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measuring for kids

fit guidelines kids's fashions

To ensure the best fit, we recommend you measure yourself with a soft tape measure and,
if possible, have someone help you. We have standardized sizing within our private label
brands, to help you shop with confidence.

Helpful Hints for Measuring

  • All measurements are body measurements, not garment measurements.
  • All measurements are in inches.
  • Hold the tape measure firmly, but not tightly.
  • For best results, take measurements over undergarments.
  • When measuring circumferences, tape measure should be parallel to the floor.
  • Stance should be natural with arms at your side.
  • Match your measurements to the appropriate size chart.
  • If your measurement fall between sizes, order the larger size.

critical areas of fit

If you're buying...

Be sure to measure...

Top, Sweater
Chest
Jacket, Blazer
Chest & Hip
Pants, Shorts
Waist & Hip
Jumpsuit, Overalls, Swimsuit, Sleeper
Chest & Torso
how to measure
kid fit

1 HEIGHT

Stand with your back against a wall, without shoes. Measure from the top of your head to the floor. (For Infants, measure length from top of head to heel, holding one leg straight.)

2 BUST OR CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of the chest.

3 WAIST

Measure around the natural waist.

4 HIP

Measure around the fullest part of your hip.

5 TORSO

Measure from the center of the shoulder, through the crotch, and back to the starting point.

6 INSIDE LEG

With someone's help, measure from center crotch to floor.

7 HEAD

Measure around widest part of head, across forehead.

 

Specialty sizes

We offer the following specialty sizes to help you get the right fit

  sizes
infants 1m to 24m
kids 4 to 7(6X)
girls 7 to 16
boys 7 to 18
boys slim 7s to 18s
boys husky 8h to 20h
 

Infants' size chart

pounds 5 lb 7 lb 10 lb 13 lb 16 lb 18 lb 20 lb 26 lb 30 lb
months preemie newborn 1M 3M 6M 9M 12M 18M 24M
height
up to 17
17½ - 19
19½ - 21¼
21¾ - 24
24½ - 26¾
27¼ - 28⅛
28½ - 29½
30 - 32¼
32 ¾ - 35"
weight
up to 5 lb
6 - 7 lb
8 - 10 lb
11 - 13 lb
14 - 16 lb
17 - 18 lb
19 - 20 lb
21 - 26 lb
27 - 30 lb.
chest
14
15
16
17
18
18½
19
20
21"
waist
13
14
15
16
17
17½
18
19
20"
hip (with diaper)
16
17
18
19
20
20½
21
22
23"
torso
20½ - 22
22½ - 24
24½ - 26
26½ - 28
28½ - 30
30½ - 31
31½ - 32
32 ½ - 34
34 ½ - 36"

Kids' size chart (girls & boys)

  2 3 4 5 6 7(6X)**
height 35 38
41
44
47
48½"
chest 21 22
23
24
25
25½"
waist 20 20¾
21
21½
22
22¼"
hip 21 22
23
24
25
25½"
torso 34 36¼
38½
40¾
43
44¼"
inside leg 14 15¾
17½
19¼
21
22"

** For ordering purposes only, the item information will state 7 (fits 6X).

Girls' size chart

  7 8 10 12 14 16
S M L
height
50
53
56
59
61
63"
chest
26
27
28 ½
30
31 ½
33"
waist
22 ½
23
24
25
25 ½
26"
hip
26
27
28 ½
30
32
34"
torso
45 ¼
47 ½
49 ½
52
54 ¼
56 ½"
inside leg
22 ¾
24 ½
26 ¼
28
28 ¾
29 ½"

Boys' size chart

  7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
S M L XL XXL
height
50
53
56
59
62
65
66 ½
68"
chest
26
27
28 ½
30
31 ½
33
34 ½
36"
waist
22 ½
23
24
25
26
27
28
29"
hip
26
27
28 ½
30
31 ½
33
34 ½
36"
torso
45 ¼
47 ½
49 ¾
52
54 ¾
57 ½
59 ½
61 ½"
inside leg
22 ¾
24 ½
26 ¼
28
29 ½
31
31 ⅝
32 ¼"

Boys' slim fit size chart

  7s 8s 10s 12s 14s 16s 18s
waist
21
21 ½
22 ½
23 ½
24 ½
25 ½
26 ½"
hip
25
26
27 ½
29
30 ½
32
33 ½"
inside leg
22 ¾
24 ½
26 ¼
28
29 ½
31
31 ⅝"

Boys' husky fit size chart

  8h 10h 12h 14h 16h 18h 20h
waist
29
30
31
32 ½
33 ½
34 ½
35 ½"
hip
32 ½
34
36
38
40
41 ½
43"
inside leg
24 ½
26 ¼
28
29 ½
31
31 ⅝
32 ¼"
  • All measurements are body measurements, not garment measurements.

  • All measurements and sizes apply to Sears Private Label merchandise only and may
    not apply to National Brand merchandise.
Kid's Private Label Brands
Baby Boots®/MD Mini Boots®/MD
Love'n Cuddles®/MD NewberryTM/MC
Sears KidsTM/MC Extreme Zone®/MD
SKTM/MC Jessie Girl®/MD
Nevada®/MD Surf Zone®/MD
Pure NRG AthleticsTM/MC P JammersTM/MC
Swimtek®/MD Alpinetek®/MD