When shopping for fashions on Amazon one could become confused, if not irritated.
Size charts on Amazon are not always accurate. On the drop-down menu where you would select your size for an item, the choices are often confusing.
Normally we would see a listing of XS to XL or XXS to XXL and so on. This is not always the case on Amazon. Some brands list size L as a USA 8 for example. We all know that a size 8 is not a Large in the USA. I wear medium to large in shirts, depending on the style, and I am at least a size 10 upward to a 14 for button up tops.
If you see an item listed as a size 8 for US Large, do not get discouraged immediately! Amazon has a strange algorithm for sellers. From my communication with Amazon sellers, the drop down menus are not fully configurable on the seller end.
Sellers have to select a sizing drop down menu that best reflects their sizing, but it is not perfect.
Sometimes the seller is not aware of this so no other sizing information is available.
In this case, you have two options. Buy the item and hope for the best, or skip it entirely.
However, most sellers are aware of this being an issue for the buyers and will place complete sizing information in two different areas.
One area in which you may find more accurate sizing information is in the photos on the left side of the screen right next to the main listing image.
Another place you can find more detailed information would be within the item description itself. You will have to scroll down beneath the images to the item details to find this.
Not all Amazon size charts are inaccurate.
Sellers that manufacture items in the USA are usually correct in their drop down menus.
Big name items are generally accurate on sizing as well.
Even so, it is better to double check within the photos on the side of the main image or check the detailed description. Even in the USA sizing from one brand to the next can be different.
I enjoy shopping on Amazon for fashion. Some of my best deals come from there. Having Amazon Prime free 2 day delivery on items that offer it is a wonderful benefit too. I also appreciate the ease of returning items.
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