How to Measure: Women's

Our Fit Specifications Team works with manufacturers around the world to ensure consistent L.L.Bean sizing. Use the charts shown here to determine your size, then order with confidence.

View in centimeters

Women's Body Measurements
(in inches)
Size 1X 2X 3X
  16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W
Bust 43 45 47 49 51 53
Waist 35 37 39 41 43 45
Hips/Seat 45 47 49 51 53 55
Height Regular: 5'31/2" - 5'6"

Women's Hat Sizes
(in inches)
  Hat Sizes Head Measurements
S 63/4-67/8 211/8-211/2
M 7-71/8 217/8-221/4
L 71/4-73/8 225/8-23

Women's Swimsuit Torso Measurements
(in inches)
1X (16-18W)
2X (20-22W)
3X (24-26W)
Regular 661/2 68-691/2 71-721/2

Head (Hats and Caps)
Measure the largest part of the head, with tape above brow. Convert to hat size using the chart above.

Sleeve Length
With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from center back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm to the wrist.

Measure around the chest at the fullest point of the bust.

Measure around your natural waistline. For belts, order same size as your pants waist size. If between sizes, order next larger size.

Measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Torso (Swimsuits)
Start by the neck at the highest point of the shoulder, then measure down over the chest through the crotch, and continue up the back to the starting point.

Measure similar pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem.

Hand (Gloves and Mittens)
Measure around knuckles with hand flat (exclude thumb). Number of inches equals glove size.