" It's probably not a bad idea to take a look at your current panty wardrobe. If the leg or waistbands are stretched out, the back consistently rides up, the seams or the body are frayed, it's probably time to toss"
Let's be honest...
...if your underpants don't fit right, you're going to be miserable all day. The dreaded panty ride-up can be one of the most distracting situations to suffer through. It will affect your comfort level all day.
Therefore, it almost goes without saying that underpants need to fit your contours without creeping, and feel natural if you don't want to spend all day tugging and squirming.
Well, you never have to experience this again if the next time you go shopping for underpants, you purchase the size that's right for you.
Finding Your Personal Underpants Size
Determining your proper panty fit requires that you know two components: waist measurement and hip measurement. If possible, recruit someone to take your measurements. It's faster and tends to be more accurat.
The hardest part about purchasing lingerie that fits well and looks good, is knowing what to look for. There are so many choices in fabric, style and size to choose from today.
My goal in writing this causerie is to give you as much information as possible on sizing, fabrics, styles and fitting to make you make you your own undergarment expert, and thus create the perfect lingerie wardrobe for you. - Tomima
Measure your waist by placing the tape measure around the natural indentation or break in your waist. If you need help locating this indentation, bend to the side; the crease will be the location of your waist.
Measure the fullest part of your hips, making sure the tape measure remains parallel to the floor. This is your hip measurement.
Now that you know your two measurements, consult the chart below to determine your proper underpants size. If your measurements represent two different panty sizes, choose the larger of the two sizes.
Perfect Panty Fit Checklist
Are you sure you know how panties are supposed to fit? Take a quick look at our checklist to make sure you have the best fit possible.
Natural fitting crotch
A panty crotch should fit naturally against your body. There should be no excessive fabric in the front or back, and should definitely not be binding. If your panty has a front horizontal crotch seam, it should be visible from the front and not slip backwards. If it does, check to see that your panty isn't on backwards.
Waistband is snug but not binding
If your waistband keeps bunching up and rolling over in the front, you have the wrong size. Try a smaller size. The right size means your band stays in place and is comfortable.
Legs are snug but not binding
Panty legs should not be so tight that they cause grooves along your thighs. Leg openings should be evenly arched on both legs and the fabric should not be bunched or twisted. If you are still having trouble with binding legs, try a panty with a high cut leg style such as French cut.
Buttocks is cupped
Assuming you are not wearing a thong, the proper fit around the buttocks is balanced, symmetrical, covered and cupped. If not, you need a bigger size. Also, if some of your current panties are riding up, the elastic is probably shot and they need to be replaced.
Final Thought On Panties
We all know it's easy to keep panties for years without getting rid of it. After all, most of the time it's covered up by our clothes and no one else sees them. However, it's probably not a bad idea to take a look at your current panty wardrobe. If the leg or waistbands are stretched out, the back consistently rides up, the seams or the body are frayed, it's probably time to toss.
And never dismiss what your mother warned you about--you actually could end up in an emergency room or dressing room wearing the underwear you never intended anyone to see.
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