# How to calculate your correct bra size

Bra Size Calculator
Band size
Enter your back measurement in inches (Measurement A - see below)

Cup Size
Enter your torso measurement at nipple level in inches (Measurement B - see below)

### How to take your bra measurement:

Standing in front of a mirror with your bra on:

To find your back size: Measure all the way round your torso directly under your breasts. Make sure the tape measure is as tight as possible whilst still being comfortable and check that it is horizonatal all the way round. Check with Table 1 – This measurement is A.

To find your cup size: Measure all the way round your torso, taking the position from your nipples. The tape measure should not be too tight . This measurement is B. Subtract A from B and the number you get equals your Cup size C. – See Table 2.

 Table 1 Inches UK Back Size 23-24 28 25-26 30 27-28 32 29-30 34 31-32 36 33-34 38 35-36 40 37-38 42 39-40 44 41-42 46 43-44 48 45-46 50 47-48 52 49-50 54 51-52 56 53-54 58
 Table 2 Inches Cup Size -2 AAA -1 AA 0 A 1 B 2 C 3 D 4 DD 5 E 6 F 7 FF 8 G 9 GG 10 H 11 HH 12 J 13 JJ 14 K 15 KK

### Our guide to how to measure or calculate your UK bra size

80% of ladies are wearing the wrong sized bra! We hear this all the time and it is true but we don't seem to do anything about it – here is a quick and easy guide to measuring yourself for a correctly fitting bra.

Bare in mind that the most common mistake is to wear too large a back size and too small a cup size which results in the straps taking the weight of the bust and not the underband.

#### Make sure you are one of the 20% of ladies wearing the correct sized bra because this will give you:

• Comfort & Support
• A slimmer appearance by lifting the bust
• Create a better posture and a smoother silhouette

All factors that give you extra confidence and that 'feel good factor'

 Here are the key points 1. The underband is comfortably tight around your body and horizontal at the back, giving good support. 2. The straps are comfortable and not taking the weight of your breasts. 3. The underwires in the cups sit flat against the body, separating the breasts slightly. 4. Your breasts are enclosed in the cups giving a natural line – lift each breast into the cup so that it sits properly within it.
 The Cups are too small The Cups are too big 1. Breasts bulging over the top of the bra & under armpits 2. The underwire does not sit flat against the body between the breasts The cups crease in the front and the breasts dont fill the cups
 The Underband is too big 1. The band is not level and rides up at the back 2.The straps dig in to the shoulders as the main support should come from the underband and not the strapsIf this is the case try a smaller back size BUT take one cup size larger
 The Underband is too small The band is too tight and you see bulging in the back. Try a larger backsize BUT take one cup size smaller

### Final Tips:

• When trying on a new bra always use the middle or last set of hooks as this enables you to use the tightest hooks once your bra has lost some of its elasticity.
• Once you are happy with the fit, double check by putting your top back on to see that it looks good under clothes.
• Old bras are dead bras! Spoil yourself and see the difference!
• Do remember that for different reasons we change our size regularly, we seem to be prepared to move up a dress size but reluctant to change bra sizes.
• If one of your breasts is larger than the other, don't worry about it, this is a common problem - sometimes there can be as much as a cup size difference. Just make sure you fit the bra to the larger breast so that that breast fits perfectly within the cup. Moulded T shirt bras are particularly good to wear in this situation or buy a silicone enhancer for the smaller breast – see our accessories.