Sometimes the style of bra can impact whether you need to change cup sizes, but there are still inconsistencies among bras with similar designs. What size bra should I be looking for and where should I be looking?
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Hip - Measure the fullest part of your hips - approximately 9 inches below your waist. Waist - Measure your waist - the narrowest part of you - above your belly button and below your ribcage. Inside Leg - When buying jeans, measure from the top of your inside leg down to your ankle. Take a look at the following table to determine which bra size you are. Don't tumble dry garments unless stated on the care label. Make sure you use the correct washing temperature.
If unsure, always wash at a lower temperature. Rinse until water runs clear after hand washing your clothes. 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! As a result, most people assumed their UK size and US size was the same when in fact, their US cup size was significantly higher. Then, in the last 18 or so months, they realized or finally cared about the error they had made for over a decade and unveiled new tags with the correct sizing for the US.
We have fielded more than a few frantic phone calls from customers and even outright returns because people checked the US tag, saw the size was different than in the past, and sent the bra back with a note saying we sent the wrong size. Anyway, if you buy a 42H in Elomi, that is your UK size. In US sizing, a 42H is a 42K. Thank you so much Erica for the info you provided on the background!
I like to buy new Elomi bras rather often to try out new styles and colors and really like the bandless Elomis, but anymore I would start looking and could never commit because I was no longer finding both the US and UK size — so happy you cleared that up.
Can I bug you for one more question? Check out Morgan, Matilda, and the upcoming Mitzi. Goddess is their sister line, and it uses some of the same fits at a cheaper price point. You want the US 42K there though! Finally, check out Sculptresse from Panache. I did a review you can search for it where I loved it. Look across the "FROM" row to the size closest in value to the one you want to convert from. Now, in the same converter table, find the row with the sizes of the region that you want to convert to.
Let's call this the "TO" row. Finally, by looking straight up and down in the column, that is the same column that has the size you identified in the "FROM" row, find the same column in the "TO" row. The size in this column in the "TO" row is the converted size. For example, if you are an adult Japanese man, and know your size to be 26, and want to know your Mexican shoe size, then you would look in the adult table at the row labeled "Japan Men". Find the column with a "26".
Now look at the row for "Mexico" and look across until you are in the same column as the "Japan Men 26". You should see a "6. On most browsers, you can use the mouse to highlight a country's row in the converter for easier reading and conversion. You can make the tables larger or smaller by changing the text size setting of your browser. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose the menu items: Shoe sellers on eBay are now referring to these tables. Due to wide variations among shoe measurement systems, relying solely on these tables is not sufficient to guarantee everyone's happiness.
I suggest sellers measure the inside of the shoe from toe to heel and list the measurement in inches and centimeters. Buyers should measure their foot from toe to heel. Buyers should request that sellers list the actual inside toe-to-heel measurement, if it is not provided. Without the actual measurements, insist on reasonable return policies.
You can refer to this paragraph with http: Shoe Size Conversion Tables: Adult , Girls , Boys. For most people, the larger foot is the opposite from the hand they write with. Try on shoes starting with your larger foot. Look at me, judge me by my size do you, hmm? And well you should not, for my ally is the Force and a powerful ally it is.
International Jeans Size Conversion Charts
Here are some very useful size conversion charts for US, UK, and EURO SIZE CONVERSION CHART WOMEN'S Dresses & suits European 34 36 38 40 42 ASOS Size Guide For the correct size, please use the buzz24.ga size guide for measurements & fitting tips. Close [X]. Clothing sizes in Europe start in the 30s, so don't be confused if you're used to low women's size numbers that are common in America. If you're shopping in the United Kingdom, you should try on the garment two sizes up as the exact fit can vary.