Rosegal Sizing Issues: How to Avoid Them By Measuring Yourself

Rosegal sizing issues seem to be a common talking point in Rosegal reviews. When shopping with Rosegal, we understand that you want to receive a garment that fits. Fortunately, you can avoid any sizing issues by measuring yourself properly against Rosegal’s size charts.

Rosegal Sizes

Rosegal is a China-based fashion retailer and deals with suppliers in China. These fashions are designed for Asian bodies which tend to be more slender and shorter than bodies in other countries. It’s up to you to properly measure yourself against Rosegal’s size charts to be sure you’re getting the best fit.

On each product page, a size chart can be found toward the bottom of the page. Rosegal provides US conversions for customers in the United States. It is important that you pay attention to the size charts on each individual item. Different items on Rosegal may come from a different supplier, and therefore, the size and fit may be different.

Rosegal also offers plus sizes if the standard sizes do not fit you. Keep in mind, however, that these sizes are not based on standard US measurements. Again, measuring is the key to receiving a product that flatters your body.

Rosegal Sizing Issues

As with almost every fashion company, Rosegal’s fashions come from different suppliers. There are hundreds of different brands featured on the website, so the sizing can differ widely. This is no different than the way that some of your favorite fashion brands differ in sizing.

Above is an example of one of Rosegal’s Size Charts. This is NOT a standard size chart because every product differs.


Measuring Yourself Against Rosegal Sizing Charts

Standard Sizing

According to Women’s Size Chart, a size Medium in the United States is a size 10 with a 36-inch bust, 28.5-inch waist, and 39-inch hips.

With Rosegal sizing, a size Medium will very rarely fit a US size 10. Take this dark khaki knit sweater, for example.

Rosegal Sweater


On the product page, the Rosegal size chart clearly shows that a size Medium will fit a 33-inch bust, which is a considerable difference from United States sizing.

If you were a United States size 10, you would fit better in a Rosegal size XL with this particular sweater. That does not mean, however, that you will fit into a Rosegal size XL in ALL of their garments. Rosegal receives different garments from different suppliers so you must measure yourself according to each individual size chart, as each item’s size can differ widely.

Now, let’s take a look at Rosegal plus sizes.

This plus size zipped-leather jacket below comes in size XL to 5XL. In the United States, if you wear a 5XL, you might wear a standard US Size 34W. Rosegal’s 5XL, however, measures more like a 22W. Again, this is a considerable difference. You simply cannot order a few sizes up and assume that the garment will fit you correctly. You must measure against the size charts.

Rosegal strives to ensure that customer’s are satisfied with their purchase, which is why they include How To Measure instructions directly on each product page. It is up to the customer to measure themselves against Rosegal’s size charts to be sure they’re getting a proper fit.

How To Measure Yourself with Rosegal Size Charts

To measure yourself for clothing, you’ll need a tape measure. You’ll want one that’s made of cloth or flexible fiber glass, not a metal strip. Metal measuring tapes will not work, as they tend to kink and could render your measurements inaccurate. It’s best to use a measuring tape that’s made for a tailor or seamstress.

Holding the tape measure with two hands, wrap it around the body. Measure each area of the body (as shown below) and note the measurements on a sheet of paper. Hold the tape measure taut, not tight, to get the right sizing.

Bust – Measure around the fullest part of the bust.
Waist – Measure around the waist at the most narrow point.
Hips – Stand with your legs together and measure around the widest part of your hips.

You’ll also want to measure your shoulders. You will not measure around the shoulders this time. You will simply measure across. It’s best to have a friend help you with this one. Simply extend the tape measure from the outer edge of one shoulder to the other and write down the measurement.

Finally, measure the length from the bottom of your neck to the bottom of your waist (or where you typically like your shirts to fall) while standing straight up. This will give you an idea of whether or not the length of a Rosegal garment will be too long, too short, or just right on you.

Tips for Measuring Yourself for Clothes

Generally, your clothing will be slightly larger than your body. This is important to consider when measuring yourself. If you are purchasing an “over-sized sweater,” you will not want it to fit snug against your body. It’s best to allow room for an extra several inches for the correct fit.

For an item such as a t-shirt or a blouse, the item should generally be 2-4 inches larger than your body measurement. The waist should allow room for between one and one and a half inches (or more, for a more flowing fit). For men, the size should generally be 4-6 inches larger. Of course, this information is for reference only. If you have a preference for tighter or looser clothing, or if you’re purchasing a particularly “clingy” fabric, then you should adjust ideal measurements accordingly.

Common Sizing/Measuring Mistakes

There are some common sizing mistakes that people make when choosing garments from China-based retailers.

  1. Choosing a size based on your height or weight. Just because you are a specific height or weight doesn’t mean that a garment will fit you. You absolutely must measure each part of your body to ensure a proper fit. Rosegal constantly reiterates this point, but many assume they can simply choose sizes based on how “big” or “small” they assume their body to be. This is irresponsible shopping.
  2. Choosing your “normal” size. Not only are Asian sizes considerably smaller than other sizes, on Rosegal, every item is also different. You cannot assume that just because you wear a size L in American sizes that you will wear a size L in Rosegal sizes. That is very rarely the case. Please measure yourself twice (three times to be safe) and then choose your size based on Rosegal’s size charts.
  3. Simply ordering “two sizes up.” Apparently there is a common misconception that when ordering from Rosegal, you should order two-sizes up. This is inaccurate information. You cannot just assume that two sizes bigger than your standard American size will fit. Rosegal sizes can differ from American sizes by over ten inches, so it is incredibly important to measure according to the size charts.

There are thousands of manufacturers on Rosegal. Due to different measurement systems, there are variations in size standards. Not considering all of the information above can lead to incorrectly fitting clothes.

Rosegal Sizing Complaints

The negative reviews on Rosegal can usually be traced back to customer error. Many of these negative reviews are based on Rosegal sizes alone. This is unfortunate, as these sizing issues could be avoided by using the above information.

To reiterate, Rosegal’s garments come from suppliers in China and are Asian sizes. These sizes can have a 10-inch + difference when compared to United States sizes. It is up to you, the customer, to properly measure yourself against the size charts to ensure proper fit.


If you’re still confused or need help deciding, feel free to contact “Live Chat” and Rosegal’s Customer Service will assist you.

Rosegal’s Return Policy

If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, Rosegal does offer a 30-Day Guarantee for returns. Find out more about Rosegal’s Return Policy and Warranty Information.

Rosegal offers trendy fashions at low prices. We strive to ensure a positive customer experience. To ensure that you’re receiving an item that will fit your body, you will need to measure against the size charts. The information above is incredibly helpful and will allow you to fall in love with the item you choose. Despite some of the negative hype, there are thousands of satisfied customers who shop with Rosegal regularly. Customers can shop smarter and save themselves a headache by knowing how to properly measure themselves.

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