# How do women's clothing sizes work?

i was looking at my friend's clothes today and ladies, your clothing sizes are unbelievable confusing. her dress size was like a 2? and her pants size was like a 4 or 6 or something idk. and she was trying to explain bra sizes to me which I sort of understood. it goes up to like 32a and after that it goes to b cups until like 36b? then it's a c? men's clothing is so much simpler. pants: 30x30=waist x inseam. shirts: s, m, l, xl, xxl. I'm asking because they're confusing and I would like to learn for no reason at all.

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• bras have a cup and a band. the band is how wide your back/waist is. the bigger the band size, the heavier you are. cup is how big your boobs are in comparison to your waist. i=I think the average band size is a 36 or 38. But a girl with 32C boobs does not have boobs as big as a woman with a 38C bra, they both just have boobs that are a bit larger than their back/waist region.

Clothing sizes vary by store. 00 or 0 is the smallest and they generally go up to a 14, each degree getting bigger, after that it becomes plus size which goes up to a 24 I believe. some stores sell size 14+.

Then there are stores that run differently. The standard sizing is 0-14 but some stores are cut larger or smaller. For example H&M goes 0-14 too but I wear a larger size there than I do at Gap or American Eagle or many other stores and they are known among my social circles to run small.

Then some stores or brands go by European sizes like 24-32 or whatever, that goes by waist size.

Then there are junior sizes 0 or one until size 15 or so..those are similar to misses but they are odd numbers and obviously run smaller than adult clothes do because they are made for teenagers. I wear a 4-6 in misses and I wear a 7 or 9 in juniors.

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