Need Swimsuit Sizing Advice? Shopping Swimwear For Women Just Got Easier


 At The Orchid Boutique, we know it can be very difficult to shop for swimwear for women online. Let’s face it, choosing something without trying it on can be a bit of a challenge. We wanted to make this process a bit easier, which is why we became the ultimate swimwear for women experts around. We have not only tried on every single item in our inventory but with our range of body types and silhouettes, we know which suits work for which body shapes.

Sizing varies from brand to brand and style to style. So with our collective knowledge as well as our expertise on each brand we carry, we have put together this informative guide to help you easily navigate your way through purchasing designer swimwear for women here at The Orchid Boutique. And remember, we’re always available to help you with specific sizing questions via phone at 1-877-288-9564, our chat feature online at the top right of the site, or e-mail at


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How to Measure Yourself

When measuring yourself for swimwear and apparel sizing, be sure to use a soft measuring tape for sewing. Tip: if you don’t have a soft measuring tape available, use a piece of string then compare to a straight measuring tape or stick.

Bust- To find your true bust measurement, place the measuring tape under your arms and measure around the fullest part of your bustline. Don’t squeeze the tape too tight, just enough to lie on top of your chest. Also, be sure to measure this after you have taken a full breath in and out to find your true measurement.

Waist- To find your waist measurement, place the tape measure around your natural waistline, not where the waist of your pants sit. This is the narrowest portion of the torso and is usually close to your belly button.

Hips- To find your hip measurement, stand up straight with your legs together and measure around the widest portion of your hip area.

Sizing Information by Designer


Malai, Agua Bendita & Maylana 

These brands tend to run smaller than mainstream. If you fall between two sizes for bottoms, we recommend jumping up a size just to be sure. Top styles featuring underwire fit best when they are completely filled out. If you are in between sizes with an underwire top, we recommend choosing the smaller size.

Fortunately, the swimsuits are sold as separates, meaning you may purchase the top and bottom at different sizes. So make sure you choose the coverage that adapts the most to your style. 

Mar de Rosas & Vitamin A

These brands tend to run true to size. Some tops provide removable padding (check individual product description for details). Bottom coverage will also be stated within individual product descriptions. Many styles feature string ties at the hips on bottoms or one-pieces and at the neck or back for tops or one-pieces. These ties allow adjustability for an ideal fit.


Touché, Verde Limón, Onda de Mar, Estivo & Boamar

These brands tend to run larger than mainstream overall. If you are between two sizes for this brand in your pant, waist and/or hip measurements, we recommend choosing the smallest size. Bottoms provide mostly moderate, cheeky or full (coverage option is started in individual product description detail)

Keep in mind we’re always here to help, so just hop on chat and get some expert sizing advice today. Also, our exchange policy is extremely simple, so if something isn’t the right fit, simply send it back for a new size!

Ana Lopez

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