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How to measure
For our chest binders we need you to measure your torso as accurately as possible. We use centimetres, however this conversion calculator will provide measurements in inches as well. If you're in between sizes we recommend sizing up until you are used to binding regularly, and to reduce the possibility of discomfort or injury.
Above the chest
From the corner of the armpit above the chest across to the other side. Make sure you're not tight under the armpits to ensure there is enough room between your binder and that super soft skin under your arms.
At the widest part of the chest
Standing straight and breathing normally, measure from the widest part across the nipples. Resist the urge to measure tightly so we can be sure the sizing is accurate and not too tight!
Under the chest
From the edge of the tissue underneath the chest. This should be the narrowest part above your waist.
Bandeau, half, and tank binders can serve different purposes depending on your needs. For those with a larger chest circumference we suggest starting with a half binder, or seeing if a full tank will provide more all-round support. Our full tank binders are supportive from top to bottom, creating a streamlined torso, and producing a more "masculine" effect.
Things to consider
Can you breathe? Whilst there is the temptation to size down in order to bind more, this will be counterproductive - you'll be so uncomfortable and out of breath you won't be able to wear your binder. You should be able to breathe comfortably and not have any pain when wearing your binder for up to 8 hours. We recommend wearing your binder for a maximum of 10 hours per day, and giving your body a day off wherever possible.
If you are in pain whilst wearing your binder then remove it immediately - pain is your body's way of telling you something is not working. We want you to be comfortable, not injured! Please don't bind overnight, and we recommend giving your body a break when you are sick or under the weather.