Size and Fit

HOSIERY SIZE GUIDE

Each brand of women's pantyhose or tights has their own sizing that may vary from other brands. To ensure you get the correct size pantyhose or tights, each product has it's own size guide. To find the size guide for any pair of pantyhose, tights, stockings, shapewear or socks, please click on the product you wish to look at, and you will see "Size chart - find your size"  under the product name. If you click on this "Size chart - find your size" the size chart will appear. To find the right size please use your height and weight measurements. For the most size charts you have to draw imaginary lines starting from your weight and height points and cross them on the grid. If your cross point is right between two size areas or very close to the border we would recommend to choose the larger size.

STOCKINGS SIZE

The length of the foot and crotch height will be needed when buying stockings. It’s quite important to get the size right. If you choose stockings too small, could be that:
a) the stocking is too stretched which may cause the lace collars to snap,
b) stockings quickly rip around the toes,
c) it will not look elegant and will be very uncomfortable.
If you choose stockings too big they may wrinkle.


 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOE FIT GUIDES

Buying shoes online is difficult when I can't try them on. What's the best way to ensure I'm getting the right size?

We carry a many selection of brands and styles, some of which vary slightly in their sizing. If we know a shoe tends to run large or small, we'll add that information to the product description. Most importantly, we rely on our customers to share their own experiences by rating the fit. Look for customer ratings on all product detail pages below the description.

If you are considering a brand-new item that has not yet been reviewed, we suggest following our fit tips:

 

How do I find the right fit?

Before You Buy
  • If shoes are only available in whole sizes, order the next half size up if you are in between sizes.
  • If you generally wear a narrow and the shoe isn't offered in a narrow width, you may want go down a half size.
  • If you generally wear a wide and the shoe isn't offered in a wider width, you may want to go a half size up to give the ball of your foot and your toes more space.
  • It's normal for one foot to be larger than the other; fit against the larger foot.
  • If you don't know your size in athletic shoes, generally order a half size larger than your normal size.
  • If you are familiar with the brand, order the same size you usually wear in that brand--the sizes displayed on our site are from the manufacturers.
After You Receive Your Shoes
  • Try your shoes on with the same socks or hosiery you plan to wear with them--this will add up to half a size depending on the thickness you prefer.
  • Try on your shoes indoors on a carpeted surface--this will protect the soles of the shoes in case you need to return or exchange them.
How do I measure my foot?

If you are unsure about your shoe size, follow these instructions to measure your foot:

  • On a piece of paper, draw a straight line that is longer than your foot.
  • Stand on the paper with the line centered beneath your foot. The line should run under your longest toe and your heel.
  • Have a friend make a mark where the back of your heel and the tip of your longest toe meet the line. Repeat for your other foot.
  • Take the measurement between the heel and toe marks. Use the measurement from the larger of your two feet with the size chart below to determine your shoe size.

How do I know if my shoes are the right size?

A good fit is when there's no gap between your foot and the sides of the shoe, the arch of the shoe cradles the arch of your foot, your toes have just enough wiggle room, and your heel should fit comfortably without slipping when you walk.

How do I know if my sandals or mules are the right size?

Your foot should completely cover the shoe lining, without your toe or heel overlapping the end of the shoe.

I believe I have purchased the correct boot size, but my heel is slipping. What's wrong?

Most boots are constructed with a softer heel counter (the reinforced material around your heel). This makes them easier to slide your foot into, but it may cause your heel to slip a bit the first few times you wear them. Not to worry, this is normal. After wearing them several times, your boots should mold to your feet and stop slipping.

My feet seem larger in the afternoon. Can this be true?

Most people's feet swell slightly as the day progresses due to body temperature and regular activity. To get the best fit, try your new shoes on in the afternoon.

How do you measure the heel heights I see on your product detail pages?

To provide consistent information, we measure all heel heights from a sample shoe size (women's size 6). The actual heel measurement will be proportionate to your shoe size and may vary slightly for larger or smaller sizes.
We measure from the center of the heel to where it meets the sole. If the shoe is a platform, that measurement will be noted separately. Measurements are rounded off in quarter-inch increments.

Help! My new shoes turned my feet colors. What's wrong?

The dye on new shoes will sometimes rub off on your feet the first few times you wear them. This is normal for natural materials such as leather and fabric. The same qualities you love about them--that they stretch and breathe--are also the ones that cause the dye to rub off on you. It is not harmful and will come off with soap and water.

 

Shoe Chart

All Pleaser, Bordello, Fabulicious, Pin Up Couture, and Devious shoes are marked in U.S. women's sizing, while Demonia shoes are marked in either U.S. women's or U.S. men's sizing. The shoe size conversion chart below only serves as a guide to help you determine the sizing equivalent of our products in different parts of the world. Please note that the actual sizing may differ slightly from the chart as the size conversions listed are APPROXIMATE - there is no universally accepted international conversion for shoe sizing; it may also vary slightly from collection to collection among our different brands.

Women's Shoe Sizing Chart
Size
(USA)
Heel to Toe
(in inches) 
European Mexico
4 8 1/4 35 1.5
4.5 8 1/2 35 2
5 8 5/8 35-36 2.5
5.5 8 3/4 36 3
6 9 36-37 3.5
6.5 9 1/8 37 4
7 9 1/4 37-38 4.5
7.5 9 1/2 38 5
8 9 5/8 38-39 5.5
8.5 9 3/4 39 6
9 10 39-40 6.5
9.5 10 1/8 40 7
10 10 1/4 40-41 7.5
10.5 10 1/2 41 8
11 10 5/8 41-42 8.5
12 11 42-43 9
13 11 1/4 44 9.5
14 11 5/8 45 10
Men's Shoe Sizing Chart
Size
(USA)
Heel to Toe
(in inches) 
European Mexico
5 9 37 4
5.5 9 1/8 38 4.5
6 9 1/4 39 5
6.5 9 1/2 39 5.5
7 9 5/8 40 6
7.5 9 3/4 40-41 6.5
8 10 41 6.5
8.5 10 1/8 41-42 7.5
9 10 1/4 42 8
9.5 10 1/2 42-43 8.5
10 10 5/8 43 9
10.5 10 3/4 43-44 9.5
11 11 44 10
12 11 1/4 45 11
13 11 5/8 46 12
14 12 47 13
15 12 1/4 48 14
16 12 5/8 49 15
17 13 50 16
18 13 1/4 52 17
19 13 5/8 53 18
20 14 54 19
CORSET FIT GUIDES

 

Are corsets comfortable?
Yes, a good quality corset like ours is comfortable for most body types. It will fit snugly and is very supportive. Our corsets are made with flexible spiral steel stays so they actually conform to the natural curves of your body. They won't give you that uncomfortable poking feeling that occurs with corsets of lesser quality.

 

How do I take my measurement?
To measure your rib cage, wrap a tape measure around it just below your bust line. To measure your waist, wrap the tape measure around your waist one inch above your navel. Refer to our corset size chart with your specific measurements to determine the best size for you.

 

Example:
Waist = 29 Inches (73.66 cm)
29 – 3 = Corset Size 26 Inches (66.04 cm).

If your underbust is only 1 Inche (2.54 cm) more than your waist you'll need to go down one size. If you end up with an odd number then round down to the next even number. Example if your under bust is only 1 Inche (2.54 cm) more, or less than, your waist:

Waist is 29 Inches (73.66 cm)
Under bust is 30 Inches (76.20 cm or less)
29 - 3 = 26
Now drop an entire size: corset size = 24 Inches (60.96 cm)

 

CORSET DIMENSIONS
Under Bust Corsets:

Sit right above the hip on most people.

  • Center front: 11 - 12 Inches (27.94 - 30.48 cm) with a 10 Inch (25.4 cm) busk
  • Side length: 9 3/4 - 10 1/2 Inches (24.77 - 26.67 cm)
  • Center back: 12 1/4 - 13 Inches (31.12 - 33.02 cm)
  • Underbust to hip: 9 1/2 - 10 Inches (24.13 - 25.40 cm)
Over Bust Corsets:

Sit lower on the hips and come up higher under the arms, over the breasts, and up the back.

Sizes 20 & 22 use a 12 Inches (30.48 cm) busk while sizes 24 to 38 use a 13 Inches (33.02 cm) busk.

  • S = American Cup Size A & B
  • M = American Cup Size C
  • L = American Cup Size D-DD

 

CORSET SIZE CHART
Natural Waist Corset Size
23 - 24 Inches (58.42 - 60.96 cm) 20 Inches (50.80 cm)
25 - 26 Inches (63.50 - 66.04 cm) 22 Inches (55.88 cm)
27 - 28 Inches (68.58 - 71.12 cm) 24 Inches (60.96 cm)
29 - 30 Inches (73.66 - 76.20 cm) 26 Inches (66.04 cm)
31 - 32 Inches (78.74 - 81.28 cm) 28 Inches (71.12 cm)
33 - 34 Inches (83.82 - 86.36 cm) 30 Inches (76.20 cm)
35 - 36 Inches (88.90 - 91.44 cm) 32 Inches (81.28 cm)
37 - 38 Inches (93.98 - 96.52 cm) 34 Inches (86.36 cm)
39 - 40 Inches (99.06 - 101.6 cm) 36 Inches (91.44 cm)
41 - 44 Inches (104.1 - 111.8 cm) 38 Inches (96.52 cm)

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HOSIERY SIZE GUIDE

Each brand of women's pantyhose or tights has their own sizing that may vary from other brands. To ensure you get the correct size pantyhose or tights, each product has it's own size guide. To find the right size please use your height and weight measurements. For the most size charts you have to draw imaginary lines starting from your weight and height points and cross them on the grid. If your cross point is right between two size areas or very close to the border we would recommend to choose the larger size.

STOCKINGS SIZE

The length of the foot and crotch height will be needed when buying stockings. It’s quite important to get the size right. If you choose stockings too small, could be that:
a) the stocking is too stretched which may cause the lace collars to snap,
b) stockings quickly rip around the toes,
c) it will not look elegant and will be very uncomfortable.
If you choose stockings too big they may wrinkle.