size guide for women

size chart

lululemon size bust waist hip inseam
        regular standard tall
2/XXS 30" 22.5" 33" 32" 34" 35"
4/XS 32" 24.5" 35" 32" 34" 35"
6/S 34" 26.5" 37" 32" 34" 35"
8/M 36" 28.5" 39" 32" 34" 35"
10/L 38" 30.5" 41" 32" 34" 35"
12/XL 40" 32.5" 43" 32" 34" 35"

conversion chart

lululemon size australia/ UK european
2/XXS 6 30
4/XS 8 32
6/S 10 34
8/M 12 36
10/L 14 38
12/XL 16 40

how to measure

Britt is our lead product educator and she knows how to wear the pants. Watch this video for insider tips on how to get the perfect fit. (Hint: it's all in the hips.)

bust - Start by placing a measuring tape around the largest part of your bust. The tape should be flat but not too snug. For sports bra measurements, please visit our bra chart.

waist - Your natural waist lies between your bottom ribs and hip bones. To measure, breathe deeply, relax your stomach and lie the tape measure flat around your waist, allowing for a ¼ inch of slack.

hip - To achieve the most accurate hip measurement, find the widest point of your hips and place the measuring tape around. The hip bone often isn't the widest point - it's one to two inches lower, where your butt is at its fullest.

inseam - Friends are helpful for this one. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart in running shoes. Measure from the very top of your inner leg to the bottom of your inner ankle; repeat this process on your left leg and average out to achieve your most accurate inseam length. You may want to err on the longer-side - short pants aren't as cool as they sound.

fit guidelines

ready to wear - The majority of lululemon garments are preshrunk to ensure a quality first-time fit. This helps guarantee that what you measure for is what you receive - and as a bonus, it helps prevent things like zippers buckling up and other assorted dryer-related mishaps.

finding the right fit - luon is designed to have a matte finish. If there is an underlying sheen that reflects the light, this means the fit is too snug (to see the sheen we're talking about, stretch the luon fabric width-wise with your hands). lululemon clothing should fit like a comfy second skin but shouldn't be restrictive in movement - after all, you need to do headstands, sweat, and chase goals in your new item!

hemming - If you live in an area that doesn't have a lululemon store nearby and need to get your pants hemmed, start with a trusted tailor. Simply put, make sure your tailor looks at the style of stitch that your item was hemmed with originally - this sewing was chosen for the fabric and intended movement of your piece. All lululemon items are hemmed with double-stitching.