If you are on an Italian vacation, one of the things you probably want to do is some clothes and shoe shopping. Pretty natural, Italian fashion is one of the most well-known worldwide, after all. Here are the Italian size conversion charts for dresses for men, women, accessories, and more!

When you enter an Italian shop, a boutique, or a mall and start browsing for extraordinary items, you want to quickly understand the Italian size conversions and make the calculation fast. The clothes are beautifully made, the shoes are a dream, and all of them appear to be worth every Euro you’re going to spend on them.

You want to try them on, but when you check the size tags or the “taglia,” as they say in Italy,  you find incomprehensible numbers staring at you. This is because the world of garments and accessories is not governed by one type of size chart, but many.

The size charts in Europe, America, Australia and so on are very different. In order to buy quickly and efficiently, you need to know what Italian size corresponds to your size in your own home

This is when an Italian size conversion chart comes in handy, because with the help of size conversion, not only can you shop for yourself, but for your friends and relatives back home as well. Shopping in Italy has always been an exciting experience, but it will also be easy and stress-free with the Italian size conversion chart.

The Charts

Italian sizes run small: smaller than the American,  but also of the French and the German, so do not feel bad if, in Italy, you see your size number rise higher than what you would expect. A useful FYI: French sizes are also used in Spain and Portugal, whereas German sizes are also found in Scandinavian countries.

So let’s see the charts for Italian size conversion for clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Italian size conversion charts

Clothing Sizes ( The simple version of Italian clothes sizes )

You’ll see the Italian clothes sizes below to the US, UK, France, and Germany.

S-M-L USA UK ITALY FRANCE GERMANY
S 2 6 38 34 32
S 4 8 40 36 34
M 6 10 42 38 36
M 8 12 44 40 38
L 10 14 46 42 40
L 12 16 48 44 42
XL/1X 14 18 50 46 44
1X/2X 16 20 52 48 46
2X 18 22 54 50 48
3X 20 24 56 52 50
3X 22 26 58 54 52
4X 24 28 60 56 54

Italian Shoe Sizes 

Italian sizes correspond to standard European sizes, which you will find everywhere in continental Europe. However, UK sizes are different and are presented in the chart below, along with the Italian shoe sizes to the US. As you can notice, there is no difference in shoe sizing between men and women in Italy.

ITALY 35 351/2 36 37 37 1/2 38 381/2 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 461/2 481/2
USA WOMEN 5 51/2 6 61/2 7 71/2 8 81/2 9 91/2 10 101/2 12 13 14 151/2
USA MEN 31/2 4 41/2 5 51/2 6 61/2 7 71/2 8 81/2 9 101/2 111/2 121/2 14
UK WOMEN 21/2 3 31/2 4 41/2 5 51/2 6 61/2 7 71/2 8 91/2 101/2 111/2 13
UK MEN 3 31/2 4 41/2 5 51/2 6 61/2 7 71/2 8 81/2 10 11 12 131/2
INCHES  9 91/8 91/4 93/8 91/2 95/8 93/4 97/8 10 101/8 101/4 101/2 103/4 11 111/4 111/2

Italian dress size

If you shop in larger Italian cities, you’ll likely find conversion charts around shops to help you choose the right piece for you, especially in the store. However, don’t expect that everywhere and expect all assistants to know the Italian dress size to the US and other Italian size conversions.

That’s why having tables like the ones below can make a difference when it comes to understanding what you need. So here are the Italian clothing sizes to men conversion charts, as well as for women!

Man Shirts Man Sweaters
ITA USA ITA USA
36 14 S 36 XS
37 14½ S 38 XS
38 15 M 40 S
39-40 15½ M 42 M
41 16 L 44 L
42 16½ L 46 XL
43 17 XL 48 XXL
44 17½ XL 50 XXXL
45 18 XXL
46 18½ XXXL
Man Jackets Man pants
ITA USA ITA USA
44 34 44 29
46 36 46 30-31
48 38 48 32-33
50 40 50 34-35
52 42 52 36-37
54 44 54 38-39
56 46 56 40-41
58 48 58 42-43

WOMEN

Italian size conversion charts for women. Here below you’ll have the Italian dress size conversion charts to US as well.

Women sweaters  Dresses and Jackets
ITA USA ITA USA
36 XXS 38 4
38 XS 40 6
40 S 42 8
42 M 44 10
44 L 46 12
46 XL 48 14
48 XXL 50 16
50+ XXXL 52 18
54 20
Women Pants Women Jeans
ITA USA ITA USA
36 0 XS 36 24 | 25
38 0 | 2 XS | S 38 26
40 4 S 40 26 | 27
42 6 M 42 27 | 28
44 8 | 10 M | L 44 29 | 30
46 12 | 14 L | XL 46 31 | 32
48 16 | 18 XXL 48 33 | 34
50 18 XXXL 50 35 | 36
50+ 18 XXXXL 50+ 38 | 40

Italian men shoe size conversion

Man Shoes
ITALY USA
39 6
39.5 6.5
40 7
41.5 8
42 8.5
42.5 9
43.5 9.5
44 10
44.5 10.5
45 11
46 11.5
46.5 12

Italian shoe size charts for women

Women  Shoes
ITALY USA
37 5
37.5 5.5
38 6
39 6.5
40 7
41 7.5
42 8
43 8.5

Bra and Bikini size charts in Italy

Giro sottoseno Cup
ITALY USA ITALY USA
I 30 62-66 cm I A
II 32 67-71 cm II B
III 34 72-76 cm III C
IV 36 77-81 cm IV D
V 38 82-86 cm V L
VI 40 87-91 cm VI XL
VII 42 VII XXL
VIII 44 VIII XXXL

Underwear size conversion charts in Italy

Underwar Woman Slip/boxer man
ITALY USA ITALY USA
I 10 3 S
II 12 4 M
III 14 5 L
IV 16 6 XL
V 18 7 XXL
VI 20 8 XXXL
VII 22
VIII 24

Italian Accessories – Size Conversion Charts

Belts

Men Belts Women Belts
ITALY USA ITALY USA
42 32 36 0
44 34 38 2
46 36 40 4
48 38 42 6
50 40 44 8
52 42 46 10
54 44 48 12
56-60 46-50 50 14
52 16

Gloves and Hat size conversion

Gloves Hats
ITALY USA ITALY USA
16 6 55 6 3/4
17 6.5 56 6 7/8
18 7 57 7
19 7.5 58 7 1/8
20 8 59 7 1/4
21.5 8.5 60 7 3/8
23 9 61 7 1/2
24 9.5 62 7 5/8
25 10 64 7 3/4
27 10.5
30 11

RINGS

ITALY USA Diameter Circumference
2 2 1.33 4.18
4 3 1.4 4.44
6.75 4 1.47 4.62
9.5 5 1.58 4.96
11.5 6 1.63 5.12
14.5 7 1.73 5.43
17 8 1.81 5.68
19.5 9 1.9 5.97
22 10 1.98 6.22
25 11 2.06 6.47
27.5 12 2.13 6.69
30 13 2.22 6.97

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