Bra Fit Guide
Find Your Perfect Bra
A bra that fits well makes all the difference. Whether you're an A cup or a D+, we're here to help you find a style that fits so comfortably, you just might forget you're wearing it.
Does the band ride up your back?
If yes, your bra is either too large or needs to be tightened. If it's still too loose after you've adjusted the band, it's time to go down a band size (and possibly up a cup).
Do your breasts spill over or bulge under the cup?
If yes, your cups are too small and you need to go up a cup size.
Do the cups pucker or gap?
If your breasts don't fill out the cups, your bra is too large.
Do your straps slip and slide?
If you've adjusted your straps and they still fall off, either the band is too big or your bra has lost its elasticity. If you have sloped shoulders, opt for a racerback bra or a style with convertible straps.
Do your straps dig into your shoulders?
If so, try loosening the straps. If that doesn't solve the problem, it's likely the cups are too small and you need to go up a cup size.
Does the wire poke and prod?
If so, you're wearing a cup size that's too small.
How Does Your Bra Fit?
• Spillover on top or sides
• Center section doesn't lie flat
• Underwires poke or ride up
• Cups wrinkle or gap
• Adjusted straps still slide off
• Band rides up in back
• Smooth cups
• Center section lies flat
• Band is low and even
How to Measure Your Band Size
• Put on your best-fitting, non-padded bra.
• Wrap a measuring tape snugly around your rib cage, just beneath your bustline.
• Adjust the tape so that it's parallel to the floor.
• Exhale deeply—you want the smallest measurement possible.
• Round to the nearest whole number and refer to the size chart.
Tip: Because bra bands tend to stretch over time, your bra should fit firmly on the last hook when new.
Size Conversion Chart for D+
Checking out a brand you've never worn before? Brands from different countries label cup sizes for D and above differently. Use this chart to find your size.
# of Ds
French: Chantelle Intimates, Le Mystère, Simone Perele
U.S.: Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Natori, Wacoal
British: Elomi, Fantasie, Freya, Panache
Everything you need to know about these popular styles.
Smooth coverage and molded cups give you a streamlined look, and enhanced lining means you can wear your most-loved tees without any worry.
Release your inner bombshell with extra lift and cleavage-enhancing padding. For a little less va-va-voom, go up a cup size.
Subtly sexy. A straight-across cut enhances cleavage, while wide-set shoulder straps highlight more of your neckline.
Boasting generous support and slip-proof straps, this sport-inspired bra is the one to wear with tank tops and sleeveless dresses.
Delicate details give a hint of sexiness, while soft, stretchy fabric offers light support and a comfy fit.
This seamless style provides a natural shape without lining or molding and flatters an average to fuller bust. Perfect under sleek, body-hugging looks.
A soft, no-show silhouette slips comfortably under sheer tops. Elastic details and stretch fabric offer support. Look for styles with foam cups for extra coverage.
Still have questions? Come talk to one of our in-store fit experts. Bra fittings are free, simple and only take about 15 minutes. Contact a Fit Specialist today at 1.866.713.2405.