Lingerie and Swimwear Measuring Guide
It is important to measure yourself each time you consider purchasing a new bra. Remember, your bra size can change due to age, diet or exercise. To determine your bra size follow the instructions shown below:
Band Size (underbust)
Measure around the chest, underneath the remaining breast where the bra band sits, make sure the measuring tape is slightly lower in back and snugly fitting. center of your spine (diagram A).
Cup Size (overbust)
Now measure from the middle of your chest (sternum) to the center of your spine, but this time over the fullest part of your remaining breast (diagram B).
Double this figure to get your overbust measurement.
Measurement equals 14½ inches. 14½ x 2 = 29 If the number is even add 4, odd add 5, after 38 inches you might just go up to the next size. 29+5 makes this band size 34.
The measurement is 17½ inches. 17½ x 2 = 35 Do not round up or down with the measurement.
Next you will subtract the 35 cup size from the band size of 34, gives a bra size of 34A 35-34=1 – 1 is an A cup, 2 B cup 3 C cup etc.
Use the chart below to find your correct bra size. Remember this is only a guide. For a perfect fit, size up or down as needed.
To ensure the best fit possible, most of our swimsuits and bikinis are available in different cup sizes. Most styles are available in either a B or C cup fitting, with a smaller selection available in A and D fittings. You would choose a size based on your dress size, and your typical bra cup size.