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Bra Fitting & Sizing Guide - Sizing Tips, Video & Advice

Bra Fitting Tips

This page is designed to explain all things ‘bra fitting’. Check out our easy to follow steps and handy before and after images to help you find the perfect fit. Find out what boob type you are and what bras will work for you. Learn about ‘sister sizing’ and what it really means as well as having some of those pesky ‘technical terms’ broken down by our Jargon buster. Overall a very very useful page.

3 Steps to bra happiness!

1

No slack in the back!

Make sure the backband is firm and horizontal for maximum support. If not, go down a band size.

Avoid slack in the back No slack in the back
2

Strap happy

Tighten your straps so that they sit firmly in place without digging in.

Avoid loose straps Firm straps
3

Check your cups

Are you overspilling? If so, go up a cup size.

Avoid overspilling Check your cups

Bra Sizes

In bra fitting there are 3 variables.

  • The cup size (the letter on the label) i.e 30GG
  • The band size (the number on the label) i.e. 30GG
  • The physical volume of the breast. i.e. How much tissue there is.

Jargon Buster

Back Band

Back Band

This is the strap that runs around your back. It does 80% of the work when uplifting your boobs so it’s very important!

Breast Tissue

Breast Tissue

This just refers to any part of your chest which is classed as ‘boob’.

Cup

Cup

The section of the bra that holds your boobs.

Two-Finger Tension

Two-Finger Tension

This refers to the tightness of the straps, you should comfortably be able to fit two fingers under your straps, one on top of the other- no more, no less. They shouldn’t fall down or dig in.

Breast Root

Breast Root

This refers to where your breast joins on to your torso and the area that takes up.

Central Gore

Central Gore

The bit of the bra in-between the cups. This should touch your chest and sit flat.

Scoop & Swoop/Jiggle

Scoop & Swoop/Jiggle

The act of pulling all your breasts into the cup to ensure the perfect fit.

Underwires

Underwires

These are the wires that run around the underside of the cup. They help to give the bra structure and give maximum support. They should never hurt you or be uncomfortable- if they are you probably need a different size.

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0208 861 1945

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Find your UK Size

All our bras & swimwear are listed in UK sizing. To find your UK size, refer to the UK size columns below against the size you normally wear.

Find your UK Size

All our bras & swimwear are listed in UK sizing. To find your UK size, select the US bra size you normally wear:

Bra Cup Size

UKUSEUAUFR
DDDDD
DDDD/EEDDE
EDDD/FFEF
FGGFG
FFHHFFH
GIIGI
GGJJGGJ
HKKHK
HHLLHHL
JMMJM
JJNNJJN
KOOKO

Bra Back Size

UKUSEUAUFR
282860675
303065880
3232701085
3434751290
3636801495
38388516100
40409018105
42429520110
444410022115