Getting the right measurements is essential to getting the right size of binder for you. If you're getting our sports binder or basic binder, you'll need your bust and shoulder measurements. You'll need your bust, waist, hip, and shoulder measurements for the singlet binder.
You can get your bust measurement by measuring under your armpits over the fullest part of your chest (circumference). Waist measurements are taken all the way around the top of your hipbone (circumference). To get your hip size, you'll need to measure around fullest part of your hip, usually at the fullest part of your buttocks (circumference). Lastly, the shoulder measurement can be taken from one end of the shoulder (where your shoulder meets your arm) to the other.
To get the most accurate measurements, we recommend wearing close-fitting or no clothing. Taking your measurements over layers of clothing may lead to inaccurate results.
Which binder is best for me?
Chest binders are meant to be tight, like a second skin. You should be able to breathe and move easily without the binder causing any unnecessary discomfort. That being said, we have a wide range of binders to accommodate different needs, preferences, and body types.
If you have a fuller, firmer chest, we recommend choosing a binder with our extra strong material since they have more compression power, which will give your chest a flatter appearance.
Some people have a large difference between their bust and waist sizes - if this is the case for you, and you're looking to get a singlet binder from us, we recommend choosing the size that corresponds to your waist size, not your chest size. Since our singlet binders compress all the way down the torso, this will ensure that you have enough room to breathe (and will make binding more comfortable for you).
If you have a larger chest, we recommend choosing a singlet binder rather than a half-binder because the extra fabric allows for more compression and gives your chest more room.
If you are between sizes, or have broader shoulders, we recommend choosing the larger size.
Ultimately, the right type of binder depends on your preferences and your lifestyle. Binding safely means choosing the right size. Please do not deliberately choose a smaller size. Getting the binder on will be difficult, and binding too tightly can lead to injury and other health concerns.
Need more help?
If you have any questions about sizing, let us know! We always happy to give you advice on which size and binder is right for you! You can email us email@example.com or contact us here.