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Size Guide: Overview

Shopping online can be frustrating when it comes to finding the perfect fitting clothing piece or accessory. At shopAKIRA.com, accurate measurements and fit are important in order for our customer to find the perfect item.

The size charts are general guidelines for average measurements. Sizes will vary depending on designer, cut, style and fabrication. Most of our clothing will fit true to size unless otherwise noted. Our models are on average of 5'9 - 5'10 and wear a size small, size 2 - 4.

Please note that many of the AKIRA labeled dresses lean toward a body conscious fit.

If you are uncertain about a particular style, please contact our customer service team by phone at 1-866-477-2299 during regular hours M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM CST or by email at customerservice@shopakira.com.



Clothing Conversion Size Chart

ALPHA SIZE XS S M L
US 0 2-4 6 8-10
UK 4 6-8 10 12
EUROPE 34 36 38 40
AUSTRALIA 6 8 10 12
JAPAN XS S M L
Pant Size 24" 25"-26" 27"-28" 29"-30"

***Our tighter-fit AKIRA label dresses tend to run a bit small. Please refer to the below

Akira Label Dress Conversion Chart

ALPHA SIZE XS S M L
US 00 0-2 4-6 8
UK 2 4 6-8 10
EUROPE 32 34 36 38
AUSTRALIA 4 6 8 10
JAPAN XS S M L
Pant Size 24" 25"-26" 27"-28" 29"-30"

Size Guide: Shoes

Shoe size may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Fit is tested using size 8-8.5 shoe. Recommendations to order smaller or larger shoe will be visible on description (e.g., "runs narrow; order 1/2 size up.")

HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE LENGTH: Place ruler on the ground, perpendicular to the wall, so the '0' is against the wall. In bare feet, step on the ruler, with the back of your heel against the wall. The measurement taken at the longest part of your foot determines your shoe size.

HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE WIDTH: With the ruler in the same position, step with your bare foot onto the ruler - this time with the outside of your foot touching the wall. The measurement taken at the widest part of your foot determines your shoe width.

HOW TO MEASURE HEEL HEIGHT: We measure from a size 8-8.5 shoe and will vary slightly depending on the size you order. The heel is measured up the center back of the heel to where it meets the sole. All measurements are approximate and rounded down to the nearest quarter inch.


Standard Shoe Conversion Chart

US 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 36-37 37 37-38 38 38-39 39 39-40 40 40-41 41 41-42
UK 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
JAPAN 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28
AUS 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5
Inches 8.875" 9.0625" 9.25" 9.375" 9.5" 9.6875" 9.875" 10" 10.1875" 10.3125" 10.5"

Dr. Marten Women

US 5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 36 37 - 38 - 39/40 - 41 - 42 - 43/44
UK 3 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

Hunter

US 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
EU 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
UK 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Irregular Choice Women

US 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 11
EU 36 36.5 37 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42
UK 3.5 - 4 5 5.5 6 - 6.5 7 7.5 8
JAPAN 22.5 - 23 23.5 - 24 - 25 - 26 26

Jeffrey Campbell

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
EU 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

Jessica Simpson

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41

Melissa's Women

US 5 6 7 8 9 10
EU 35/36 37 38 39 40 41/42
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Topics

Payments and Taxes

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