Between length, rise, style and fit, it can be a total minefield.
To further muddle the equation, jean sizes sometimes go by a numerical digit which measures the size of your waist in inches. For example, a size 10, a medium, and a waist size 28 are all the same size… The mind boggles.
We went to Sydney Fashion Week and asked some punters what their most expensive fashion items were? This is what they said.
But we’ve discovered a handy hack you’ll want to commit to memory. An equation to find your jeans waist size from your standard clothing size (e.g. a size 12).
Prepare to have your mind blown.
Women’s jeans sizes for sizes AU 6-11.
Your AU size is simply the two numbers of your denim waist size added together. This applies to waist sizes 24-29.
So, if you’re a size 24 waist, you’ll be an AUS size 6 because 2+4=6.
Size 25 waist – AUS size 7 (2+5=7)
Size 26 waist – AUS size 8 (2+6=8)
Size 27 waist – AUS size 9 (2+7=9)
Size 28 waist – AUS size 10 (2+8=10)
Size 29 waist – AUS size 11 (2+9=11)
Women’s jeans sizes for sizes AU 12-19.
To work out your denim waist size to your standard AU size, take the last number of your denim waist size and add 12.
Size 30 waist – AUS size 12 (0+12=12)
Size 31 waist – AUS size 13 (1+12=13)
Size 32 waist – AUS size 14 (2+12=14)
Size 33 waist – AUS size 15 (3+12=15)