Bra Fitting Guide
In-store we assess each bra on the body to ensure you have the best fit possible. We are passionate about fitting you a bra because a correctly fitting bra can stop all sorts of common problems. We are proud to say in our 20-plus years, we have professionally fitted over 1,000,000 women for their bras.
We understand the challenges of buying the right bra online, so we have created this guide to help you measure your bra size accurately at home. We believe there is a bra for everybody so if you've ever wondered, "What bra size am I?", read on to find out or book now for your Virtual Fitting with DeBra's from the comfort of your own home.
Bra Size Matrix
The measurement tables below are a good guide; they are not an exact science. While they might be accurate and work well for women with smaller busts, it's not always the case for fuller figures. Please refer to the below images to help you identify an excellent fitting v's an ill-fitted bra. Understanding the correct positioning of a bra will assist in selecting the right size for your body shape.
How To Measure Bra Band Size (Under-Bust)
The under-bust measurement will establish the band's size (the bit that goes around your body). Remember that many bra bands have some elasticity, so you must hold the tape measure firmly around your body while taking measurements. You don't want any slack, as a firmly fitting band will provide the most support, alleviating pressure on your shoulders from bra straps.
|Underbust Size (CM)||63-65||65-67||67-72||72-77||77-82||82-87||87-92||92-97||97-102||102-107||107-112||112-117||117-122||122-127||127-132||132-137|
|AU / NZ||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||20||22||24||26||28||30||32||34||36|
|US / UK||28||30||32||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50||52||54||56||58|
How To Measure Bra Cup Size (Over-Bust)
The over-bust measurement will help establish your cup size. Place the tape measure around your body, ensuring it is straight and without kinks. Then move it up to sit over the broadest part of your breasts - often over the nipple. You'll want it sitting lightly against your bust while you take the measurement.
How Do I Know If My Bra Fits Well
A bra fits well when it meets the following criteria:
- It fits snugly around the back & sits evenly on the body from front to back.
- The underwires sit flush against your chest.
- Your whole breast fits into the cup with NO spillage or gaping.
- You can fit your finger under the straps.
DeBra's offers a complimentary Virtual and In-store fitting consultation if you are still unsure of the best fit. Please book your appointment now and secure one of our highly trained Fitting Consultants to help you select the right size, brand, and style for your lifestyle.
Helpful Hints & Images to Help You Measure Bra Size & Adjust
The underband should be firm, but not uncomfortable. If the underband is riding up, the back size is too big.
Example of a well fitted underband
Example of a poorly fitted underband
The breasts should be fully encased within the wire, which should sit flat against the body. A larger cup size is needed if the wires dig in at the underarm or the bust bulges over the cups.
Example of a well fitted cup
Example of a poorly fitted cup
Wires should sit close to the chest, and the bra should stay in place when the arms are lifted. A smaller band size is needed if the wires lift under the band when you raise your arms.
Example of a well fitted underwire
Example of a poorly fitted underwire
Other Factors To Consider When Selecting A Bra
Quality materials look great and ensure optimum comfort and support for a longer-lasting bra. A good quality bra will give you great shape and won't leave you feeling the need to rip your bra off the first chance you get.
Different Bra Shapes
Finding the correct shaped bra for you is just as important as the fit. The correct shape bra can be very minimising to the bust. See our bra shape suggestions for ladies with a more prominent figure.
A balconette bra sits in between a plunge bra and a full cup bra, it’s like a sweetheart cut neckline. It’s very popular for bigger busts; they give great shape, lift and will give you comfort and support. They make great boudoir lingerie as well.Shop balconette bras
Full cup bras are generally your everyday bra or t-shirt bras, where your whole breast is encased in the cup. This style offers great support, lift and comfort for fuller cups and a heavier bust.Shop Full Cup bras
Plunge bras are triangular shaped bras and the underwire stops near the base of your breasts. They are great for those tops that have a plunging neckline. Look in the mirror side-on whilst wearing your bra. Are your breasts still going south? If so, then a plunge bra will give you the lift you need from your bra.Shop Plunge bras
Quality materials not only look great but ensure optimum comfort and support and a longer lasting bra. It will also give you a great shape and you won’t feel the need to rip your bra off the first chance you get.