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Women’s Size Charts

Women’s Swimwear

 

Size Size Bust Waist Hip Torso (reg) Torso (long)
US UK ins cm ins cm ins cm ins cm ins cm
S 6 10 35 88-90 28-29 71-74 38 96-98 60¼ 153 62¾ 159
8 12 36 91-92 29-30 74-76 39 99-100 61½ 156 64 162.5
M 10 14 37 93-96 30-31 76-79 40 101-104 62¾ 159 65¼ 165.5
12 14-16 38½ 97-100 31½-32½ 80-83 41½ 105-108 64 162.5 66½ 169
L 14 16 40 101-104 33-34 84-87 43 109-112 65¼ 165.5 67¾ 172
16 18 41½ 105-109 34½-36 88-92 44½ 113-117 66½ 169 69 175
XL 18 20 43½ 110-114 36½-38½ 93-98 46½ 118-122 67¾ 172 70¼ 178
20 22 45½ 115-119 39-41 99-104 48½ 123-127 - - - -
Plus Sizes
1X 16W 20 43 109-113 41-42 104-107 50 127-131 66 167.5 - -
18W 22 45 114-118 43-44 109-122 52 132-136 67½ 171 - -
2X 20W 24 47 119-123 41-42 104-107 50 127-131 69 175 - -
22W 26 49 124-128 43-44 109-122 52 132-136 70½ 179 - -
3X 24W 28 51 129-133 45-46 114-117 54 137-141 - - - -
26W 30 53 134-138 47-48 119-122 56 142-146 - - - -

How to Measure

Accurate measuring is the first step in finding a suit that fits precisely. Measure over your undergarments and have someone help you, if possible.

All the measurements on our size chart above are important. Most important, however, is the torso measurement. The torso is the length of the body from the shoulder to the crotch and back to the starting point.

Surprisingly, torso length can have little relationship to height. A woman 5’ 9" tall may actually have a short torso and long legs, whereas a woman of 5’ 2" could have a long torso and short legs. We offer many styles in both regular and long torso lengths to provide you with a better-fitting suit.

Torso

Run a tape measure full circle from your shoulder, over the fullest part of your bust, down between your legs and back up to the starting point.
Tip: for easier measuring, let the tape measure drop down your back from the shoulder; reach between your legs and and bring the other end of the tape back up to the starting point.

Bust

With arms relaxed at your sides, measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Waist

Measure around your waist at the height where you normally wear your trousers. Keep one finger between the tape and your body.

Hips

Stand with your heels together, and measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Choose the leg openings

Our swimwear is styled with one of the following leg openings:

Modest leg height - offers the most coverage

Medium leg height - cut slightly higher at the front; modest coverage at the back

Choose a bra style that suits best

Shelf bra: offers light coverage and support.

Soft cup bra: offers medium support; fits cup sizes A-C (some D/DD-cup options);
C-DD in Plus sizes (where available).

Underwired bra: supports and enhances well; fits cup sizes A-C (some D/DD-cup options); C-DD in Plus sizes (where available).

If you need help, just call!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 376 7974.