How To Measure Your Underwear

When it comes to finding the perfect fit for women's underwear, accurate measurements are key. Knowing your measurements will ensure that you choose the right size and feel comfortable in your lingerie. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to measure women's underwear:

Note: Before you begin measuring, make sure you have a measuring tape and a mirror. These tools will help you get accurate measurements.



Step 1: Measure your waist

Start by measuring your waist, which is the narrowest part of your torso. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, making sure it is snug but not too tight. Take note of the measurement in inches or centimetres.



Step 2: Measure your hips

Next, measure your hips, which is the widest part of your lower body. Wrap the measuring tape around your hips, ensuring it is parallel to the ground. Again, take note of the measurement in inches or centimetres.



Step 3: Find your size

Once you have your waist and hip measurements, refer to the size chart provided by the lingerie brand or retailer. Each brand may have slightly different size guidelines, so it's important to check their specific chart.



Step 1: Measure your band

Stand in front of a large mirror and pull a soft measuring tape around your chest below your underarms. Measure the circumference of your rib cage (below your underarms). When measuring the band size, make sure the measuring tape is parallel to the floor so that it is level. Round up to the nearest even number if the number you've got is odd.



Step 2: Measure your bust

Keep the measuring tape level and measure the circumference of your body around the fullest part of the bust. Make sure the tape isn't too tight by taking a full breath in and out to get the most comfortable position. If the measurement falls on the half-inch or centimetre, round it up.



Step 3. Determine Your Cup

Now you've got both your band size and bust size in hand here comes the tricky part. You need to subtract the band size from your bust size to determine your cup size. Check the following chart to determine your cup. For each inch (2.54cm), the cup size goes up by a letter.

Bust Size - Band Size (cm) Bust Size - Band Size (inches) Cup Size
2.5 1 A
5.1 2 B
7.6 3 C
10.2 4 D
12.7 5 E
15.2 6 F
17.8 7 G
20.3 8 H
22.9 9 I
25.4 10 J
27.9 11 K

Example: If your bust size is 38 inches and your band size is 36 inches, the cup size would be 38 - 36 = 2, which will be a B cup.

Step 4. Find your size

Now that you've got your cup size and your band size you can select the right size bra size to go for. In the previous example, 36B would be your best-fitting size.


Some additional things to do

1. Consider your body shape

While measurements are important, it's also essential to consider your body shape when choosing underwear. Some styles may be more flattering or comfortable for certain body types. For example, high-waisted underwear can provide extra coverage and support for those with a curvier figure.

2. Read customer reviews

Before making a purchase, take the time to read customer reviews. This can give you insights into the fit and quality of the underwear. Pay attention to any comments about sizing, as some brands may run smaller or larger than expected.

3. Check the return policy

If you're unsure about the size or fit, check the return policy of the lingerie store. Make sure they offer exchanges or returns for unworn underwear with tags attached. This will give you peace of mind in case you need to make any adjustments.


By following these steps you'll be well-equipped to find your perfect fit.