M&CO | BRA STYLE AND FIT GUIDE

 

With a huge variety of bras to choose from, how do you know which one to go for? Well luckily for you, our experts have put together this handy guide which details each bra style and what they offer. From padded to balcony, to non-wired, underwired and more, find the perfect fit and style for you with our guide to making what's underneath count.

 

Measuring your bra size can be done by yourself at home, or by a professional in store. When measuring your bra size at home, simply follow the below steps:

 

1. Cup: The cup of the bra should fit snugly with no bulging or gaping at the top. Any signs of gaping at the top of the cup shows signs that your bra is too big, and any bulging at the top of the cup shows signs that your bra is too small. Your breasts should fill up the cups perfectly.

2. Wires: The wires at the front of your bra should lie against your breastbone between your breasts and should fit comfortably with your breasts inside.

3. Band: The band of your bra is responsible for a lot of your bras support. It should be firm but comfortable, sitting horizontally across your back without riding up. 

4. Straps: Adjust the straps of the bra to give support to the cup while ensuring it is comfortable. Your bra straps should comfortably stay in place, keeping your cup against your breasts.

With the measurements you've taken for your under-band and cup size, use the below chart and calculate your bra size. Use your under-bust measurement to find your bra size then combine your band size and bust measurement to find your cup size:

 

Lingerie A Cup B Cup C Cup D Cup DD Cup E Cup F Cup
Bra Size cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch
32 n/a n/a n/a n/a 86-88 34-35 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
34 86-89 34-35 89-91 35-36 91-94 36-37 94-96 37-38 96-99 38-39 99-102 39-40 102-104 40-41
36 92-94 36-37 94-96 37-38 96-99 38-39 99-102 39-40 102-104 40-41 104-107 41-42 107-109 42-43
38 n/a n/a 98-102 39-40 102-104 40-41 104-107 41-42 107-109 42-43 109-112 43-44 112-114 44-45
40 n/a n/a 104-107 41-42 107-109 42-43 109-112 43-44 112-114 44-45 112-114 44-45 n/a n/a
42 n/a n/a 109-112 43-44 112-114 44-45 114-117 45-46 117-119 46-47 119-122 47-48 n/a n/a