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

Optional for each product

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.

For details on when and how to submit values in English, learn more about submitting your product data


Type String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)
Supported values

regular [regular]
petite [petite]
plus [plus]
tall [tall]
big [big]
maternity [maternity]

Repeated field Yes (Maximum of 2 values)
File format Example value

petite, maternity

XML feeds <g:size_type>petite</g:size_type>
Submit English values only for this attribute. If you submit translated values, your product may show without this information or 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 show your product on Google. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Manufacturer Center account.

Submit one of the supported values. This attribute doesn't have a default value, so if you don't submit one, no value will be used. Submit an accurate value for all products that vary by the cut or fit of the product.

Best practices

These best practices 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 value for the size type [size_type] attribute, we’ll use regular as the default value. If that’s not the right size type, then users could be misled, which could affect your sales. Do not submit this attribute for non-apparel products, as these will be rejected.
  • To represent products with two size types (for example, "big and tall" or "petite maternity") submit two matching values.
  • 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, 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] attributes.
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 type [size_type] maternity
size [size] 8
gender [gender] female


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