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Are you constantly readjusting your underwear throughout the day? Do you experience discomfort or irritation in the intimate areas?


It’s possible that your panties are not the right size for you. Wearing correctly fitting underwear is often underestimated, yet it plays a significant role in your overall comfort and confidence. However, with so many options available, how do you know which panty sizes to buy?

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In this comprehensive guide, we will explore signs that indicate your underwear doesn’t fit well, the size options available, and how to measure yourself to find the perfect fit. Keep reading, and never repurchase the wrong panty sizes.


Signs Your Underwear Is Not Fitting Well


Before measuring for the correct panty sizes, let’s review how you know your underwear isn’t fitting well. Luckily, it’s not much of a guessing game; you’ll feel it when your panty size is wrong. Here are four indicators that your undies are the wrong size and you need new underwear.


Visible Panty Lines


Visible panty lines (VPL) are a common fashion faux pas that can ruin the appearance of even the most carefully chosen outfit. They occur when the outline of your panties is visible through your clothing.

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This is often a result of wearing panties that are too tight. Wearing the wrong size panties detracts from the overall aesthetic of your look and can cause physical discomfort as the fabric digs into your skin. View our collection of seamless panties here.


Riding Up or Slipping Down


Panties that constantly ride up or slip down indicate an improper fit. This slipping can lead to irritation and friction. That’s why buying panties with the correct fit is essential to avoid these issues.


Digging, Pinching, or Bunching


If the underwear waistband or leg openings of your panties dig into your skin, causing red marks or discomfort, it’s a sign that the size is too small. On the other hand, if the fabric feels loose or bunches up, the size may be too large.


Discomfort or Irritation


Constantly feeling uncomfortable or experiencing irritation in intimate areas is a key indicator that your underwear is not the correct size. Properly fitting panties should feel comfortable and supportive throughout the day. If they fit well, you shouldn’t feel them at all.


Panty Sizes Available


Next, when shopping for comfortable panties, knowing the size options besides the regular small, medium, and large is useful. Here are three panty sizes to be aware of.


Standard Sizing


Standard sizing typically ranges from extra small (XS) to extra large (XL), with variations in between. However, it’s important to note that standard sizing may vary between brands.

This means referring to each brand’s specific size chart is crucial for accuracy. At EBY, every style we offer is available in up to 4x.


Plus-Size Options


Many lingerie brands now offer a range of plus-size panties to cater to a broader spectrum of body shapes and sizes. These options provide comfortable and stylish choices for individuals who require larger sizes.


Custom or Made-to-Measure


Custom or made-to-measure options are available for those who struggle to find the perfect fit within standard or plus sizes. These allow for a personalized fit based on individual measurements, ensuring ultimate comfort and confidence. Unfortunately, this option is typically the most expensive.


How to Measure Yourself for the Right Fit


Now that you know more about panty sizes, let’s review how to measure yourself. Much like measuring for a bra, this will help you accurately determine your size. Here’s how you can do it in four simple steps.


Step 1: Gather Your Tools


You’ll need a soft, flexible measuring tape. Ensure it’s not too tight or loose when wrapped around your body.


Step 2: Find Your Natural Waistline


Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Locate the smallest part of your torso, usually just above your belly button. This is your natural waistline.


Step 3: Wrap the Measuring Tape


Next, measure around the fullest part of your hips. You want to ensure the tape is level all the way around. Make sure the tape is parallel to the ground and not twisted.

This measurement is crucial for determining the correct size. This is especially true for styles that sit lower on the hips.


Step 4: Take the Measurement


Gently wrap the measuring tape around your waist without holding your breath or sucking in your stomach. You should take the measurement comfortably but not too loosely.


Step 5: Read the Measurement


Look at the measuring tape where it overlaps at the starting point. Make a note of the measurement in inches or centimeters.

It’s best to take the measurement twice to ensure accuracy. Record your measurements somewhere safe and easy to access.


Step 6: Refer to Size Charts


Once you have your waist and hip measurements, refer to the specific brand’s size chart. Different brands may have slight variations in their sizing.

This is why following their guidelines for the most accurate fit is essential. At EBY, all our panties are 100% cotton-lined and are seamless for maximum comfort.


Bonus Tips for Accurate Waist Measurement


If you’re still battling to get the correct measurement, don’t stress. Here are some tips for ensuring you get an accurate measurement every time.

  • Wear minimal clothing or form-fitting clothes while measuring your waist
  • Stand straight and relaxed, with your stomach in its natural position
  • Avoid holding your breath or tensing your abdomen during the measurement
  • If measuring over clothing, make sure the garment doesn’t add bulk or alter the waistline
  • Take the measurement multiple times and use the average for better accuracy


Find Your Perfect Fit the First Time


Choosing the correct panty sizes is about comfort and confidently embracing your body. By recognizing the signs of ill-fitting underwear, exploring the size options available, and accurately measuring yourself, you can ensure that your panties provide the perfect fit for your unique shape. With the right size, you can enjoy all-day comfort and feel empowered in every outfit you wear.

Are you ready to find the perfect fit? View our complete online panty collection and fill your cart. Our 100% cotton-lined panties are slip-resistant, so you won’t have to keep readjusting all day.