Cup and band sizes vary around the world.
Hi, I really want to order some bras from the UK but have no clue what sizes to get. I have measured my band at a 30 and my bust at a If a panche bra in 36 k is to small in the cup size but I was measured in a 34 JJ in a US store called intimacy. What size do you think I should looked in to. Sorry desperate in PA in the US. I hate bras they never fit right. Was the Panache bra in 36K the UK size?
It was a UK 36k. Now you see why I hate bra shopping nothing fits right. I live in the US. What size would I need in a bra from the US. And do you know of any place that sells the size I need so I can try them on? Thanks for your response. You can find someone to custom-make a bra, but the Ewa Michalak styles have received some very nice press. You may also want to check out the blog: If I intend tend to purchase from USA what would my size be?
Can you suggest a good brand. Check out Large Cup Lingerie. They are a UK company that offers free International shipping from time to time. That would probably be the easiest! I have always found it troublesome finding the right bras. I have found a brand in the US, Warner that are consistently comfortable and I need a 34D for their specific brand.
When I bra shop in the UK no matter where. I find I try bras in that size and all seem squashed. Can you recommend a brand similar to their style and what rough sizes I should be looking at in the UK?
I am not as familiar with Warner bras, but I have seen from customers they sometimes run generous. You may want to size up to a 34DD in the UK. Also, what brand and styles would you recommend?
Check out our Common Bra Problems http: You may also prefer to switch and try styles from another brand like Panache or Comexim. Fit Fully Yours also has some t-shirt bras in that size range too. Their Sculptresse line also has the fabulous Chi Chi and Flirtini bras. I am a US 36GG. I would be grateful for any advice! This style; however, is not good under a t-shirt. Molded cup bras do not fit well at all, no matter the size or brand. I have purchased mail order and returned at least 10 in the past month.
What style do you suggest? Or are you wearing a US J? Panache sometimes blends a little better than Elomi because of the seam placement. Have you tried the Freya Idol at all? Goddess just came out with a new non-padded smooth cup bra. Also, check out Fit Fully Yours. The Maxine is available up to J cups band runs small though so maybe try a 40J or 40I instead. Swimsuits are always a little tricky like bras , but I typically suggest starting with your normal size.
I wear a 38H, in lane bryant bras. I find if i go to a 40H, the band feels too loose, but I need a bigger cup, because my chest starts to spill over just a bit. What would my sizing be in UK? I recommend checking through our Bra Naked Truth articles for more information because I do a great breakdown on finding a starting point size and correcting fit issues.
Because of my experience owning our own store, I know that VS sizing is not always the best place to start, particularly if you are thinking of going with a UK company. Check these articles out:. There are also some Canadian online retailers too although none will stock the Bravissimo brand as that is their in-house collection which could make things cheaper on shipping, particularly for any returns. Regardless, check out the fit advice because it will help you figure out if she really needs a 38DD or if there is a size that will fit her better.
Hi I wear a uk size 34GG in all my bras, fauve, fantasie, panache, Im getting married and have a low back dress so need a low back bustier, have been looking at the wacoal and le mystere bustiers, what size would I order?
Depending on how low the dress is, there are low back converters which can drop the back of a regular bra low enough, but it may also be an area where you need to work with alterations.
In some cases, we have worked with alterations to lower the back of an existing bustier to be concealed under the dress.
Other times we have taken an older bra and had it sewn into the dress. It just depends on how low the back is. These could be redone to suit the shape of the dress, but it will add to alterations.
Hello Erica, I have just recently discovered the wacoal retro 36 DD. I love this bra and have it in numerous colours. I would love to try A Freya plunge, but it runs in my mind from my time in the UK that the cups run smaller. Can you offer any advice? Is that the classic Retro Chic? If that fits okay, you may want to look at the 36E or F in Freya.
Hi Erica, wow that was a super fast response. Thanks for the advise. I will let you know how I get on. Hi Erica, I have asked you questions before on bra sizing, but can you help with panties. I am thinking on buying the Freya vixen plunge bra, you recommended that I bought two cup sizes bigger, I am a 36 dd in the Wacoal retro and will be trying the 36 F in the Freya Vixen.
I also love the wacoal retro panties in a medium, what would you recommend size wise in the Freya Vixen Panties.
As a result, you may find you need a different size depending on the style and manufacturer! I think it also varies from store to store of course , and although band sizes are the same, cup sizes can vary a lot. I usually fill out an American cup size C, but while getting fitted at Debenhams, I ended up having to ask to try on larger sizes because a C was incredibly small.
True, sizing is not always one-to-one, but I think it has more to do with different brands too. Even in America, there are some companies with more generous cups, and within certain brands, individual bras can also run differently. For people purchasing online, I recommend reading reviews and possibly contacting the retailer to gauge their opinion on sizing.
It could help give a better idea on how the cups and band size run and increase the chance the purchase will be successful. A 38HH sounds like a UK size already. US companies often do not use the double letters. In American, that would be more like a 38L. I am a 40 I in U S but I sag even though cup size fits. Suggestion about size and where to order bras this size. Right now I wear Glamorize Thanks for help. Never knew any one else to talk to about this issue.
Have you tried Goddess or Elomi? They give a lot of lift and are better quality than Glamorise. Keira is about the same price as Glamorise, but the support is amazing! Thank you, I had been going to try Glamorise because I have found Glamorise in larger sizes, but now I am trying to work out which Goddess or Elomi to purchase.
Which of the Elomi or Goddess would you consider to be the roomier fitting size for size? Are the sizes directly comparable or is one a UK and one a US sizing. I also like a fuller coverage. Are you able to offer any insight into one brand over the other? Perhaps suggest a particular style in a particular size?
Can you perhaps suggest a totally different brand and size and style that may be preferable given all the parameters? I should mention that I really only wear soft cup bras as my size changes dramatically in the course of the day due to lymphedema and underwire is just too uncomfortable. Any help would be much appreciated.
Based on your measurements, I would say you are probably about a US 50I. Elomi uses UK sizing while Goddess uses US sizing; however, Elomi does not offer any styles in 50 bands and only has one soft cup options anyway. It features a full-coverage design, restricted stretch straps with a movable shoulder cushion pad, and a wireless design. It does have side stays to keep tissue forward, but they can be removed easily if you prefer. Glamorise may still be on the table.
Check out their Magic Lift and bras. In my experience, Glamorise can be a bit stiff at first, so you may want to wash them with a little fabric softener before wearing for a full day.
The band and cups runs small, so I would order the 52I. Hello I usually wear panache bras in a 30G in and want to try other brands as well.
Would it be the same size for Fantasie bras? Also I would appreciate it if you could recommend a few bra brands for my body type small waist, large boobs thank you.
No, it actually means there can be quite a difference between UK and US cup sizes. I just discovered your blog and thanks for the info. Any idea what that would be in a U. You may actually need a much larger cup. It could be worth seeing if one is local instead of going through the UK with costly shipping and returns.
While looking up converting UK to us sizing I found out from a bra fb page that I am no where near the 36C i have been wearing from a 34GG on my large side. Any advice or help would be awesum I and going on a yr of trying to find my good bra. First, if you are wearing 34GGs in American sizing that would be a 34J. Watch taking measurements too. I find we had the most issues with returns on our online store when people took measurements leaning over rather than standing upright.
Go to retailer websites like Panache, Parfait, Freya, or Fantasie and see who their stockists are. Stores that carry those brands often have a wider range of sizes.
If all of those are still too tall, it may be time to for something Polish, like the brand Comexim. That sounds like a UK size. American companies would call a HH an L cup.
In the past the UK and US size was the same, or at least I would look for the Elomi bras that had the same size for both. Now it seems the majority of the Elomi bras say they come in the UK sizing — could you tell me what UK size I should be looking for in Elomi?
Thank you so much! The sides of my bra sit high underneath my arms and feel uncomfortable. The wires sit too far back behind my breasts and come high under my arms. The wires lie flat against my body and go around the entire contour of my breasts. The wires are sitting on — rather than around — my breasts, causing red marks and discomfort. The centre panel feels loose and my underwire moves around. The centre panel of my bra sits flat against my body.
My breasts are pushing my bra cups away from my body. Mute video Maximise video. You are wearing the correct size bra Oops! You are wearing the wrong size bra. Still not feeling comfortable? Complete our further fit check steps. Help us improve our bra sizing.
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Swimwear For those holiday moments of happiness, relaxation and pure bliss. It has been almost 7 decades since the bras were first introduced, yet the band sizes and cup sizes are not standardized. The sizes vary significantly from one manufacturer to another providing just the fairly accurate fit. This complicates finding the correctly fitting bra and women cannot rely on the labeled bra sizes. This is the reason why most women are wearing the wrong size bras. The bra size is determined by the band size and cup size.
Band size measurement is taken by measuring the body around the base of the breasts. Cup size is determined by the difference between the bust measurement and band measurement. Some manufacturers measure in inches and some in centimeters, thus creating the difference.
And the manufacturers are not coming together to agree on a single standard. The cup size increases from A to D, from smallest to the largest. These days manufacturers produce bra of bigger sizes such as G, H, and so on for the larger breasted women.
Poland produces up to R cup size. The thing is larger cup sizes are difficult to get in retail outlets. And with the increasing cup size the labeled cup sizes tend to vary from manufacturer to manufacturer more widely. Bras are small pieces of clothing yet the most complex piece of apparel.
There are various styles and each style has various sizes. Cup sizes vary from country to country, manufacturer to manufacturer. The larger the cup size the greater the variation. Let alone the bra sizes, even the surveys of bra sizes tend to vary depending on the population studied.
Of course, the bra sizes vary all across the world. Since the bra size labeling system differs from brand to brand, country to country, women can to some extent reduce the difficulty of finding the perfect fitting bra by choosing one country and one brand that fits more properly than the others. Below is the bra size chart showing the approximate band size equivalents between various systems:.
Different countries have different sizing systems.
The Origin of the Cup
The bra size is determined by the band size and cup size. Band size measurement is taken by measuring the body around the base of the breasts. Cup size is determined by the difference between the bust measurement and band measurement. Aug 13, · The average bra size in the UK is a 36DD. So medium I am taking for meaning average, so the average bra size is any of these 28G,30FF,32F,34E,36DD,38D,40C,42B,44A But with that said, most women are wearing the wrong bra size, so it is more likely to be higher so more in the 36F category meaning the average is more likely to be any of these sizesStatus: Resolved. Dec 27, · Some makers have the variety from 32 size while some considered to make from 28 size. Nevertheless in asia bra makers considered to make bra from 32 to 34 size to 46 etc while makers from europe countries company also manufacture 28 size. Here is .