Brief Essentials Bras, Shapewear & General Size - Guide for Women, Men and Youth

Lingerie and undergarments that fit are comfortable, non-binding and look good under your clothes. Brief Essentials comprehensive sizing guide and other articles would help you determine your proper fit before you make a purchase.

(if specific size guide is not listed under the product or here for a particular brand or style, please use the general size guide below)

The best way to determine your size is to use a measuring tape.

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDES

  • Bra Sizing
  • Women General Size Guide
  • Socks and Hosiery
  • Shapewear Guide


MEN'S SIZING GUIDES

  • Bottom Sizing
  • Top Sizing
  • Socks

CHILDREN’S SIZING GUIDES

  • Children
  • Big Girl & Boy Size Chart
  • Socks Conversion Chart


WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDES

Bra Sizing

To know your perfect bra size, you need to know your band and cup size.

Step 1: Wearing your best fitting, unpadded bra, measure your Band Size by wrapping a flexible tape around your chest (your rib cage), just under your bust, until the two ends of the tape meet. If the number you arrive at is even, add 2, if it is odd, add 3 to get your band size. For example, if your measured 30, add 2, so your band size is 32. If you measured 29 add 3, so your band size is 32. (Bras are measured in even numbers)


Step 2: Measure your Cup Size by wrapping the tape loosely around your back across the fullest part of your breast (around the nipple) until the two ends of the tape meet. Take this number and subtract your band size measurement from it. The difference is your cup size is, see chart below. For example, if your band measurement was 32, and your cup size measurement was 37, the difference is 5, then your cup is ‘DD’.


Determine your Bra size: Your band size, along with the cup size determined from the chart is your new bra size. The difference between the BAND SIZE (32) and BUSTLINE MEASUREMENT (37) is 5 inches, so the cup size is DD. Our example bra size is therefore, a 32DD.

Still having challenges finding your bra size, please use this chart below to find your Bra Size. There is no 100% accurate bra size measuring method, but this guid gives you a starting point. To learn more about bras and fit, please read this section of our blog.



Women’s General Size Chart

XS

S

M

L

XL/1XL

2XL

3XL

4XL

5XL

Size USA

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

Size UK

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

Euro

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52


Although sizes can vary according to cut or brand, most T-Shirts, Camis and Shapewears come in XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and so on. In most cases it fits. For example if you are a size UK 12 (USA 10, Euro 40), then you would most likely put on a pant size Medium, Medium would also be the size of your shapewear, tanks, tees, camis and so on. If you unsure, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
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Socks and Hosiery

Most women socks and hosieries comes in one size.

Women Socks: Size 5 – 9, would fit most.

Women’s Stockings, Pantyhose, Thighhighs, mostly come in one size (standard size would fit most, while plus size would fit most plus size)


Shapewear Size Guide


Shapewear Size Chart - measure the smallest part of your waist and around your hips to find your fit.

Waist in Inches

Hips in Inches

Recommended Size

24 – 26 in

34 – 36 in

XS

26 - 28 in

36 - 38 in

S

28 - 30 in

38 - 40 in

M

30 - 32 in

40 - 42 in

L

32 - 34 in

42 - 44 in

XL

34 - 36 in

44 – 46 in

2XL

36 – 38 in

46 – 48 in

3XL

38 – 40 in

48 – 50 in

4XL

40 – 42 in

50 – 52 in

5XL




It’s easy for men to determine their underwear size using a soft tape.

Bottom Sizing

Wrap the tape measure around your waist where you typically wear your pants. This may be lower for some guys and higher for others. This number, in inches, will give you your underwear and bottom size.

Use the chart below to find your size. Example: If you measured 34" - you are a size Medium.

Men’s Underwear Sizes

Size

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

4XL

5XL

Waist in Inches

28 – 30

32 – 34

36 – 38

40 – 42

44 – 46

48 – 50

52 – 54

56 - 58

Top Sizing

To find the proper size top, you'll need to measure around the fullest part of your chest. You will want to make sure that the tape measure is straight and parallel to the floor.

Using the chart below to find your size, if you measured 34", you are a size Small.

Men’s Top Sizes

Size

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

4XL

5XL

Chest in Inches

34 – 36

37 – 40

41 – 44

45 – 48

49 – 52

53 – 55

56 – 58

59 - 62


Socks

Most adult socks comes in one size.

Men: Size 6 – 12, would fit most.

Women: Size 5 – 9, would fit most.



CHILDREN SIZE GUIDE

Children

age

height

weight

size

newborn

18-22"
46-56cm.

7-11 lbs.
3-5kg

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

22-25"
56-64cm.

11-15 lbs.
5-7 kg.

3-6 Months

6-9 Months

25-27"
64 to 69cm.

15-18 lbs.
7-8kg.

6-9 Months

9-12 Months

27-29"
69-74cm.

18-22 lbs.
8-10kg.

12 Months

12-18 Months

29-31"
74-79cm.

22-26 lbs.
10-12kg.

18 Months

18-24 Months

31-34"
79-86cm.

26-29 lbs.
12-13kg.

24 Months

24-36 Months

34-37"
86-94cm.

29-32 lbs.
13-14kg.

36 Months / 3T

36-48 Months

37-40"
94-102cm.

32-35 lbs.
14-16kg.

4T

48-60 Months

40-43”
102-109 cm

35-40 lbs
16-18 kg

5T*


Big Girl & Boy Size Chart

age

size

3-4

4

XS

4-5

5

S

5-6

6

S

6-7

6X/7

M

7-8

8

M

8-9

10

L

9-10

12

L

10+

14

XL


Socks Conversion Chart

age

shoe

sock

Newborn

1

0-6 Months

1-2

6-12 Months

Baby
Boys & Girls

2-4

12-24 Months

4-6

24-36 Months

6-8

3-4 Years

Big
Boys & Girls

9-11

small
6 - 7.5

11-1

medium
7.5 - 9

1-4

large
9 - 11