Clothing and footwear measurements in the United States

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Written By Carlos Braga

Traveling to Orlando is an amazing experience. In addition to getting to know the Disney parks and Universal, it is possible to do dozens of incredible purchases in the city's outlets or malls.

However, for that, it is necessary to know the clothing and footwear measurements in the USA.

This is necessary because it is difficult to exchange parts that were purchased in another country.

For example, if you bring a gift to an acquaintance there, you won't be able to exchange it if it doesn't fit.

And even to find your own clothing size!

That's why it's important to know how clothing numbers work in the US and how to convert the numbers to Brazilian measurements.

Want to see how to do this? So keep reading to the end!

US clothing and footwear measurement charts for men

Buying clothes for men is always more complicated than it is for women.

Some men don't really like to go to the fitting room to try on the pieces and see if they fit or not. I'm like that myself, I usually try one or two and then I go by the size of the label that fits the best.

This makes them trust product labels more and therefore it is more important to know clothing and footwear measurements in the US.

Below, check out the measurements of men's clothing in the USA.

Orlando Clothing
Orlando Clothing


US Men's Clothing Size Chart Based on Fixed Sizes


SizeBreastplateWaistHipHeight
XS82 - 89 cm66 - 72 cm85 - 90 cm1.65 m - 1.69 m
s90 - 97 cm73 - 79 cm91 - 96 cm1.70 m - 1.74 m
M98 - 105 cm80 - 85 cm97 - 102 cm1.75 m - 1.79 m
L106 - 113 cm86 - 93 cm103 - 108 cm1.80 m - 1.84 m
XL114 - 121 cm94 - 99 cm109 - 114 cm1.85 m - 1.89 m

US men's pants size chart 

BrazilUSA
3626
3828
4030
4232
4434
4636
4838
5040
5242
Men's T-Shirt Size Chart 
3514
3715
3915 1/2
4016
4116 1/2
4217 
4317 1/2
4418

US shoe size chart for men

Brazil37383940414243444546
USA77 1/28 1/29 1/210 1/12111212 1/213 1/2

US clothing and footwear measurement charts for women

For those who are going to buy clothes for women in the USA, it is necessary to pay attention to the correct size of the pieces to avoid problems. Of course, the most recommended thing is always to try to make sure they fit, but the tables below already help with the conversion. Check out!

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US Women's Clothing Size Chart Based on Fixed Sizes

SizeBreastplateWaistHipHeight
XS82 - 84 cm60 - 65 cm84 - 88 cm1.58 m - 1.63 m
s85 - 88 cm66 - 70 cm89 - 92 cm1.64 m - 1.68 m
M89 - 92 cm71 - 75 cm93 - 96 cm1.69 m - 1.73 m
L93 - 96 cm76 - 80 cm97 - 100 cm1.74 m - 1.78 m
XL97 - 100 cm81 - 85 cm101 - 104 cm1.79 m - 1.83 m

Skirts, dresses, coats and pants measurement chart for women

BrazilUSA
340
362
384
406
428
4410
4612
4814
5016

US women's blouse measurement chart

BrazilUSA
362
384
406
428
4410
4612
4814
5016
US women's shoe size chart
Brazil33343536373839404142
USA55 1/277 1/28 1/1291010 1/211 1/2

US clothing and footwear measurement charts for children

For babies and toddlers, it can be a little more difficult to buy clothes and shoes in the US as they grow so fast and it's hard to put them on to try on something in the dressing room.

Therefore, the following tables can be very useful for children, teenagers and newborns. Check out!

US Children's Clothing Measurement Chart

BrazilUSA
22 – 3
44 – 5
66 - 6x
87 - 8
1010 
1212
1414
1616
Measurement table for newborn clothes
BrazilUSA
55 - 61 cm3 months
61 - 67 cm6 months
67 - 72 cm9 months
72 - 78 cm12 months
78 - 83 cm18 months
83 - 86 cm24 months

US children's shoe size chart

Brazil192021222324252627282930
USA45677 1/28 1/29101111 1/212 1/213

Where to buy the best clothes in Orlando and the US?

Now that you know the measurements of clothing and shoes in the US, you can buy clothing items on your trip to Orlando.

However, where do you intend to make your shopping? After all, just knowing the measurements of clothing and shoes in the US is not enough. It is also necessary to know the best stores.

For the best places to shop for clothes in Orlando, check out our list below!

1. Dolphin Mall

Dolphin mall
Dolphin mall

The Dolphin Mall is not a mall or outlet in Orlando, but in Miami. However, it's worth checking out if you have some time.

The distance is great: about 3 hours by car. However, if your trip includes a day or two in Miami, visit Dolphin Mall.

It is actually the biggest outlet in town and has some of the best deals in Florida. Without a doubt, it is an amazing place for anyone looking to buy clothes in the USA.

2. Florida Mall

Picture of the Florida Mall in Orlando
florida mall

The Florida Mall is one of the main malls to buy clothes in Orlando. It was recently renovated and has an amazing selection of shops and restaurants.

Among the main brands and stores in the Florida Mall are Macy's, Forever 21, Abercrombie, Victoria's Secret, GAP< H&M, Zara, Oakley and more!

3. Mall at Millenia

Mall-at-Millenia-Orlando
Mall-at-Millenia-Orlando

Like the Florida Mall, the Mall at Millenia is a famous Orlando mall. They dispute the preference of the public and tourists. Both are worth visiting if you have time on your itinerary.

At the Mall at Millenia, you'll find stores like Forever 21, Macy's, Victoria's Secrets, Abercrombie, GAP, H&M, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Under Armor and more.

4. Altamonte Mall

About a 50-minute drive from Orlando is the city of Altamonte Springs, which features the Altamonte Mall. The mall stands out for being an excellent option for those who want to shop calmly, away from tourists.

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The mall has great brands like H&M, Macy's, GAP, Hollister, Forever 21 and Abercrombie. However, it is not normal to have many Discount coupons on them.

5. Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando
Pointe Orlando

A little-visited mall in Orlando is Pointe, in International drive. It is quite small, but has some interesting shops.

Its main highlight is the Hollister outlet, a very cool clothing brand. Those who like the models will love the outlet.

6. The Loop

The loop
The loop

Loop is not a mall or an outlet. In a way, it is a kind of “shopping zone”. It's as if several blocks are dominated by stores.

He is in Kissimmee and has many interesting brands. For example, Ross Dress for Less, which sells very cheap clothes.

In fact, that's the main feature of Loop: stores for very cheap stuff. In addition to Ross, there is JCPenney, TJ Maxx and Old Navy over there.

7. Lake Buena Vista Factory

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Stores

One of the most famous outlets in Orlando is the Lake Buena Vista Factory. It's smaller than the Premium Outlet (more on that soon), but it has a lot of interesting stores.

Because it is smaller and a little further away, it has few visitors, which makes it easier to find a good deal.

Top outlet brands at Lake Buena Vista Factory include Converse, Calvin Klein, GAP, Nike, Old Navy, Reebok, Timberland and Under Armor. By the way, it's worth remembering that there is no Nike store in other malls, so it's a good thing to see in Orlando outlets.

8. Premium Outlet

Orlando Premium Outlets
Orlando Premium Outlets

The Premium Outlet is the epicenter of shopping in orlando. The place is visited by millions of tourists, especially Brazilians, who make the most of the coupons.

There are two Premium Outlet units: one on International Drive and the other in Vineland. However, there is no need to worry: the stores are the same in both units.

The brands present are Adidas, Armani, Billabong, Calvin Klein, Converse, Diesel, GAP, Forever 21, H&M, Lacoste, Levi's, Nike, Oakley, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Quicksilver, Under Armour, Vans…. and much more!

Seriously, the best place to buy clothes and shoes in Orlando is at Premium outlet of the city. However, take the discount coupons they offer to find the best deals.

Tips for buying clothes and shoes in the USA

Now that you know the measurements of clothing and shoes in the USA and the best malls and outlets to do your shopping, you can start saving money for the trip.

Before you go, though, check out our tips below!

Use Discount Coupons

Unlike Brazil, US discount coupons are real and can save you a lot of money!

We have a section here on the blog totally dedicated to Discount coupons.

Discount coupons orlando 2018/2019
Discount coupons orlando 2018/2019

Beware of the exchange

Remember you are in another country when shopping for clothes in the US. So, if the pieces don't fit you or a relative, you won't be able to exchange.

Therefore, it is important to try on the clothing at the store to ensure that it will fit and that everything will be ok.

However, if you buy it and, still in the US, realize that it won't fit, just go to the store and ask to exchange or return the product.

American stores are pretty easy about it and don't create too many problems. You just need to know a little English to understand their conditions.

Be careful with branded pants

In addition to the measurements of clothing and apparel in the US that we have already passed, there is another one: that of branded pants. 

Some stores such as Forever 21 and GAP may brand the pants with numbers like 27, 26, 25?. anyway, numbers out of the table.

If you find this, know that this is an inch mark. In this case, the secret is simple: always add +10 to do the conversion.

For example, pants marked 27 on Forever 21 are size 37 in Brazil. A pair of pants marked 25 is 35. And so on.

Another interesting marking is that pants in stores like this come with two markings. For example: 32/30. In this case, 32 is the waist size, as in the table. 30 is the height of the pants. So you can buy pants with different heights.

Always taste

When buying clothes in the US, always try them on. Take it to the fitting room, try it on, see angles and poses to make sure it's the piece you want.

As we said, after you board to Brazil, you won't be able to change the parts. So avoid regrets.

Bring an extra suitcase

Disney Bags
Disney Bags

If possible, try to travel to the US with an extra empty suitcase. Once in malls and outlets, it is common to lose your grip and buy a lot.

Even with the dollar on the rise, prices are very inviting and discounts encourage people to buy.

So make sure you have a way to bring things back and you won't pay an overweight fee on your luggage.

So, did you like to know more about clothing and footwear measurements in the US? If you need to, save this article in your favorites to consult whenever you want.

Another good idea is to print this article so that you can consult it even in the USA, if you don't have Internet on your cell phone (be sure to travel with your discounted international travel chip so that doesn't happen).

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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