Womens Size Guide
When choosing womens boardshorts there are several sizing factors to consider, Waist Size, Length and Fit. If you would like any advice or guidance on boardshorts sizes please don't hesitate to email us through the contact us page or call us on 01455 442783.
If you have ordered a short that doesn't fit then we are very happy to either exchange for the right size or a refund if necessary, see Customer Services for more info.
Boardshorts Waist Size
Manufacturers use various ways to size their boardshorts, eg XS, S, M or 1, 2 , 3 or 42, 44, 46 etc. We have converted these to a recognised size to help you select the right short for you. Most women's boardshorts have rigid / fixed waist which has velcro and a lace up tie.
Womens boardshorts come in various lengths, ranging from a 15 cm (super short shorts) to a 60 cm (three quarter length shorts) so bear this in mind when choosing. Below are rough examples of this.
There are several different types of Boardshorts fits. (Depending which brand / style of short)
- Billabong Boy Fit- A boardshort that is slightly more generous all over and is meant to be worn off the hips
- Regular Fit - The idea of a normal fit. ie not slim or baggy
- Slim Fit - A slightly tighter fit than standard, mainly on the shorter boardshorts
Helpful Tips When Buying Boardshorts
All boardshorts are designed to wear in and out of the water, whether your in the water or just hanging out at the beach.All coming in several lenghts, style, fit, technical abilities, colours and designs.
Most womens boardshorts are made from Polyester, we do have a few cotton boardshorts. We also have a few more technical boardies which are made from superstretch, 4-way stretch materials.
With women's boardshorts you have generally got three different lengths the short shorts, which are what they say, they are great for on top of a bikini, mid length shorts which sit about half way down your thigh and the knee length shorts which come on or just above your knee.
Womens boardshorts either have buttons or velcro fastening, elastic waistbands (most of the short shorts feature this) or drawcords.
Some boardies do feature pockets either side, back pockets or both. Some knee length shorts feature a pocket on leg. These can either be just a simple plain pocket with velcro/ button fastening, drainhole pockets or pockets with hooks for car key, IDcard or wax comb.