We supply standard tapemeasures if you need one to take your measurements.
To check your bra size, you need only take two measurements which are:
1. Underbust Measurement
Measure under your bust and:
add 4ins. if the measurement obtained is an even number of inches or
add 5ins. if the measurement obtained is an odd number of inches.
(For example, if your underbust measurement is 31ins., add 5ins. to obtain bra size 36, or, if your underbust measurement is 30ins. add 4ins. to obtain bra size 34.)
2. Overbust Measurement
Measure round the fullest part of your bust to determine cup size.
If the bust measurement is:
same as your bra size, your Cup size is A.
1in. more gives Cup size B
2in. more gives Cup size C
3in. more gives Cup size D
4in. more gives Cup size DD
5in. more gives Cup size E
and so on through F, FF and G
Underbust measurement of
29in. + 5in. = bra size 34
Overbust measurement of
34in. = Cup A
So the correct fitting would be 34A
This measuring guide is just a guide. Bra size depends not only on the measurement but also on your body shape, breast shape, age and bra style. Bra sizes may vary between brands. We always advise you to use your experience as well as the guide. Our experienced customer service is here for you if you would like to give us a call on 01439 798388. We can then discuss your needs and help you with the sizing.
Bra Cup Size Conversion Chart
Different countries use different bra sizing methods. Here is a chart to help convert your bra cup size.
|DD||DD or E||E||E||DD||DD|
|E||DDD or F||F||F||E||E|
Bra Band Sizing Conversion Chart
Different countries use different bra sizing methods. Here is a chart to help convert your bra band size.
What should a correctly fitted bra look like?
You should not be able to feel the wires when you move around and touch your toes. If you stretch your arms towards the ceiling, the wires should not dig in when you bring your arms back down to your sides.
These notes aim to provide a general indication of your bra size. However, the best guide is a bra you already wear which is comfortable.
Please also bear in mind that sizes do vary between manufacturers and between different styles of bra.
In addition please note that the older you are, the more generous you may need to be when you measure yourself.
Anita Bra Sizes Explained
The Anita lingerie brands do not supply bras in double sizes (eg DD) so the fit can be small. If you normally wear a bra with a double cup size but want to purchase some Anita bras then it may be advisable to have a bra fitting or you may wish to speak to one of the AmpleBosom.com team who will be able to advise you of the most suitable sizes to choose.