Size Guide

How to measure:


Place tape measure loosely under the arms (over the shoulder blades) around the fullest part of the chest.


Measure around the natural waist keeping the tape measure slightly loose.


Measure around the fullest part of the bottom at the top of the leg about 20cm (8") below natural waistline.

Length measurements

Dress lengths are taken from the back neck (nape) to the hem. Skirt lengths are from under waistband to the hem. Trouser lengths use the inside leg measurement.

Diagram of size guide  measuring principles

XS S M L XL Size Guide

Size Bust Waist Hip
XS (8) 82cm 64cm 89cm
S (10-12) 86cm - 91cm 67cm - 73cm 93cm - 98cm
M (12-14) 91cm - 96cm 73cm - 78cm 98cm - 103cm
L (14-16) 96cm - 102cm 78cm - 84cm 103cm - 109cm
XL (16-18) 102cm - 108cm 84cm - 90cm 109cm - 115cm

8-20 Size Guide

Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Height 167cm 167cm 167cm 167cm 167cm 167cm 167cm
Bust 81cm 86cm 91cm 96cm 102cm 108cm 114cm
Waist 62.5cm 67.5cm 73.5cm 78.5cm 84.5cm 90.5cm 96.5cm
High Hip 5cm
below waist
74cm 79cm 84cm 89cm 95cm 101cm 106cm
Mid Hip 10cm
below waist
82cm 87cm 92cm 97cm 103cm 109cm 115cm
Lower hip 20cm
from waist
88cm 93cm 98cm 103cm 109cm 115cm 121cm
Waist to ankle 93cm 93cm 93cm 93cm 93cm 93cm 93cm
to wrist
41cm 41cm 41cm 41cm 41cm 41cm 41cm

Women's shoe sizes

EU 37 38 39 40
UK 4 (Small) 5 (Medium) 6 (Medium) 7 (Large)

* Laura Ashley only stock size 4 (37), size 5 (38), size 6 (39) and size 7 (40) only.