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USA to UK Sizing for Panties

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive when someone is purchasing our panties is 'What size should I purchase'.  This is always a very difficult question as most of our panties are, at present, from the USA and USA and UK sizes are nothing alike. USA sizes for panties really seem to have no rhyme or reason. They do NOT correlate to US dress sizes!  We are not certain why that is, or who developed the US sizes but we have made an attempt here to try to match up USA to UK sizes.  We must state that this is ONLY a general guideline and may not be exact as all manufacturers seem to make garments to their own sizing, however, we think this should give you a good place to start. Hopefully when you order, the size you select will be perfect for you.


US-UK Sizing Chart

If you are purchasing garments we sell from Stockings and Romance (Retro Pin-up styles), please use their sizing chart below

Stockings & Romance Retro Pin-up Lingerie Sizing*

In this modern day world stretch fabrics are the norm and they are frequently used to give 'you' the buyer a better fitting more comfortable garment.

Unlike the pin up era of the 40’s and 50’s where undergarments seemed to be made of the strongest material known to man and the terms "control and foundation wear" literally did mean exactly that.

At Stockings and Romance we use many different types of fabric some rigid and some with stretch, all the stretch fabrics we use give a variety of different movement and control, some are lightweight and some a little heavier but we can assure you not as heavy as the good old days.

Below is a guide to sizing , but you have to remember that our garments are designed upon and inspired by the underwear worn by ladies of the 40’s and 50’s era when they dressed like ladies and mostly wore dresses or skirts to show off their figures.

Our suspender belts and pull on girdles are designed to be worn on the waist and higher still, this all helps your stockings to be suspended in the correct way and of course the most comfortable for you 'the wearer'.

UK
Dress size
Waist inches
Waist cm
USA
Dress Size
Small
8/10
25/26
63/66
6
Medium
12
27/28
68/71
8
Large
14
29/30
72/75
10
X-Large
16
31/32
76/79
12
2X
18
33/34
80/83
14
3X
20
35/36
84/87
16

*This sizing chart is direct from the manufacturer of these garments and does not reflect sizing for panties that are not from this manufacturer.
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