How to figure out my pantyhose size

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How to figure out my pantyhose size
Easily figure out your pantyhose size. (female leg with white shoe image by kolesn from

Pantyhose give your legs a uniform look. Some even offer extra support, particularly around your stomach, which can make you look slimmer. Getting the right size pantyhose is essential to your comfort. If they're too big, they might start to slip down, but if they're too small, you won't be able to pull them all the way on. Pantyhose stretch both up and out, so the size is based on your height and weight.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Scale

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    Determine your height. If you don't already know your height, stand tall against a wall and make a mark at the top of your head. With the tape measure, measure from the mark to the floor to find your height. It should be in feet and inches. If your tape measure only lists inches, divide by 12. The feet is the number of times that 12 goes into the measurement, with the remainder being the inches. For example, if you measured 66 inches, your height is 5 feet 6 inches.

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    Step on the scale to weigh yourself. You'll need your weight in pounds.

  3. 3

    Find your pantyhose size from the packaging. On the package of pantyhose, there will be a size chart. Find your height along the top row and look down that column until you find the row that lists your weight. The resulting square will tell you your size. The size is a letter, usually A, B, C or Q.

Tips and warnings

  • Always check the size chart when you buy pantyhose, as the sizes may vary from brand to brand.
  • Each size can fit a variety of heights and weights. If you are at the upper edge of one size, you may want to purchase the next size up for comfort.

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