I'm 5'1, 130 lb. I usually wear a size 8, or 8/short if possible, in wetsuits. What size should I get?
JEFFREY M ALWAYS READ THE MANUFACTURES " SUGGESTED" sizing. Always rember these are general. You may be 5'1 but have HUGE BOOBS, or not, always try on 2 or 3 or 4. Also they will shrink over time.As a woman get a womans, A goos wetsiut will be snug if you make it tight like spandex you will loose you freedom of movement making every thing from walking to swimming as well as breathing a chore. Wetsuits are in a way sexy and have nice colors to match you accessories. Remeber this is second to function, your better off ordering and waiting for the onethat really fits you, rather than the one that looks hot. The only thing worse than being cold, is being wet and cold. If you are planning on diving warm water or cold water look into a "skin" to wear underneath and get a suit that fits after you put the skin on. If you going to wear a Bikini or suit underneath, wear it when you try it on. You can jump up a size or more. A one piece is much better underneath since it does not roll up or fall down. Once your suited up you cant fix your top or bottom. Trying on wetsuits is VERY tiring, once you start sweating, they are harder to try on and everyting sticks to your skin. To help buy a "Dive Skin" before you try it on, its like a stocking for your whole body. Always ask your sales person to help.
I ordered a Size 'Small' for me and I am 5'3" , 135lb and it fits really well. The only thing I had to do was trim some of the seals around my wrists and ankles. Hope this helps!
Lisa S Thank you for your help. Did you trim the seals because it was too tight or too long? Are you happy with the wetsuit?
JOSE O my daughter is about that same size and I got a short size