Lingerie Size Chart And Sizing Guide

Ease in fit was not always regarded in intimate apparel. It is the aesthetic we are so conscious about. However, as society evolves innovations for comfort and aesthetic where the common goals for all clothing types. Thus, when shopping for lingerie, one of the deciding factors is how it snugly fits. If you’re not sure what size you need, check out our lingerie size chart and guide below.

How To Choose The Perfectly Sized Lingerie

Lingerie usually has a larger size range compared to clothing types. Lingerie is worn next to the skin and therefore, there are no outer layers for it to hide behind. Choosing the right size of lingerie is essential to your comfort and enjoyment. There are several different sizing standards out there, which can make it difficult to know what you should be looking for when shopping for new lingerie.

Below is a lingerie size chart to help you when shopping for new intimates. Some brands may have slightly different sizing, so always check the individual size chart of the brand you’re buying from. Remember that these measurements are just a guide, and everyone’s body shape is different.

Lingerie and Nightwear Size Chart

Tip: Use your current bra size with a tape measure as a starting point then refer to the size chart below. If your bra is 30DD and the tightest hook is in the third row, you would be a US size 4. Learn more about US bra sizing here

 Lingerie Size Chart
International Sizing ConversionCup Size Equivalent Bust SizeWaist SizeHip Size
US – Letter Sizing US- Dress SizeUK SizeAU Size inchescminchescminchescm
XS0-24430A, 30B, 30C, 32A31-3379-8424-2661-6634-3686-91
S2-46630D, 30DD, 32B, 32C, 34A, 34B33-3584-8626-28
M4-68830DDD, 32D, 32DD, 32DDD, 34C, 34D, 36A, 36B35-37
L8-10121234DD, 34DDD, 36C, 36DD, 38A, 38B37-39
XL12-14161636DDD, 38C, 38D, 38DD, 40B39-41
1X14-16181838DDD, 40C, 40D, 42B, 42C41-44104-11236-39
2X18-20222240DD, 40DDD, 42D, 42DD, 44B44-47
3X22-24262642DDD, 44C, 44D, 44DDD

Note: For the exact measurements, always check the brand’s size guides such as the bra size chart. 

Plus Size Lingerie Size chart

easily convert your lingerie plus size into US, UK, EU sizes in the size charts above. Want to learn more about plus sized bras size chart and fitting? read here.

M1034”- 37”27”- 30”38”- 41”
L1238”- 41”31”- 34”42”- 45”
1X14/1642”- 45”35”- 38”46”- 49”
2X18/2046”- 49”39”- 42”50”- 53”
3X22/2450”- 53”43”- 46”54”- 57”
4X2654”- 57”47”- 50”58”- 61”
5X2858”- 61”51”- 54”62”- 65”
6X3062”- 65”55”- 58”66”- 69”

At we have some experts in plus size charts: check them here

How Does Lingerie Size Chart Work?

Knowing what each letter stands for is the first step to choosing a properly sized piece of lingerie.  The sizing standards vary by country, manufacturer, and even bra styles (e.g., balconette vs full cup) so make sure you know are looking at the product description when shopping.

How To Measure The Correct Body Measurements

How do I know my Lingerie size?

In front of a mirror with your measuring tape, stand up straight and make sure you are wearing your own underwear. It is important to look straight into the mirror when measuring, as it will alter how they fit if not done properly. 

You want to measure yourself in a natural position without sucking in or sticking out your chest, adding in inches where you feel they are needed.

Bust Measurement

Measure around the fullest part of your bust and across the shoulder blades, making sure the tape is level front to back.

Hip Measurement

Measure around the fullest part of your hips and bottom, again making sure the tape is level front to back. For ease of fit, add at least two inches to your hip measurement.

Waist Measurement

Measure around your natural waistline (just above your navel). A trick is to bend to the side slightly and measure where your natural waist is. This will get your accurate waist size measurement.


Most lingerie and nightwear is made to fit someone of average height (between 152cm/60in and 170cm/67in). But if you’re taller or shorter, simply check the product details on each garment for the correct size.


How To Adjust Band Sizes?

If the band sizes are too tight, you will need to loosen it. To do this first, find the middle of the bra and then fold the band in half. If the cup size is too large, you will need to tighten the band. To do this, take a safety pin and poke it through one of the loops on your bra band, then sew it closed. This will help the bra fit more snugly.

What Is The Difference Between A UK & US Size?

The main difference between UK and US lingerie sizes is the band size. A UK bra size is typically one or two cup sizes smaller than a US bra size, so women who wear a 32B in the UK would wear a 34B in the US.

Can Lingerie Size Be Universal?

No, lingerie sizes are not universal and can vary greatly from one brand to the next. Lingerie has an array of sizes and styles. It is important to always check the size chart before making a purchase.

What Are The Types of Lingerie?

Lingerie, also called intimate apparel and underwear, includes foundation garments such as bras and panties, and nightwear such as slip and babydolls for women.

Conclusion on lingerie size chart

Lingerie is not just underwear anymore; it has evolved into clothing that can be worn with anything and everything. Brands release a wide range of sizes and choosing something that fits perfectly can be confusing. 

Hope our sizing guide in choosing lingerie helped you out. 

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