Reply I have always found it troublesome finding the right bras. So what is it, fashion industry? I had to chuckle at the average American woman being a 34DD. Laura—So glad you like it, lovely! Additional layer of fabric in back and band for enhanced support in larger sizes.
It does seem like there are stateside retailers of Von Follies, like Bloomingdales, too if you want to see if a local place would have it available to try in person.
The cut of the bras and the shape of the cups may be at odds with you, which can create fit issues. I ordered a swimsuit top and it was 38dd from Curvy Kates from UK which I wear in the states and it was way to small.
Here are a couple sexy ones:. I can never find bras that fit me in stores in the U. I prefer plunge bras or bras that show a little more cleavage. What size bra should I be looking for and where should I be looking? I am happy to help. I also make some style recommendations too.
Sometimes there are some fabulous boutiques a little further out, but having access to a fitter as well as the ability to try the bras first would really help. Have a great day!
I love your blog posts. Thanks so much for sharing what you know about this subject. It really feels like a jungle to me. I wanted to ask you if you know anything about the Fantasie sizes. Most of the time I wear a 65G European size. I recently started to order bras from UK and have figured out that a 65G should be a 30F. But I noticed on a tag on a couple of bras by Fantasie, that say: Do you know anything about this?
And thanks again for sharing your knowledge. It has helped me a lot when picking bras. I am glad the blog has helped you navigate the jungle. Eveden has two sets of tags out there on the marketplace, and I know at least one of them is wrong. However, I know that Fantasie sometimes just takes their cup size and applies it across the board, meaning they will say a UK F cup is also a US F cup.
Their conversions other sizing systems are not always accurate and have raised a lot of questions here lately too. Hi, I am looking to buy a bra from Boux Avenue and I was wondering how their sizes run. I measured myself and found myself to be 28 inches around the rib cage underneath the breasts and then 32 inches around the breasts. So I assume that would make me a 28D.
I have bought a UK sized bra off Amazon before, the Cleo Neve Plunge t-shirt bra, but I found the band to be too tight and the straps set too wide apart, making the cup wires dig into my armpits. I have a small rib cage so that bra was too wide. What would you say about buying bras from Boux Avenue? Hi Erica, I usually buy Fantasie 32 G which fits me well but want to try Wacaol would I need the same size or do the Wacaol bras come up smaller? The Wacoal 32G is smaller in the cup than the Fantasie 32G.
Now, that said, Wacoal often cuts a pretty tight band, so you may be happier with a US 34H in their bras. Hi Lynda My measurements say 35 around to cage above breasts Am I wearing correct size else please correct both UK and U.
Hi Erika, I am confused. I measure a 28 underneath my breast but a 38 in bra band size fits me! That sounds like a pretty steep difference in measurement vs.
Is it possible the 38 fits you best because you actually need a size like 28J or JJ but have sized up to ensure cup coverage?
I did this myself as a teenager and college student. A 38DDD gave me coverage, but the band was hopelessly big. Can you comfortably wear a 38 band on the loosest set of hooks when new? And is all of your breast tissue encapsulated by the cups? Hi, I really want to order some bras from the UK but have no clue what sizes to get.
I have measured my band at a 30 and my bust at a If a panche bra in 36 k is to small in the cup size but I was measured in a 34 JJ in a US store called intimacy.
What size do you think I should looked in to. Sorry desperate in PA in the US. I hate bras they never fit right. Was the Panache bra in 36K the UK size?
It was a UK 36k. Now you see why I hate bra shopping nothing fits right. I live in the US. What size would I need in a bra from the US. And do you know of any place that sells the size I need so I can try them on? Thanks for your response. You can find someone to custom-make a bra, but the Ewa Michalak styles have received some very nice press. You may also want to check out the blog: If I intend tend to purchase from USA what would my size be? Can you suggest a good brand. Check out Large Cup Lingerie.
They are a UK company that offers free International shipping from time to time. That would probably be the easiest! I have always found it troublesome finding the right bras. I have found a brand in the US, Warner that are consistently comfortable and I need a 34D for their specific brand.
When I bra shop in the UK no matter where. I find I try bras in that size and all seem squashed. Can you recommend a brand similar to their style and what rough sizes I should be looking at in the UK? I am not as familiar with Warner bras, but I have seen from customers they sometimes run generous. You may want to size up to a 34DD in the UK. Also, what brand and styles would you recommend?
Check out our Common Bra Problems http: You may also prefer to switch and try styles from another brand like Panache or Comexim. Fit Fully Yours also has some t-shirt bras in that size range too. Their Sculptresse line also has the fabulous Chi Chi and Flirtini bras. I am a US 36GG. I would be grateful for any advice! This style; however, is not good under a t-shirt. Molded cup bras do not fit well at all, no matter the size or brand. I have purchased mail order and returned at least 10 in the past month.
What style do you suggest? Or are you wearing a US J? Panache sometimes blends a little better than Elomi because of the seam placement. Have you tried the Freya Idol at all? Goddess just came out with a new non-padded smooth cup bra. Also, check out Fit Fully Yours. The Maxine is available up to J cups band runs small though so maybe try a 40J or 40I instead.
Swimsuits are always a little tricky like bras , but I typically suggest starting with your normal size. I wear a 38H, in lane bryant bras. I find if i go to a 40H, the band feels too loose, but I need a bigger cup, because my chest starts to spill over just a bit. What would my sizing be in UK? I recommend checking through our Bra Naked Truth articles for more information because I do a great breakdown on finding a starting point size and correcting fit issues.
Because of my experience owning our own store, I know that VS sizing is not always the best place to start, particularly if you are thinking of going with a UK company. Check these articles out:. There are also some Canadian online retailers too although none will stock the Bravissimo brand as that is their in-house collection which could make things cheaper on shipping, particularly for any returns.
Regardless, check out the fit advice because it will help you figure out if she really needs a 38DD or if there is a size that will fit her better. Hi I wear a uk size 34GG in all my bras, fauve, fantasie, panache, Im getting married and have a low back dress so need a low back bustier, have been looking at the wacoal and le mystere bustiers, what size would I order?
Depending on how low the dress is, there are low back converters which can drop the back of a regular bra low enough, but it may also be an area where you need to work with alterations.
In some cases, we have worked with alterations to lower the back of an existing bustier to be concealed under the dress. Other times we have taken an older bra and had it sewn into the dress. It just depends on how low the back is. These could be redone to suit the shape of the dress, but it will add to alterations. Hello Erica, I have just recently discovered the wacoal retro 36 DD. I love this bra and have it in numerous colours. I would love to try A Freya plunge, but it runs in my mind from my time in the UK that the cups run smaller.
Can you offer any advice? Is that the classic Retro Chic? If that fits okay, you may want to look at the 36E or F in Freya. Hi Erica, wow that was a super fast response. Thanks for the advise. I will let you know how I get on. Hi Erica, I have asked you questions before on bra sizing, but can you help with panties. I am thinking on buying the Freya vixen plunge bra, you recommended that I bought two cup sizes bigger, I am a 36 dd in the Wacoal retro and will be trying the 36 F in the Freya Vixen.
I also love the wacoal retro panties in a medium, what would you recommend size wise in the Freya Vixen Panties. As a result, you may find you need a different size depending on the style and manufacturer!
I think it also varies from store to store of course , and although band sizes are the same, cup sizes can vary a lot. I usually fill out an American cup size C, but while getting fitted at Debenhams, I ended up having to ask to try on larger sizes because a C was incredibly small.
True, sizing is not always one-to-one, but I think it has more to do with different brands too. Even in America, there are some companies with more generous cups, and within certain brands, individual bras can also run differently. For people purchasing online, I recommend reading reviews and possibly contacting the retailer to gauge their opinion on sizing. It could help give a better idea on how the cups and band size run and increase the chance the purchase will be successful.
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