SIZING – gc2b

 

Chest Measurements 

For all chest measurements, the measuring tape will go all the way around your torso (wrap it around your back and chest).

TIP: Don't look down at the tape to take your measurement. Find a mirror to view your reading to; looking down may cause the tape to slip.

1. Under arm measurement: the goal is to find the measurement for your chest just below where your breast tissue begins (this is usually above the nipples). Ideally, the tape should be at the beginning of your breast tissue and just below your arm pits. 

2. Largest part of chest: the goal here is to get the measurement around the torso and chest where the most breast tissue is (usually around the nipples). 

3. Under chest: the goal here is to get the measurement around your sternum; measure directly under the breast tissue, as high up as possible.

TIP: Always round up if your measurement reads at a fraction greater than 1/4".
EXAMPLE: If your measurement reads 36 2/4", round up to 37". Do not round down.

 

Shoulder Measurement

 Shoulder width: Place the measuring tape at the point of one of your shoulders. Then stretch the tape to the point of your other shoulder. Don't wrap the measuring tape all the way around your shoulders for this measurement--just point-to-point.

TIP: Try to stand up straight, and adjust your posture so that your shoulders aren't hunched, but are still relaxed.

 

1. Add the first two chest measurements together (under arms + largest part of chest).

2. Divide the total by 2 to get the measurement that will correlate best to the measurements on the sizing chart.

If you are in between sizes, consider your shoulder measurements:

TIP: If your shoulders are larger (by 1.5 inches or more) than the shoulder width that corresponds to your chest measurement on the sizing chart, go with a larger size that...
 
Best fits your shoulder measurement
 Is close to the measurement at the largest part of your chest

TIP: If your shoulder width is smaller than the number that correlates to your chest measurement, get the size that best fits your chest measurement.

TIP: Refer to the measurement under the breast tissue. If this measurement is smaller than your under-arm measurement, you may find the most comfortable fit in a tank binder, as they tend to compress better for individuals who are in between sizes / have a larger chest.

(Slightly larger version HERE at our FAQ)

•  Please keep in mind that these garments are sized and graded for compression purposes, so they are designed to fit snugly, in order to compress and flatten.

• Do not intentionally go down in size; you will not be able to put your binder on.

• In a correctly fitting binder, you should be able to breathe without trouble. Your binder should not cause excessive discomfort or dig into your skin. If you experience any of this, you likely have the wrong size!

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A crew member is happy to walk you through it! We will suggest a style / size we think will work best for you. If we get your suggestion wrong, we cover the cost of your exchange! :+)