size type [size_type]

Use the size type [size_type] attribute to describe the cut or fit of your product. This information helps create accurate filters, which users can use to narrow search results.

When to use

Required for all products in an item group that vary by size.

Required for all clothing. Recommended for all products for which size is an important, distinguishing attribute.


Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting.

Type String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)
Supported values regular, petite, oversize, or maternity
Repeated field No
File format Example value
Text petite
XML feeds <g:size_type>petite</g:size_type>


For technical reasons, this attribute accepts only English values. Do not submit translated attribute values, or your product may be disapproved.



Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to upload data for your products. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove this attribute and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Manufacturer Center account.

Use one of the 4 accepted values:

  • “regular”
  • “petite”
  • “oversize”
  • “maternity”

Best practices

These are best practices that can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimize your product data for performance.

  • Submit the size type whenever it’s relevant. If you don’t include a size type[size_type], we’ll use it as the default regular. If that’s not the right size type, then users could be misled, which could affect your sales. Do not submit size type [size_type] for non-apparel products, as these will be rejected.
  • Submit the size system [size_system] attribute. To also explain which country’s sizing system your product uses, also submit the size system[size system] attribute.
  • Submit the size [size] attribute. Along with the size type [size_type], make sure to submit the specific size of your product using the size [size] attribute.
  • Submit the gender [gender] attribute. To help show your ad for the right search results, also submit the gender [gender] attribute.


Apparel products

Size type is relevant for most apparel products. To help show your ad for the most relevant searches, you should also include the size [size], size system [size_system], and gender [gender].
Attribute Value
target country [target_country] US
title [title] Google Black Skater polka dot dress, 8P
size system [size_system] US
size type [size_type] petite
size [size] 8
gender [gender] female
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