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Women’s Pants, Trousers & Jeans Size Charts

How to Measure for Pants & Jeans?

There are several ways to measure the size of women’s pants or jeans. But, in general, pants size is usually measured using the waist and inseam sizes

  1. Start by taking your waist measurement. To measure the waist, use a tape measure and wrap it around the waist. Make sure that, as you do so, the tape is level and snug against your body, but not too tight.
  2. Next, measure the inseam length. To do this, measure from the crotch to the ankle bone. You can measure on your own leg or use a pant of the same cut that fits you well and is of a similar material to the one you are planning to buy.


woman wearing oversized pants

Women’s Pants & Trousers Size Chart: Jeans, Leggings & Joggers

US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
EU 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Waist 25″ 26″ 27″ 28″ 29″ 30″ 31.5″ 32.5″ 34″
Hip 35.5″ 36.5″ 37.5″ 38.5″ 39.5″ 40.5″ 42″ 43.5″ 45″
Inseam (Short) 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 30″
Inseam (Regular) 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″ 32″
Inseam (Long) 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″ 34″

Parts and Measuring Points of a Trouser & Jean

  • ALength
  • BWaist
  • CRise
  • DHip
  • EThigh
  • FInseam
  • GKnee
  • HHem
parts and measuring points of a womens jean trousers

Tips for Taking Measurements

  • 1Use a full-length mirror or the help of another person to make sure you take your measurements correctly.
  • 2Double check your measurements. If the measurements do not match, measure again.

Frequently asked question (FAQ)

Is there a difference between pants and trousers?

No, they are interchangeable; the only difference is that in the United Kingdom, the term trouser is commonly used, whereas in the United States, the term pants is commonly used. It’s also worth mentioning that in the United Kingdom, the term “pants” refers to underwear.

What is the average size of a woman’s pants?

The most common size for women’s pants/trousers in the United States is actually a 34/32”, which is equivalent to a European size 44.

Are pants measured in inches or centimeters?

In the United States, pants are measured in inches, while in Europe they are measured in centimeters. The first number is the waist measurement, and the second number is the length measurement.