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Bras - BAND Sizes
BRA SIZING:
Bras - CUP Sizes
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USA
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
USA
AA
A
B
C
D
DD
DDD/E
F
FF
G
GG
H
HH
J
JJ
Bra sizes are made up of two components:
An even number that represents the BAND size (32, 34, 36, etc.) determined by the size of the torso.
A letter that indicates the CUP size (A, B, C, etc.) determined by the size of the breast itself.
* Under Bust: Place the tape round the body, directly under the bust, ensuring that the tape is level at the back and pulled firmly. Note measurement in inches. If the underbust measurement is an even number then add 4 inches, if the underbust measurement is an odd number, then add 5 inches.
* Top Bust: Place the tape around the fullest part of the bust, ensuring that the tape is level around the back. Note measurement in inches.
The difference between the final underbust measurement and the top bust measurement gives an indication of your cup size.
* a 1" difference is an A cup
* a 2" difference is a B cup
* a 3" difference is a C cup
UK
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
Australian

10
12
14
16
18
Euro

70
75
80
85
90
French

85
90
95
100
105
Italian

1
2
3
4
5
Euro
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F

UK
AA
A
B
C
D
DD
E
F
FF
G
GG
H
HH
J
JJ
French
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F

Italian

A
B/none
C
D
DD
E
F
Australian

A
B
C
D
DD
Determining your Bra Size:
Bra styles and differing fabrics contribute to size differences. If you are sure you are wearing the correct size then choose the size you are most comfortable wearing.
* a 4" difference is a D cup
* a 5" difference is a DD cup
* a 6" difference is an E cup
  • If the back size comes out to an uneven number, try the next size up.
  • If you are in-between sizes or you are having difficulty finding the correct fit, then if you go up in cup size come down in band size or if you go up in band size come down in cup size. For example, if you are wearing a 14D, but it is a little too snug around the band, then you would move up to a 16C.
How to ensure your bra is the correct fit
  • If the underbust band is cutting into the flesh, then the underbust size is too small
  • If the underwire digs into the breast tissue at the underarm or any breast tissue bulges over or around the sides of the cup, this means that the cup size is too small
  • Any puckering of the bra cup suggests that the cup is too big
  • If the back of the bra rides up and does not sit horiziontally across the back in line with the bust, this means that the underbust is too big
How to put a bra on correctly
  • Place your arms through the bra straps and lean forward, allowing the bust to fall into the cups
  • Fasten the back clip at the centre hook position
  • Stand up straight, place hands inside the bra cups and adjust bust as necessary until comfortable
  • Adjust the back back clip, tighter or looser as required
  • Adjust the straps so that they feel comfortable but firm. If the straps drag the bra cups up and distort the shape of the bra, then they are too tight
Steps to determine your size - if possible do this with a friend to take the measurementsto make it easier and more accurate.  Always measure while wearing your own best fitting bra - A non padded bra gives a more accurate measurement.