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Bra Size Guide by Bits of Lace

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 Empreinte and other 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.

Finding Your Proper Bra Size

Bits of Lace Fine Lingerie is 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 to find the flesh to rib cage measurement. The correct way to do this is: 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

Band Size Chart

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.

Measure level across the nipples

Subtract your rib cage measurement from your bust measurement. The difference between the two measurements determines your cup size.

To Determine Your Bra Size:

Cup size chart, use to find your cup size from your measurements

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.

Euro/French/US/UK size convertor

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