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  • How to get the perfect bra fit
    How to get the perfect bra fit
  • How to get the Perfect Bra Fit

    At Brastop it’s our mission to make women feel fabulous about their figure, which starts with making sure that your new bra fits to perfection! Our guide to the perfect bra fit will get you well on the way to attaining the beautiful lift, shape and comfort that your boobs deserve, no matter your shape.

    In addition to this guide, if you do have any other queries, our customer service team is ready and waiting to give you advice over the phone or via an email. Let’s begin!

  • Finding the Right Back Size

    First things first, that tape measure in your hand - it’s time to put that back where it came from. It's not necessary for a perfect fit and since different lingerie brands vary in their exact sizing specifications, a tape measure might just add to your bra fitting confusion rather than eliminating it! Instead, fitting your bra at home will require you to put on the bra, stand in front of a mirror and utilise your newly trained eye!

  • Bra fitting tips - Band test
  • Step 1: 80%-20%

    The back size of a bra is portrayed by a number which relates to how the bra fits round your body, as opposed to the cup size which is represented by a letter. Your back band should be responsible for more than 80% of the overall support that your bra supplies, with less than 20% being attributed to the straps.

  • Step 2: Back Band too Loose

    As a starting point, therefore, we need to check that the back band is tight enough. To do this, stand in front of the mirror once you have put on your new bra and check that the band runs horizontally the whole way around your front and back. If this is not the case, and the back is riding up in an upturned ‘U’ shape, then your back size is too large.

    In order for the band to be the correct size, it needs to be firm enough to hold your boobs in place even without the help of the shoulder straps. It might feel a little bit uncomfortable at first but don’t worry! You’ll get used to it in no time and you’ll soon be able to feel the benefits!

  • Step 3: Shoulder Straps

    Moving onto the shoulder straps, don’t be tempted to tighten them to an uncomfortable level, in order to create more of a cleavage. This comes from getting the back and cup right, trust us! Instead, tighten them to a tension that allows you to fit two fingers snugly underneath. This should mean that the straps don’t fall off your shoulders but that they’re also not digging in and causing red marks.

  • Finding the Right Cup Size

    In discovering the perfect fit for your back, it’s quite likely that you’ve gone down a few sizes. In this case, the only way is up for your cup size! In achieving cup perfection, there are a few areas that we need to look at, the first of which being the underwire.

  • Step 1: Scoop and Swoop

    In our guide to putting on a bra, we stress the importance of the ‘scoop and swoop’ fitting technique. Once this is complete, we want the entire breast to be encapsulated by the bottom of the bra, with no tissue at all escaping from underneath the underwire. If this is not the case, then you’ll be much more comfortable going up a cup size.

    Likewise, the centre panel of the bra frame should be sitting flat against your chest and forming a foundation for your boobs.

  • Step 2: Cup

    With regard to the tops of the cup, an excess of breast tissue is really not a good look! In addition to this, it’s downright uncomfortable, so make sure that you are going up in cup size until the top of the cup runs smoothly along the top of your boob. Likewise, if there is excess fabric along the top of the cup then it’s too big and you’ll need to go down in cup size.

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    United Kingdom
    HA1 2RF

    Company Registration Number 04939105

 

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Find your UK Size

All our bras & swimwear are listed in UK sizing. To convert your usual size to UK sizing please refer to the columns below.

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 Sizes

UKUSAEUFRITAUS
DDDDDD
DDDD/EEEDDDD
EDDD/ FFFEE
FGGGFF
FFHHHFFFF
GIJJGG
GGJKKGGGG
HKLLHH
HHLMMHHHH
JMNNJJ
JJNOOJJJJ
KOPPKK

Bra / Back Sizes

UKUSAEUFRITAUS
28286075-6
30306580-8
32327085110
34347590212
36368095314
383885100416
404090105518
424295110620
4446100115722