How to Measure Panties Size

How to Measure Panties Size

Measuring your panty size correctly ensures a comfortable fit and helps avoid pinching, skin abrasions, constriction, and other discomforts. Therefore, by reading this article, you will learn how to measure your panty size to help you choose the right size for you when buying panties.

Panties Size

Measuring Tools

Before you start measuring your panty size, you may need some of the following measuring tools.

  • Full-length mirror: Before measuring your panty size, it is recommended to choose a flat place to place a full-length mirror, and then, put on a pair of well-fitting panties, which can help you measure your panty size accurately.
  • Soft Tape Measure: A soft tape measure can be wrapped smoothly around the contours of your body to ensure accurate measurement.
  • Notebook and Pen: You will need a notebook or pen to record your measurements for future reference.

How to Measure Panties Size

If you want to buy the right panties, you should know how to measure your panty size. Here are the steps for measuring panties.

Step 1: Measure your Waist

Stand in front of a mirror and make sure your abdomen is relaxed. Wrap the end of the tape measure about 5 cm below your waistline, where the waistband of your pants is, making sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor. Then, slowly tighten the tape measure so that it is snug against your skin.

Step 2: Measure your Hips

Typically, the widest part of your hips will be between 5 inches and 9 inches below your waistline. Once you know the widest part of your hips, stand in front of a mirror with your feet together and wrap a soft tape measure around the widest part of your hips, making sure the tape is level with the floor.

Step 3: Record Measurement

Record your waist and hip measurements, usually in cm.


Refer to the Size Chart

Size charts may vary between different types of underwear, so you can refer to the size charts provided on our Plusock website to choose the right size for your underwear.

Men's Size Chart

Below is a chart of men's underwear sizes in different sizes.


Product Name





Plus Size High-Waisted Breathable Boxer Briefs




95% Regenerated Fiber, 5% Spandex

























Women's Size Chart

Below is a size chart for different sizes of women’s panties.

Product Name


Waist (inches)

Inseam Length


Weight (lbs)


Plus Size High-Waisted Bow Tie Panty(5 Pairs)







95% Cotton, 5% Spandex









Note: Due to manual measurements and the data being measured with the product

laid flat, there may be a 2-3cm discrepancy from actual measurements.


As you can see from the comparison, the sizing standards vary slightly from one type to another, so we need to be aware of the specific sizes of each type of panty.

How do I Determine If it is Appropriate?

Although we refer to the men's and women's panty size charts, how do you know if your panties fit, here are some tips to check if they do:

  • Waist: The waistband of your panties should fit snugly around your waist, not too tight or too loose.
  • Legs: If you are wearing panties that cause chafing or discomfort in the legs, then the panties may not fit you well. Properly fitting panties should be comfortable to wear without chafing.
  • Hip Circumference: Properly fitting panties should completely cover the hips without excess fabric squeezing or pulling tight.
  • Crotch: When you stand or walk, your underwear should not be too tight or gather too much fabric in the crotch.

How to Choose Panties

Buying panties online can be tricky, but you don’t have to worry too much. Here are some tips to consider when shopping for underwear.

Consider the Material

The material of panties also affects comfort, so when buying underwear, we will give priority to the material of underwear. Here are some of the most common underwear materials:

  • Cotton: Breathable, soft, and comfortable, suitable for daily wear.
  • Polyester Fiber: It has good hygroscopicity and is suitable for wearing during sports.
  • Silk: luxurious, soft, suitable for many occasions, but less durable and needs to be cleaned carefully.
  • Lycra/Spandex: Usually blended with other fabrics, it has good elasticity.

Consider the Size

Properly fitted underwear feels comfortable to wear and does not feel tight or loose across the body. Before purchasing, measure the waist circumference with a soft tape measure and record the value, then compare it with the specific size chart on the official website take the size of the underwear you have purchased before and compare it to the size of the underwear you have purchased.

Think About Breathability

Breathable fabric underwear promotes air circulation, which helps prevent moisture buildup and reduces the risk of skin irritation and infection. If you usually exercise a lot or live in a hot climate, it is recommended to choose underwear with higher breathability.


What Size Is a 32 in Panties?

A panty size marked as "32" typically refers to the waist measurement in inches. To determine the corresponding panty size, you would match this measurement to a brand's specific size chart. Generally, a 32-inch waist can align with a Medium or Large size, depending on the brand's sizing guidelines. It's important to consult the specific brand’s size chart for the most accurate sizing.

What Does Size L in Panties Correspond To?

In general clothing sizes, a Size L (Large) in panties typically corresponds to a US dress size 12-14. This is designed to fit women with a waist measurement of approximately 29 to 31 inches and hip measurements of about 39 to 41 inches. Again, these measurements can vary slightly depending on the brand, so checking the specific brand's size chart is recommended for the best fit.

Which Size Should I Choose If I Am Between Two Sizes?

It is usually recommended to choose the larger size to ensure a comfortable fit.

What is the Difference Between a Soft Ruler and a Hard Ruler When Measuring?

The soft ruler can be bent to fit the body's skin when measuring, avoiding any discomfort or measurement deviation that may be caused by using a hard ruler directly.


Well-fitting panties can make you feel comfortable and cozy all day long. Underwear that doesn't fit properly can leave you feeling itchy and uncomfortable.

If you are looking to buy new underwear, you can do so online by visiting the Plusock website, where we offer men's and women's underwear in a variety of sizes and fabrics. You can choose according to your needs.

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