Bra Size Guide
Surveys continue to report that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra. Although there are hundreds of boutiques across the country, fitting thousands of women a year, fewer stores provide professional, knowledgeable bra fittings.
If it's been a while since you were fit, (or you're not sure if you were ever wearing the right size to begin with), you've come to the right place. Bits of Lace employs a team of bra fit specialists, highly experienced and specially trained by European lingerie manufacturers to find you the right fit and style.
It's important to keep in mind that seemingly small changes in your body can affect your bra size. Bits of Lace suggests being re-fit with any significant weight change, pregnancy/nursing, surgery, hormonal fluctuation, even a change in exercise routine. Our Bra Fit Specialists will not only size you correctly, but help you find the right style.
What's the easiest way for Bits of Lace Customer Service Team to answer your bra related questions?
First refer to your bra's style number. The style number is an alpha/numeric combination found on your bra's tag. Also remember when referring to your size, use the UK band size.
Finding Your Proper Bra Size
The Bits of Lace Ladies are committed to helping you look and feel your best, wherever you are in life. If you can't visit our store for a fitting, follow our guide for an accurate sizing.
You'll need a soft tape measure and your best fitting, unpadded bra.
To Determine Your Band Size:
For an accurate measurement, it is crucial that you have a flesh to rib cage measurement. To do this correctly, bend over slightly and locate where your breasts naturally fall away from your chest wall. Snugly wrap the tape measure around this part of your chest. This is your rib cage measurement.
If you measured an odd number we suggest you round up to an even number. ie: 31 = 32
To Determine Your Cup Size:
Put on your best fitting, most supportive bra. Stand with your elbows slightly out and wrap the tape measure across the fullest part of your breasts. This is your bust measurement.
Subtract your rib cage measurement from your bust measurement. The difference between the two measurements determines your cup size.
To Determine Your Bra Size:
Quick Tip for Smaller Busted Women: Be sure to take all measurements as accurately as possible. Even quarter inches make a significant difference in the comfort and fit of smaller cup sizes.
Bits of Lace bras come in UK/US band sizing and European cup sizing. You'll notice the only real difference is an American DD cup is a European E cup. European bra bands are measured in centimeters (cm), but UK sizes are measured in inches and always visible on tags.