CHILDRENS SIZING GUIDE

The Next look for children has been created with easy-fitting fashion clothes which allow room for growth. Widths, lengths and sleeve lengths are all generous, so don't automatically buy a size larger for your child without first referring to our body measurement charts on this page. When ordering, remember that age is just an approximation of size. The height of your child gives a much better indication of which size to buy.

  1. Measurement Guide
  2. Baby - Little Baby to 18 mths / Younger Boys & Girls - 3 mths to 5 yrs
  3. Boys & Girlswear - 3 to 16 Years Dual Sized
  4. Boys & Girlswear - 3 to 16 Years Single Sized
  5. Plus Fit Boys & Girlswear - 3 to 16 Years Single Sized
  6. Boys' & Girls' Jeans Fits
  7. How To Measure Your Child For Next Bras
  8. Safety Symbols
 

Measurement Guide

Height

Without shoes, feet together standing flat on the ground, measure height level from top of head to the ground.

  1. Outside leg
    Measure from waist down outside leg to floor.
  2. Hips / Seat
    Measure around the fullest part of the seat.
  3. Waist
    Measure around natural waistline.
  4. Chest
    Place tape close up under arms, measure chest at fullest part.








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BABY - LITTLE BABY TO 18 MONTHS
YOUNGER BOYS AND GIRLS - 3 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS
order size  little baby new baby up to 1mthup to 3mths3-6mths6-9mths9-12mths
height (cm)   up to 44 up to 50 up to 56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80
weight (kgs)  up to 2.3 up to 3.4 up to 4.54.5-66-88-9.59.5-11
weight (lbs)  up to 5 up to 7.8 up to 1010-1414-1818-2121-24
 
order size 12-18mths 1½-2yrs 2-3yrs 3-4yrs 4-5 yrs    
height (cm)  80-86 86-92 92-98 98-104 104-110    
chest (cm)  49-51 51-53 53-55 55-57 57-59    
waist (cm)  50-51 51-52 52-53 53-54 54-55    
hip (cm)  52-54 54-56 56-58 58-60 60-62    
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BOYS & GIRLSWEAR - 3 TO 16 YEARS DUAL SIZED
JACKETS, KNITWEAR, SWIMWEAR, UNDERWEAR, NIGHTWEAR
order size 3-4yrs 5-6yrs 7-8yrs 9-10yrs 11-12yrs 13-14yrs 15-16yrs
height (cm)   98-104 110-116 122-128 134-140 146-152 158-164 166-176
chest (cm) 55-5759-6163-6769-7375-7982-8789-94
waist (cm) 53-5455-5758-6061-6464-6868-7270-75
hip (cm) 58-6062-6568-7173-7879-8485-9290-96
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BOYS & GIRLSWEAR - 3 TO 16 YEARS SINGLE SIZED
DRESSES, SKIRTS, TROUSERS, JERSEY BOTTOMS, SHIRTS, TOPS
order size   3yrs 4yrs 5yrs 6yrs 7yrs        
boys & girls
height (cm)
  98 104 110 116 122        
chest (cm)   55 57 59 61 63        
waist (cm)   53 54 55 57 58        
hip (cm)   58 60 62 65 68        
outside leg (cm)   60 64 68 72 77        
 
order size 8yrs9yrs10yrs11yrs12yrs13yrs14yrs15yrs16yrs
boys
height (cm)
  128 134 140 146 152 158 164 170 176
chest (cm)   67 70 73 76 79 82 86 89 92
waist (cm)   60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76
hip (cm)   70 73 76 79 82 85 88 91 94
outside leg (cm)   81 85 89 94 98 102 106 109 112
 
girls
height (cm)
  128 134 140 146 152 158 164 166 168
chest (cm)   66 69 72 75 79 83 87 89 91
waist (cm)   59 61 62 63 64 65 67 69 71
hip (cm)   71 74 78 81 84 88 92 94 96
outside leg (cm)   81 85 89 93 96 100 103 106 109
Most trousers and skirts have an adjustable waist up to 12 years and a rigid waist from 13-16 years.
Individual styles are indicated by * symbol.
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PLUS FIT BOYS & GIRLSWEAR - 3 TO 16 YEARS SINGLE SIZED
TROUSERS, SKIRTS (selected styles only)
order size 3yrs4yrs5yrs6yrs7yrs    
boys & girls
height (cm)
  98 104 110 116 122     
waist (cm)   58 59 60 62 63        
hip (cm)   63 65 67 70 73        
outside leg (cm)   60 64 68 72 77        
 
order size   8yrs 9yrs 10yrs 11yrs 12yrs 13yrs 14yrs 15yrs 16yrs
boys
height (cm)
  128 134 140 146 152 158 164 170 176
waist (cm)  65 67 69 71 73 75 77 80 83
hip (cm)  75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 99
outside leg (cm)   81 85 89 94 98 102 106 109 112
 
girls
height (cm)
  128 134 140 146 152 158 164 166 168
waist (cm)   64 66 67 68 69 70 72 74 76
hip (cm)   76 79 83 86 89 93 97 99 101
outside leg (cm)   81 85 89 93 96 100 103 106 109
Most trousers and skirts have an adjustable waist up to 12 years and a rigid waist from 13-16 years.
Individual styles are indicated by * symbol.
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ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND
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achieved by using the button holes in the elastic and a concealed
button on the inside of the waistband
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BOYS' AND GIRLS' JEANS FITS
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Regular Fit

Smart fitting. Straight leg, sits on waist. Narrow seat and leg opening.
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* Bootcut Leg

Low waisted. Slim at the knee with a wider hem.
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* Straight Leg

*Sits below the waist. Slim on the hip and thigh. *
* Skinny Leg

*Sits below the waist very narrow on the hip, thigh, knee and hem.
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Relaxed Fit

*Loose comfort fit. Sits just below the waist. Full at the seat and thigh with straight leg.
* Slouch Fit

*Baggy fashion fit. Sits low on the waist. Fuller through seat, thigh, knee and hem.
* Banana Leg

*Relaxed fitting. Loose seat, thigh and ankle. Engineered inside leg seam, creating a curved silhouette.
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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CHILD FOR NEXT BRAS
Underbust measurement Bra Size Cup Size
58-62cm 28"69-72cm=AA cup
72-74cm=A cup
63-67cm 30" 75-77cm=AA cup
77-79cm=A cup
79-81cm=B cup
68-72cm 32" 80-82cm=AA cup
82-84cm=A cup
84-86cm=B cup
73-77cm 34" 84-86cm=AA cup
86-89cm=A cup
1. Bra Size (underbust) Measuring in centimetres place the tape measure around your rib cage immediately under the bust. The tape should be held firmly, but not tightly so that you can breathe easily - see table above.
2. Cup Size (full bust) Measure the bust at the fullest part in centimetres. Use the chart as a guideline. If you fall between the sizes always go by your bra size (underbust measurement) and try either side for cup size - see table above.
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Fire Safety Symbols

* A red triangle indicates that these garments do not comply with the flammability regulations as laid down by BS5722. But remember safety first. Regulations alone cannot prevent accidents. Keep children and clothes away from fire.
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