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KNOW YOUR SIZE

At De Lingerie Academie we work with our own patterns according to standard European sizes.

To determine your size, it is best to follow our guidelines.

 

Keep in mind that the size from our tables may differ from the size you usually wear.

Centimeters of course do not say 'everything' and its accuracy depends on measuring correctly.

Are you in doubt? Then in most cases you can fall back on the standard size that you usually wear.

Also check our VIDEO TUTORIAL about measuring your own measurements.

Size Chart Panties

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Measure your waist and hip circumference over your underwear.

 

WAIST: measure horizontally around the smallest part of your waist. Mind that your true waist is probably higher up than you think. It is usually about 5 centimeters (2 inches) above your belly button. The tape measure has to be close to your body without tension.

 

HIPS: measure horizontally around the widest part of your hips. The tape measure has to be close to your body without tension.

 

When in doubt, select the larger size.

 

Our panties patterns are available in the following sizes:

  • Anahita bikini botoms: S to XL

  • Aphrodite: XS to 3XL

  • Artemis: S to 3XL

  • Boann: S to XL

  • Calliope: S to 3XL

  • Freya bikin botoms: S to 3XL

  • Hera: XS to 2XL

  • Rosalia: XS to 3XL

Size Chart Bra's

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Measure your bust and underbust with a tape measure while wearing a decent fitting bra (preferably non-padded) with underwires.

The underbust determines the size (ex. 70, 75, ...)

The bust determines the cup (ex. A, B, C, ...)

 

  • UNDERBUST: measure horizontally around the ribcage just below the bust. You can pull the tape measure a little more to have good tension. Check your underbust in the size chart below.

  • BUST: measure horizontally around the fullest part of the bust. The tape measure has to be close to your body without tension. Now check your cup size in the size chart below.

 

Example:

Underbust = 82 cm (see underbust 80).

Bust = 96 cm (see underbust 80 in column 'cup B' and 'cup C'. When in doubt, select the larger size -> 80C

 

Our bra patterns are available in the following EU sizes:

  • Aurora: 70 CDE - 75 BCDE - 80 BCDE - 85 BCDE - 90 BCDE

  • Cybelle: 70 FGH - 75 EFGH - 80 DEFGH - 85 CDEFG - 90 BCDEF - 95 BCDE - 100 BCD - 105 BC - 110 B

  • Diana: 70 ABCD - 75 ABCD - 80 ABCD - 85 ABCD - 90 ABCD

  • Brigit: XXS - XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL - 3XL - 4XL - 5XL (see the second size chart)

 

You can download a free bra underwire chart in our webshop with an overview of all our underwires in true size.

You can also purchase our bra underwires in our webshop.

Bras:

Bralettes:

Size Chart Bodysuits

The size for a bodysuit is the same as for a bra (see table above).

The lower part of a body is equal to the size of bottoms and changes with the size.

Bra size 70 has bottom size Small, bra size 85 has bottom size Extra Large, ...
This is the same as with the bodysuits you buy in the lingerie store.
If you still need a different size for the bottom part, you can combine sizes.

The instructions with our bodysuit patterns explain how to do this.

 

Our bodysuit patterns are available in the following sizes:

  • Aurora bodysuit: 70 CDE (small) - 75 BCDE (medium) - 80 BCDE (large) - 85 BCDE (XL) - 90 BCDE (XXL)

  • Cybelle bodysuit: available soon

 

In our webshop you can download a free bra underwire chart with an overview of all our bra underwire sizes.

You can also purchase the bra underwires in our webshop.

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Size Chart Swimwear

For bikini bottoms we use the same size chart as for lingerie panties (see above ).

Our bikini bottoms are available in the following sizes:

  • Anahita bikini bottoms: S to XL

  • Freya bikini bottoms: XS to 3XL

 

Our Aurora and Cybelle bikini tops are the same sizes as the bras (see above ).

 

 

For a swimsuit, take the following sizes:

  • BUST : Measure horizontally around the fullest part of the chest. The tape measure should fit nicely without tightening.

  • WAIST : Measure horizontally around the smallest part of your waist. Note that your actual waist is much higher than you might think. This is usually about 5 centimeters above your belly button. The tape measure should fit nicely without tightening.

  • HIP : measure horizontally around the widest part of your hips. The tape measure should fit nicely without tightening.

 

When in doubt, always take the largest size.

 

Our bathing suit patterns are available in the following sizes:

  • Eos: XS to 5XL

The top of the Anahita bikini is suitable for the following bra sizes * (see bra size table above ):

 

  • SMALL: 70C-75A-75B-80A-80B

  • MEDIUM: 70D-75C-75D-80C-85A

  • LARGE: 80D-85B-85C-90A-90B-95A

  • XL: 80E-85D-90C-95B

 

* The specified sizes are an indication. The top model is in a flexible size that may also fit other sizes.

Size chart Sleepwear

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Measure waist and hip circumference with a tape measure over your underwear.

 

  • WAIST : Measure horizontally around the narrowest part of your waist. Note that your actual waist is much higher than you might think. This is usually about 5 centimeters above your navel. The gauge should fit snugly without tightening. 

  • HIP : Measure horizontally around the widest part of your hips. The gauge should fit snugly without tightening.  

 

When in doubt, always take the largest size.

Our nightwear is available in the following sizes:

  • Galatea nightdress: XS - S -M- L - XL - XXL -3XL

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Size Chart Men

Measure waist and hip circumference with a tape measure over the underwear.

 

  • WAIST : Measure horizontally around the narrowest part under the belly (where the elastic of the brief/boxer is). The tape measure should fit nicely without tightening.

  • HIP : measure horizontally around the widest part of the hips. The tape measure should fit nicely without tightening.

 

When in doubt, always take the largest size.

 

Our men's patterns are available in the following sizes:

  • Apollo: S to 2XL

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