SIZE GUIDE

NOTE:

this is a GUIDELINE to sizing, we are all different shapes and sizes, and few of us use the same size across different brands. For any questions, pop us an email at info@lipeswimwear.com and we'll help you find the perfect fit. 

Our sizes are standard South Africa sizes. Please see the table below for sizing conversions. Our swimwear is designed around the idea of fit, shape and aesthetic. All material used is a high quality luxe, soft to touch combination of 80% lycra and 20% elastane, meaning that even though the fabric is tight, it does possess great stretch properties and will hug the body appropriately according to size.  

Our swimwear is design as the ideal hybrid between skin showing and covering up or rendering support for fitness purposes. All cuts are focused around fit and shape and we therefore do not recommend ordering a size smaller then you are for extra ‘skin exposure’ unless otherwise stated.

This size guide will help ensure a 'fit' bikini, but it might not be the 'fit' you are after. Consider these questions when choosing a size:

How much coverage of my bust and bottom do I want? (A size down will be less coverage then designed) 
Do I want bust support? Do I want a tight or looser fit on my bust. (All our tops are designed for a relatively firm fit on the bust, creating a greater bust line, better tan lines and more support in the water)
Do I want to use this swimwear as activewear? (We recommend the LEX & FRANKIE for active use)

If you have chosen the wrong size, no problem. We have a 7 day return policy as long as all packaging and hygiene tags remain attached to the garments. 

Sizing conversion
Country XSmall Small Medium  Large
ZAR 30 32 34 36
AUS/UK 6 8 10 12
US 2 4 6 8
EU 34 36 38 40

 

Bottoms

How the bottoms fit will will depend largely on your body type as well as the coverage you desire. The RAVEN, RAVEN II & MARIA cuts are measured at low and medium cut sizing, however the the bottoms are designed to be flexible and worn as low, medium and high cuts. Should you chose to wear the bottoms at a high cut, bare in the mind that the straps will be less tight on your waist but by no means loose. Likewise, the centre seam on the AME cut allows for flexibility on the sides, allowing customers to wear the bottom at their desired cut. 

REMEMBER: The higher the cut, the lesser the coverage. 
Tops

You know your body better then anyone and will know what kind of cut you would like on your bust. For the LEX cuts, we would recommend ordering a size up if your cup size is a full C or bigger. This is because the straps are non adjustable and therefore cannot give way for bigger cup sizes. The under bust band is a tight fit, design for maximum support so if you are between two sizes for the LEX, we suggest taking the larger size. Likewise, if you have a smaller bust with broader shoulders, add a size. 

Measurements for LEX, ANA, FRANKIE, MADISON tops and RAVEN, MARIA & AME bottoms 
CUP SIZE BUST (cm) HIPS (cm) 
XS - 30/6 A-B 78 - 83cm 77- 82cm
S - 32/8 B - small C 83 - 88cm 82 - 87cm
M - 34/10 C 88 - 93cm 87 - 92cm
L - 36/12 C - D 93 - 98cm 92-97cm
XL - 38/14 C - DD 98 - 103cm 97-102cm

 

How do I measure my bust?

Take a tape measure and and wrap it around the largest area of your bust (usually through the nipple line). Always round the number up and measure without a bra on. 

How do I measure my hips?

Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip and back to where you started. 

Our RAVEN II cuts run small. Please refer to the size guide below before purchasing.

SIZE HIP MEASUREMENT 
30/6 74 - 79cm
32/8 79 - 84cm
34/10 84 - 89cm
36/12 89 - 94cm 

 

What's the difference between the RAVEN & RAVEN II cuts?

The RAVEN II cut has a thinner side then the original RAVEN cut.

ANA tops can't be worn on bigger busts!

Not true. In fact, our size 12 ANA’s are a sell out. All ANA tops are designed with detachable and adjustable straps and have a thick enough width to cover D cups properly. See the sizing table for ANA measurements. 

I am a 32 D, what size do I order in the ANA? 

Measure your bust through the centre of your cup and refer to the ANA sizing table for circumference measurements below. 

ANA measurements 
SIZE WIDTH (plus 2cm stretch)  CIRCUMFERENCE
XS 12cm  77 - 81cm
S 12.5cm 81 - 86cm
M 13cm 86 - 91cm
L 14cm 91 - 96cm