Cross Dresser Sizes – What dress size are you really?

What dress size am I really?

Men and woman are built differently. (yup, you probably already knew that). This difference makes it harder for us to find woman’s clothes that fit well. It also doesn’t help that woman’s clothing sizes use a whole different size scale than men’s clothing. What is cross dresser to do?

Fortunately, as a reader of Cross Dresser Heaven you’re covered. There are a few important things to know about woman’s sizes. Firstly, the size is expressed with a (usually even) number, starting from 0. If your waist is around 36″ size 16 or 18 will probably fit you best. If you fit into a size 6 I’m envious, but will try not hold your good fortune against you.

Next, there are two “flavors” of women’s sizes. Misses and Women’s. You will usually see Women’s sizes with a W after the number (like 16W), or denoted by 1X, 2X or so on. Women’s sizes are normally larger at the waist and hips, think “fuller figure”. This is something to experiment with, I’ve found the Misses skirts and pants fit me best, but it depends on the clothing line whether a misses or women’s blouse fits best.

Within Misses and Women’s you can choose either a Tall or Petite. Tall is typically for women above 5’8″ while petite is for women shorter than 5’4″. Though the exact height also depends on the clothing line.

The final thing to consider is the difference between men and women’s body proportions. A women’s waist is higher, and their torso’s are longer than men’s. You can use this to your advantage, by wearing a pair of pants below your waist that were meant to be worn on the waist. This is helpful if you’re taller, and aren’t able to find a taller cut.

Here is a handy size table to give you a feel for woman’s sizes. I copied this from my favorite clothing store on the web, Newport News. They are a great place to buy clothes from online.

Cross Dressing Size Chart

Women's clothing sizes

Women’s clothing sizes

If you’re happy with your figure and your look, hopefully this article has helped demystify woman’s clothing sizes. Go forth and look fabulous!

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  1. Sandra Dorais 7 years ago

    Unable to print the size chart in this great support website, could I request a copy of this size chart be emailed to me?

  2. Doya 6 years ago

    Is this size chart in UK or US sizes? I know that UK sizes are US+4.

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      MaryJo 5 months ago

      Offhand I’d say US, unless UK people are still measuring themselves in inches. I would expect them to be in centimeters.

      However, having said that, as one US example, I have a 40 (100cm) waist, am about 187cm tall, am a little heavy at 111kg, and I have found basically by trial-and-error that a size 14 dress fits fairly well. This chart seems to say I should be in perhaps an 18W, which would tend to support your US+4 theory. Also, most garments which come only in non-numeric sizes, I tend to fit XL fairly well (although going by the dimensions on the package, Just My Size pantyhose suggests 3x, which I’ve tried and fits OK, but I think I’m closer to 2x for that product).

  3. Leading Lady 5 years ago

    The file seems to have gone away. Could you put it back for us? Thanks!

  4. Barry - Barbara 4 years ago

    I have to admit even though I am a male by birth I have no true understanding of male size in comparison to female sizes witch may seem odd to some but when I go window shopping I’m drawn to the female section I oddly find myself more attracted to female cloths than male cloths witch to be honest is lacking in desirability as far as I’m concerned.

  5. Luke 3 years ago

    Ok that was helpful what would be my size for skinny jeans and bikini bottoms if I was a size 28 male waist

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    Brandy 10 months ago

    Size chart not showing can you put it back up thank you

  7. Shabana 10 months ago

    Hi I am Shabana and I want to crossdress I have a waistline of 26″ please suggest me a good size.
    thank you.

  8. Women's Clothes 7 months ago

    […] Thankfully many woman’s clothing stores have online offerings with fairly generous return policies, and the size information provided is much more accurate online since it costs the merchant to process returns. Before you purchase anything I recommend taking a quick look at this guide to crossdresser clothing sizes. […]

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