What does one size fits all really mean? Help!

by Luna Lugo

V Magazine Spread '09

I will admit we need to do a better job of offering detailed size information because you can't go into a virtual cyberspace fitting room and try on lingerie or any item on the Internet. It might be possible in the future but that does not help you now.

One Size Fits All can mean many things depending on the manufacturer or designer or the fabric it could be one size fits all... except me because I'm a size 16. It really is One Size Fits Most the fabric is usually Lycra or lightweight stretchy fabric.

 Definition of One Size Fits All: (One Size Fits Most)

One Size Fits Most USA and International Size

  • Bust: 32"-38" (81cm-97cm) (A-D Cup)
  • Waist: 22"-31"(55cm-79cm)
  • Hips: 34"- 40"(86cm-102cm) 
  • Weight: 90 lb-150 lb (41 kg-68 kg)
  • Height: 4'10"-5'10" (147cm-178cm)
One Size Fits Most is up to a USA Size 10 (for anyone that weighs between 90-160 lbs).I know the international chart state different weights but it is up to 160 lbs.

  • You should take the time to measure yourself and review the size chart on the website.
  • It is really important that you know your body measurements: bust, waist, hips and height. Most men know their measurements for suits and if they don't they get measured in the store.
  • Many online sites offer Queen which is beyond the range for One Size Fits All or Most and fits between 1x and 5x.
      Queen USA and International Size

  • Bust: 39"-53" (96cm-144cm) (A-D cup)
  • Waist: 31"- 46" (78cm-114cm)
  • Hips: 41"-56" (104cm-142cm)
  • Weight: over 165 lbs(75 kg)
  • Height: 4'10"-5'10" (147cm-178cm) 
 Some of my clients were doubtful that One Size Fits All or Most does not work for their smaller size(Small or XS) but that is not true for most.  If you are not sure call the customer service number or email them.

Information Source: Butterick, Wikipedia, International Size Conversion Chart.


  1. I think it so important to measure your size before you buy anything on the internet.


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