Baopals Clothing Sizes

Every type of clothing imaginable (and millions that are unimaginable) can be found on Baopals at incredible prices. However, a common concern is whether or not the clothes will fit. One of the first things that expats notice when they make the China move is that their underwear size has “upgraded” from M to XXL. After the initial panic of thinking that your person has gained a solid 20 kilos on the plane ride over, you realize that clothing sizes are different and inconsistent in China.

Luckily for you, Baopals is here to show you how to find great clothes with a great fit. Follow the steps below and before long you’ll be able to stock your wardrobe with dapper clothing without breaking the bank!

Always start with the Details tab.

The vast majority of clothing sellers offer their very own sizing charts. These charts are accurate due to the fact that sellers are incentivized to make sure that every item of clothing fits well as to reduce the amount of returns/refunds.

Scroll down to the additional product details below "Similar Products" and click on the Details tab. Once selected, various product images and additional text will begin to populate the page:

Begin scrolling down and enjoy the photos until you find the seller’s sizing chart:

Tip: If you are unable to find a sizing chart, then we advise you to exercise caution before purchasing. Try looking for alternatives or contact us via WeChat, Q&A, or email for additional sizing help.

Clothing dimensions are almost always given in centimeters while weight is almost always given in jin 斤 which is 0.5kg. Use the cheat sheet below to decipher any mystery Chinese sizes.

For additional resources, check out our suggestions of stores for 'large' shoes (up to size 48 for men and 43 for women) and curated fashion & design items.

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    • I don’t know if you found an answer for this yet but for bras, if you’re a 38 back home then you’d be looking at a band size of about 85. For cup size, increase it by one. I’m a 38C back home but I’m an 85D here. If you were to go with a 70 then you’d have a tight fit. With the 85, you can try it first on the loosest eyelet and then go further in if you need something smaller.

  • Sometimes when I go to check out it does not give me the union pay option and I have not set up we chat pay or the other option. How can I fix this?

    • Hi Lidy, we’ve had to temporarily disable UnionPay because they are currently updating their system. Various websites with UnionPay as a payment gateway have had to disable it for the time being because the update has had technical issues. We’re waiting for UnionPay to fix things on their side before we enable it again. It should be sorted any day now, and in the meantime we hope that WeChat Pay or Alipay will work for you.

    • Hi Scott, size 11.5 US should be a size 46 here in China. When viewing shoe categories on Baopals, if you filter “Tmall Only”, you can usually select a filter for size 46 shoes. Hope that helps!

    • Hi KS, the best search words to include in your search are “big” or “fat”. They aren’t the nicest of words but when translated directly from Chinese they will turn up the most results. For example, if you want to look for a plus sized sweatshirt you could type in “big sweatshirt” or “fat sweatshirt” to find many options to choose from. Hope this helps!

  • I brought pyjamas one size bigger but still the lenght is to small i am 5″1″ is it wise to buy large as medium is not long enough for me? Help

    • Hi Sonali, have you checked for a size chart for the pajamas? Without knowing what specific product you ordered we are unable to check for you, but you may find a size chart in the DETAILS tab for the product. You can find out here through our return/refund policy if the item you received is eligible for a return. If you still need help figuring out what size to order, please contact us again with a link to the specific item you are referring to. Thanks for getting in touch!

  • Hi! I’m a size 10 to 12 in Australia for shirts, pants and dresses, depending on the fit. I was wondering what this translates to in China? Thanks!

    • Hi Debs, thanks for your question! I’m afraid we can’t give a recommendation that would cover all products because the sizes in China aren’t standardized – thus the best thing to do is to look at the Details tab for a particular item and refer to the seller’s size chart and dimensions (they usually put them in CM). For most western clothing brands (especially from their official Tmall stores) you can expect them to use their global standard sizes.

  • I am looking for my correct size in bras if im a US 40DD or 42D what would my Chinese size be? i know China must have my size since all of my bras say made in China. Help

    • Hi Beatrice, bra sizes can be a bit difficult when shopping from Chinese brands. Even if they do offer a size comparison, they aren’t always the same fit as their US counterparts. You can check the Details tab for a particular item to see the seller’s size chart and dimensions (usually in CM). The safest thing to do is to search familiar US brands (we recommend filtering your search to “Tmall Only” to get licensed sellers) as they often use their standard US sizes.

    • Hi Andre, different jeans may have different size specifications, therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • Hi. I’m from Kazakhstan. Can you help me. How I can buy in your shop closes for me and my children? It’s possible? Please unswe me. And how I can pay ?

    • Hi Inna, we are only serving customers within mainland China for now. We aim to expand internationally towards the end of 2017. Thanks for your patience!

  • Hi. Can you help me?
    I am looking for a correct size in shoes for my kids. 32-34 (22-23 cm foot size) and 22-24 (15-16 cm foot size). What would the Chinese size be?

    • Hi Sun, different kids shoes sizes may have different size specifications, therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • My weight is 58 kg, its because my height is 5’7, but I am confused about which dress size I should wear, because my waist is small, should I wear S, M, L, XL or XXL?

    • Hi Wajiha, different dress sizes may have different size specifications, therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

    • Hi Divan, different dress sizes may have different size specifications, therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • hi, i put taobao product links in search feilds but the problem is somtimes VIEW STORE button dose not appear for many products because i want to see seller products , please fix it thanks

    • Hi Ahmad, we currently only have T-Mall official stores available on our website. We’re currently working on developing more store viewing capabilities. Thanks for your patience!

  • HI, I am a size 5 US, but my bust size is 36d. I am 5′ 2 1/3″ tall. I find it very difficult to buy off the rack. I usually have to buy at least a large size blouse, but I can wear free size or smaller sized pants. What size should I order in the gowns/dresses? I don’t want them to be too long.

    • Hi Micki, the best search words to include in your search are “big” or “fat”. They aren’t the nicest of words but when translated directly from Chinese they will turn up the most results. For example, if you want to look for a plus sized dress you could type in “big dress” or “fat dress” to find many options to choose from. From there you can check the sizing chart for exact measurements to find out what size to order. Hope this helps!

  • Hi, for children’s shoes…is the size mentioned in yards and cms the length of the sole of the outside shoe or the child’s foot? For adults it is straight forward according to the size. Can you please clarify for children?? Thanks

    • Hi Maria, generally the measurement is for the length of the sole of the outside shoe. You can also message our team before making your purchase if you’re unsure. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • I am moving to Shanghai in August and I am not sure if I should be stocking up on mens underwear, I am just worried those there will run bit smaller in the genital area, I am not as small as most are there and do not want to get something local that is too snug.

    • Hi Jeff, we wouldn’t worry about it. Men from all over the world have purchased underwear through our website and have not had any issues. You can always check with us about a sizing chart before making your purchase if you don’t see one in the product details. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • Hi. I’m struggling to find pants that fit. Can you give me any tips on keywords I can use for someone that is larger than the average sizes they have in China? In my country I would wear a size 42/44.

    • Hi Ruben, the best search words to include in your search are “big” or “fat”. They aren’t the nicest of words but when translated directly from Chinese they will turn up the most results. For example, you could look up “pants fat” or “pants big” to find many options to choose from. From there you can check the sizing chart for exact measurements to find out what size to order. Hope this helps!

  • Hi – Looking for a mermaid swimsuit for my kid who is turning 7 years old next month. Below are the measurements. Please advise me which size to pick from your charts.

    Size: 6T (Waist 50 cm, toe to waist 70cm, toe to head 117cm.) Age size 6-7 years. Color: Rainbow

    • Hi Novah, please post this question in the Q&A section of the specific product you are asking for and we will be able to recommend a size. Every product has its own specific sizing chart.

      Thanks for getting in touch with us!

    • Hi Allison, thanks for your interest in shopping on Baopals! We can’t wait to serve customers around the world, but unfortunately it’s going to take time. We’re currently only serving customers in China, but hope to expand overseas near the end of this year. So please keep an eye out for it 🙂

  • Hello, baopals. Just wanna make sure about shoe sizes. My shoe size in the Philippines is 35 and or 36. What is my shoe size equivalent here in China? Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Mary, it should be the same size here in China. But keep in mind different shoe sizes may have different size specifications, as is the case with shoes all over the world. Therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

    • Hi Manorama, please post this question in the Q&A section of the specific product you are asking for and we will be able to recommend a size. Every product has its own specific sizing chart.

      Thanks for getting in touch with us!

  • Hello Baopals,
    When I’m looking at men’s pants and their sizes what does 40 yards (2 feet by 6) in reference to? Is this a measurement of the inseam or waist or both? Please decipher.

    • Hi Aaron, yeah these translations can be a bit confusing. On a lot of men’s pants, they’ll use simpler size measurements but occasionally you’ll see weird ones like this. In most cases, “40 yards” will mean “size 40” but to be sure we’d have to look at the product itself – especially on the “2 feet by 6” part, which doesn’t make much sense. On any Baopals product page, you can go down to the “Q&A” section and write your question about the product there. This way our team can give you specific info about that product, and you’ll receive the update by email. Thanks!

  • I wish you would make larger sizes available… xxl in western size is enough for me. But here in China I need xxxxl-xxxxxl. For pants I need 42. If you do have clothing in those sizes, it sure would be nice if I could search for them rather than looking at each item to find out that you don’t have it in my size. Maybe nothing you sell is in my size and that’s why… anyways. Cheers.

    • Hi Steven, we understand how frustrating it is not to be able to find your clothing size. We have a lot of male staff members at Baopals that run into the same issue all the time! Fortunately, we do have larger sizes available. The best search words to include in your search are “big” or “fat”. They aren’t the nicest of words but when translated directly from Chinese they will turn up the most results. For example, you could look up “pants fat” or “pants big” or “fat jacket” to find many options to choose from. From there you can check the sizing chart for exact measurements to find out what size to order. Hope this helps!

  • Hi..id like some help..our shoe sizes at EUR is 42.5 for men,30 for a kid..what would it be in chinese size? and another one shoe size which is 7inches.. Can you guid us please.. Thanks!

    • Hi Prechel, please keep in mind different shoe sizes may have different size specifications, as is the case with shoes all over the world. Therefore we always recommend checking the sizing chart before you order or posting this question in the Q&A section of the specific product you are asking for and we will be able to recommend a size. Thanks for getting in touch with us!

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