Sizing Guide

At BigSmalls, we specialise in lingerie for larger ladies and so we ensure that we hold stock from a number of different suppliers, both UK and US-based. This does mean that sizes can vary greatly between different ranges. It is therefore essential that you read the sizing information on this page carefully. On each product page we have included the sizing information for that range, but for reference we have replicated the sizing from all our suppliers below.

Queen Size/Plus Size

Where items are marked as Queen Size or Plus Size, this is an indication that it is a 'one size' item. These items are designed to fit a range of sizes and in our experience will generally fit sizes 18-24.

Individual manufacturers offer slightly different weight and height guidelines for their Queen or Plus sizes as follows:

Dreamgirl: To fit weight 165 - 275lb
Intimate Attitudes/Shirley: To fit height to 6', weight 175 - 275lb
Leg Avenue: To fit weight 150-200lb
Music Legs: To fit height 5' - 5'10", weight to 250lb (please note however that in our experience Music Legs items do come up a little small and will fit best a size 16-20, particularly in the bodystocking and suspender tights ranges.)




Calculating your cup size

Measure yourself across the fullest part of your bust. Hold the tape snugly.

If there is no difference between this measurement and the previous measurement, then you are an A cup. If the measurement is:
1" greater then your are a B cup.
2" greater then your are a C cup.
3" greater then your are a D cup.
4" greater then your are a DD/E cup.
5" greater then your are a F cup
and so on.




Allure Sizing Guide

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size and your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

Bust/CupWaistLow WaistHipsUK Dress Size
1X43" (38D/40C)35"37.75"46"18
2X46" (40D/42C)38"40.75"49"20
3X49" (42D/44C)41"43.75"52"22
1x/2x43"-46"35"-38"37.75"-40.75"46"-49"18-20
Plus Size40"-46"32"-38"34.5"-40.75"42"-49"16-20



Cottelli Sizing Guide

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size and your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
XL42"-45"34"-37"44"-47"18-20
XXL45"-48"37"-40"47"-50"20-22
1x/2x39"-44"36"-41"43"-47"18-20
Queen Size39"-48"36"-45"43"-51"16-24



Dreamgirl Sizing Guide

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size and your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
1x/2x40"-48" (D-DD)36"-40"42"-48"18-20
3x/4x48"-54" (D-DD)40"-44"50"-56"22-24
5x/6x54"-60" (D-DD)44"-48"58"-64"26-28
7x/8x60"-66" (D-DD)48"-52"66"-72"30-32
Queen Size40"-54"36"-44"42"-56"18-24



Dreamgirl Corset Sizing Guide

Measurements for a corset are taken in the same way as measurements for a bra.

Stand in front of a mirror and wrap a tape measure securely around your chest. The tape should be just under or at the crease behind your breasts and square across your back. Make a note of this measurement in inches. To find your band size, do the following:
If the number is even, add 4 to get your band size
If the number is odd, add 5 to get your band size

Example, if you wrote down 36, add 4 and your corset size will be 40.

Calculating your cup size

Measure yourself across the fullest part of your bust. Hold the tape snugly.

If there is no difference between this measurement and the previous measurement, then you are an A cup. If the measurement is:
1" greater then your are a B cup.
2" greater then your are a C cup.
3" greater then your are a D cup.
4" greater then your are a DD/E cup.
5" greater then your are a F cup and so on.

If you have a DD cup size or above you would go one cup size higher.

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size or your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

We have a number of Dreamgirl corsets in sizes 5X-8X. These are limited edition and very difficult to get hold of. For these garments, Dreamgirl have used a different sizing convention which is shown below.

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size and your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
5x/6x54"-60" (D-DD)44"-48"58"-64"26-28
7x/8x60"-66" (D-DD)48"-52"66"-72"30-32



Gipsy Sizing Guide

LargeTo fit hips up to 44" (approximately sizes 16-20 depending on height)
Extra LargeTo fit hips 44" - 54" (approximately sizes 20-26)
Plus SizeTo fit hips up to 50", height up to 5'10" (approximately size 24)



Intimate Attitudes Sizing Guide (Shirley of Hollywood)

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
1X42"-45"34"-37"44"-47"18
2X45"-48"37"-40"47"-50"20
3X48"-51"40"-43"50"-53"22
4X51"-54"43"-46"53"-56"24
5X54"-57"46"-49"53"-56"26
6X57"-60"49"-52"59"-62"28



Intimate Attitudes xX Sizing Guide (Shirley of Hollywood)

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
1X/2X39"-44"36"-41"43"-47"16-20
3X/4X45"-50"42"-47"48"-53"20-26
5X/6X51"-56"48"-53"53"-58"27-36
Queen 39"-48"36"-45"43"-51"16-24
Super Queen48"-56"45"-53"51"-58"26-30



Intimate Attitudes Corset Sizing Guide (Shirley of Hollywood)

Measurements for a corset are taken in the same way as measurements for a bra.

Stand in front of a mirror and wrap a tape measure securely around your chest. The tape should be just under or at the crease behind your breasts and square across your back. Make a note of this measurement in inches. To find your band size, do the following:
If the number is even, add 4 to get your band size
If the number is odd, add 5 to get your band size

Example, if you wrote down 36, add 4 and your corset size will be 40.

Calculating your cup size

Measure yourself across the fullest part of your bust. Hold the tape snugly.

If there is no difference between this measurement and the previous measurement, then you are an A cup. If the measurement is:
1" greater then your are a B cup.
2" greater then your are a C cup.
3" greater then your are a D cup.
4" greater then your are a DD/E cup.
5" greater then your are a F cup and so on.

If you have a DD cup size or above you would go one cup size higher.

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size or your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
3839"-42"31"-34"41"-44"16
4042"-45"34"-37"44"-47"18-20
4245"-48"37"-40"47"-50"20-22
4448"-51"40"-43"50"-53"22-24
4651"-54"43"-46"53"-56"24-26
4854"-57"46"-49"53"-56"26-28
5057"-60"49"-52"59"-62"28-30



Leg Avenue Sizing Guide

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
1X/2X40"-44"31"-35"42"-46"16-20
3X/4X46"-50"35"-39"46"-50"22-26
Queen Size40"-44"31"-39"42"-50"18-26



Lapdance Sizing Guide

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
Queen Size37"-48"30"-40"39"-48"18-20



Missi Sizing Guide

To fit hips up to 54"




Music Legs Sizing Guide

To fit height 5' - 5'10", weight to 250lb (please note however that in our experience Music Legs items do come up a little small and will fit best a size 16-20, particularly in the bodystocking and suspender tights ranges.)




Temptations Hosiery Size Guide

Bust/CupWaistHipsUK Dress Size
Queen Size39"-48"36"-45"43"-51"16-24



Temptations Corset Size Guide

If you are near the top of the measurements for a size and your breasts are larger than DD cup, then you may consider the next size up.

SizeBust/Cup
1X40"
2X42"
3X44"