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# How many inches is a size 8 waist?

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In American fashion, a typical women's size 8, such as from Land's End, has a 29-inch waist. However, this is not consistent among all clothing lines.

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The size of American women has grown more varied, so the sizes for their clothing have shifted. Larger bust, waist and hip measurements have been attached to smaller sizes. This process is referred to as vanity sizing. It is intended to help women feel better about the sizes they wear. Clothing producers hope that smaller sizes encourage shoppers to purchase more items. Sizes also vary a great deal among manufacturers. A shopper finds that she wears different sizes from one brand to the next.

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Converting from millimeters to inches, 8 millimeters (mm) is equal to 0.3150 inches. One millimeter is equivalent to 0.0394 inches.

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Land's End has typical measurements for a woman's size 18. The bust is 43 inches, the waist is 36 1/2 to 37 1/2 inches and the hips are 46 inches. A size 18 is typically considered an extra-large.

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Eighteen millimeters is equal to approximately 0.70866 inches. Each millimeter is equal to 0.039370 inches. To convert between millimeters to inches, simply multiply the value in millimeters by 0.039370 to obtain the value in inches.