Sizes & Fitting
It can be quite difficult to determine a correct bra size without a personalized fitting so we will do our best to talk you through the measurement process to find an accurate size for you to begin with. Below is our guide for you to follow and if you have any further fit questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
- Using a tape measure, measure your underbust around your ribcage while wearing a non-padded bra or no bra. Hold the tape parallel to the floor and exhale so that you can record the most narrow measurement. Remember to hold the tape snug and once you record your measurement round it up or down to the nearest inch. (ex: if your measurement is 31 ¼” then round the measurement to an even 31”).
- If the rounded measurement is an even number then add 4” to determine your band size. If the rounded measurement is an odd number then add 5”.
- Once you have recorded your band size, measure over the fullest part of your bust to calculate your cup size. As with the band measurement, keep the tape parallel to the floor and hold it snug but not too tight. Take this measurement and round it up or down to the nearest inch.
- Subtract your band size from your bust measurement and refer to the chart below to calculate your cup size.
TRYING ON A BRA
- Clasp the bra around your waist on the loosest hook. Then twist it around so that the cups are in the front.
- Bend forward at the waist and slip on the straps of your bra. Using your hands, scoop all the breast tissue into each cup while bent forward to ensure they are fully encased.
- Adjust the band so that it is level with the front. Adjust the straps so that they are a comfortable length are not too tight or loose.
- Test out the band size by seeing if you can slide one finger underneath the band. It should be tight enough so that only one finger can fit underneath, but not too tight that it becomes uncomfortable.
If the band of the bra is riding up in the back then the band is too large and you should try going down one band size.
*If the center front panel or gore is not lying flat against your skin then the cups are either too large or too small. If the cups are gaping or wrinkling then chances are the cup is too big and you should try going down one cup size. If the underwires are squishing the breast tissue then the cup is too small and you should try going up one cup size
*If the underwire is digging in to the armpit then the cup is too small and you should try going up one cup size.
*If the straps are digging into your shoulders then your band is too big or your cup is too small and you should try going down one band size and/or going up one cup size.
*If your straps slip and slide off then the band is too big and you should try going down one band size.
*If your breasts are falling out at the bottom of the bra then the band of your bra is too big and you should try going down one band size.
*If your breasts are bulging out from the top, side or bottom of the cup then the cups are too small and you should try going up one cup size.
*If you have bumps and bulges under your clothes then the cup is too small and you should try going up a cup size.
*If the cups of your bra are puckering, wrinkling or gaping at the top then the cup is too large and you should try going down a cup size.
UNDIES, LINGERIE, SWIMWEAR AND SLEEPWEAR FITTING
- Using a tape measure, measure under your armpits and around your chest at the fullest part of the bust (typically around where the nipple is). Make sure the tape is not pulled too tight.
- Next, measure your waist at the most narrowest point. This can be found by bending sideways and finding where the skin naturally creases.
- Finally, measure around your hips at the fullest point, keeping the tape parallel to the floor. Keep in mind that the fullest point may be below the hip joints around the thighs.
- Compare your bust, waist and hip measurements to the chart below to see your closest size. If you fall in between two sizes then it's best to choose the larger size to begin with.
Hosiery sizing is based on height and weight. Please note that these are estimated sizes and not all styles will fit precisely within this range.
Below is our sizing conversion charts for the US, UK, AU and Europe.