Children's dress & shoe sizes

Children’s dress & shoe sizes - confusing as everything is different in Germany?

Which size is the right one? As if it was not bad enough that every garment varies according to the manufacturer (a standard for children's clothing does not exist) - many countries such as the US, UK, France, Italy or Japan have their own size specifications.

While it is still relatively easy to select the right dress size for the English children's sizes from the US and the UK, because the information is indicated months and years, for other international children's sizes you might need a size chart.

This becomes especially clear with shoe sizes. While the European shoe sizes are based on the length of the "Parisian line" (6.67 mm) as a base unit, the British use the length of a Barleycorns (8.47 mm) for determining the shoe size.

Here is an overview about sizes:

American Sizes Cloths

Age (months) US High (high) D High (cm) German Size
17-23  43-59 56
23-27 59-69 62/68
25-27 64-69 68
12 27-29 69-74 74
18  29-31 74-79 80
24 b 31-33 79-84 86
2T or XS/S 33-36 84-91,5 86/92
3T or M 36-39 91,5-99 98
4T or L 39-42 99-107 104
5 T or XL 42-45 107-114 116
6T or XXL 45-48 114-121 116/122

 

Shoes

USA

Germany

2,5 and 3

18

3,5 and 4

19

4,5 and 5

20

5,5

21

6 and 6,5

22

7 and 7,5

23

8

24

8,5 and 9

25

9,5

26

10 and 10,5

27

11

28

11,5

29

12 and 12,5

30

13 and 13,5

31

 

For other spreadsheets please see :
https://www.sizeguide.net/childrens-clothing-sizes-international-conversion-chart.html

Have fun with buying new clothes for your little ones, or for your new baby coming!

 

June 2019
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