What Size Comes After 5T?

Find out what size comes after 5T and how to shop for clothes for your child who is between sizes.

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Sizing for Children’s Clothes

Children grow quickly and it can be hard to keep up with what size they need. After 5T, there are a few different size options. The most common size options are 6, 6X, and 7. Some brands may also have a 5/6 or a 6/7. When in doubt, always go up a size. Children can always grow into clothes, but if they are too small, they will be uncomfortable.


As children grow, so too do their clothes. But, what size comes after 5T? We break it down for you below.

Below is a general guide for girls’ sizes, but keep in mind that brands can vary greatly. So, always check the size chart on the website or on the tag of the clothing item before you purchase anything.

4T = 4 years old
5T = 5 years old
6 = 6 years old
6x = 6-7 years old
7 = 7 years old
8 = 8 years old etc


Choosing the right size for your child’s clothes can be tricky, especially when they’re between sizes or if you’re not sure what size they will be in the future. If you’re looking for clothes for a tall child, there are a few things you can keep in mind to find the perfect fit.

First, consider the height of your child. If they are on the taller side, look for clothes that are specifically designed for tall children or that have longer proportions in general. You may also want to buy clothes one size larger than what your child currently wears so that they will have room to grow into them.

If you’re not sure what size to buy, always err on the side of buying larger rather than smaller. It’s much easier to take up the hem of pants or shorten sleeves than it is to let out seams or add fabric to clothing that is too small.

Finally, don’t be afraid to shop in the men’s or women’s sections for clothes that will fit your tall child better. While you may not find as many choices in terms of style and fashion, you’re more likely to find items that are better proportioned for a taller frame.


There is no definitive answer to this question since children grow at different rates, but a good rule of thumb is that the child’s weight in pounds should be about double the child’s age in years. So, a 5 year old who weighs 50 pounds would likely wear a size 5T.

Sizing for Adult Clothes

There can be a lot of confusion surrounding adult clothing sizes. After all, sizing varies so much from store to store. And, once you add in vanity sizing, the whole process can become even more confusing. So, what size comes after 5T? Let’s take a look.


Children’s clothes are generally sized by age, but there can be a lot of variation between brands. Age ranges on clothing labels generally start at 2T (toddler) and end at 14–16 or XL (extra-large). However, some brands may start children’s sizes at newborn or 12 months. The best way to shop for clothes is to know your child’s measurements and then find the size that most closely matches those.

Most brands stop making size 5T clothes, but there are a few that offer size 6–7T, which is the equivalent of a child’s XS (5–6X). There aren’t many clothing options for children above size 7T, so it might be necessary to shop in the boys or girls sections for larger sizes.

If you need help determining your child’s clothing size, you can use this general guide based on height and weight:

2T: 35–38 inches; 29–32 pounds
3T: 38–41 inches; 32–36 pounds
4T: 41–44 inches; 36–40 pounds
5T: 44–47 inches; 40–46 pounds
6X/7X: 47–50 inches; 46+ pounds


There is no standard size for clothes after 5T, so clothes are sized according to weight. The average weight for a 5-year-old is about 27 pounds, so clothes in this size range should fit a child who weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. Some brands may use the weight range of 30-40 pounds for their 5T sizes, so it’s always best to check the size chart of each brand before making a purchase.


There are a few different systems used to label clothes sizes, but they all generally mean the same thing. For adults, chest size is the most important measurement.

For men, chest size is measured by wrapping a measuring tape around the fullest part of the chest, under the arms, and around the shoulder blades. For women, chest size is measured by wrapping the tape around the fullest part of the bust.

The next size up from 5T is usually XS or S. These sizes are for adults, so the measurements will be different than for children’s clothing.


The next size up from a 5T is typically a children’s size 6. However, some brands may use slightly different sizing, so it’s always best to check the size chart before purchasing. As a general guide, a children’s size 6 is equivalent to an adult XXS or 0-2.


Depending on the company, women’s sizes may also bemarked with a W. Men’s sizes are usually indicated with an M. Some businessesoffer unisex or gender-neutral clothing marked with a U.

Clothing sizes for babies and toddlers use months or years, and are identified by age. For instance, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months or 2T, 3T, 4T etc. These sizes are toilored for a snug fit since babies grow quickly. Clothes for older kids use the same sizing designations as adults but they are usually identified by age group instead, like 4-5 years old, 5-6 years old etc.

Clothing size systems in the United States and Canada use two typesofformatting: alpha codes (XS–XL) and numeric systems (0–14). The alpha sizes tendto be used more by clothing manufacturers while the numeric systems are usedmore by specialty, department and mass merchandisers such as Macy’s or Target.
There can be significant differences between manufacturers in terms of sizing –a size 8 from one store may be very different from a size 8 from another store!
The North American system is also used in Thailand and Malaysia. European sizesare similar but typically use a single size rather than dual (8–10 or S–M). Othereuropean countries use their own sizing systems which tend to vary significantlyfrom the North American format