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Bra Size Calculator & Bra Size Chart
If bra sizes and finding the right size wasn’t hard enough, sizes change from country to country making the whole experience even more complicated. The US and UK sizes are very similar, using the imperial system, using the letter bra cup size. It is common in European countries for the sizing to be done by the metric system with a letter bra cups size, but remember not all European counties use this system. And to complicate things more, Italy uses yet another system. Australia uses a completely different system, based on their dress sizes.
Bra Back Size Conversion (band size)
Bra Cup Size Conversion (bust size)
Bra size differences through Countries
The UK and USA are very similar using the Imperial system with a letter bra cup size. In most European countries the sizing is done in metric with a letter bra cup size, but again this is not the same for all countries in Europe. Italy uses a different system again!! Australia use a totally different system and based on the dress sizing charts.
Bra size differences through brands
Sizes can also differ slightly depending on the brand, for example we find Freya is slighly smaller fitting than Fantasie. The best way is to try them on and If you find you require a different size, return it to us and we will send you out another size to try at no additional delivery cost.
Bra Measuring & Fitting
We at Bras & Honey understand the importance of wearing lingerie that fits, changing to the the right fitting bra can really make a difference to your life. We advise every woman should get measured every few years preferably by a professional bra fitter which can usually be found in the larger department stores.
The most common mistakes are when women wear a bra that is too small in the cup and too loose around the body for example a 38e instead of a 36f.. This not only gives poor support and lumps showing in your tops, but it can also lead to bad posture, skin sores and sometimes cause the underwire to pinch into delicate breast tissue.
Steps to get the right Bra size
So find the right fitting bra and you could look more slimmer have a more defined waist and hold a better shape than you thought. Use our fitting guide steps to discover your true bra size!
Step 1: take a soft tape measure and measure the complete width around your bare rib cage, just beneath your naked breasts, where the tape meets note down the measurement in inches to the nearest even numvber i.e. 34, 36 38 etc
Step 2: To work out your cup size measure around the widest and futhest point of your bust, sliding the tape around the middle of your back. Hold the tape as level as possible to ensure accuracy. join the tape togetherand note the measurment again in inches to the nearest even number.
Step 3: Note the difference between the two measurements. Use the following as a guide, and try on a range of sizes above and below your measurement: If your bust measurement is up to 1 /2 inch larger than your band size, then your cup size is an AA. A measurement of 1 /2 inch to 1 inch more than the band size indicates an A cup, 1 to 2 inches indicates a B cup, 2 to 3 inches indicates a C cup, 3 to 4 inches indicates a D cup, and 4 to 5 inches indicates a DD or E cup.
Step 4: Try on a bra. Place your hands through the straps and bend over to allow your breasts to fall into the cups. The cups should contain your breasts and should center your nipple in the fullest part unless you're trying a push up or an enhancing bra where your nipple will sit higher. Close the bra using the middle hook. The bra should fit snugly but doesn't cut into your rib cage. If it's too tight, try adjusting the hook closure to the next hook before proceeding to a larger size.
Step 5: Adjust the straps so the band fits comfortably under the breasts and around the rib cage. If the bra seems to slip forward, if you find yourself pulling up on the straps, or if it feels as if your breasts are falling out of the bottom of the cups, the band size is too big. Check the fabric or bridge between your breasts. This should lie flat on the breastbone. If it sticks up or stabs your breastbone uncomfortably, try a larger cup size. If it puckers, try a smaller size.
Step 6: Move up a cup size if your breasts bulge from the bra. Move down a size if you notice wrinkles in the cup material. Remember that all bras are not made equal. Experiment to find the bra or style that best suits your figure.
Spanx Shapewear Size Charts
Spanx Shapewear can also be a difficult item to size, so we have these useful charts to help with any confusion. These charts can help guide you to your ideal Spanx size, so please use them as they are very helpful.