Most importantly, make sure you're wearing the right size bra - you’d be amazed at how many women don't! It’s been estimated that up to 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra! We recommend you read our guide to bras to help you find your correct size, but just remember that sizes can vary between manufacturers and different styles!
It's important to make sure you get the right fitting bra – and here's how to do it! To find your correct bra size you need to take two measurements, your back size and your cup size.
Your back size
To find your cup size measure around the fullest part of your bust, again it’s best to keep your bra on for this. You should always round up this measurement to get your correct cup size, for instance 31.5 inches will become 32 inches. Now take away your back measurement from your bust measurement and the difference between the two measurements is your cup size, so up to 1 inch difference is an A cup, up to 2 inch B cup, up to 3 inch C cup, up to as per the table below:
|Bust size||Back Size||Measurement||Cup Size|
If your bra is fitted properly then:
Always wash delicates by hand, especially your bras! According to a recent survey of 2,000 women by cleaning firm Dr Beckmann, whilst we own an average of 16 bras we actually only wash them 6 times a year! We couldn’t possibly comment on that – or the revelation by Dame Vivienne Westwood that she never washes her bras!
There are lots of great styles to choose from and we’ve given you a quick guide to the best – these not only look great under your clothes, they look great without them too!
This style is probably best for bigger cup sizes as it offers lots of support and shape for the wearer. But it still comes in lots of sexy styles that you’ll love wearing!
Basically what it says – the cup on this bra offers less coverage and support than the full cup. It comes in a range of pretty styles and materials plus some styles may also have moulded cups for extra support and shape. The half cup looks great and is perfect for all occasions!
Great for uplift and silhouette and looks terrific too! Perfect for low necklines.
For sexy increased cleavage the plunge bra is perfect. Gives a great look under clothes and a very sexy silhouette.
We think the name pretty much says it all! So for maximum effect (and cleavage!) you need a push-up bra – basically they create the effect of lots of cleavage by pushing the breasts together. Plus some may also have built in or removable pads to help create the look. They not only look fantastic but they’re perfect for low cut necklines and a sexy silhouette.