Cheeky Pants Pee and Period Pants Sizing Guidance

31 October 2023

 Whilst convenient, it can be hard to decide on sizes when buying clothes online - period pants are no exception.

Having a definitive measurement guide in inches and centimetres proved impossible to maintain and added confusion to our customers. We stock so many different pant styles from a few suppliers and in varying absorbencies to suit light flow and heavy flow, with either low, mid or high rise.


Our live chat and email are perfect ways to reach us if you are looking for advice on period knicker sizing - or through our questionnaire. I am happy to answer questions if needed and will reply with bespoke advice and guidance.

We recommend using our period pants comparison guide using your average UK dress size and sizing up or down using the guidance on the chart.

If you would mostly buy a UK size 12, follow the guidance of true to size (12-14) snug (14-16)  or generous (10-12)

When you receive your Cheeky pants in the post, try them on over your own underwear and are if you find they are too big or too small (or just not the right style for you) don't worry, as long as they are unwashed and have not been worn next to the skin we can exchange them for you. Just follow our returns procedure.

Only wash and try one pair of pants to see how you get on if you are new to reusable period pants and are used to tampons and disposable pads. We can then refund or exchange the rest of your order if needed.

Washable pants can be used for both periods and pee.

"The product is great, stylish and comfortable. Originally I ordered the wrong size so filled in the form asking for an exchange which was no problem at all." Liza B, Trustpilot 2023

Sizing Tweens and Teens?

If your new starter is still in kids pants sizes normally, measuring them up can be tricky in adult underwear. Compare their kids pants aged size to adult sizing in the graph below.


Our kids pants will fit up to aged 10 so if you have a child who is early to puberty there are still options for their periods. Our Feeling Free boybrief start in a size 2 which is also equivalent to a kids aged 9-10 and are great for teens and tweens, as are Feeling Sporty starting in a size 4 - equivalent to a kids age 11-12.

Both of these styles are in regular or heavy flow (always choose heavy flow if they want to try to avoid changing at school).

"Period products are excellent! I bought period pants and reusable bamboo liners. The size guide was accurate so everything fits, and the products are very comfortable and well made. This was my most comfortable and easy period to date since buying them." JS Aug '23 trustpilot


About the Author : Kirstin on our customer services team loves spending her days helping customers with their reusable period product needs and advising cloth nappy using families. Kirstin lives with her three teenagers and loves walking and sea swimming year round in our beautiful bay.

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