Size designation of clothes - Part 2: Primary and secondary dimension indicators (ISO 8559-2:2017)

This document specifies primary and secondary dimensions for specified types of garments to be used
in combination with ISO 8559-1 (anthropometric definitions for body measurement).
The primary aim of this document is to establish a size designation system that can be used by
manufacturers and retailers to indicate to consumers (in a simple, direct and meaningful manner) the
body dimensions of the person that the garment is intended to fit. Provided that the size of the person’s
body (as indicated by the specified dimensions) has been determined in accordance with ISO 8559-1,
this designation system will facilitate the choice of garments that fit. This information can be indicated
by labelling, etc.
The size designation system is based on body measurements, not garment measurements. The choice
of garment measurements is normally determined by the designer and the manufacturers who make
appropriate allowances to accommodate the type and position of wear, style, cut and fashion elements
of the garment.

Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 2: Primär - und Sekundärmaßkennzeichen (ISO 8559-2:2017)

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 2: Indicateurs des dimensions principales et secondaires (ISO 8559-2:2017)

L'ISO 8559-2:2017, à utiliser conjointement avec l'ISO 8559‑1 (définitions anthropométriques pour la mesure du corps), spécifie les mesures principales et secondaires pour des types spécifiés de vêtements.
Ce document a pour principal objet d'établir un système de désignation des tailles de vêtements pouvant être utilisé par les fabricants et les détaillants pour indiquer aux consommateurs, d'une manière simple, directe et explicite, les mensurations de la personne pour laquelle la taille du vêtement est adaptée. Grâce à une détermination précise des mensurations du corps humain (comme indiqué par les mesures spécifiées), conformément à l'ISO 8559‑1, ce système de désignation facilitera le choix d'un vêtement adapté. Ces informations peuvent être indiquées par un étiquetage, etc.
Le système de désignation des tailles est fondé sur les mesures corporelles et non pas sur celles des vêtements. Le choix des mesures des vêtements est d'ordinaire déterminé par le modéliste et les fabricants des vêtements, qui établiront les tolérances à prendre en compte selon le type, la position, le style, les éléments de coupe et de mode du vêtement.

Označevanje velikosti oblačil - 2. del: Kazalniki primarnih in sekundarnih mer (ISO 8559-2:2017)

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SIST EN ISO 8559-2:2021
01-februar-2021

Označevanje velikosti oblačil - 2. del: Kazalniki primarnih in sekundarnih mer (ISO

8559-2:2017)

Size designation of clothes - Part 2: Primary and secondary dimension indicators (ISO

8559-2:2017)
Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 2: Primär - und Sekundärmaßkennzeichen
(ISO 8559-2:2017)

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 2: Indicateurs des dimensions principales

et secondaires (ISO 8559-2:2017)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 8559-2:2020
ICS:
61.020 Oblačila Clothes
SIST EN ISO 8559-2:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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December 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 61.020
English Version
Size designation of clothes - Part 2: Primary and secondary
dimension indicators (ISO 8559-2:2017)

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 2: Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 2: Primär -

Indicateurs des dimensions principales et secondaires und Sekundärmaßkennzeichen (ISO 8559-2:2017)

(ISO 8559-2:2017)
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European foreword

The text of ISO 8559-2:2017 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 133 "Clothing sizing

systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings” of the International

Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has been taken over as EN ISO 8559-2:2020 by Technical

Committee CEN/TC 248 “Textiles and textile products” the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

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Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

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North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 8559-2:2017 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 8559-2:2020 without any

modification.
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STANDARD 8559-2
First edition
2017-03
Size designation of clothes —
Part 2:
Primary and secondary dimension
indicators
Désignation des tailles de vêtements —
Partie 2: Indicateurs des dimensions principales et secondaires
Reference number
ISO 8559-2:2017(E)
ISO 2017
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Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Definition of primary and secondary dimensions in garments ..........................................................................2

5 Size designation ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.2 Garment dimensions .......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3 Garment with cups .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

6 Labelling ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6

6.1 Method ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

6.2 Label attachment................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

6.3 Additional information .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

6.4 Examples of labels ................................................................................................................................................................................ 6

Annex A (informative) Examples of labels of size designation .................................................................................................. 8

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24

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Foreword

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The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 133, Clothing sizing systems — Size designation,

size measurement methods and digital fittings.

This first edition cancels and replaces ISO 3636, ISO 3637, ISO 3638, ISO 4415, ISO 4416, ISO 4417 and

ISO 4418, which have been technically revised.
A list of all parts in ISO 8559 can be found on the ISO website.
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Introduction

Different sizing systems in different companies mean that different size designations can fit people

with identical or very similar body measurements.

This document can be used as a reference document for an international size designation system for

different types of garment.
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Size designation of clothes —
Part 2:
Primary and secondary dimension indicators
1 Scope

This document specifies primary and secondary dimensions for specified types of garments to be used

in combination with ISO 8559-1 (anthropometric definitions for body measurement).

The primary aim of this document is to establish a size designation system that can be used by

manufacturers and retailers to indicate to consumers (in a simple, direct and meaningful manner) the

body dimensions of the person that the garment is intended to fit. Provided that the size of the person’s

body (as indicated by the specified dimensions) has been determined in accordance with ISO 8559-1,

this designation system will facilitate the choice of garments that fit. This information can be indicated

by labelling, etc.

The size designation system is based on body measurements, not garment measurements. The choice

of garment measurements is normally determined by the designer and the manufacturers who make

appropriate allowances to accommodate the type and position of wear, style, cut and fashion elements

of the garment.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 8559-1, Size designation of clothes — Anthropometric definitions for body measurement

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http:// www .iso .org/ obp
3.1
primary dimension

body dimension, in centimetres, that is used to designate the size of a garment for the consumer

3.2
secondary dimension

body dimension, in centimetres (or in the case of pantyhose, body mass in kilograms), that can

additionally be used to designate the size of a garment for the consumer
3.3
cup size
difference between the bust girth and the underbust girth
Note 1 to entry: See ISO 8559-1:2017, 5.7.7.
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4 Definition of primary and secondary dimensions in garments

Primary and secondary dimensions are defined as shown in Table 1. These body measurements provide

the basis for the designation of clothing sizes, independently from the product itself, for garment types

as diverse as jackets, skirts, underwear, corsetry (intimate apparel) and headwear.

Body measurements are listed separately for men’s, women’s, boys’ and girls’ clothing.

For infants, body height is used as the primary dimension (see ISO 8559-1) except for headwear, socks,

stockings and gloves.
Heights and girths are measured in accordance with ISO 8559-1.
The primary dimension constitutes the basic size designation system.

A number of the secondary dimensions, as given in Table 1, may be used in such a designation system.

The following example explains how to use the table.
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