Women's Size Chart

Instructions for All Styles:
  • Unless otherwise indicated, these are the actual measurements of the product. Choose the product based on your own actual measurements and your preference for fit. Typically, the product should be just slightly larger than your own measurement.  Each style has more detailed fitting descriptions.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all sizes are Misses sizes. A size 20, is a Misses size 20, not a Women's 20. If you are used to wearing Women's sizes, and are buying a misses size, you may need to order one to two sizes larger. If it is a plus size, we will explicitly state that, and numbered sizes will have a "W" after them.
  • All measurements are approximates with slight actual differences from item to item.
  • We recommend you tape-measure yourself to insure best possible fit.
  • Our goal is to have every pair of women's shorts fit at knee-length. This is defined as the bottom of the hem somewhere between the top and the middle of the kneecap for customers of average height.
  • All inseam measurements are from the crotch to the bottom of the inside seam at the hem.
  • All outseam measurements are from the top of the waistband on the side of the waist to the bottom of the outside seam at the hem.
  • All waistband measurements are with the shorts buttoned, and with no slack in the waistband (but the waistband unstretched except where noted for drawstring styles).  We recommend measuring yourself around the waist where the style is worn, as described below with each style.
  • All hip measurements are approximately 9" from the top of the waistband, at the widest part of the hip area of the product.
  • All measurements are in inches.
  • While we have attempted to give you as much accurate information as possible here, we cannot guarantee a proper fit based on this chart. Reliance on this chart does not entitle you to a refund of your postage, or other allowances contrary to our stated policies. Click here to read our policies regarding sizing and returns.
  • If you have questions about the sizing of an item that are not answered here, email customerservice@kneeshorts.com.
  • Buying clothing online can be tricky and involves an element of risk. Getting proper fit through the mail is a trial-and-error process. No specific industry standards exist for sizing (especially for ladies' sizes). What size you may wear in another brand or from another store may or may not be equivalent to the sizing of the product you are ordering. In addition, due to the mass production processes involved in making clothing and the fact that KneeShorts uses a variety of manufacturers, there is no guarantee of consistent sizing from style-to-style and even within the same style. While our return and exchange rate for all our customers is only 10-15%, some customers may become frustrated by trying to get the best size for each of the styles ordered - especially since this trial-and-error process may cost additional amounts for postage. We attempt to give generalized fitting information in our size charts, but there is no guarantee that a particular pair of shorts will be the same measurements as the size chart. While we greatly appreciate your business, if you are not comfortable with the risks involved in attempting to find your correct size, we suggest that buying through the mail may not be something you want to do.

Cotton Twill Bermuda Short
Drawstring Twill Short
Twill Skirt
Trimshaper Swimsuits

Women's Cotton Twill Bermuda Short:

Measurements below are actual measurements of the shorts. Choose a size with all measurements larger than your own. The hips were measured at about 7" below the waistband at the widest part of the short. The waistband of this style does not sit at the waist - it's below - see front rise measurement to estimate where it would fall on you. Front rise is measured from seam at crotch up to the top of the waistband in front. Back rise is from the same seam to the top of the back waistband. Inseam length is 12.5". Click here for general size chart instructions.

Your Normal Misses size 0-2 4-6 8 10 12 14
Order This Size 8 10 12 14 16 18
Waistband-Actual measurement of shorts 29 30 32 34 36 38
Hips - actual measurement 34 36 38.5 40.5 43 45
Front rise 8.5 8.75 9 9.25 9.5 10
Back rise 13 13.5 14 14.5 14.75 15.25

Women's Drawstring Twill Short:

This style has an elastic waist, with drawstring also. This style will shrink when first washed. Sizing in chart below takes some shrinkage into account, but cooler temperatures should be used. All sizes are misses sizes. The inseam length for this style is 12".  Click here for general size chart instructions.  

Size S M L XL 2XL
Misses' Size Equivalent 2-4 6 8 10 12

Women's Elastic Waist Board Short:

Full elastic waist. The hips were measured at 7" below the waistband. Front rise is measured from seam at crotch up to the top of the waistband in front. Back rise is from the same seam to the top of the back waistband. Choose a size with all measurements larger than your own. All sizes are misses sizes. Inseam length is 12". Click here for general size chart instructions.

Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Misses equivalent 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18 18-20
Waistband (no stretch) 27 28.5 30.5 33 36 39.5
Waistband (full stretch) 37.5 39 41 43.5 46.5 50
Hips - 7" below waist 40 41.5 43.5 46 49 52.5
Front rise 11 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
Back rise 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17

Women's Twill Skirt:

Order one size larger than your usual size. This will allow for some shrinkage with first wash, and running somewhat small. All sizes are misses sizes. Length: 36". The back slit is about 14". Click here for general size chart instructions.  

Women's Cargo Shorts with Zip-On Pants:

All sizes are misses sizes. All sizes have 12" inseam for shorts. Cotton twill pants: Have a 30 1/2" inseam, Stone & Olive: Run one size small, Khaki: True to size.
Nylon Pants: Have a 29 1/2" inseam. Run 2 sizes small. Click here for general size chart instructions.  

Ladies' Athletic Capris:

Juniors sizing, and these run one size small. If you typically wear a junior's small, order a medium. If you wear a misses' small, consider ordering two sizes up depending on how juniors typically fit you. There's not much difference between the XL and the 1XL. The 1XL is just a bit larger in the waist. Click here for general size chart instructions.  

Ladies' Plus Size Plaid Bermuda Shorts:

The fabric is 3% spandex, so there is a little stretch. The hips were measured at 9" below the waistband. Front rise is measured from seam at crotch up to the top of the waistband in front. Back rise is from the same seam to the top of the back waistband. Choose a size with all measurements larger than your own. These are plus sizes, but in S, M, L, which is unusual, so typical plus sizing using numbers is included in the chart below. Brand is "The Clothing Company". Click here for general size chart instructions.

Size S M L
Women's Plus size equivalent 12W 14W-16W 18W-20W
Inseam 13 13.5 14
Outseam 23 24 25.5
Waistband (no stretch) 35 38 41
Hips - 9" below waist 42 46 48.5
Front rise 10 11 11
Back rise 13.5 14.5 14.5
Leg Opening 20 21.5 23

TrimShaper Swimwear

Measure yourself, keeping the measuring tape comfortably loose, then find your measurement in the chart below. These are not actual measurements of the product. Use this guide to find the recommended size based on our own measurements. Click here for general size chart instructions.  

Swim Set Size 10 12 14 16 18
Bust 37 38.5 40 41.5 43
Waist 28.5 30 31.5 33 34.5
Low Hip 39 40.5 42 43.5 45
 
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