Lands’ End Swimwear: How To Measure Yourself Correctly for a Perfect Swimsuit Fit #LESwim

Check out these tips on How To Measure Yourself Correctly for a Perfect Swimsuit Fit from Lands’ End. I love that Lands’ End creates swimwear options for every body type, plus they sell bathing suits in separates too. Genius idea so that you can buy one size for your bottom and one different size for your top since we are not all created perfectly one size everywhere! I know I generally need bigger bottoms, but since I’m flat chested I usually need a small top. Tonight we’ll be hosting a Twitter party at 8 PM EST Weds. May 1st if you want to join us to talk swim styles.

Lands’ End offers tips on exactly just how to measure our bodies properly so we are certain to order just the right suit for our own individual sizing. You need 4 specific measurements – torso, bust, waist, and hips.

Here’s a video demonstration I did with a swimsuit merchant at Lands’ End during the recent Mom Mixer with Lands’ End event I hosted this spring. This video shows just where to hold that tape measure so you measure at the proper spots. It can be confusing without an actual demo!

How To Measure Yourself Correctly for a Perfect Swimsuit Fit

Here are the specifics below as pulled from the Lands’ End website on how to measure for your bathing suit size.

The SwimMates collection is my favorite as I love to wear a bikini top, bikini bottom, but also have the option of a swim skirt for cover up purposes and a swim tank as well so I can protect my skin from the sun – and also wear this whole get up running into the grocery store if need be when we’re going from the pool to run errands in the summer.


Run a tape measure diagonally across your body from your shoulders, over the fullest part of the bust, between your legs and back to the starting point.
With arms relaxed at your sides, measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
Measure around your waist, while in your underwear, at the narrowest point. Add ½” for comfort.
Stand with heels together, measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
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