Magazine » How-Tos » Panty Size Chart – How to Measure Panty Size

Panty Size Chart – How to Measure Panty Size

If your underpants don’t fit right, you know it’s going to be a miserable day. The dreaded panty ride-up can be one of the most distracting situations to suffer through. The itching and twitching at all the wrong places make you cringe every other second. Know your panty size and get done with these uncomfortable moments once and for all. Panties are supposed to keep you at ease and not make you conscious all the time.

Start with getting your panties’ fitting right by taking a fit test using a panty size chart! A well-fitted panty will not only do justice to your curves but will complement your outerwear too. Different styles of briefs may fit your body differently but your size is what makes the major difference. You should always stay true to your size.

Steps to Measure your panty size on your own

Here are a few simple steps to help you determine your perfect panty size –

Step 1: Determine Hip Size

Find the fullest part of your hips, which may fluctuate from 6″ to 9″ below your natural waistline depending on your height. Wrap measuring tape around your hip, snug, but not tight – this is your hip measurement.

Step 2: Measure your waist

Bend at the sides, the area where your body indents are your natural waist. Wrap a measuring tape around your waist – snug, but not tight. Measure around 5cm below the natural waist where the waistband of the trousers normally sits on the body- this is your waist measurement.

Now note the numbers and find your fit using Clovia’s Panty Size Chart. If you fall between two sizes consider the larger size.

Panty Size Chart

Panty Size Chart

6 Signs that tell you that you’re wearing the wrong panty size

We, women, are always worrying more about the clothes that go on top of underwear, right? Surprise! That might not be the best move after all.  Your lady bits deserve some consideration and grabbing the wrong pair can have some seriously unpleasant side effects. Below mentioned are the underwear mistakes that you should pay heed to the next time you get dressed.

  1. The fabric bulges at the crotch or bunches at the back.
  2. It does not support your back.
  3. The waistband or leg openings cause you rashes
  4. You can spot a lot of creases
  5. It digs into your skin
  6. It creates a wedgie (line which appears when underwear gets stuck between the butt cheeks)
  7. The waistband keeps riding up.

5 panty problems that women face and their solution panty style

  • Visible Panty Lines ?– Laser Cut Panties

Imagine this! You’re at a party looking absolutely stunning, But your sexy bodycon dress is making your panty line visible, what a displeasing and awkward moment right? To avoid such scenarios we have the seamless panties that have laser cut hems which do not show under fitted bottoms. Also, you may opt for thongs if you want to make a sexy pick. Thongs have no rear coverage. Boyshorts if you’re more a comfort-loving person.

  • Muffin Top? Opt for High Waist Hipsters

Muffin top refers to the excessive fat assembled around the waistline while wearing the bottom wear. A muffin top can be dodged by either wearing a high waist panty style or opting for a panty with a broad waistband. You could also opt for tummy-tucking panty styles. 

  • Peeking Waistbands? Pick Low Waist Bikinis

I think we all agree that a peeking panty is not a pretty sight to watch. The best way to avoid a peeking panty situation is to wear a low rise panty style, bikinis being the best on this game.  

  • Thigh Chafing? Wear Boyleg Panties

Thigh chafing is a common thing that we all go through in summer. This can make you avoid short skirts or dresses. But don’t worry boyleg panties have your back. The longer leg opening offers a seamless fit and prevent rashes. 

  • Brief showing under white? Always pick a nude colour panty

What panty do you wear under your white pants? If your answer is white, then it’s wrong! A white panty shows all the more under your white bottoms, the best solution to this problem is nude underwear. The nude colour perfectly blends with your skin and thus is not visible through your pants.

  • Staining and leakage? Use a Period Panty

You’d be surprised to know that other than daily wear, bridal, no panty lines, lace, etc. Clovia has panties for your periods too! It is an extraordinary panty that is specially designed to protect your clothes from staining and to maintain your self-confidence during your menstrual cycle. Clovia’s period panty prevents any period stain. 

Know your Panty Fit

There is no right or wrong underwear. Instead, you have to find the underwear which is most suited for the occasion and that fits you the best. Always refer to the panty size chart before buying a panty online.

Basic Everyday Panties

Make comfort your first priority while selecting a panty. Look for soft fabrics that come with smooth elastics at the waist and legs. Make sure the panty is not too tight, particularly at the waist and legs, and the elastic should hold the garment in place. Try styles that do not have too many details or lacey trims for a smooth look under clothes. Your bottom back should be gently cupped and the crotch should sit naturally against your body. If you feel uncomfortable, try the next size.

  • Briefs

Popularly known as “granny panties”, these panties are designed with a high waistline to provide more coverage to the tummy and back. They might not be a subtext to sexy but they’re the basic underwear every girl needs.

  • Boyshorts

The epitome of comfort, Boyshorts is basically the feminine version of men’s boxers. These provide full coverage to your buttocks and sit a little below your hip, unlike your regular panties.

Wear with – Skirts, trousers, or any everyday essentials. If they are seamless, you can wear them under fitted bottoms, formal skirts and dresses too.

Related Story

Factors to Consider While Buying Women’s Boyshorts

Boyshorts have been redesigned to look more feminine and have emerged as the most comfortable form of women’s underwear. Acquaint yourself with these factors before buying a boyshorts.
Read More
  • Hipster

For those who prefer bikini style but for regular use, this is their jam. Perfect mix of bikini and boyshorts, a hipster’s waistband goes around your hip, and sits lower on your body as compared to your regular briefs. Hipsters are body-hugging and offer good coverage.

Wear with – Any outfit

  • Bikini

They set in perfectly in between the thong and briefs. A bikini panty can be spotted with a high-cut leg line and back coverage with a waistband that rests on the hips. They offer just the right amount of coverage while still maintaining an attractive silhouette. 

Wear with – Any outfit

Special Occasion Panties

These panties come in a variety of styles, fabrics and fits, while comfort still being essential. These have a sexier fit – high cut legs, low rise skimpier back, and often have more embellishments – lace, ruffles, bows, etc.

  • Thong

Often referred to as the holy grail of undergarments, a well-fitted thong doesn’t pinch, won’t ride up or create embarrassing panty lines.

Wear with – Bodycon dresses, swimwear, shorts, fitted bottoms, dresses, etc.

  • G-string

If you know thongs, you probably know G-strings too. These are a fancier variant of thongs, with thin strings instead of the waistband and a very narrow coverage for the panty line.

When with – Dresses, fitted bottoms, swimwear, shorts, etc.

Caring For Your Undies

Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions to obtain optimal wear from your undies. Check from time to time to ensure that the fabric and elastics are performing acceptably. The fit of most worn panties will probably start changing – feeling looser on the body or riding up. That’s your clue to replace them. The panty is the closest garment to your body, so make sure you’re wearing it right. When it comes to washing, prefer hand-washing over machine washing. You just need to scrub the gusset area with mild soap and rinse with cold water.

Tips To Measure Your Panty Size

  • Stand straight while measuring, do not lean forward or bend backwards.
  • Hold the measuring tape parallel to your waist.
  • The tape shouldn’t be too loose or too tight while measuring the waist.


Q. What are women’s panty sizes?
Ans. You can choose from small, medium, large, extra-large, extra extra large.

Q. How do I measure my inner wear size?
Ans. Find the fullest part of your hips, which may fluctuate from 6″ to 9″ below your natural waistline depending on your height, and measure it. Bend at the sides, the area where your body indents are your natural waist. Wrap a measuring tape around your waist – snug, but not tight. Measure around 5cm below the natural waist where the waistband of the trousers normally sits on the body- this is your waist measurement. Now using the chart find your panty size.

Related Story

How to Find Your Perfect Sized Bra?

Thanks to Clovia Curve test, it is now possible to find your perfect sized bra. Just fill in some details, and voila, we tell you your size in less than 2 minutes.
Read More


Latest posts by Editorial Desk (see all)


© 2024 All Rights Reserved.