Size Guides

Always measure your actual body, not clothed body to get an accurate reading for sizeing. It is advisable to wear a non padded bra to get more accurate bust measurement

Bust - Measure around the fullest part of your bust and across your shoulder blades.

Waist - Keeping the tape measure taut, measure around your natural waist.

Lower Hip - With your legs together, measure approximately 20cm down from your natural waist and measure around the lower part of your bottom.

Measure Point Garment Size / Body Measurement
XS Small Medium Large XL XXL XXXL
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Chest / Bust (cm) 79 83 87 92 97 102 108 114 120 126 132 138
Waist (cm) 63 67 71 76 81 86 93 100 104 111 118 125
Lower Hip (cm) 87 91 95 100 105 110 117 124 129 136 143 150
Womens Shoes
UK Europe USA
2 35 4
35½
3 36 5
36½
4 37 6
37½
5 38 7
38½
6 39 8
39½
7 41 9
41½
8 42 10
Womens Slippers
Slipper Size UK Shoe Size
S 3-4
M 5-6
L 7-8

Women's Sock Sizes

Crafted in stretch fabric for a comfortable fit and feel, our standard women’s socks are available in one size, which fits women’s shoe sizes ranging from 4-8 (European 37-41).

Maternity Measuring Guide

Matalan maternity collection is available in sizes 8-18. All our maternity styles are sized according to your pre-pregnancy size with natural ease added to garments for your comfort during pregnancy.

Maternity Trousers, Skirts and Shorts fit Guide

For all our trousers, skirts and shorts a variety of stretch and supporting panels are used to ensure maximum comfort. Each and every style is designed around your new curves and growing bump during pregnancy. The use of elasticated stretchy fabrics that contain elastane ensure the fabric will grow with you through all your stages of pregnancy.

Matalan Fit - Maternity Jeans

Maternity jeans are often worn before and for a while after the birth of your baby. We always carefully consider the styling of our jeans as we look for softer washes in our denims keeping comfort our main focus whilst offering fashionable styling. We offer various choices of waistband styling to accommodate and flatter your shape and growing bump.

Insert Pocket Panels Narrow Bump Band Full Over The Bump Panel Turn Top Waist Band
This style has a front fly to look like a regular trouser/jean and jersey pockets to keep you feeling comfortable as you grow. Inner extendable waistband tabs that you can adjust to suit you growing bump. 5'8" The jersey elasticated band that will sit under your bump. Ideal for during and after pregnancy. Over the bump smooth jersey panel give maximum support and overall comfort. Elasticated at the top edge to extend with growing bump. A versatile waistband that can be worn over or under the bump. Soft jersey panel designed to fit throughout and after pregnancy.
There may be some slight variation to panels depending on styling.

Maternity Tops and Dresses fit Guide

At Matalan we are able to provide you with a range of maternity tops and dresses that will meet all stages of your pregnancy.

Our styles are designed to make the clothes work from day one to after your baby is born. Styling details such as underbust seams and ties/drawstrings that can be adjusted for comfort and ease. Many also have side rouching to ensure a snug but comfortable fit as you grow. Adjustable straps allowing growth and maximising support were it is needed.

Our choice of fabrics is carefully selected to give comfort and durability in your day to day wear. On our more fitted styles most fabrics contain elastane to allow more support and stretch whilst also maintaining shape.

Bra Size Measuring Guide

Follow the guide lines below on how to find your bra size. Always measure yourself wearing a bra (not padded) and take measurements in inches.

Diagram point 1 - Underbust

  • Place tape measure around you rib cage underneath the bust, hold the tape firmly but not too tight.
  • If your measurement is an even number then add 4 inches.
  • If your measurement is an odd number then add 5 inches.
  • This will give you your underbust measurement for your bra size.

Diagram point 2 - Overbust

Place the tape around the fullest part of your bust, do not pull too tight. Note the measurement and use the guide below to find your bra size.

Underbust Measurement Fig Ref (1) Bra Size Fig Ref (1) Overbust Measurement / Cup Size / Fig Reg (2)
A B C D DD E F
27 / 28 32 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
29 / 30 34 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
31 / 32 36 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
33 / 34 38 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
34 / 36 40 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
37 / 48 42 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Petite Measurment Guide

Our 'Petite' womenswear range has been designed for a women whose height is 160cm (5ft 3") and who has an inside leg of 71cm.

The fit of a garment may vary depending on the cut, style and fabric.

Measure Point XS Small Medium Large XL
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Chest/Bust (cm) 79 83 87 92 97 102 108 114 120
Waist 63 67 71 76 81 86 93 100 104
Lower Hip 87 91 95 100 105 110 117 124 129

Measured: In bare feet take the measurement from the top of the inside leg and measure down to the floor

Trouser Leg Lengths To fit Inside Leg Length (inches/cm)
Petite 28" / 71cm
Standard fit 31" / 79cm

* Actual trouser inside leg lengths may vary according to style and size

Formal Shirts - to fit neck size / chest size
Neck 14½"
37cm
15"
38cm
15½"
39 - 40cm
16"
41cm
16½"
42cm
17"
43cm
17½"
44-45cm
18"
46cm
Chest 36"
92cm
38"
97cm
40"
102cm
42"
107cm
44"
112cm
46"
117cm
48"
122cm
50"
127cm
Casual Wear - to fit dual sizes
  Small Medium Large XL XXL XXXL
Chest 37"
94cm
38 - 40"
97 - 102cm
41 - 43"
104 - 109cm
44 - 46"
112 -117cm
47 - 49"
119 - 124cm
50 - 52"
127 - 132cm
Waist 32"
81cm
33 - 35"
84 - 89cm
36 -38"
91 - 96cm
39 - 41"
99 - 104cm
42 - 44"
107 - 112cm
45 - 47"
115 - 120cm
To fit Chest / Waist
Chest 36" 92cm 38" 97cm 40" 102cm 42" 107cm 44" 112cm 46" 117cm 48" 122cm 50" 127cm
Waist 30" 76cm 32"
81cm
34" 86cm 36" 91cm 38" 96cm 40" 101cm 42" 107cm 44" 112cm
Inside Leg Measurements - Formal Trousers
Short Regular Long
29" 31" 33"
Inside Leg Measurements - Casual Trousers & Jeans
Short Regular Long
30" 32" 34"
Mens Belts
  Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Size 39.5" 42.5" 45.5" 48.5" 51.5"
To Fit Waist 31-35" 34-38" 37-41" 40-44" 43-47"
Men's Shoes
UK Europe USA Japan
6 40 7 24
40½ 24½
7 41 8 25
41½ 25½
8 42 9 26
42½ 26½
9 43 10 27
43½ 10½ 27½
10 44 11 28
10½ 44½ 11½ 28½
11 45 12 29
11½ 45½ 12½ 29½
12 46 13 30
12½ 46½ 13½ 30½
13 47 14 31
Boy/Girl Tiny Baby to 9/12mth
Order Size Tiny Baby New Born 0-3mths 3-6mths 6-9mths 9-12mths
Height (cm) Up to 50 50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80
Weight (kgs) Up to 3.2 3.2-4.5 4.5-6 6-8 8-9.5 9.5-11
Weight (lbs) Up to 7 7-10 10-14 14-18 18-21 21-24
Boys and Girls Toddler 12months - 5yrs
Order Size 12-18mths 18-23mths 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs
Height (cm) 80-86 86-92 98 104 110
Chest (cm) 51 52.5 54.5 56 58
Waist (cm) 50 50.5 52.5 54.5 55
Hip (cm) 51.5 53 56 60 62
Girls 3yrs to 16yrs
Order Size 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height (cm) 98 104 110 116 122 128 134 140 146 152 158 164 165 166
Chest (cm) 54.5 56 58 60.5 63 65 68 71.5 74.5 78 81.5 85 88 91
Waist (cm) 52.5 54.5 55 56 57 58 59.5 62 63.5 65.5 67 69 72 75
Hip (cm) 56 60 62 64 66 69 73.5 77 80.5 84 87 90 93 96
Boys 3yrs to 16yrs
Order Size 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs 8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
Height (cm) 98 104 110 116 122 128 134 140 146 152 158 164 170 176
Chest (cm) 54.5 56 58 60.5 63 64 67.5 71 74.5 78 82 86 88.5 91.5
Waist (cm) 52.5 54.5 55 56 57 59 61 63.5 65.5 68 71.5 75 77.5 80
Hip (cm) 56 60 62 64 66 68 71 74.5 77.5 81 85 89 91.5 94
Kids Shoes
Continental UK US Age Girls Age Boys
19 3 4    
     
20 4 5 7-23 months  
    7-23 months
21 5 6    
22    
  6 7    
23    
24 7 8 2 yrs  
25   2 yrs
26 8 9    
  3 yrs  
27 9 10   3 yrs
  10½    
28 10 11 4 yrs  
  10½ 11½   4 yrs
29 11 12 5 yrs  
  11½ 12½   5 yrs
30 12 13    
31 12½ 13½ 6 yrs  
32 13 1   6 yrs
  13½ 7 yrs  
33 1 2   7 yrs
  8 yrs  
34 2 3   8yrs
35    
36 3 4 9 yrs 9yrs
  10 yrs  
37 4 5    
    10 yrs
38 5 6   10 yrs
     
39 6 7    
     
40 7 8    
Suitcase Size
Small Medium Large
58.5cm x 36cm x 25.5cm 70cm x 42cm x 29cm 80.5cm x 46.5cm x 32.5cm
Duvet Cover
  Single Double King Superking
Width 135cm 200cm 230cm 260cm
Length 200cm 200cm 220cm 220cm
Opening 100cm 160cm 180cm 180cm
Valance Sheet
  Single Double King Superking
Width 90cm 135cm 150cm 180cm
Length 190cm 190cm 200cm 200cm
Skirt 38.5cm 38.5cm 38.5cm 38.5cm
Flat Sheet
  Single Double King Superking
Width 180cm 230cm 275cm 305cm
Length 255cm 255cm 265cm 320cm
Fitted Sheet
  Single Double King Superking
Width 90cm 135cm 150cm 180cm
Length 190cm 190cm 200cm 200cm
Box 25cm 25cm 25cm 25cm
Pillowcases
  Housewife Oxford Continental
Width 48cm Inner 48cm Outer 61cm 65cm
Length 74cm Inner 74cm Outer 87cm 65cm
Flap Depth 17cm 17cm n/a n/a
Border n/a 6.5cm n/a n/a
Toddler Bed
  Single Double
Width 120cm 42cm
Length 150cm 62cm
Rugs
  Plain Rugs Patterned Rugs
Small 60cm x 110cm  
Medium 110cm x 160cm 120cm x 170cm
Large 140cm x 200cm 160cm x 220cm
Alder Hey Adult Unisex Pyjamas Size Guide
    XS Small Medium Large XL XXL
Mens Chest 32-34"
81-86cm
35-37"
87-94cm
38-40"
97-102cm
41-43"
104-109cm
44-46"
112-117cm
47-49"
119-124cm
Mens Waist 28"
71-75cm
30-32"
76-81cm
33-35"
84-89cm
36-38"
91-96cm
41"
100-104cm
44"
107-112cm
Womens   Size 6-8 Size 8-10 Size 12-14 Size 16-18 Size 20-22 Size 24-26