Bikini size Chart And Sizing Guide

For a lot of women, the hot weather presents the perfect opportunity to bathe in the heat of the sun. It is therefore only natural that this is the time when women love to shop for new bikinis with classic styles. While it is important that a bikini should look great on you, it must as well be the correct size. We have prepared a simple bikini size chart and size guide to help you find a sexy bikini with accurate measurements. Some of the essential elements of measurements include hip measurement, bust size, bralette size. 

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What is a Bikini size Chart?

A bikini chart is used to guide bikini shoppers on the correct measurements such as bust measurement, waist measurement, underbust measurements, and hip measurement. Getting these measurements right will unlock the keys to confidence and comfort while enjoying the waves and splash of the cooling waters. 

Here is a sample bikini size chart to help you get started. Important to note that you will still need to use a chart provided by the company or maker of the bikini you will be purchasing.  Some companies even have more resources such as fabric guide.

SizesUS SizeUK SizeBustHipsWaist  Cup Size
INCHESCMINCHESCMINCHESCM
S2-46-834-3686-9136-3891-9626-2866-71A-B
M4-68-1036-3891-9638-4096-10128-3071-7.B-C
L6-810-1238-4096-10140-42101-10630-3276-81C-D
XL8-1012-1440-42101-10642-44106-11132-3481-86D-E
2X10-1414- 20 43-45 107-114 45-49114- 124 35-38 87-96D-E
3X14-20 20- 2246-48  115-121 50-52 125-13239-41  97-104 E-F
4X20-2222-2449-51  122-129 53-55 133-140 42-44 105-111 E-F
5X22-2424-26 51-54 130-137 56-58 141-148 45-47 112-118 F
6X24-2626-2855-57138-14558-60149-15645-80119-126F

Besides the main measurements, there are other measurements and factors to consider such as bra size, shoe size, swim size, bracelet size, chest measurement, and your personal preference. The idea is to find a bikini that checks all the boxes for accurate measurements and perfect flow with whatever else you will be rocking! 

Plus Size Bikini size chart

SizesUS SizeUK SizeBustHipsWaist  Cup Size
INCHESCMINCHESCMINCHESCM
XL8-1012-1440-42101-10642-44106-11132-3481-86D-E
2X10-1414- 20 43-45 107-114 45-49114- 124 35-38 87-96D-E
3X14-20 20- 2246-48  115-121 50-52 125-13239-41  97-104 E-F
4X20-2222-2449-51  122-129 53-55 133-140 42-44 105-111 E-F
5X22-2424-26 51-54 130-137 56-58 141-148 45-47 112-118 F
6X24-2626-2855-57138-14558-60149-15645-80119-126F

Why It’s Important to Take Measurements By Yourself

Measuring yourself is the best decision you can make. You need to measure various parts of your body such as bust (bust measurement), cup size, waist size (waist measurement), and hips (hips circumference). Doing this will help you to find a bikini that truly fits and most importantly flatter your sexy body. 

Bikini sizing 

Sizing is one of the things to consider when buying swimsuits. You certainly need a classic clothing size. Figuring out the right size depends on what style of swimsuit you want to buy and which brand. This is because sizes vary, and this explains why you always need to use an international size chart. 

When it comes to the sizing of bikini tops, the concept is generally the same as that observed in other sizes such as bra sizes. Bikini bottom sizes, on the other hand, are typically labeled as standard or classic clothing sizes. 

For the bra size, you need to take measurements of your bust (bust circumference) and underbust circumference. Your underbust is important to determine the band size of your bra and bra style.

Taking measurements for your bikini

Measuring one’s body for a bikini can feel like a difficult task, but it’s actually not. It is very important to find a bikini that fits well with good assistive features, especially for a blind user. Always take care to avoid mistakes such as risky color combinations.

Here is a quick look at some key measurements.;

Cup length

Place a soft tape measure in the middle of one of the cups and pull the tape down vertically to the bottom of the bikini top. Note the measurements in inches or centimeters depending on your default units. 

Cup width

Measure the width of the cup by placing the soft tape measure on the outside of the bottom of one of the cups, then pull it across the middle of the bathing suit top (mid-rise) to the other side of the cup.  Record the measurements. 

Bikini bottom front

Measure from one side of the waist across the other side and note down the measurements. 

Front length

Place the soft tape measure in the middle of the front of the bikini bottom and pull it down vertically to the bottom of the crotch. Don’t forget to record the measurements in your notebook, etc. 

Bikini bottom back

At the back length, place the measuring tape in the middle of the back of the bikini bottom and pull it down vertically to the bottom of the crotch. 

Remember that you can take these measurements before going to shop or while shopping physically in the bikini stores. If you are buying online, which is the common trend these days, then you have to carry out the measurements at home, then use these measurements to conduct your shopping. 

Conclusion

Don’t be misled by the stretchy material of the bikini as this can easily confuse you and find yourself purchasing the wrong size. Keep your measurements precise with properly marked spots so that you can get to get your size with ease. You can actually send the measurements to the suppliers and ask them to ensure their deliveries meet your given sizes. 

Of course, sizes vary from American sizing, European sizing to international sizing, and more. Styles on the other hand come in a wide range such as accented styles, bathing suit style, swimdress styles, boy leg styles, bra style, piece styles, lifestyle swimwear, etc.   Regardless of which sizing standard you are going to use, what is important here is to get a good pair of pants with good sized swimsuits. A  good quality performance fabric matters too. For example, it has been found that the thickest fabric materials don’t wear off easily. 

We hope you found this bikini chart and sizing guide helpful. Feel free to ask any questions you might have in the comments section and please don’t forget to share this article with your ‘beach fun’ friends across social media.

Picture in this post by Sebastián Ramírez Sánchez on Unsplash

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