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Mexican Clothing Sizes: MX to US Conversion Charts






Shopping in Mexican sizes is arguably the most difficult of all the clothing sizes offered. It is not really the same as US sizing. At the same time, it is also not really the same as UK or EU sizing.

People purchasing Mexican sizes frequently discovered that their garments did not fit properly. Tops and shirts, for instance, are either excessively short or overly wide in comparison to Western sizing norms.

Mexican ponchos hanging for sale

Sizes in Mexico are often smaller than those in the United States or Europe, which implies that getting certain really large sizes in the United States or the United Kingdom might be hard.

But don’t worry. You will definitely understand more about Mexican sizing through this article. That also means that you can easily get the right size when shopping for Mexican clothing.

Mexican women outfit

Mexican Clothing Size Chart for Kids

Mexican kid clothes

Generally speaking, Mexican clothing sizes are typically branded according to the kid’s age. Tops, blouses, and sweaters range in size from S to XL, with bottoms ranging in size between 4 and 16 for pants, jeans, sweatpants, and shorts. Dresses for girls are likewise sized according to their age, which often ranges from Mexico 6 to 14. And the same is true for boys’ apparel sizes. You can look at the below chart to understand more about the Mexican clothing sizes for kids.

Mexican Clothing Size Chart for Kids

Mexican  Size US Size Waist  Bust 
3-4 4 14 inches (36 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)
4-5 5 15 inches (38 cm) 21.25 inches (54 cm)
5-6 6 16 inches (40 cm) 22.5 inches (57 cm)
7-8 7 16.5 inches (42 cm) 23.5 inches (60 cm)
8-10 8 17.5 inches (44 cm) 25 inches (63 cm)
10-12 10 18 inches (46 cm) 26 inches (66 cm)
10-12 12 19 inches (48 cm) 27 inches (69 cm)
14-16 14 20 inches (50 cm) 28 inches (72 cm)

Mexican Clothing Size Chart for Women

Mexican women clothes

In general, Mexican women’s clothing, unlike men’s clothing, has considerably different sizing when compared to US clothing standards. Various brands may have various sizes, but most of the time, Mexican sizes for women’s clothing are not really the same as American US sizes. In particular, Mexican w sizes for females typically start at a 26, 28, 30, 32, and go up to a 48. This sizing corresponds to US sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, and up to 24.

Remember that anything larger than a US 12 is usually considered an extra-large size in Mexico.

Here is the detailed women size clothing size chart for females:

Mexican Clothes Size Chart – Women

Mexican Size US Size Waist  Bust 
26 2 22 inches (56 cm) 28 inches (71 cm)
28 4 24 inches (61 cm) 30 inches (70 cm)
30 6 26 inches (66 cm) 31 inches (81 cm)
32 8 28 inches (71 cm) 34 inches (86 cm)
34 10 30 inches (76 cm) 36 inches (91 cm)
36 12 32 inches (81 cm) 38 inches (97 cm)
38 14 34 inches (86 cm) 40 inches (102 cm)
40 16 36 inches (91 cm) 42 inches (107 cm)
42 18 38 inches (96 cm) 44 inches (112 cm)
44 20 40 inches (101 cm) 46 inches (117 cm)
46 22 42 inches (106 cm) 48 inches (122 cm)
48 24 44 inches (111 cm) 50 inches (127 cm)

Mexican Clothing Size Chart for Men

Mexican men outfit

It is common that Mexican men’s clothing, depending on the different brands and designs, has sizing norms that are nearly identical to US sizing, particularly for international merchants.  Shirt sizes for males, in general, are marked with ECH, EEG, EG, CH, M, or G, which corresponds to XXSS, XXL, XL, XS, S, M, and L in the United States. In addition, you can find Mexican men’s clothing sizes tagged as 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, and 46.

Let’s get an understanding of the Mexican clothing sizes for males with the following table:

Mexican Clothes Size Chart – Men

Mexican Size US Size Waist  Bust 
36/Extra Chica XS 30 inches (76 cm) 34.25 inches (87 cm)
38/Chica S 31.5 inches (80 cm) 37.5 inches (95 cm)
40/Mediana M 33 inches (84 cm) 39.75 inches (101 cm)
42/Grande L 35.5 inches (90 cm) 42 inches (107 cm)
44/Extra Grande XL 37.75 inches (96 cm) 44.5 inches (113 cm)
46/2X Grande XXL 39.5 inches (100 cm) 46 inches (117 cm)
48/3X Grande XXXL 41 inches (104 cm) 48.5 inches (123 cm)

Find more Mango shoe size chart for Mexican in this post

How to Understand Mexican Sizes?

Mex size

Mexican sizes typically vary from those of the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. After a lot of global retailers in the nation started complaining about high return rates in apparel and realized how Mexicans seemed to not find the suitable fit of clothes or even shoes for them owing to the variation in physical proportions of Mexicans with body shapes used for other worldwide-recognized sizing brands and standards, Mexico developed its own sizing standard.

Mexican men from the ages of 18 to 25 are stated to weigh around 170.41 pounds (or 77.30 kilograms) and stand 5’5 inches (or 1.67 meters) tall. The average Mexican woman in that age group weighs around 138 pounds (or 62.9 kg) and stands 5’2 inches (or 1.60 meters) tall.

Mexican clothing sizing for women often begins with a 26, 28, 30, 32, … and extends up to 48, which converts to a US 2, 4, 6, 8… and up to 24. For males, Mexican sizes generally begin at 36, 38, 40, 42, and continue until 46, or the labels are ECH, CH, M, G, EG, or EEG, which corresponds to a size ranging from XXS to XL in the United States.

Mexican sizes for kids are often designated according to age. Shirts and tops are marked from S to XL, while pants are tagged from 4 to 16. Sizes for children in Mexico are determined by age rather than body dimensions.

Remember that there is no single sizing standard in Mexico. You should understand that Mexican sizes may have their own sizing standards or utilize the US, EU, or UK standards, based on the manufacturer of clothing or shoes.

Simple Guide to Mexican Clothing Sizes

Some of you can be unaware of the size discrepancies in Mexico for a variety of reasons. And it is likely since you went to Mexico on holiday and didn’t need to buy clothes, shoes, or other apparel. 

So, I would like to spare you some trouble and time. This way, if you relocate here and have to acquire all of those items, you will definitely not be completely lost.


Clothing in Mexico, in my own experience, runs a little bit smaller than it does in the United States.

If I go to Target in the United States, I will get a little top. Nevertheless, if I purchase a size small at a Mexican shop similar to Target, it will most certainly be too tiny for my shoulders. I should also mention that getting extra-large clothing sizes in Mexico could also be difficult for both females and males. However, if you need something bigger than an extra-large, Amazon might be a better option.


Almost all tops come in XS, S, M, L, and XL sizes. Having said that, the labels might vary somewhat. This is owing to the fact that it is printed in Spanish.

The conversion chart of Mexican clothing sizes to US clothing sizes is as follows:

U.S. Size Mexico Size
Extra Small XCH or Extra Chico 
Small CH or Chico
Medium M or Mediano
Large G or Grande 
Extra Large XG


If you are a guy, your size is really the same in both the United States and Mexico. If you wear a size 42 in jeans in the United States, you will likewise wear a size 34 in Mexico. The only exception is that in certain stores, sizes such as small, medium, and large tend to run a little smaller in Mexico than they really do in the United States.

Since the average man size and height in Mexico are typically smaller and shorter than in the United States, I found this to be particularly the case at local merchants as opposed to huge brand names, such as Levis.

However, because jeans are of various sizes in Mexico, you will then need to understand your size in advance. In particular, if you have ever purchased jeans or pants in Europe, you have probably seen these sizes previously. However, if you are just like me and have purchased the bulk of your pants in the United States, this will be a transition.

For instance:

26 2
28 4
30 6
32 8
34 10
36 12
38 14
40 16

Size comparison of pants and jeans in Mexico and the United States

Dresses for Little Girls in Mexico

If you are about to purchase a child, keep in mind that Mexican clothing stores will offer girl’s gowns categorized by age. I don’t have children, so I can’t say if this is really the same in the United States, but I imagine it’s comparable to buying baby clothes. In the United States, baby labels are often age-based. And it is just the same in Mexico for girls’ dresses. They believe an eight-year-old girl will wear a size 8 dress.

Extra Tips in Shopping for Mexican Sizes

Let’s finish this article with some extra tips that definitely help you get the most suitable Mexican size.

  • Mexican sizing differs from sizing standards used in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe due to variances in physical dimensions. Mexicans are generally shorter and chubbier than Europeans or Americans. As such, size availability might be an issue for really large sizes in both clothing and shoes.
  • Mexican men’s clothing has a sizing standard that is nearly identical to the sizing procedure used in the United States. This differs according to the brand and design.
  • Note that sizing for kids’ Mexican sizes is often dependent on age rather than body dimensions.
  • Mexican shoe sizes for kids, females, and males are normally measured in millimeters.
  • Shoe sizes in Mexico are typically the same as in Japan, in which shoe sizes are determined in accordance with the foot length in centimeters.
  • There is no ideal conversion chart for Mexican sizes because each manufacturer may use a distinct sizing system based on the brand. Even though I provide you with a size guide, it is still preferable to personally fit the products before purchasing or ask the business for the size measurement that they are using for more convenient and accurate conversion.
Steven Ta
Steven Ta
I am a professional photographer and shoe-lover. With a deep-rooted passion for all things footwear and years of hands-on experience, I am your go-to guide in the awesome world of shoes
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