The Art of Fitting

80% of women wear the wrong size bra, but it's easy to find your perfect style with our size guide.

Take Your Measurements

Step 1: Find Your Sizes

Using a tape measure, take a snug measurement around the rib cage directly under the bust. If you measure under 36", add 4 inches if the measurement is even; add 5 inches if the measurement is odd. If you measure 36" or higher, add 2 inches if the measurement is even and 3 inches if the measurement is odd.

Measurement Add Inches Band Size
28 4 32
29 5 34
31 5 36
34 4 38
36 2 38 - 40

Step 2: Determine Your Cup Size

Measure around the fullest part of the bust, making sure the fabric tape measure lies flat around the body. The difference between band measurement and this measurement in inches will determine the cup size. (Note: this measurement is most accurate when you wear an unlined or slightly contoured bra.)

Band Measurement Bust Measurement Your Measurement Cup Size
32 33 1" A
32 34 2" B
32 36 3" C
32 38 4" D
32 40 4" E or DD
32 42 6" F or DDD
    7" G

Step 3: Evaluate if it Really Fits

Adjust the straps.

The band should be perpendicular to the floor and in the middle of the back.

Lean forward to make sure your breasts fit comfortably in the cups: they should not bulge out.

You should be able to slip two fingers underneath the center of the band easily with some resistance.

Support is achieved through the cups and band, not through the straps

Center front of bra should lay flat against the body.

A Guide to Bras

Built-In BrasBuilt-In: A camisole with a built-in shelf bra; wear with jeans or under a jacket.

Everyday BrasEveryday: Day-to-day activities call for styles willing to work overtime.

Minimizer BrasMinimizer: Helps comfortably decrease your bust.

Push-Up BrasPush-Up: Need a little pick-me-up? Employ these natural-looking lifts.

Sexy BrasSexy: Lacy and racy. And no special occasion necessary!

Specialty BrasSpecialty: Solutions to all of your what-do-I-wear-under-this-top problems.

Backless / Strapless BrasBackless/Strapless: Allow you to wear bare dresses with confidence and comfort.

T-Shirt BrasT-Shirt: Seamless and structured, it's the MVP of your lingerie lineup.

Wear and Care

A list of do's

  • Use a lingerie bag
  • Fold straps and cups on top of each other
  • Place bag into washing machine (it is not necessary to hand wash)
  • Place on gentle/delicate cycle
  • Use mild detergent
  • Lay bras flat or over hanger to dry

A list of don't's

  • Never use bleach or fabric softeners
  • Do not wash with a heavy load of laundry
  • Never put bras in the dryer

What's in Store? Our Fit Specialists!

80% of women are wearing the wrong bra. Not only can a poor-fitting bra be extremely unflattering, it can also be harmful to your breasts. Our in-store specialists are happy to help you determine the proper fit.

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