So now my oldest child is no longer in the infant/toddler section of the store and I am totally confused again. If I thought baby clothing sizes were confusing, they have nothing on girls clothing from size 5 to 18, which can be listed by s/m/l, number or pair (7/8). Plus, in NO WAY do the sizes correlates to age. Seriously.
Like I did with the baby clothing size charts, I went to the most common girls clothing brands:
- The Children’s Place
- Old Navy/The Gap
Girls Clothing Size Observations
Most clothing manufacturers size their girls clothing by height. Only Kohls is their own animal–they use waist & inseam.
The height charts are all pretty similar except that if your child is on the tall side, you may want to check out Justice. Their sizing starts at size 5 and is a whole inch longer than anyone else for most age ranges.
Gymboree is surprisingly similar to everyone else, but in my experience, it doesn’t seem to shrink as much as Target/Cherokee, or the Children’s Place.
Girls Clothing Sizes & Ages
Also, as I mentioned, size charts no longer seem to correspond to age. In addition, they go by single digits from size 5 to 8 and then jump to women-type sizing of even numbers (10, 12, etc). They roughly correspond as follows:
Size 5 – ages 5-6
Size 6 – ages 6-7
Size 6x/7 – ages 7-8
Size 8 – ages 8-9
Size 10 – ages 10-11
Size 12 – ages 11-12
Size 14 – ages 12-13
Size 16 – ages 13-14
Size 18 – ages 14-15
Many brands do not make all those sizes and so I guess that at some point you go to the juniors section and stores like Aeropostale, Charlotte Russe & Forever 21?
Downloadable Girls Clothing Size Charts
You can download my printable for size charts for girls clothing from size 4-18. It includes a chart of what size Small/Medium/Large correspond to for each brand.
Hope this helps!