Shapewear Size Guides

Online shopping brings the joy of choosing your favorite essentials from the comfort of your home, all while lounging in your favorite PJs. However, navigating the world of shapewear without the luxury of a fitting room can be a bit challenging. The key to unlocking the perfect fit lies in mastering the art of measuring.

In this easy-to-follow guide, we’ll help you discover how to measure your shapewear size to ensure that you select the right size that complements your curves.

How to Measure Your Shapewear Size

Starting your journey to finding the ideal shapewear size is easier than you imagine. All you need is a tape measure and a pen and paper (or your phone) to note down your measurements. With these easy steps, you'll be well on your way to confidently selecting the perfect shapewear that suits your style and shape. Let’s dive in!

How to Measure Your Waist

When it's time to measure your waist, keep it simple and fuss-free. Without any clothes on, wrap a measuring tape around your midsection. There are two ways to find your waist:

  • Around the Navel: Wrap the tape around the fleshy part between your ribs and hips, making sure it sits right at your navel or slightly above.
  • Side Lean Technique: Lean to the side with your hands on your hips. Your waist is that spot on your side that folds inwards.
    How to Measure Your Waist

    How to Measure Your Hips

    To figure out the size of your hips, start by standing with your feet close together. Take a tape measure and gently wrap it around the widest area of your hips, making sure to include your butt in the measurement. The tape should cover the softest and fullest part of your hips and butt to ensure you get an accurate measurement. This step is important for finding the right fit in your shapewear, so take your time to get it just right.

    Measure Your Hips

    How to Measure Your Bra Size

    Ensuring you wear the right bra size is crucial for comfort and support. To measure your bra size, it's best to do it without wearing a bra. Grab a measuring tape and gently wrap it around your torso, covering the fullest part of your breasts. Make sure the tape includes your nipple area for accurate measurements.

    Discover the ins and outs of determining your bra size and understanding bra conversions with our easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide or take a look at our bra size caculator. We're here to make the process simple so you can find the perfect fit for a comfortable and supportive experience.

    Measure Your Bra Size

    Sizing Guides For Your Favorite Products

    Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day High Waisted Shaper Shorts

    Our best-selling shaper shorts have a high-compression level. This means they’ll shape and sculpt your legs, thighs, and mid-section, which will help create a smooth look. Refer to our size and fit guide below to see which size will fit you best. For products with high compression, we also recommend sizing up to ensure a comfortable fit.

    Size High Waisted Shaper Shorts

    Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day High-Waisted Shaper Panty

    The beloved shaper panty is a must-have closet staple for all occasions. To get the right fit, refer to our fit guide below. Take measurements of your waist and hips to find the right size on the chart. If you’re still unsure of what to order, you can chat with a Fit Expert who can help you find the perfect size.

    Size guide High-Waisted Shaper Panty

    Truekind® Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra

    Getting a bra that fits correctly can be challenging. In fact, 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Once you know your correct bra size, as we show you above, you can use our fitting chart to find the right shaper bra. Believe us, you won’t regret getting this perfect fit!

    Size guide Wireless Shaper Bra

    Shapermint Essentials High Waisted Shaping Leggings

    When it comes to leggings, you definitely don’t want them too tight or too loose. The best way to get the right size is to measure your waist and hips and refer to our sizing guide below. Our shaping leggings fit true to size.

    Have Fun Shopping For Shapewear

    We hope you found this guide on how to measure your shapewear size useful. Have fun shopping for your shapewear, and keep in mind we have a 60-day fit guarantee, so say goodbye to size-related worries when you shop with Shapermint. 

    Need a bit of assistance? No problem! Visit our Fit Studio or connect with one of our friendly Fit Experts, who can guide you in finding the perfect size for your ultimate comfort. 

    You may also be interested in our collections of Plus-size Shapewear and Plus-size Bras.