size_type: Definition

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

When to use

Optional for each product


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

Supported values regularpetiteoversize, or maternity
Repeated field No
File format Example entry


XML feeds <g:size_type>petite</g:size_type>

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.


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. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in Diagnostics in your Merchant Center account.

  • There are no minimum requirements for this attribute. Keep in mind that you still need to follow the formatting guidelines or the information you submit can't be used.

Best practices

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

  • Match the manufacturer’s sizing of the product. If your product already has a size type on it, then submit the matching supported value.
  • Submit the size type whenever it’s relevant. If you don’t include a size type, we’ll use regular as the default. If that’s not the right size type, then users could be misled, which could affect your sales.
  • Submit the size_system attribute. To also explain which country’s sizing system your product uses, also submit the size_system attribute.
  • Submit the size attribute. Along with the size type, make sure to submit the specific size of your product using the size attribute.
  • Submit the gender attribute. To help show your product in;the right search results, also submit the gender attribute.


Apparel products

Size type is relevant for most apparel products. To help show your product in the most relevant searches, you should also include the size, size system, and gender attributes.

Product Skater dress
country of sale US
title Black Skater polka dot dress, 8P
size_system US
size_type petite
size 8
gender female
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