Sezane Sizing Guide

sezane sizing guide

Sézane Sizing Guide

Sézane is one of my favorite French brands to shop in Paris, the clothes are high quality and hold up over seasons, and the styles are fun and different than you can buy in the US. I have loved the pieces I have collected over the years that I have purchased from Sézane. Sézane is a sustainable brand committed to supporting the community and various charities. This Sézane sizing guide was made to help you navigate between the US and French sizing.

Introduction to Sézane

Sézane is the go-to label for Parisian style. It will celebrate its 10th anniversary with various releases, including homeware (think vases, candles, pillows) this year. If you are looking for a brand that looks and makes you feel more French, this is it. From stylish collections released monthly to great basics that they keep in stock and are around year after year. Some of their best-sellers are their basics, such as their Scott Trench coat and Gaspard sweater

gaspard sweater sezane Paris


Where to Find Sézane

You can purchase items online or in-store. Sézane now has a couple of locations in Paris, one in NYC and one in London if you can’t make it to Paris. Locations in LA, Boston, and Seattle if you are US-based and can’t make it to Paris. Fingers crossed for a Chicago location soon.

On any given day, a Sézane store will be filled with shoppers. During my recent trip to Paris last October, the lines were at least 50 people deep outside. We were fortunate to have a private shopping experience to let the girls shop and try on items in the dressing room without a wait. Typically, the wait for dressing rooms is at least a few minutes. Plan accordingly if you will try items on during your shopping experience.

The newest Sézane location in Paris is in the Marais; while it may be smaller than other locations, it is worth checking out. It is ideally situated in the Marais, has helpful staff, and a good assortment of the men’s line Octobre and women’s clothing. 

where to find sezane in Paris everyday parisian

Sézane Sizing Essentials 

Sizing for Sézane is essential because the French typically run smaller than American sizing. You may want to size up certain items. Sézane is excellent at giving tips on selecting a size for each item. I have typically worn my regular size 4 in dresses, small in sweaters and shirts, and size 8 in shoes. My measurements are 5’6″ and 135 lbs, and I run on the busty side, so I will size up for tops if needed. 

Certain items run small or large; I do my best to address this specifically with the items below. The French cuts vary between American cuts, and they may be more cropped or baggy depending on the item, which is something to consider. Look at how things are styled in the images to understand how an item should fit and if you want to size up or go for your standard size.

Sezane Sizing Guide

We are all wearing the Sézane classic Marinière shirt with a trench coat. The size is small for me, my regular size.

Sezane Sizing Guide

Sézane releases new collections monthly.

Once you sign up for the Sézane email list, you will get a notification of a lookbook for a new collection and a release date, typically on Sundays and Wednesdays. The French version will go live first at 10 am, and then the American version will go live at 10 am US time, so if you are on early, they reserve items for the second batch to release. My pro tip is to sign on before the American sizes are released and try to snag items early. I scored some pieces before 10 am as an early riser. You can get the app, which will give you a push notification for the collection preview and when it is ready for sale.

I highly recommend downloading the app for easy access to new collections. In the past, they would release a collection each month. They have since updated the releases and have dropped more than one collection a month. Some sizes, styles, and colors can move quickly, so getting the app and push notifications is essential. You can see a preview of a collection a few days before to get an idea if there is anything that sparks your attention.

Each shopping cart will stay active for 30 minutes while you shop. Some collections are bigger hits than others. I am giving you the heads-up because items can go fast! You can always sign up for restock alerts, which are helpful if you have an eye on something. Great classics and fashion items do tend to be restocked later in the season. 

Sézane Sizing Tips

One of the questions I get asked most often is about Sézane sizing and how it runs compared to US Sizing. The minimum order with Free Shipping from France is $200, so it is worth purchasing two items to get that discount on shipping. You can always return something if it doesn’t work out. If you are unsure about sizing, you can order two sizes and see what works best.

Sézane has also recently updated its sizing for US sizing, so you don’t have to worry as much about the EU sizing numbers. However, some styles run large, and others run small. 

The Sézane site offers this helpful sizing guide, which can be seen below.

How to Return Sézane Items

The return system at Sézane is straightforward and free. Anything that doesn’t work for me will be returned back in the original box with a pre-paid shipping label. Once it returns to their warehouse, I will be credited back. A few questions were asked about why it didn’t work between fabric and fit or if I didn’t like it.

Gaspard sweater

Gaspard Sézane Sweater

The most popular item I get asked about is the Gaspard sweater.

It is one of my most popular Sézane items and best sellers. They regularly restock it and add new colors. I have baby pink, blue, and black. It is light enough to wear over a cami or dress as a spring or fall transitional piece. One of the great things about this sweater is it can be worn in two ways. The sizing on the sweater runs a little bigger than the other sweaters, but I still take my regular size small. You can always do a little French tuck in the front into jeans if you feel it is too long, or you can size down one size.

My Gaspard black sweater is a year-round wardrobe staple. Even in the summer months, it drapes over a dress at night to keep warm.

You can see some of my favorite Sézane sweaters in this post. 

I am 5’6″, and it fits great as a size SMALL. It has not bothered me regarding irritation and if it is itchy; it is soft. To wash your Sézane sweaters, you can use Woolite. You can also take your items to the dry cleaners. Wool is in the sweaters, which will shrink if you do not wash them properly.

sezane Gaspard sweater sezane sizing guide everyday parisian

You can see some of my favorite Sézane items here. I update this regularly when new collections launch.

Sézane Gaspard Sweater

sezane gaspard sweater

sezane gaspard sweater

Sezane Gaspard pink sweater in size small


sezane gaspard sweater


Sizing for Sézane Coats

paolo coat Sézane

Two coats I love from Sézane run large, and I have sized them down to a 2. This is important as they were hard to grab off the website, and now the camel color is sold out. The Paolo comes in a plaid that is beautiful and also a cream. I love mine so much and am happy I ordered it. 

Mederick coat sizing is the same, and you need to order a size down as this style runs big. It comes in various colors, but no navy this year. Camel, green, and cream look beautiful! 

I have had the Johnson Coat for two years now, and I love it. In the coat, I am a size 36/4 US. For sizing, I could have probably gone up to a 38 with sweaters and scarves. It gets a little tight as I am bigger in the chest. If you are, too, you might want to size up.

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Sézane trench coat

trench coat sezane everyday parisian

sezane trench coat

sezane trench coat everyday parisian

Sézane trench coat everyday parisian

Paris in the rain everyday parisian wearing Sézane trench coat


Sizing for Sézane Sweaters

sezane louise sweater everyday parisian
louise jumper Sézane
sezane sizing guide gaspard

This is the category of Sézane I have the most of. Each year, I invest in a few classy pieces that I know will carry over for more than one season. I have chosen small in all my sweaters. The Gaspard runs the biggest, and the other sweaters are tailored a bit smaller and more of a French cut. I have a long torso, so there are some I wish I sized up.

james jumper sezane and Michele jacket in navy


Sézane Shoe Sizing

I have recently added Sézane shoes to my growing Sézane collection, and I am in love. I bought two pairs on my last trip to Paris because I couldn’t refuse them. The espadrille is the classic French girl shoe I purchased in black. You can easily wear these with dresses, jeans, or skirts. I am typically an 8.5 in most shoes and consistently an 8 in Sézane shoes. 

Espadrilles Sézane sizing
Sézane sizing espadrilles Paris

I fell in love with these Katie Babies heels and had no intention of buying them, but after trying them on in the store, I knew I needed to bring them home, and I wore them for a shoot with Katie. We walked for 3 miles around Paris, and I had no trouble without breaking them in, which says something. I wore them to lunch and then to dinner later in the week. Any excuse to wear them! I typically say stay away from heels in Paris, but these work. 

Katie babies sezane heels in Paris

Sézane sizing shoes Katie Babies

The Albane loafers are so cute and comfortable. You can wear them with socks or no socks. 

loafers for fall trends


loafers for fall paris trends

Sizing for Sézane Blazers

The blazer is a hot fashion trend I expect to be around for a while. I loved my navy one so much that I returned to buy the camel one. They are great layering pieces over sweaters or blouses. I take my normal 36 sizes. Classic blazer styles include the Christie, which I own in the camel color, and the Michele jacket in navy. 

sezane blazer camel
sezane blazer in camel wearing a size 36
sezane classic blazer
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Sézane Blouses

The one polka dot blouse from Sézane that I absolutely love has also become my staple date top before the Pandemic. It is easy, fun, and great with black boots or a skirt. I wear a Size 36, and it fits great.

sezane sizing guide everydayparisian

I recently purchased the Louisah blouse, and I love it. and I have worn it so many times already. It has a boxier fit on the bottom and can be worn tucked in or out. The ruffle detail on the neck looks great with your hair pulled up, I have the size 4 in Ecru. The Louisah blouse is sold out, but this one is similar. 

Sézane Dresses Sizing Tips

Pippa Sézane dress size small

I am wearing the Pippa short dress in size small. This is one of the Sézane iconic dresses that always sells out. It is super comfortable and fits well.

Red pippa dress Sézane size small

I have a few dresses from Sézane, all in size 4. I bought three dresses at the store in Paris last October, convinced I would be engaged in one of them. My fiancé threw me off, and I wasn’t wearing any of them the day he proposed.

black sezane dress everyday parisian
sezane sizing guide everyday parisian
sezane sizing guide everyday parisian

I recently purchased the Vic dress after it sold out last year and bought it in size 36, and it’s perfect. Make sure to tie the arms before you put them on. It’s a bit tricky if you do it the other way around. This is what wore for my 40th birthday, and I know I will be wearing this dress on repeat for years to come.

vic dress sezane everyday parisian


Sézane Sizing for Skirts

The skirts at Sézane right now are so good! I bought one in Paris in suede and got the same one in black. They are both fantastic, and I know I will wear them a bunch with boots this winter. 

sezane sizing skirts everyday parisian

For sizing on Sézane bottoms, including pants and skirts, I had to size up one size to a 38 from my usual size 36, which is a 4 to a 6. 

I recently added these Martin trousers and these adorable pants to my Sézane collection. Both are in a 6/38. 

martin trousers everyday parisian sézane sizing

Sézane Sizing For Belts

After wanting one since last year, I recently added a Sézane belt to my collection. While in the store, I tried mine on in person when I was in Paris, and I wear a size 90. Typically, I am a 4/27 if that helps you. The 80 was too small for me.

If you are a different size than me and have found your size in Sézane, I would love to have you comment below and share so other readers can find your size.

All photos of me taken by Katie Donnelly Photography

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  1. You are such an attractive and interesting lady. The photos of you are spendid. Although I am a male, I truly enjoy reading your content, as I love Paris. All the best to you and yours.

  2. Thank you . All my questions re: Gaspard answered here so you do not need to reply to my other comment. Very useful information. Thank you 🙏

  3. Hi!! Thank you for sharing all these details.

    Today I bought the camel trench in size 34/2US following the vendor’s advise on sizing. I was surprised because I am normally a 4 in the US (petite, 5’1, all my clothing is size Small, 115lbs) but the size 2 actually fits well and right except maybe in the back/shoulders, if I cross my arms it gets a little tight, does it happen to you too? I tried the 36/4 US but it was too baggy, didn’t seem right even though it felt comfier just because I had more room. I would love to hear your suggestion, thanks!!

  4. Thanks for this info!

    I also run into this blog looking for a size chart :’)
    This info was very helpful and I’m happy to share my experience as well.

    I live in the Netherlands. I therefore must start with the fact that size-numbers are different within the countries. The same size in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal are often smaller, and the sizing in the northern countries are often bigger.
    So my size (northern) is quite compatibel to a size 8 in USA.
    For reference: I’m 178 tall and wear size 8 or 38-40.

    When I for example order with Zara or Mango, I always size up.

    So that was my start to search for a size chart of Sezane.

    With 2 no orders I already have a good feeling about the sizing of Sezane; a bit bigger than I thought, but perfect!

    – cardigan emile: true to size. I sized up for a bit oversized look
    – cardigan Gaspard: same!
    – pull Leontine: same!

    Planning on ordering the Tomboy blouse and pants.

  5. Thank you Rebecca for your thoughtful posts about Sézane sizing and your favorite pieces. Your blog and Instagram posts gave me the courage to order before we got over to Paris last April. Your size descriptions (for me) were spot on and helped me zero in on a starting point for finding my size by comparing my proportions to yours. I’m shorter than you (5’3″), heavier (140lbs), a size bigger in jeans (sz6 or 28), busty for sure (34D), and older (50yrs). I did download the app and also get text alerts about new drops and especially any discount promos since they are rare. I always keep favorites saved in the app…and also noticed things sell out…so when I get a “back in stock” alert I hop on ordering. Keeping favorites saved in the app allows me to quickly make up the $200 for free shipping! In sweaters, I have found that a size small fits well. I have purchased several and inevitably sent back the mediums…for the mediums I have kept b/c smalls were sold out, I wish I had a small. Shirts, I am a size 40 which sounds really scary and huge. But I will say that Sézane really understands a woman’s body. These much loved pieces fit me beautifully in the shoulders and arm length and button to perfection around my chest (no pulling or tugging). I have learned through trying different styles which ones I love on me and which I don’t. Returns have been easy breezy. In belts, I am also a 90. I have several now and love them with jeans and dresses (can wear high on my waist for dresses and lower on my waist with jeans/dress pants/shorts). I just bought the silk Palma top and followed the sizing advice for that item and bought a 40. The fit couldn’t be more perfect, glad I didn’t size down like I do in the sweaters. The one dress I have is a button up, so I also bought a 40 to fit up top. Lastly, I love Sezane shoes! I have several pairs of sandals and a pair of clog sandals. I took my normal 37 (6.5 US). I hope this note helps anyone who is curvier to note how sizes do overlap but still fit different proportions beautifully. Happy shopping all! I love the craftsmanship on each and every item I have and the je ne sais quoi immensely brings me so much joy! Bisou xx

  6. Just ordered my first sezane jeans. Brut sexy tall. Was in doubt for 1 week about which size. I wear a 32 and with brands live levi’s that suits me. With sezane i ordered 33 but it was way to small. The waist was 89cm. With levi’s 100cm. So i now ordered a 35

  7. I did a Google search for Sézane size guide and got your blog. Disappointed to find the links for size guide just lead to nowhere on the Sezane website. Even a search on Sezane shows “Nothing Found” on search for size guide. It would have been helpful to actual include a size guide.

  8. I liked the sweater, very interesting backside. I also order two sizes and see what works best for ordering annually my new sandals. And take back to the store the one too large or small back to our local Penny’s store. We live in the Houston area so that’s not a hardship, about five miles away.
    Before I saw the pretty Paris clothes I was coming to wish you the best with your wedding.
    on your wedding.
    When is this to take place? I.e. the date?

  9. Hi! I have a pair of calf hair sneakers from a few years ago that I bought in their Paris store and they were true to size. Very well-made and chic but not overall super comfortable. They do not show wear which is nice. I am an 8-9 depending on shoe- I am very narrow with long toes and I got a 39 which is basically an 8.5 so I would say very true to size at least for closed toe shoes.

  10. I’ve been buying from Sezane for a little over a year now, and I’ve purchased a lot because everything seems so well made. Sizing is sort of all over the place for me (slim, petite, but a larger bust). Denim fits me TTS, but dresses, skirts and tops are inconsistent. I pay attention to the advice given in item descriptions for the best luck (noting these descriptions can vary based on the same item in different colors). I’ve loved *everything* from them!

  11. I am 5’9" and I can say Sezane denim runs a teeny bit small. I usually wear a size 29 in jeans, and wear a 30 in Sezane, but like everything that comes from Sezane, their jeans are amazing!

    • Hi Abby,

      Are they all the same style? I tried to buy some and the lady told me they were all high-waisted. I guess that is the trend right now 🙂

  12. This is great information. Have you ever purchased shoes from Sezane? I have my eye on a pair of sandals, but am hesitant, because I don’t know how their shoe sizes run. I hate having to send items back and forth, due to fit issues. In most standard shoes I am a 7 medium. However, in Cole Haan and designer shoes, I take 7 1/2. Just wondered if you had any experience with Sezane and shoes.

    • Thank you, Lily! I have not purchased any shoes yet. I really want to get a pair of sandals. If I end up ordering them, I will keep you posted on sizing. If you are between sizes, I know you don’t like sending shoes back but I would go ahead and snag a 7 and an 8. Since the Free shipping minimum is $200, you can get the two pairs and cover the shipping and return the one that doesn’t fit 🙂 They are pretty quick to credit back the return.