Let’s face it: without the touch and feel aspect, shopping online can be a daunting task. Will this bikini be too big? Too small? Too tight? Too loose? Don’t worry, girls, we have you covered! At Swimwear World, we make it our mission to understand our products inside out and can give you the low-down on everything from style to size and design to fit. Whilst international sizes are standard, some designer swimwear houses often run smaller or larger than size. To save you the headache and heartache of choosing the wrong size, we’ve thrown together a sweet and simple size guide for all our brands to help you pick the right size when shopping for your designer swimwear.
How To Measure Yourself
Your designer swimwear is supposed to fit like it has been custom made for your body type, so choosing the right size is of utmost importance. Trust us when we say that measuring yourself really isn’t as difficult as it sounds. First things first – ensure that you are using a soft measuring tape for this process. If you don’t have one available on hand, use a roll of wool or twine instead, and then measure it up against a ruler later. Stand in front of a mirror so that you can see what you are doing. Your measurements will be the most accurate if you can do them in your birthday suit or lingerie.
To measure your waist, bend your body to one side. The crease which forms indicates your natural waist, where you are to measure yourself from. Now, stand with your body straight and hold the measuring tape firmly against your body, taking care to not squeeze the tape too tightly.
To measure your hips, you need to find the widest part of your hip area. Usually, you will be able to see or feel a bone there. Stand with your back straight and your legs together, holding the tape snug against your body as you measure.
Finally, you must measure around your bust. This is especially important if you are looking to buy a bikini. Even if you aren’t, do it anyway. You’d rather be safe than sorry, right? The key to getting this right is to note the measurement at the fullest part of your bust. Anchor the tape under your arm and wrap it around. It might be a good idea to do it a second time after taking a breath in and out, to ensure the utmost accuracy.
Hailing from the culture rich country of Colombia, this brand is known for its sexy swimwear. The brand tends to run smaller in size so if you are stuck between two sizes, we recommend going with the larger one. Ensembles are sold as one size sets. Large chested ladies, keep an eye out for their larger coverage tops which cater to your support needs.
Agua De Coco
Literally translated to ‘coconut water’, these sizzling pieces have us dreaming of our next beach vacation already. The brand runs true to international sizes so go ahead and opt for your usual size. You will predominantly find two styles – the Brazilian cut which is narrow and the European cut which provides more coverage. Swimwear is sold as one size sets. As a rule of thumb, the small size is for B cups, the medium size is for B – C cups and the large size is for C cups and greater. Use the string ties to adjust the fit of the bikini bottom.
This brand is bold and beautiful like its Peruvian heritage. Aguaclara swimwear tends to run smaller to standard sizing, so always choose the larger one if you are stuck between two sizes. Ensembles are sold as separate pieces to ensure the perfect fit.
Aqua Di Lara
Nothing screams lux like these creations by Reyhan Sofraci. Swimwear is sold as separates so you can choose two different sizes for your top and bottom. This brand typically runs smaller in size than the norm so we suggest sizing up when it comes to bottoms.
Swimwear from this house is sexy and sophisticated. Ensembles are sold as separates to allow for custom fits. Whilst their tops always run true to size, the bottoms often run slightly smaller so we highly recommend opting for the bigger size if you are stuck between two.
This Spanish brand is known for being super stylish, season after season. Caffe swimwear pieces tend to fit perfectly true to size. With seamless stitching, they are comfortable and stretchy. Most of their tops boast of ties at the back so you can adjust them for fit. Many bottoms also come with ties at the hips for adjustability. If your measurements fall under the upper range of a size, we strongly suggest buying the next size up, unless you believe that a smaller one would be more appropriate.
Charlie by Matthew Zink
From the hustle and bustle of New York City comes this designer swimwear brand. The swimwear is designed to fit true to size so feel free to opt for your normal size. The tops and bottoms are sold as separates, which allows you to select different sizes in tops and bottoms to suit your body perfectly. Bottoms provide moderate coverage, unless specified in the product description.
Hailing from the beautiful land of Brazil, this brand reflects its heritage to the T. It is known to run true to its size. Make sure to pay very close attention to the sizing chart as Cia Maritima swimwear is often skimpier and more revealing than traditional swimwear designs. Choose between two styles – the full cut which provides moderate coverage and the Brazilian cut which provides minimal coverage.
This brand boasts of elegant yet sexy swimwear with minimal aesthetic. It is known to run true to size. Pieces are sold as separates to provide a fit which is tailor made to your body.
Inca swimwear is sophisticated and lux. It runs true to size so feel free to go with your regular size when you snap up these babies. Tops and bottoms are sold as separates to allow for better fit.
Hailing from the sunny land of Australia, this brand knows their swimwear like the back of their hand. Whilst the tops are known to run true to size, their bottoms often run one size smaller so you should size up if stuck between two size brackets. Pieces are sold as separates so that your Jets ensemble fits you like a glove.
The genius behind this eclectic brand is the very talented Moncia Wise. Their sexy swimwear always runs true to size so stick with your regular size. Please note that some of their tops come with removable padding and the fit may change depending on whether the padding has been taken out or not. Many tops and bottoms have ties on the back and hips, respectively, so that you can adjust the fit to perfection.
This fierce brand hails from the culture rich region of South America. It has a strong reputation for running very true to size so feel free to stick with your regular size preference. The pieces are sold as separates so that you can choose specific sizes for your top and bottom. Some of their bottoms boast of string ties which enable you to adjust them further.
Lady Lux creations are always sizzling hot and bound to make you feel like a goddess. Their tops always run true to size, however, their bottoms tend to run smaller to size so if you are stuck between two sizes, make sure to order the larger one, unless you prefer minimal coverage. All their bikinis are sold as separates to allow further customization in size.
This brand is all about making you feel like a total beach babe. Their sexy swimwear runs small in comparison to standard sizes, so consider sizing up if you are stuck in between. All their swimwear is sold as separate pieces to ensure flawless fit. Most of their bottoms offer moderate American coverage unless mentioned otherwise in the product description.
This designer swimwear house was born in Cuba and bred in Miama, resulting in stunning and unique collections, season after season. Their pieces always run true to size, however, if you are a big booty babe, you may want to consider sizing up with your bottoms. Ensembles are sold as separates. Keep an eye out for their pieces which feature ties at the hips and back, which enable an even better fit.
Say hello to unique textures, fabulous prints and eclectic styles. Their swimsuits are typically cut smaller to size in comparison to the global standard, so if you are stuck between two sizes, we highly recommend going with the larger one. Some of their bikinis are sold as separates, allowing you to select to different sizes for your top and bottom for a better fit. All Maaji swimwear is reversible so you get two looks for the price of one. Every batch is created with a different fabric on the reverse side so get ready to be surprised.
This brand is the brainchild of the super talented designer, Amalia Abad. Their swimwear runs smaller to size so always go with the larger one when you are stuck between two sizes. Malai swimsuits are always sold as separates to allow a more customized fit for your body type.
Maio Swimwear by Monica Wise
Feast your eyes on underwater delights by Monica Wise’s second swimwear label. Her collections run true to size so stick with your regular size. All of their tops provide padding, which is a bonus for small chested beach babes. Bottoms provide full to moderate coverage unless mentioned otherwise in the product description.
This brand is edgy and fierce. It is known to run true to size. Many of their ensembles offer removable cups to cater to every girl’s unique support needs. Their swimwear is sold as one size sets, which means you cannot select a different size for your top and bottom.
This swimwear house is all about the lux. Their swimwear is sold as separates to allow a tailor made fit. Their tops run true to size so feel free to go with your regular choice. Their bottoms often run larger to size. If you are opting for a string tie bikini bottom, it may be a good idea to size down and use the ties on the hips to adjust for size.
Brought to you from the beaches of Colombia, this brand is all about making a woman feel like a goddess. Their swimwear is sold as separates. Whilst their tops are known to run perfectly true to size, their bottoms usually run smaller to size so consider sizing up if you find yourself between two sizes. Depending on the style, bottoms offer minimal to moderate coverage.
Get ready to feel your very best in PilyQ swimwear. All PilyQ products are known to fit perfectly true to size (both tops and bottoms). Some of their products are sold as separates to allow a more customized fit. Many of their suits are fully lined to ensure that you are comfortable both in and out of the water.
From the heart of Los Angeles comes this quirky swimwear brand. Their products are known to run true to size. Most of their designs offer moderate coverage, unless stated otherwise in the product description.
Every collection from this high end Colombian brand screams lux and sophistication. Their products run completely true to size and is sold as separates so that you can choose two different sizes for your top and bottom if necessary.
The Brazilian origin of this brand shines through in every collection. Their swimwear runs true to size so stick to your regular preference. Their products are sold as separates. Most bottoms offer a “conservative Brazilian” cut, which offers slightly more coverage than the regular Brazilian bottom while maintaining the sensuality of the style. Many swimsuits have ties at the back and hips to allow further adjustability in size.
This brand emerges from the talent and drive of designer Elizabeth Southwood. Their sexy swimwear runs perfectly true to size and is sold as separates to allow further customization in size. In each collection, you will find a variety of coverage ranging from minimal to full, to suit your individual preferences.
While this brand hails from the amazing land of Australia, their sizes have been converted to American standards for your convenience. Their swimwear is sold as separates so you can choose a different size for you top and bottom if required. Their bottoms offer moderate coverage unless mentioned otherwise in the product description so read carefully. Keep an eye out for their tops which offer larger coverage, which is ideal for large chested babes who need more support.
This brand boasts of some seriously sexy and modern swimwear for every girl. Their products are known to be run perfectly true to size. Most of their swimwear is sold as separates so you can select two different sizes for your top and bottom.
Zeki is known for its keen attention to detail and unique designs. Their products are made to fit true to size so feel free to stick with your regular preference. Ensembles are sold as one size sets so read their size guide carefully before making your choice.
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