American Apparel Size Specifications (Inches)
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American Apparel clothing is cut for a youthful shape.  Most garment fit a little snug to flatter almost any body type.  If you are unsure about the appropriate size, we recommend you order the next size larger.

Measuring Tips are included below the Size Spec Table

The Sizing Chart is approximate.  For more detailed information, please see specific style code garment specifications on American Apparel's web site or contact customer service.

Adult/Unisex T-Shirts/Tanks XS S M L XL 2XL  3XL  
Chest 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52   
Waist  28-30  30-32  32-33  33-34  36-38  40-42  44-48  
Adult/Unisex Fleece Tops XS S M L XL 2XL  3XL  
Chest 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50  50-52  
Waist 28-30 30-32  32-33  33-34  36-38  40-42  44-48  
Adult/Unisex Pants/Shorts XS S M L  XL      
Waist 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36  36-38      
Inseam  29  30  32  33 34       
Womens T-Shirts/Tanks/Dresses XS S M L XL  2XL    
Size 0 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18    
Chest 28-30 30-32 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46    
Waist  23-24  25-26  27-28  30-32  33-35  36-38    
Womens Pants / Shorts XS S M L XL      
Size 0 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14      
Waist 23-24 25-26 27-28 30-32 33-35      
Inseam  29  30  32  33  34      
Womens Intimates Tops  XS  S  M  L  XL      
Size 0 1 2 3 4      
Chest  29-30  30-32  32-34  36-38  40-42      
Cup  AA  A  B  C  D      
Womens Intimates Bottoms  XS  S  M  L  XL      
Size 0 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14      
Waist  23-24  25-26  27-29  30-32  33-35      
Toddler + Youth - All Garments  2T  4T  6T  8  10  12    
Weight (lbs)  31-34  35-41  42-45  49-52  54-62  62-75    
Height  32-36  36-40  40-43  48-50  51-54  55-59    
Waist 20.5 21 21.5 22.5 23 24    
Infants - All Garments  0-3m  3-6m  6-12m 12-18m  18-24m      
Weight (lbs)   0-6  7-15  16-22  23-27  28-30      
Chest  12  14  16  18  20      
Length 10-16 17-24 25-28 29-31 32-34      
Pets XS S  M  L  XL  2XL    
Weight (lbs) 0-7  8-10  11-25  26-40  41-60  61-80    
Length 7 10 12 15.5  17.5  20    
Neck 7 9.5 9.75 16.75 19 23    
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 

 Measuring Tips

T-Shirts

Chest:
Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the chest or bust.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape.

 

Tank Tops

Chest:
Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the chest or bust.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape.

 

Shorts 

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape.

 

 

Jackets

Chest: Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the chest or bust. 
Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose.

Waist: Measure around natural waist with a measuring tape. 

 

 Pants

Inseam: Using pants that fit well, measure from the crotch seam to the inside bottom of the leg.

Waist: Measure around natural waist with a measuring tape.

 

 

Women Dress: 

Chest:
Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the bust.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape.

 



Women One Piece:
 

Chest:
Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the bust.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape. 

 

Women Skirts

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape. 

 


Bras & Swim Tops: 

Chest:
Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the bust.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

Cup: Measure under the arms below the bust.
The difference between this measurement and your chest measurement is your cup size.

Under 1 inch - AA Cup
1 Inch - A Cup
2 Inch - B Cup
3 Inch - C Cup
4 Inch - D Cup

 


Womans Intimates & Swimwear Bottoms

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape.

 

 


Kids Bottoms:

Waist: Measure around the natural waist with a measuring tape. 

 


Infants

Chest: Measure under the arms around the fullest part of the chest.
Be sure to keep tape level across the back and comfortably loose.

 


Doggie T-Shirts:

Neck Opening: Measure around lower part of the neck.