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Women's Clothing and Swimwear Size Information

How to Measure: Measure your waist and hips and compare to the size chart below. If you are between two sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size. XS-XL sizes correspond to the numerical sizing on this chart, unless specified in the description of the garment. To get the most accurate measurements, have someone else measure you. Be sure to hold the measuring tape straight and snug, not tight, to your body.

Bust: Measure over the fullest part of your bust, with the tape measure parallel to the floor. This measurement will assist you in determining your swimwear or clothing size for tops and dresses.

Underbust: Measure directly under your bust, with the tape measure parallel to the floor. This measurement will assist you in determining your bra band size and swim top size.

Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your natural waistline.

Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hip, before the thigh begins to narrow. This measurement will help you determine your size for skirts, pants, and form-fitting dresses.

How to Measure

Bikini Top Sizing Chart:

Introducing Bikini Bra Sizing

In order to make your customer experience better, Venus has transitioned to a new size chart where all we need from you is your bra size! Venus will then discover your "sister sizing" to find that perfect fit!

Thanks to our exclusive adjustable sliding strap and strings along with our sash ties, there is more flexibility than your standard single bra hook or loop. We now offer "sister sizing" - where the cup volume stays the same, but the band and cup letter can change.

Ready for a day at the beach in your new bikini? For swimwear tops that have a cup size, simply order your usual bra size (band + cup), our system will do the rest. Finally, you will receive a bikini top that has a letter designation and possibly a bra band/cup size.

Not fitting quite like you hoped? Does this all sound too confusing? Don't worry, we're here to help. Check out the chart below for easy reference.

For minimal coverage, size down.

Bra Band Size
32 34 36 38 40 Size Code
Your Bra Size 32B 34A A
32C 34B 36A B
32D 34C 36B C
32DD 34D 36C D
32DDD 34DD 36D DD
34G 36DDD G
38B 40A D2
38C 40B DD2
38D 40C DDD2
38DD 40D G2

Clothing & Swim Bottom Sizing Chart

Perfect Fit Contemporary Sizing

It's precisely the even-numbered size you prefer. We choose to call our sizing "contemporary", a word that's as progressive and modern as our customers.

If you are between sizes, please select size depending on your personal preference. If you prefer looser garments, select the larger size.

True-to-Form™ Contemporary Sizing gets you the best fit.
Sizes XS S M L XL 1X 2X 3X
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Bust 33 34 35 36 37 38½ 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Waist 26 27 28 29 30 31½ 33½ 35½ 38 40 42 44 46 48
Hip 36 37 38 39 40 41½ 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57

Sports Illustrated Swim Fit Guide

These suits run true to size.

Between two sizes? We recommend choosing the smaller size as swimwear tends to stretch when wet.

ONE-PIECES: If you're petite with a shorter torso, we recommend sizing down. However, if you have a longer torso, we recommend sizing up for the best fit.

BIKINI TOPS: Choose a size based on your cup size first. Our tops (except T0004 & T0021) have an adjustable back strap to help you find a comfortable fit.

T0004 and T0021: These tops do not have an adjustable back strap. Make sure to consider your body size in addition to cup size for the best fit.

Sizes XS S M L XL 2X
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Average Cup Size A A B B C C D D DD DD DDD DDD
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38½ 40 42 44 46 48
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31½ 33 35 37 39½ 42
Hip 35 36 37 38 39 40 41½ 43 44½ 46 48 50
Torso 54 55½ 57 58½ 61 62½ 64 65½ 67 68½ 70½ 72½