Size Guides

Below you will find the size body measurements and international conversion guides used by many of the brands that we stock in our store. The fit of a garment may vary depending on the cut, style and fabric therefore the information below should be used as guidance only.  

Women's Clothing Size measurement Guide - Moon behind the Hill

How to Measure

A - Chest: Use a flexible measuring tape and measure the circumference under the arms around body over the fullest part of the bust, while wearing a correct fitting bra. Make sure the measuring tape is parallel with the floor all the way around.

B - Under Bust (Bra): Take a snug measurement around your body just under the bust on your rib cage. This is an important measurement as if offers almost 80% of the support to your bust.

C - Waist: Measure circumference around your natural waistline. Your waistline is the narrowest/slimmest part of torso (see illustration). Note: Waist measurement is a reference measurement. So make sure to measure at the point where torso is slimmest, and NOT where you want your pants to sit (this is a usual mistake). Still not sure where you waistline is? Stand in front of a mirror, and bend to one side. Your waistline is simply where you can see a natural indentation in your torso on this side.

D - Hips: Measure the circumference of your seat at fullest part of your hips. Standing with your feet together, measure the widest part of your hips, about 20cm (8") below your natural waistline.

E - Inside Leg Length (Inseam): Measure from your crotch to your ankle (where you want your jeans leg to end). Ask a friend for help measuring! If you already own a pair of perfect fitting jeans, simply do your measurement on those jeans. Start at the crotch seam and measure to the bottom of the pant leg.

Size Measurements & International Conversion

You can use the chart below along with the body measurements you made above to determine your Suit, Coat, Blazer, Dress, Sweater and Top size. If your measurements fall between two sizes we recommend that you select the larger size. The body measurements below are based on the Italian size grading standards used by the majority of brands we stock, however some brands follow their own size standards that may vary slightly from these measurements. therefore to increase your confidence in selecting the correct size on each product page we include brand specific body measurements in the "Size Information" tab which you may use in lieu of the measurements below.

IT 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
UK, IRE, AU 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU, FR, ES 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
DE, SC 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
US, CAN 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
RU 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
JP 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21
Jeans Inches 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
Chest (cm) 76 cm 80 cm 84 cm 88 cm 92 cm 96 cm 100 cm 104 cm 108 cm
Waist (cm) 56 cm 60 cm 64 cm 68 cm 72 cm 76 cm 80 cm 84 cm 88 cm
Hips (cm) 82 cm 86 cm 90 cm 94 cm 98 cm 102 cm 106 cm 110 cm 114 cm

Where IT is Italy, UK is United Kingdom, IRE is Ireland, AU is Australia & New Zealand, EU is European, FR is France, ES is Spain & Portugal, DE is Germany, SC is Scandinavia, US is United States of America, CAN is Canada, RU is Russia and JP is Japan.

Brand Size Guides

Our general sizing charts listed above will suit most clothing brands and fashion houses, however some brands follow their own size guide that may vary slightly from the standard size grade. Where we are aware if brands sizes tend to run small or large we will indicate this in our individual product descriptions. We know how important it is to you to purchase the right size therefore to help you further we have created a blog series that provides additional guidance and size information of individual brands that we stock on our store. We hope that these will put your mind at ease when selecting the perfect item of fashion from our store, however should you purchase an item that turns out to be the wrong size we do have a returns policy that allows you to return an item within 14 days of delivery, provided the item is unused and in its original condition. Please refer to our refund policy for more information.