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Bra Sizing Guideline
Pantie Sizing Guideline
Padded Pantie and Butt Enhancer Sizing Guideline
Lingerie Sizing Guideline


Tips for choosing the right size:


There is no set sizing standards in the apparel industry. Sizing varies from brand to brand and sizing can vary from the same brand, but different styles. Therefore, we recommend, you use the sizing charts provided below as a general guide in choosing your size. We provide sizing chart for many of the items listed on BeautyLiesBeneath.com. If you happen to fall in between two sizes, always choose the bigger size.


Bra Sizing Guideline

When it comes to comfort and support, wearing the right bra size is just as important as choosing the right bra style. So how long has it been since you've checked your bra size? There are many factors in a woman's life that affect her bust measurements; for example, pregnancy and weight fluctuations. The average woman will wear six different bra sizes throughout her life. All things considered, it's probably worth your while to grab a tape measure and check your size. We've looked at dozens of measuring systems and found that none of them are quite the same. And, careful testing has shown that none of them have 100% accuracy rate either. As much as we wish it were, measuring for a bra is not an exact science. So, what's a woman to do? Here is some common-sense advice for a perfect fit. Start with this simple first step: If you own a bra that fits you perfectly, buy that size. How do you know it's a perfect fit? Here are some guidelines:

Band Size:
Make sure the band fits correctly. If the band is too tight and just plain uncomfortable, it's too small. Signs that your band size is too big include breasts falling out from the bottom of your bra, and the back riding up. A correctly sized band will fit firmly around your back, where most of the support is. The back and front of the band should be even and parallel to the floor.
The Band Test:
Try this little test with your bra hooked on the loosest setting: ask someone to put their hand between your back and the back of your bra, then to turn their hand 90 degrees. Their hand should now be very firmly wedged and they should not be able to pull the bra further away from your back. A new bra should be able to pass this test with the clasp on the loosest fitting- this allows you to tighten the bra as it stretches with wear and washing. Never try a bra on its tightest fitting -- it should fit on its loosest.
Cup Size:
The cups should be large enough so that your breasts are encased and don't bulge out. If it is an underwire bra, make sure the underwires aren't poking breast tissue. It's best if the fabric panel between the cups sits firmly against your chest (sternum), although with some makes and styles, this won't be exact. Now that you know how your bra should fit, we offer the following measuring guidelines. Keeping in mind the many variations in measuring systems, this is the closest we've come to an accurate way to measure for a bra. Our system is great for determining band size. Cup size is always the difficult calculation. Don't be surprised if the calculation results in the wrong cup size. You know your breast size better than any measuring system.

Finding Your Personal Bra Size A bra size is made up of two measurement components: band size (i.e. 34, 36, 38) and cup size (i.e. A, B, C). To find your correct bra size, begin by wearing your best fitting bra - unpadded, and not a minimizer or sports bra (underwire doesn't matter). If possible, have someone other than yourself take the measurements. Not only is it faster, it also tends to be more accurate.
 
FINDING OUT YOUR BRA SIZE

1. Standing straight, with your arms at your side, measure around your body at the fullest part of your bust. Wrap the tape measure around you so that it is just touching, but not binding. Note: Again, look in a mirror to assure the tape is parallel to the floor. Round up or down to the nearest inch as you did to find your band size.

2. Now, subtract your band size measurement from this second measurement. The difference is your cup size (see chart below).

Example: 38" - 34" (band size) = 4" = D cup size
Difference Standard Cup Size
0"-1/2" (1.3 cm)
1/2"- 1" (2.6 cm)
2" (5.1 cm)
3" (7.6 cm)
4" (10.2 cm)
AA
A
B
C
D
5" (12.7 cm) DD or E
6" (15.2 cm) DDD or F
7" (17.8 cm) G
8" (20.3 cm) H
9" (22.9 cm) I
10" (25.4 cm) J
 
Once you get into the D cup sizes and larger, there tends to be a discrepancy among brands as to what to call sizes beyond a D cup. We hope this chart, based on the manufacturers' sizing charts, clears up some of the mystery. Go ahead and measure as we described above and then refer below for your correct size in the various brands.

Fitting Comments
For most women, one breast is larger. In many cases one breast may even be one cup size larger than the other. In such situations, you should choose the cup size that fits your larger breast.

As the band size of a bra increases, so does the actual cup size of a bra. Therefore a D cup in a 38D is going to be smaller than a D cup in a 42D.

If you have a small back, buy a bra that fits in the cups, then have your bra altered to remove the excess in the back.

If you have a broad back, buy a bra that fits in the cups, then purchase an extender (see accessory section) to increase the size of the back of your bra.

Perfect Fit CheckList

Let's face it, do we really know what a good fitting bra looks like? What are the signs that a bra is the wrong size? Well, let us help. Here is a checklist of what to look for.

Smooth fitting cups: If you don't fill out the cups, you need a smaller size. If you are "overflowing" in the cups, try a larger cup size or a style with a fuller cup design. The edges of the cups should also lie flat against your breast. If there is a gap (especially with padded bras), you should go down a cup size.

Center panel lays flat against your breast bone: If it does not, this could be a sign that your cup size is too small, or the panel is not large enough to accommodate the separation between your breasts.

The bottom of the bra in the front and back is parallel to the floor or slightly lower in the back: The lower edge of the band should anchor below the shoulder blades. The lower the back fits, the better the support.

A finger can be run under the front band: Your bra should be snug, but not too tight. If it's tight, you need a larger band size or a looser hook placement.

Still not the perfect fit? Consider an alteration. We alter our clothes for a better fit, why not a bra? One woman in our office really measures to a 35 band size. She therefore buys a 36D and has a dart put in at the sides. 

EUROPEAN SIZE CONVERSION
BRA BAND SIZE (USA to ITALY) conversion:
USA Italy
30 1
32 2
34 3
36 4
38 5
 
TATIANA SIZING GUIDELINES
 
The Tatiana line is U.S. sized. If you are currently wearing a 40D, then you would order a 40D etc. Each manufacturer has slightly different sizing when it comes to D and above cups. There is no set rule. Hence:
 
Approximately-
DD= E
DDD= F or E and
FF= F and
We do not make the rules in bra sizing we just try to live with them like you do! If one customer argues DDD is one thing and another customer argues it is another, they are both right.
 
1. The entire line is standard cup sizing except for Sasha 10799 and Natalie 10516.
2. Sasha 10799 the sizes after DD are in half sizes up. DDD would be e and . F is F, FF is F and .
3. Natalie is the same the DDD is a half size up from DD.
4 On the rest of the line E cup is the same as DD.
5. As far as discussing sizing of the line I have observed the following feedback from customers. Our ABCD cups are average U.S. sizing. When you get to our E cups and F cups the stores that sell Goddess would say our F cup is an E and our E a D. However, we have many stores that say our F cups fit exactly as F cups because they are not comparing them to the Goddess brand.
6. European lines tend to run a little smaller but we have not had any negative feedback except for those selling Goddess and comparing our F cup to a Goddess F cup.
7. Since it is a published fact that 70% of women are wearing the wrong size, (Usually too small) if anyone asks us we usually say go up 1 size.
8. This is obviously not a scientific view of sizing, my experience over the years is every manufacturer of all clothing is not exactly uniform and we always get various conflicting feedback from sizing occasionally.
9. In short we, if in doubt go to the next higher size.
 
TATIANA SIZING GUIDELINES
 
The Tatiana line is U.S. sized. If you are currently wearing a 40D, then you would order a 40D etc. Each manufacturer has slightly different sizing when it comes to D and above cups. There is no set rule. Hence: Approximately: DD= E DDD= F or E and 1/2 FF= F and 1/2 We do not make the rules in bra sizing we just try to live with them like you do! If one customer argues DDD is one thing and another customer argues it is another, they are both right.
 
1. The entire line is standard cup sizing except for Sasha 10799 and Natalie 10516.
2. Sasha 10799 the sizes after DD are in half sizes up. DDD would be E and 1/2. F is F, FF is F and 1/2.
3. Natalie is the same the DDD is a half size up from DD.
4 On the rest of the line E cup is the same as DD.
5. As far as discussing sizing of the line I have observed the following feedback from customers. Our ABCD cups are average U.S. sizing. When you get to our E cups and F cups the stores that sell Goddess would say our F cup is an E and our E a D. However, we have many stores that say our F cups fit exactly as F cups because they are not comparing them to the Goddess brand.
6. European lines tend to run a little smaller but we have not had any negative feedback except for those selling Goddess and comparing our F cup to a Goddess F cup.
7. Since it is a published fact that 70% of women are wearing the wrong size, (Usually too small) if anyone asks us we usually say go up 1 size.
8. This is obviously not a scientific view of sizing, my experience over the years is every manufacturer of all clothing is not exactly uniform and we always get various conflicting feedback from sizing occasionally.
9. In short we, if in doubt go to the next higher size.

Pantie Sizing Guidelines

TATIANA PANTIE SIZE EQUIVALENTS
S= 2 =23-24 1/2
M= 4 = 25-26 1/2
L= 6 = 27-28 1/2
XL= 8 = 29-30 1/2
2XL= 10 = 31-32 1/2
3XL= 12 = 33-34 1/2
4XL= 14 = 35-36 1/2
5XL= 16 = 37-38 1/2
6XL= 18 = 39-40 1/2
7XL= 20 = 41-42

PANTIE SIZE (USA to ITALY conversion):
USA Italy
x-small 1
small 2
medium 3
large 4
x-large 5

Padded Pantie and Butt Enhancer Sizing Guidelines


Brazilian Butt Enhancer    

 XS 

 S  

 M 

 L  

 Weight/Pounds109-115  115-135  135-160  160-185
 Pants Size

 2-4

 4-8

 8-10

 10-14


 Breathable Padded Pantie 

 S Petite 

M Petite

 L Peteit

 XL Petite 

 Weight/Pounds

  61-74

 75-96

 97-110

111-125

 Pants Size

 00-0

 0

 1-4

 5-6


 Padded Panties Brasilero 

 XS

 S

 M 

 L

 Weight/Pounds

  80-95  

 95-105  

 110-120

120-145

 Pants Size

 00-1

 1-2

 2-4

 4-8


 Padded Panties Brasilero Petite 

 M Petite 

 L Petite 

 XL Petite 

 Weight/Pounds

  61-74 

 75-96 

 97-110
 Pants Size

 00-0

 0-1

 1-4


 Padded Pantie Envy Petite 

Petite M

Petite L

 Petite XL

 Weight/Pounds

  61-74 

 75-96 

 97-110
 Pants Size

 00-0

 0-1

 1-4


 Hip & Butt Enhancer Buttilicious  

  S   

 M

 L

 Weight/Pounds 100-120 
 125-155  155-175
 Pants Size

 0-4

 4-8

 8-12


Padded Pantie Unforbuttable

 S

L 

 Weight/Pounds                                 

 105-125

 125-150

 150-170

 Pants Size

 0-4

 4-8

 8-12


 Silicone Pop Up Booty                  

 S

L 

 Weight/Pounds

 105-125

 125-150

 150-180

 Pants Size

 2-6

 6-8

 8-12


The Package Booster                     

 S

L 

 Weight/Pounds  

130-160 

 160-185

 185-210

 Waist Size

 27"-32"

 32"-36"

 36"-40"


FULLNESS by BEAUTY SEARCH PADDED PANTIE AND BUTT ENHANCER SIZE CHART

Styles:
Butt Enhancement / Padded Pantie, Lowrise Buttocks Enhancer, Silicone Butt Enhancement, Waist Cincher Booty Enhancer, Butt Booster, Seamless Booty Panty, Four Pads Girdle, Butt & Hip Padded Panty, Butt Booster Body Shaper, Butt Lifter Panty, Booty Booster, Slimming Pant and Butt Lifter Shapewear, Slimming / Minimizer Suit and Butt Lifter Shapewear.

Pantie Size Pant Size
X-Small 0-1
Small 2-4
Medium 6-8
Large 10-12
X-Large 14-16
XX-Large
18-20

Lingerie Sizing Guideline


SENSUAL MYSTIQUE SIZE CHART

US Size Chart ( In Inches)

Size Cup Size Bust Waist Hips Dress Size
Small A - B 32 - 34 23 - 25 34 - 36 6 - 8
Medium B - C 34 - 36 25.5 - 28 36 - 38 10 - 12
Large C 36 - 38 28 - 31 38 - 40 14
X-Large C 38 - 40 31 - 34 40 - 42 16 - 18
One Size A - C 32 - 38 23 - 31 34 - 40 6 - 14
S/M A - B 32 - 36 23 - 28 34 - 38 6 - 12
M/L B - C 34 - 38 25.5 - 31 36 - 40 10 - 14