “try” the jeans before you buy them online lol 🙂

  2. Hopefully it helps! It’s always so tricky trying to do things like this because of the inconsistency, but I think this is the best way I could have done it 🙂

  3. Awesome post Lorna, This will help me in the future to figure out what size to get whenever I want to buy a brand I don’t own yet. I’ll just look up the jeans I own, figure out if you got your normal size and then look if you sized up, down or got your usual size for the brand I want to get.
    Also, I really appreciate your honesty. I know it can be hard for a girl to reveal her size, no matter how skinny she is. It’s almost like revealing your weight and we know how difficult that can be :)! Keep up the amazing work (and thanks again for helping me with a denim ID I needed a couple weeks ago. I knew you would figure it out…thank you so much)

  4. You are very welcome izzy! 🙂 I would have probably minded a long time ago giving my measurements, but I am who I am so I’m not really bothered about it. I think as long as I am happy with myself that’s what counts and as long as I’m healthy, which I am. I have been called fat and hippy and all sorts before at the size I am, but I’m not worried about it at all. I’m just glad I can help all of you out!

  5. wonderful post ,very helpful to buyers but i am not the same shape of you ,how can i choose jeans as per your size chart ,if you have the whole size chart of this brand then i think will help more people .thank you all the same .

  6. I love uuuu Lorna <3
    I'm same size as you…even similar measurement.
    This chart is super helpful for me!!
    Because I just bought s27 for all brands.. (Lazy n Gambling) and hard to return 'coz I live in HK…
    I hope I read your article before I bought my AGs (many pairs..) (cry)
    I bought s27 in all styles but Ag stretched out even in Stilt style..
    I think s26 would be perfect….. sigh….
    After wearing few times (Some of them even stretched out in few hours..)
    I found them Stretching out even in contour 360 ..so sad. They are so fitted before.. I Loved the wash of AG so much..but they are losing my love now
    Paige is fine in s27… I'm switching to Paige now.

  7. Hi Lorna! This guide has been my bible for purchasing premium denim. Thank you! I am thinking of buying Blank NYC jeans, so I am wondering if you’ve tried their denim yet -and how you think they fit?

  8. Thank you so much for posting! I was trying to figure out current/elliot sizing without being able to try on, the AG & Paige sizing helps so much!