The range of women’s clothes on AliExpress is huge. The platform offers any clothing: from panties to wedding dresses. The only thing to consider is that Chinese size charts don’t follow the measurements we’re used to.

And this is just half of the problem. In many cases, clothing sizes on AliExpress differ from store to store. So, don’t even bother asking if XL and M sizes in Chinese charts on AliExpress correspond to European or US size charts. It is important to learn how to navigate yourself around AliExpress sizes and identify them correctly.

Clothes offered on AliExpress use size labels familiar to us – meaning S, M, L, XL, XXL and so on. But as has been said before, they can differ. For example, if you get the sizing wrong, you may end up with M-sized leggings which better fit S or L sizes.

Take a responsible approach to measuring and understanding your clothing size by doing the following:

  • measure the necessary parameters beforehand;
  • check with the size chart on the product page;
  • choose the size you need.

How to Take Clothing Measurements for Online Shopping

This is one of the most important steps, that will help you determine the right size. You can take measurements using measuring tape or with someone’s assistance.

To get the clothing size right, you will need the following parameters:

clothing parameters

  • Height. Stand near the wall, straighten your shoulders and measure yourself from head to toe.
  • Chest (or bust) girth. Pass a tailor’s tape under the arms and measure at the level of the middle of the sternum (breastbone).
  • Waist size. Measure the narrowest part of the upper body.
  • Hip size. Measurements are taken at the widest part of the hips, meaning at the most protruding points of the abdomen and buttocks.
  • Side seam. Measured from the top of the waistband down to the bottom of the leg opening. This measurement is usually used for pants, trousers and skirts. You can also use the pants you already own to measure the side seam.
  • Inseam. Measured on the inside of your leg, from a crotch to the bottom of your ankle.
  • Neck size. Measured at the widest part of your neck.
  • Arm length. Measured from the top of the shoulder down to the wrist bone.
  • Back length. The distance between the neck and waist.
  • Shoulder width. The distance between the two bony points at the top of each shoulder.

After you have taken all the necessary measurements, you can choose the size and place an order.

Women’s Clothes Size Chart on AliExpress

For customer reference, almost every product page features its size chart for women’s clothes. If the item is one size, then the page will feature its own specific parameters.

This is why, when choosing a wardrobe piece, you should always refer to the information on its specific product page. It is not recommended to rely on other charts or your previous orders, even if the product is the same.

Selecting the Correct Size of Women’s Clothing: Dress

After finding a piece you are interested in, look at the size options available. As you can see in the picture, this dress is available in sizes S to XL.

size options available

Don’t go straight to placing an order, even if you are 100% sure about your size. It is better to double-check the sizing.

AliExpress mobile app shows the same info:

AliExpress mobile app shows the same size options available

  • Moreover, if you click on ‘Size Info’ or ‘Size Chart’, you’ll be redirected to a new page with a detailed sizing chart (it can be scrolled to the right).

Size Chart

  • Using this chart and your measurements it will be much easier to choose the correct size and place an order.

Check out customer reviews, as they will help you understand whether the piece fits well, or if it’s too small or too big.

As mentioned previously, each store has its own sizing standards. For example, when buying pants, you’ll find out that a different sizing method is applied.

different sizing method

  • As you can see, there are no “Size Info” or “Size Chart” buttons.
  • To choose an item based on real measurements, you should scroll down to the Description section and find the size chart.

You can do this on the AliExpress website or in the mobile app.

Size Chart in mobile

Since there are many stores on AliExpress with their size standards, you’ll find all sorts of charts. For example, the chart below shows sizing information for different countries. You can see that US 8 size equals to:

  • RU (Russia) – 44;
  • EUR (Europe) – 38;
  • UK (United Kingdom) – 12.

size standards

You can easily follow the same steps to identify the correct size for jeans, trousers, T-shirts and tops.

General Size Chart for Women

In case there is no sizing information on the product’s page, you can refer to the following chart:


If you find it difficult to identify your size correctly, we recommend reaching out to the seller, who will gladly assist you with useful advice.

identify your size correctly

Overall, Chinese sellers use international size labels. If you go to a store that uses UK sizes, you should deduct 4 from the numerical to calculate your US size.

Underwear sizing for women

Finding the right set of lingerie is a delicate matter. How to approach it?

Women’s Panties

The process of identifying the correct size for your underwear is the same as above – just take your measurements and choose the size based on them. Overall, AliExpress stores use sizes S, M, L, XL, and so on. The issue is that not all of them feature comparison sizing charts in the description. You can use the following chart for reference:

Women's Panties sizes

After checking it, be sure to read customer reviews as well to see if the sizes match.

In addition to that, you can contact the seller and ask for additional sizing information. Just keep in mind, you’ll have to wait several hours or even days for a response.

Women’s Bras

Choosing the right bra size is crucial. For that, AliExpress uses international and Asian sizing standards. Make sure to go through the information on the product page and check out the size chart.

Information from the AliExpress product page. Our items refer to EU/USA size charts, not France/Spain/Italy. Please, compare them beforehand. Thank you!

To identify the right size, you need to take 3 measurements:

  • Overbust – Bend slightly and run the tape around the fullest part of your chest. Make sure that the measuring tape stays parallel to the floor. Do not squeeze your chest.
  • Underbust – measure right under your breasts.
  • Cup depth – subtract your underbust measurement from your overbust measurement. The result is the cup depth (in cm).

Using these measurements, refer to the chart on the product page and identify the right size.

identify the right size


As you can see, finding your size is easy – all you need to do is:

  • find the item you are interested in;
  • find the size chart on the product page and identify the key measurements.
  • take those measurements;
  • compare measurements to the size chart and choose the best fit.

That’s it, happy shopping!

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