Clothing Size Comparison by Region

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Clothing Size Comparison by Region

The history of tailoring and fashion industry dates back to the France. The word “tailor” itself is from the French word “Tailler,” which means to cut. French were the first people who thought about the proper cutting of sleeves and ratio of different stitches with the other. After which the fashion industry was recognized all over the world. Fashion and tailoring styles are different in all the patches of the world. At some point their commonalities amalgam but in nature they still maintain the difference.  Even in the Asian region, fashion differs a lot from country to country. Throughout the Eastern Asian countries facial features are very similar and even overlap some of the cultural values but their fashion is way different and unique from each other.

Korean fashion is a lot different than Japanese fashion and Indonesian fashion. Indonesian fashion has a religious touch in the dresses.  Even with the western touch, they have a lot of tangled chain like prints with a great deal of accessories. Indonesian fashion has got accessories; the inspiration has been taken from Hindu culture. The designs of jewelry feature sun and animals crafted in a complicated way. Stitching style in Indonesian fashion is also somehow correlated to South Indian fashion. It is visible in the pleats, the blouse lengths, the skirts used by both men and women. Their traditional blouse called kebaya is the basic of Indonesian fashion and it has got the same stitching patterns like that of an Indian blouse. Jakarta; the capital of Indonasia, is the hub of fashion shows and all of the industry present in Indonesia.

Indonesian fashion is also drifting towards modernism and adopting the western styles of clothing and stitching. Korean fashion and Japanese fashion are somehow related to each other. The basic traditional dress of Korean fashion is Hanbok. It’s a gown that has several inner and outer parts. It is two parts; a full length skirt and cropped blouse. A Hanbok is the symbolization of the compact nature of Korean fashion. It dates back to the 8th century. Hanbok and Korean fashion also depict the ancient and rich history of Korean people. The word cuteness originated from Japanese fashion. Kawaii was introduced by Japanese fashion to the world. This concept originated from an expressionless face of Hello Kitty. The Hello Kitty then evolved into cute faces of different cartoon characters. Kawaii is not limited to female gender only; the images are on the airplanes too. The Japanese fashion is all about light and pretty colors of rainbow and pretty much mild and fragile as a marshmallow.

How these are Related to the Modern Wave of America?

The wave of modernization started with the need for convenience and ease. It all started in the USA. The western fashion has been adopted as standard came from USA. All of the fashions like Korean fashion, Indonesian Fashion and Japanese fashion even with all the ethnic consistency were affected by the wave of modernism. The lengths of the dresses were shortened as per comfort. The hanboks were made into skirts, the sleeves of Hanboks were made fit, and the large burden of excessive clothing was reduced. This wave also hit Japanese with the Harajuku Movement in which the youth of Japan came in the streets wearing all sorts of clothing just to normalize the notion of wearing whatever they wanted to. Regardless of the constraints of cultural patterns and traditional styles of clothing, it emerged as a different style.

How is Stitching Done in the USA?

The USA style of stitching and measuring has been accepted as the international standard of measurement. Every other size guide of the world is measured in reference to the US size guide.  According to the US style guide, the size like XXXS, XXS, XS, S M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL were defined. The USA is also the pioneers in introducing clothing size guide for the plus sized people. Following is the clothing size guide of men, women, and children:

Size Guide:

Table data showing US Clothing sizes for Children
Children Clothing Sizes

Table data showing US Clothing sizes for Women
Women’s Clothing Sizes

Table data showing US Clothing sizes for Men
Men’s Clothing Sizes

The Stitching Style of United Kingdom:

The UK is famous for its sophisticated and accurate style of stitching. Customized stitching from kids to old people is taken very seriously, and this tradition has been maintained until now.  They are famous for stitching every button and each component of a suit like some complicated gadget. It’s not actually sewing; rather it’s more likely the construction of a suit.  The measurements of UK are a lot more focused on fit style wearing. Following are the size guide charts of men, women, and children in UK.

Children’s Clothing Sizes of the United Kingdom

Size Guide:

Table data showing the United Kingdom's Clothing sizes for Children
Table data showing the United Kingdom's Clothing sizes for Children (continued)

Women’s Clothing Sizes of the United Kingdom

Table data showing the United Kingdom's Clothing sizes for Women

Men’s Clothing Sizes of the United Kingdom

Table data showing the United Kingdom's Clothing sizes for Men

The Gods of Fashion-French:

The French are pioneers of fashion and putting the effort in clothes. They have introduced some unique and different fashion trends in the world. They have been brave enough to challenge the orthodox cultures and introduce some bold and extravagant styles. So is the case with their stitching patterns. French are perfectionists when it comes to stitching. Their stitching history dates back to the times of kings and popes who like to have perfectly fit clothes.

Size guide:

Here is the size guide of men, women, and children according to French stitching standards.

Table data showing the France's Clothing sizes for Children
Children’s Clothing Sizes in France

Table data showing the France's Clothing sizes for Women
Women’s Clothing Sizes in France

Table data showing the France's Clothing sizes for Men
Men’s Clothing Sizes in France

Stitching Patterns of Korea, Italy, Germany, and Japan:

Japan and Korea have great ancient histories when it comes to clothing. They have been known to use excessive cloth but never forgot the ease of movement. The very traditional dress of the Korean fashion Hanbok was made heavy in fuller structure to aid the movement of the workers. The stitching style and patters of Korean fashion were delicate and intricate. So is the case with Japan. The Japanese stitching styles are neat and complicated. They have got a solution for every problem. The sizes in Korea and Japan are also very flexible and cover a lot of size range.

Size Guide:

Following is the size guide in comparison to the standard sizes of USA. You can check the details like a bust, height/inseam and hip length on the table of USA above and compare these sizes with the rest of the countries as per need.

Comparison of Children's clothing sizes between the United States, Japan, Korea, Italy, and Germany.
Sizing Guide

Comparison of Women's clothing sizes between the United States, Japan, Korea, Italy, and Germany.
Women’s Size Guide

Comparison of Men's clothing sizes between the United States, Japan, Korea, Italy, and Germany.
Men’s Clothing Guide

 What is Vanity Sizing? Read more about Vanity Sizes:

Vanity sizes are fit to made sizes. They are made for the ease of people. Most of these sizes are in compliance with the standard clothing size guides. You can learn more about vanity sizing from the following links:


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