What Are the Size Differences in Misses’ and Women’s Clothes?

Misses apparel comes in smaller sizes than women’s clothes since women’s clothing typically has more room in the breast and waist. Clothing in misses and women’s sizes has an equal shoulder width.

Although trying on clothing is the best approach to find out what style fits you the best, the American standard for women’s apparel tends to follow a few fundamental criteria that may aid consumers in choosing what style to buy. For an average body that is more of an hourglass shape, misses-sized clothes is the norm.

Women’s apparel, in contrast, is often for a lady with a broader bust and a less defined waist. Women between the heights of 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 7 inches can wear one of these types of apparel.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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