Panties Fitting Guide - How to Measure Your Waist

Panty Fitting Guide

Panty Fitting Guide

If your underpants don’t fit right, you’re going to be miserable all day. The dreaded panty ride-up can be one of the most disgusting situations to suffer through. It will influence your comfort level all day.

In precise, underpants need to fit your contours without creeping and feel natural if you don’t want to spend all day tugging and squirming. Well, you never have to experience this again if the next time you go shopping for underwear, you purchase the size that’s right for you.

Finding Your Personal Panty Size

Determining your proper panty fit requires that you know two components: waist measurement and hip measurement. If possible, ask someone to take your measurements. It’s faster and tends to be more accurate.

The hardest part about purchasing lingerie that fits well and looks good is recognizing what to look for. There are so many choices in style, fabric, and size to choose from today.

Waist Measurement

Measure your waist by placing the tape measure around the natural notch or break in your waist. If you need to locate your waist, bend to the side; the crease will be the location of your waist.

Hip Measurement

Measure the fullest part of your hips, and make sure the tape measure remains parallel to the floor and that figure is your hip measurement. Now that you know your two measurements, consult the chart below to conclude you’re proper underpants size. If your measurements represent two different panty sizes, choose the larger among the two sizes.

Perfect Panty Fit Checklist.

Take a quick look at our checklist to make sure you have the best fit possible.

1. Natural fitting crotch

A panty crotch should fit naturally on your body. There should be no disproportionate fabric in the front or back, and should definitely not be binding. If your panty has a front horizontal crotch seam, it should be visible from the front and it should not slip backward. If it does, check to see that your panty isn’t on backward slid.

2. Waistband is snug but not binding

If your waistband keeps gathering up and rolling over in the front, you have the wrong size. Try a smaller size. The right size means your band stays in place and is comfy.

3. Legs are snug but not binding

Panty legs should not be so tight that they cause marks along your thighs. Leg openings should be evenly arched on both legs and the fabric should not be bunched or twisted.

4. Buttocks is cupped

Assuming you are not wearing a G-string, the proper fit around the buttocks is symmetrical, balanced, covered, and cupped. If not, you need a bigger size. Also, if some of your current panties are riding up, the elastic is probably worn out and they need to be replaced.

Final Thought On Panties

Panties are covered by clothes so that no one sees what happened to them- this makes us use them for a longer period- a longer number of years.

However, your panty wardrobe needs regular checking. If the leg openings or waistbands are stretched out, the back consistently rides up, the seams or the body are frayed, it’s probably time to think. And never dismiss what your mother warned you about–you actually could end up in an emergency room or dressing room wearing the underwear you never wanted anyone to see.

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