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Bra Size

To measure yourself for a bra correctly, there is no better way than trying a few different sizes, but to give you a starting point we have included a back band measurement table and some easy steps to figure out your cup size.

Remember... Band size + cup size = Bra size

Remember, being "measured" for a bra is not the same as being "fitted", tape measures can provide a rough guide but you will only ever really know if your bra fits you properly by trying it on and following our easy steps below. When carrying out the instructions, keep your current bra size in mind- this is very important, as your current bra size is the real starting point for the actions we are about to take!

Three simple steps to your perfect fit.

1 - Find your band size

This is the measurement of your body around the rib cage, just beneath your bust. Make sure the tape measure is level and is pulled tighter than you would wear your bra.

Band Size Inches Cm's
2823-24.558.5 – 62.5
3025-26.563.5 – 67.5
3227-28.568.5 – 72.5
3429-30.573.5 – 77.5
3631-32.578.5 – 82.5
3833-34.583.5 – 87.5
4035-36.588.5 – 92.5
4237-38.593.5 – 97.5
4439-40.598.5 – 102.5
4641-42.5103.5 – 107.5
4843-44.5108.5 – 112.5
5045-46.5113.5 – 117.5
5247-48.5118.5 - 122.5
5449-50.5123.5 - 127.5
5651-52.5128.5 - 132.5

2 - Find your cup size

Depending on how badly fitting you think your bra was, we suggest that you now try on a bra in your new band-size, but go up in the cup by as many band-sizes as you have dropped.

So for example, if you were wearing a 38C, but now find you are a 34 band-size, we suggest that you try going up two cup sizes (because you went down by two band sizes) so try a 34DD. This will give you a sensible place to start ordering and trying out your bras.

This will take you to a new bra size, which is a similar fit in the cup to your old size. Of course, this may not be quite right for you, and we would like you to consider this as a starting point using the key points below for a "perfect fit".

3 - The perfect fit

  • Wires at the front, in the middle of your chest, sit flat against your body. The underside of the wire sits flat and securely against your rib cage.
  • Breast tissue encased completely by the wire. The wire should sit behind the breast tissue at your underarm.
  • Cups fit with no bulging over, or gaping at the top.
  • Straps should be adjusted in length to give support to the cup but should also be comfortable.
  • Back-band should sit horizontally across your body in line with the wires at the front of your bra.
  • Your back-band should be snug. You should not be able to pull it more than 2” from your back.

Sizing Conversion

When ordering online or through your catalog, all sizes will be in US sizes. Occasionally when you receive your item(s) in the mail you may find that some of the labels show UK sizes in the label. If this is the case and you would like to find your equivalent US size then refer to the sizing conversion chart below.

UK sizes are on the inside grid with US cup sizes and underband sizes on the outside. To find an equivalent UK bra size from an US bra size, find you US band size and cup size and where they meet is the UK size.

For example: If you wear a US 32D, your UK size would be a 32C.

Underband Measurement
US Sizes 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
A - - 32AA 34AA 36AA 38AA 40AA 42AA 44AA
B - - 32A 34A 36A 38A 40A 42A 44A
C - - 32B 34B 36B 38B 40B 42B 44B
D - 30C 32C 34C 36C 38C 40C 42C 44C
DD or E 28D 30D 32D 34D 36D 38D 40D 42D 44D
DDD or F 28DD 30DD 32DD 34DD 36DD 38DD 40DD 42DD 44DD
G 28E 30E 32E 34E 36E 38E 40E 42E 44E
I 28F 30F 32F 34F 36F 38F 40F 42F 44F
28FF 30FF 32FF 34FF 36FF 38FF 40FF 42FF 44FF
J 28G 30G 32G 34G 36G 38G 40G 42G 44G
K 28GG 30GG 32GG 34GG 36GG 38GG 40GG 42GG 44GG
L 28H 30H 32H 34H 36H 38H 40H 42H 44H
M 28HH 30HH 32HH 34HH 36HH 38HH 40HH 42HH 44HH
N 28J 30J 32J 34J 36J 38J 40J 42J 44J
O 28JJ 30JJ 32JJ 34JJ 36JJ 38JJ 40JJ 42JJ 44JJ
P 28K 30K 32K 34K 36K 38K 40K 42K 44K
Q - - - 34L 36L 38L 40L 42L 44L
    = UK CUP SIZE
    = US CUP SIZE
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