A few recommendations for choosing the right size in the US
Before buying anything in American stores, you will need to take your measurements: find out the parameters of your chest, underbust, waist, and hips. If you're buying clothes as a gift, don't forget to find out the sizes of your loved ones. This will ensure that you don't buy the wrong size by mistake. When purchasing clothes for a child, however, you only need to know their height and weight.
Find out the height of not only your children, but yours as well
In the United States, adult sizes are usually denoted by an even number in ascending order. For example, US size 4 is small, and US size 14 is large. For very petite girls, there is a size 0.
How to translate American sizes into European ones:
For women, 2 USA is 34 EUR
For men, 4 USA is 36 EUR
Most often, American sizes with the designations S, M, L, and XL are one size larger than those in Europe. That is, if you are a size L, you can confidently take a size smaller; that is, M. The myth about larger sizing of Americans is not really a myth after all.
For some manufacturers, shoes or clothing may run small or large. Try to check and clarify this information in the size charts of a particular brand. In the comments, you can find reviews on your parameters. This will help you figure out which size is right for you. Rely on these designations: Small fit, Normal fit, and Oversize fit
Check using your current clothes
If you already have clothes with American labels, look at the sizes indicated on them. Check the clothing size for the item(s) you wish to purchase, and if they match, you can safely shop for new clothes on US websites.
Do not forget to check the sizes on the online stores' websites
Clothing sizes of different manufacturers may vary slightly. Also, measurements may be in inches instead of centimeters. There are 2.54 inches in 1 centimeter. You can immediately convert your measurements to inches by multiplying centimeters by 0.39.
This is necessary for those whose growth has been non-standard.
Pay attention to these signs:
P or WP: for women up to 160 cm tall
T or WT: for tall women, 175 cm and above