Bras & Corselets
It is very easy to fit a bra but not so easy to fit it PROPERLY. It is often quoted that 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. An incorrectly fitted bra can cause problems with posture, back strain and of course appearance. There are 2 methods for checking your bra size – why not try both and see how they compare? Hopefully they will be the same!
First of all select one of your existing bras that fits you the best and put it on. You will need to check your existing bra label size to help you choose the correct size if you have the following problems with your old bra.
- If the cups overflow order one cup size larger.
- If you don't fill the cups order one cup size smaller.
- If the back of the bra rides up at the back (it should be level all the way round) then order one back size smaller.
- If the bra is too tight & cuts in then order one back size larger.
Follow the steps below to measure yourself and please remember whilst doing so to avoid wearing push up bras.
Step 1 – Underbust measurement
Whilst wearing a bra measure around the body under the bust tightly.
- If the measurement is an even number add on an extra 4"
- If the measurement is an odd number add on an extra 5"
|E.g.||28"+4"= back size is 32"|
|27"+5"= back size is 32"|
Step 2 – Overbust measurement
Measure the fullest part of your bust loosely & subtract your underbust measurement from your overbust measurement.
UK CUP SIZES
No difference = A Cup
1" more = B Cup
2" more = C Cup
3" more = D Cup
4" more = DD Cup
5" more = E Cup
6" more = F Cup
7" more = FF Cup
8" more = G Cup
9" more = GG Cup
If the underbust measurement is 28" + 4" = Back size 32
If the overbust measurement is 36", then less 32" = 4" which is Cup size DD
So the correct bra size should be 32DD
However, please be aware that sizes may vary between the different manufacturers and different styles.
Girdles, Suspender belts, Briefs, Thongs etc
Measure around your waist & fullest part of your hips making sure your heels are together.
Then look at our size chart to convert your waist & hip measurements to a dress size.
If you require firmer control, go a size smaller.
Dress Size Chart
|UK / Aus / NZ||8||10||12||14||16||18||20||22||24||26||28|
|Eur / France *||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50||52||54||56|
|USA / Canada||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||20||22||24||26|
|* also Belgium, Spain, and Portugal|
|** also Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark and Sweden|
NB: Please note that our size charts may differ from others you have seen.
The above measurements for the waist and hip sizes are accurate for OUR girdles, but may be generous when compared to other suppliers. Therefore you may want to order a dress size smaller if you want firmer control. However, we accept no liability for any consequences.