Size Guide

Womenwear Size Guide

Find your size conversion chart

All our garments are listed in UK sizing. Please use the chart below to convert to other international size scales.

UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
Europe 36 38 40 42 44 48
USA/CANADA 4 6 8 10 12 14

Body dimensions for a woman of average build and height 5ft 5”-5ft 7” 165cm-170cm.

UK/US 8/4 10/6 12/8 14/10 16/12 18/14
Bust 34" 35" 36½" 38½" 40½" 42½"
Waist 26½" 27½" 29" 31" 33" 35"
Hips 36½" 37½" 39" 41" 43" 45"
Europe 36 38 40 42 44 48
Bust 86.5cm 89cm 93cm 98cm 103cm 108cm
Waist 67.5 69cm 74cm 79cm 84cm 89cm
Hips 93cm 95cm 99cm 104cm 109cm 114cm

How to take body measurements for a perfect fit

Bust: Measure the fullest part of the bust. When putting the tape around your chest, make sure it is at the same level at the back as it is on the front. 

Waist: Tie a piece of string around your midriff to find your natural waistline (it tends to be higher than you think). Without holding in your breath or tightening your core, pass the tape around the where the string settles to find your waist measurement.

Hips: This measurement is usually about 22cm lower from where the waist was made. Make sure you measure the fullest part of your hips/bottom, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor.

Leg Lengths: Our ladies’ trousers are designed to fit a regular 31” inside leg measurement. Skirt and dress lengths vary depending on design. Most of the Classic shift dress styles are 61cm from the waist, which on an average height finishes just below the knee, whereas the fuller dresses tend to be 15cm longer, or approximately 76cm from the waist.

Considerations: Always take your own personal measurements and cross-reference them with our size chart.

Our garments have, on the whole, a close tailored fit, with between 4cm to 5cm ‘free’ fabric for ease of movement and breathing.

If you would like to discuss sizing on particular styles, please feel free to call or email for advice before purchasing.

We recommend that with straight-fitted dresses you should purchase the size that corresponds with your largest measurement, ie:- if you have a large bust and small hips, buy the size for the for your bust measurement, and vice versa.

We do offer an alteration service in store, so if you are able to come by Pall Mall for a fitting at a time convenient to you, please call to arrange an appointment.

If you have a good tailor in your area, taking in side seams or raising a hem should be a task they could do for you without too much trouble.