What size do I need?
This is a very critical question!
There is no universally accepted standard for stocking sizes. It is imperative to understand that a “medium” or a size 4 from one manufacturer will not directly translate to another. There are also differences within a manufacturer depending on the style or “model” of stocking. So if you have never worn or ordered stockings before, please closely follow the instructions for how to do so.
First, measure you leg. (please refer to the diagram)
You can use a tape measure or if you do not have one, use a piece of string to determine the distance around your leg and then measure that length with a ruler.
|For a knee-high stocking, you will need to record three (3) measurements: 1 - the smallest ankle diameter, 2 – the largest calf diameter, and B – the distance from the floor to the crease in the knee.
For a thigh high stocking or pantyhose, you will need to record four (4) measurements: 1 - the smallest ankle diameter, 2 – the largest calf diameter, and 3 – the thigh diameter approximately 3 inches below the gluteal crease, and C - the distance from the floor to the spot you made the thigh measurement.
For some stocking brands or styles, you may also need a hip measurement. Simply record the largest hip measurement.
Then simply refer to the sizing chart for the specific product you are order and choose the correct size. See charts below and please double check on the size chart on the page
Please take your time and ensure an accurate measurement. This is key in getting stockings that fit correctly, feel good, and do the job properly!
How to measure for compression stockings