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Japanese sizing has been a problem for me. Probably because I was too lazy to figure out what I was doing, I admit it. I’d been (for the most part) holding things up and guesstimating if they would fit. Tricky, but doable.

I finally broke down and did some sizing research (something I should have done months ago!). I thought I’d share it with you all, with the hope that it makes your shopping life easier (I know it has for me!).

First off, we’ll start with the kids.


  1. Just be sure to take this info with a big grain of salt- I was a size 4-6, XS/S back in the States, and here I am a L/XL! I tried on a pair of shorts that were the biggest size the store had (that I could find). The waist was plenty big, but the hips/butt area was not.

  2. San A oustide Foster’s commissary gate has a decent sized “plus size” section that has trendy Japanese fashions for the more mature American figure! It’s on the bottom floor, in one of the corner areas. I dig it. 🙂

  3. Thanks. I love having this. Also, strangely, when I was pregnant I was able to find more clothes here that fit than when I wasn’t. Maybe it’s the cut. Anyway, I found quite a few “maternity” clothes at this shop in Navel Kadena. (I guess it’s just a store specializing in larger sizes.) If you go in the entrance where the 100 yen store is, it’s just before the 100 yen, on the same side right on the corner. The prices were good too.