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US standard clothing sizes have been proposed by various sources at various times, but no such thing has ever existed. They are in no way similar in concept to the EN 13402 European clothing labelling standard.
Body measurements below are given in inches.
Men's standard sizes were probably developed first during the American Revolutionary War, and they were in regular use by the American army during the War of 1812 for ready-made uniforms (Felsenthal 2012). These were based on the chest measurement, with other measurements being assumed to be either proportional (the circumference of the neck, waist, hips, and thighs) or easily altered (length of the inseam) (Felsenthal 2012).
As this was largely successful in men, the same approach was attempted in the early 20th century for women using the bust as the sole measurement (Felsenthal 2012). However, this proved unsuccessful because women's bodies have far more variety in shape. The hourglass figure is frequently used as an industry standard, but only 8% of women have this body shape (Felsenthal 2012). A woman with an hourglass figure and a woman with an apple-shaped figure who have the same bust size will not have the same waist or hip sizes.
This was a significant problem for mail-order companies, and several attempts at predictable, standard sizing were made (Felsenthal 2012). In the 1940s, the statisticians Ruth O'Brien and William Shelton received a Works Progress Administration a grant to conduct the most ambitious effort to solve this problem. Their team measured almost 15,000 women across the US. After discovering the complex diversity of women's actual sizes, which produced five to seven different body shapes, they proposed a three-part sizing system. Each size would be the combination of a single number, representing an upper body measurement, plus an indicator for height (short, regular, and long) and an indication for girth (slim, regular, and stout). The various combinations of height and girth resulted in nine different sizes for each numerical upper-body measurement, which was highly impractical for manufacturing (Felsenthal 2012).
As a result, O'Brien and Shelton's work was rejected. In 1958, the National Bureau of Standards invented a new sizing system, based on the hourglass figure and using only the bust size to create an arbitrary standard of sizes ranging from 8 to 38, with an indication for height (short, regular, and tall) and lower-body girth (plus or minus). The standard was not widely popular, and was declared voluntary in 1970 and withdrawn entirely in 1983. In 1995, ASTM International, published its own voluntary standard, which has been revised since then (Felsenthal 2012). It has not been widely adopted.
Women's sizes 
Women’s sizes are divided into various types, depending on height. These charts give an indication of size only and are by no means exact as they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer - sometimes by a full inch up and down.
|5'5"–5'6" (165–168 cm) tall, average bust, average back|
|5'1"–5'3" (157.5–160 cm) tall, average bust, shorter back|
|5'4"–5'5" (162.5–165 cm) tall, higher bust, shorter back|
|5'1" (155 cm) tall, average bust, shorter back|
|5'1"–5'3" (155–160 cm) tall, higher bust, shorter back|
|5'5"–5'6" (165–168 cm) tall, average bust, average back|
|5'2"–5'3" (157.5–160 cm) tall, lower bust, shorter back|
Men's sizes 
Girls' sizes 
Boys' sizes 
Children's sizes 
|Finished dress length||17||18||19||20||22||24||25|
Baby sizes 
|Dimension/size||NB||0-3 mo||3-6 mo||6-9 mo||9-12 mo||18 mo||24 mo|
|Weight||5–8 lb||8–12½ lb||12½–16½ lb||16½-20½||20½–24½ lb||24½–27½ lb||27½–30 lb|
|Height||less than 21½ in||21½–24 in||24–26½ in||26½–28½ in||28½–30½ in||30½–32½ in||32½–34 in.|
|Finished dress length||14||15||16||17||18|
Conversion from catalog sizes 
Companies who publish catalogs may provide the measurements for their sizes, which may vary even among different styles of the same type of garment. The sizes seen in catalogs generally have roughly the following measurements:
|Closest standard size||10||12||14||16||18||20||22|
|Est. height||5'4" (162.5 cm)||5'4" (162.5 cm)||5'4.5" (164 cm)||5'5" (165 cm)||5'4" (162.5 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)||5'6" (168 cm)||5'6" (168 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)|
|Est. weight lb (kg)||115 (52)||125 (57)||135 (61)||145 (66)||155 (70)||165 (75)||175 (79)||180 (81.5)||195 (88.5)|
|Closest standard size||12½||14½||16½||18½||20½||22½||24½||26½||28½|
|Est. height||5' 1/2" (153 cm)||5'1" (155 cm)||5'1.5" (156 cm)||5'2" (157.5 cm)||5'2.5" (159 cm)||5'3" (160 cm)||5'3" (160 cm)||5'3.5" (161 cm)||5'4" (162.5 cm)|
|Est. weight lb (kg)||125 (57)||140 (63.5)||155 (70)||170 (77)||180 (81.5)||190 (86)||215 (97.5)||225 (102)||235 (106.5)|
|Closest standard size||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50|
|Est. height||5'5" (165 cm)||5'5.5" (166 cm)||5'6" (168 cm)||5'6" (168 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)||5'6.5" (169 cm)|
|Est. weight lb (kg)||145 (66)||160 (72.5)||175 (79)||190 (86)||205 (93)||220 (100)||235 (106.5)||250 (113)||265 (120)|
With the average American woman's height (20 years and older) at about 63.8" or approximately 5'4" (162.1 cm) (Department of Health 2012), both standard and catalog size ranges attempt to address a variety of weights / builds as well as providing for the "shorter-than-average" height woman with "petite" and "half-sizes". However "taller-than-average" women may find their size-height addressed by manufacturers less frequently, and may often find themselves facing issues of slightly too short pant legs and sleeve cuffs, as well as waist lengths.
See also 
- Felsenthal, Julia (25 January 2012). "A Size 2 Is a Size 2 Is a Size 8: Why clothing sizes make no sense.". Slate.com.
- Reader's Digest Editors (2002). New Complete Guide to Sewing. Reader's Digest. ISBN 978-0-7621-0420-8. Provides a complete listing of the standard sizes.
- Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007–2010, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, October 2012