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Measure Yourself

How to Measure

Bust: Measure around your chest at the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape parallel to the floor and your arm relaxed at your sides.

Waist: Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waist and measure from this point. Allow a little room for a comfortable fit.

Hip: With your heels together, measure around the fullest part of your hips while keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Torso: Starting at the top of one shoulder, measure diagonally across the fullest part of your bust, between your legs, and up your back to the staring point.

The ALWAYS FOR ME FIT GUIDE provides guidance in finding the perfect swimsuit for your personal style and unique silhouette. Our ALWAYS FOR ME STYLISTS are also available to guide you through the shopping experience to make it a luxurious one by providing recommendations specific to your needs.

By following a few easy steps, you can utilize our guide to find your perfect ALWAYS FOR ME FIT.

  1. Select the silhouette that best represents your shape.
  2. Shop the curated looks our ALWAYS FOR ME STYLISTS selected just for you.
  3. Be certain to take your swimsuit measurements and refer to size charts to select best size.
  4. Choose tops and bottoms separately to create custom tailored looks.

Hourglass

This silhouette is characterized by a slim, or defined, waist with equal top and bottom halves of the body.

For evenly proportioned curves, you can choose from our entire selection of swimsuits for a flattering fit. If you are interested in additional bust support, look for underwire, molded cups, wide straps, and tops that give you extra coverage. Avoid bandeau, or strapless, styles. Stay away from mis-matching your two-piece set (bikini or tankini), as this will make your body look disproportional. For the best bikini option, keep to print coordinated tops and bottoms. For the ideal tankini, stick to hipster or brief bottoms that are print, or solid, color coordinated to the top. Select one piece swimsuits to showcase your waistline and gorgeous curves.

Inverted Triangle

This silhouette is characterized by broad shoulders, a fuller bust, defined waist, narrow hips, and long legs.

For a more top heavy silhouette, choose from our selection of halter or wider strapped styles to create a visually narrowing effect. For additional bust support, look for underwire, molded cups, wide straps, and tops that give you support and coverage. Avoid bandeau, or strapless, styles. Indulge in skirts, shorts, and girl or boy leg styles perfect for your unique shape. Feel free to mis-match your two-piece set (bikini or tankini), to draw focus toward your bottom half creating as more proportional look. For the best bikini and tankini options, pair brightly colored or printed bottoms with solid colored tops. Take advantage of your narrow bottom by wearing string or side-tie options. Be certain to purchase top and bottom separately, as you will most likely need a larger size on the top than on the bottom. Select one piece styles with empire banded bra structure and wider shoulder straps. Avoid thin, lingerie straps.

Triangular

This silhouette is characterized by narrow shoulders, a defined waist, wider hips and a well-rounded bottom.

For a more bottom heavy silhouette, choose from our selection of halter or lingerie strapped styles to create a gorgeous look. Indulge in bandeau, or strapless, styles perfect for your unique frame. Feel free to mis-match your two-piece set (bikini or tankini), to draw focus toward your top half creating as more proportional look. For the best bikini and tankini options, pair brightly colored or printed tops with solid colored bottoms – preferably full coverage brief or hipster styles. Be certain to purchase top and bottom separately, as you will most likely need a larger size on the bottom than on the top. Select one piece styles with bandeau, plunging or V-necklines. Avoid girl leg, boy leg, boy short, and skirt options.

Rectangular

This silhouette is characterized by equally proportioned bust and hips with no discernable waistline.

For a straighter silhouette, choose from our selection of embellished, flounced, cut-out, and empire or drop waistline styles to create a proportioned look. Indulge in belt, ruffle, ring, bow, or tie accented styles perfect for your unique frame. Look for twist front, sweetheart, plunging or V-necklines. Feel free to mis-match your bikini set to draw focus away from mid-section for a more curvaceous appearance. For the best bikini or tankini options, select halter or wider straps. To add curve appeal, select monokinis, surplice, peplum, tiered, or flounced one piece styles. Avoid solid colored or horizontal stripes.

Diamond

This silhouette is characterized by a small bust, full high tummy with narrow shoulders, and wide hips and thighs.

For this asymmetrical silhouette, choose from our selection of powernet tummy control, one piece, tankini, high waisted bottom, and swimdress styles to create a more proportioned look. Indulge in plunging or V-necklines, styles with empire waist design. Look for monochrome prints, long vertical lines, color blocking, and light ruching/shirring in the midsection. To create a waistline select surplice or side panel color blocking one piece or tankini tops. Select from classic or high waist brief bottoms to show-off your legs. For the perfect look, find a style with print at bust and solid/darker coloring beneath. Choose banded bikini or midkini tops. Avoid busy all-over prints, neon, pale solids, boy shorts and skirts.

Oval

This silhouette is characterized by a full bust, larger abdominal region, narrow hips and thighs.

For this thicker midsection silhouette, choose from our selection of powernet tummy control, one piece, tankini, high waisted bottom, and swimdress styles to create a more proportioned look. Indulge in plunging or V-necklines, styles with empire waist design. Look for dark solids, monochrome prints, color blocking, and light side ruching/shirring in the midsection. To create a waistline select surplice or side panel color blocking one piece or tankini tops. Select from classic or high waist brief bottoms to show-off your legs. For the perfect look, find a style with print at bust and solid/darker coloring beneath. Choose banded bikini or midkini tops. Avoid busy all-over prints, neon, pale solids, boy shorts and skirts.

When buying a swimsuit, it's all about the fit. An ill-fitting bathing suit won't complement your figure or accentuate your body in all the right places. Always For Me is here to help you find the perfect swimsuit for your body shape. Utilize our Plus Size Sizing Chart & Fit Guide to select the best bathing suit style and fit for your body. With the right swimsuit, you'll feel more confident and beautiful than ever!

CHOOSE THE BEST STYLE FOR YOUR SHAPE

HOUR GLASS

Solid or small print that won't distort proportions. Complement curves while keeping assets firmly in place.

PEAR

Molded cups, halter straps, or cleavage detailing to draw eye up. Strategically cut bottom to camouflage lower half.

FULL BUST

Under-wire tops, adjustable straps, and shaping bra cups for support. Gathered fabric at the waist for a flattering division between chest and hips.

APPLE

Under-wire tops, adjustable straps, and shaping bra cups for support. Gathered fabric at the waist for a flattering division between chest and hips.

MEASURE TO GET THE PERFECT FIT
FOR PROPER MEASUREMENTS: Stand with your back straight in front of a full-length mirror. Wear a well-fitted, non-padded bra. When measuring waist/hips, strip down to underwear that isn't cinching your curves.
CHEST & BRA SIZE
MEASURE YOUR BUST SIZE
  • Wrap soft tape measure around the fullest part of your bust.
  • Tape should be straight and parallel with the floor.
  • Bring the ends together in the center front and don't pull too tight.
MEASURE YOUR UNDER BUST (BAND) SIZE
  • Wrap soft tape measure so it rests just under you bust, where your bra band would sit.
TO CALCULATE YOUR BRA CUP SIZE

BUST SIZE rounded up to whole # UNDER BUST (BAND) SIZE


CUP SIZE # (1" = A cup, 2" = B cup, etc)

WAIST & HIP
MEASURE YOUR WAIST
  • Stand straight and bend over to the front or side. Where your body creases is your natural waist.
  • Wrap the tape measure around your natural waist, parallel to the floor.
  • Don't hold your breath or suck your stomach in. Don't pull the tape too tight.
  • Hold your body erect in a comfortable standing position.
MEASURE YOUR HIPS
  • Wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks, parallel to the floor.
  • Be sure to prevent yourself from drawing it too tightly.
  • Keep your feet together and your legs straight.
TORSO
MEASURE YOUR TORSO
  • Start at a shoulder, wrap the measuring tape down your front, between your legs, and up your back to the point you started.
  • If you plan to purchase a bandeau swimsuit or a tank swimsuit, you'll want to be sure that the torso fits well.
FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT
Use our filters to find your perfect fit.

Just as every body is different, so is every person’s style. At Always For Me we love to help our customers find exactly what they are looking for. Our team has developed easy filter choices to help shoppers find the clothes they want in the most convenient way possible. It’s like having a personal shopper at your fingertips. In addition to our Plus Size Sizing Chart & Fit Guide, use our filter choices to find the color, size, style, brand, price, features and fit that are right for you.

If you have additional questions, our helpful customer service specialists are available by:

Email: sales@alwaysforme.com
Phone: 732-328-6439

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