What Jean Size Is a 28?

For women, a size 28 jean is equivalent to a size 6, or a waist measurement of 28 inches. Size 28 corresponds to a waist size of 29 3/4 inches for males.

Sizing for women’s denim is quite straightforward; a pair of jeans’ waist measurement equals the size’s number. For instance, a 28 always denotes a pant with a waist measurement of 28 inches. Women’s denim can also be scaled upward in even numbers starting at 0.

Because the natural waistline of males is slightly different than that of women, there are subtle differences in denim sizing for men. For additional information, consult the sizing guide for your favourite brand’s denim.

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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