Measurements don’t always work, and cup sizes can vary from one brand to another if you need any help regarding sizing please give us a call as we have qualified fitters in house. These are a general guidelines for establishing a good starting point, sizes will vary depending on what style of bra you are wearing.
Finding Your Band Size. Measurements should be taken while wearing a bra. The measuring tape should be held snug but not tight while measuring. Begin by wearing your best fitting bra—unpadded and not a minimizer or sports bra. Measure around the back under the Arm Pits across top part of bust, which gives you your band size.
E.G. 38” USA which is equal to Size 16 (Refer chart below)
USA 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 AUST 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 USA AUST 32 10 34 12 36 14 38 16 40 18 42 20 44 22 46 24 48 26 50 28 52 30 54 32
Finding Your Cup Size. Measure around the high point or fullest point of the bustline while wearing a bra.
If you measure 43 Inches subtract this from your band measurement for.
Example Band Size e.g. 38″ – 43″ = 5 Inches = DD Cup Size (refer chart below).
Difference Standard Cup Size 0″-1/2″ (1.3cm) AA 1/2″-1″ (2.6cm) A 2″ (5.1cm) B 3″ (7.6cm) C 4″ (10.2cm) D 5″ (12.7cm) DD 6″ (15.2cm) E 7″ (17.8cm) F 8″ (20.3cm) FF 9″ (22.9cm) G 10″ (25.4cm) H 11″ (27.5cm) I 12″ (30.1cm) J
We know some women want to understand more about fit and want to have some idea of how to properly select, put on and fit an appropriate bra for themselves. There are dozens of measuring systems and we have found that none of them are quite the same. And, careful testing has shown that none of them have 100% accuracy rate either. As much as we wish it were, measuring for a bra is not an exact science. So, what’s a woman to do? Here is some common-sense advice for a perfect fit.
We do offer fitting advice over the phone just in case you receive a bra that does not fit.
If the underband is riding up, the back size is too big. You will need to go up a cup size and down a back size. Eg. 10E to 8F.
Underband is not riding up and is firm, but not uncomfortable.
If the underband is uncomfortably tight, and the hook & eye is straining, then the back size is too small. You will need to go up a back size but down a cup size. Eg.10E to 12DD.
If the underband is riding up, the back size is too big.
If the cups are wrinkling and there is space at the top and the sides of the cup, a smaller cup size is needed. You need to stay in the same back size and go down a cup size. Eg. 10E to 10DD.
There is no wrinkling on the cups and no space between the bust and wire.
If the wires stand away from the body at the centre front and dig in at the underarm, a larger cup size/and or smaller back size is needed. Eg. 10E to 10F and/or 8FF.
Wires sit close to the chest.
If the bust is bulging over the cups at the neck edge and/or the underarm then a larger cup size is needed. You will need to stay in the same back size but go up a cup size. Eg. 10E to 10F.
There is no bulging at the underarm or the neck edge. The breasts are totally encased within in the wire. The wire should not sit on the breast tissue.
If the cups lift away from the chest when the arms are lifted, then either a smaller back size and/or a larger cup size is needed. Eg. 10E to 8F and/or 8FF.
The arms are lifted and the bra stays in place.
Please be aware
Like most brands bras do vary in sizing; once we know what style and size suits your figure we can suggest other garments.