How To Measure
The underband of your bra should fit comfortably around your body in a horizontal line. We recommend fastening the bra on the loosest set of hooks. Underbands loosen with time and wear, so you should adjust your hook and eye towards the tightest set of hooks over your bra’s lifetime. If the underband of your bra is riding up at the back, this usually indicates that the underband is too large, so you may want to try a smaller underband size (i.e., 32, 34, 36).
If the cup is fitting well however, you will need to go up one cup size whilst going down one underband size - for example, if your 34C is too loose in the underband but perfect in the cup, try a 32D instead. If you find the underband is feeling too tight, try going up an underband size, and down a cup size if the cup still fits well - for example, a 32D would then go up to the 34C.
Shop Bra Extenders
Your Sister Sizes are the sizes that can still fit, if your size is unavailable. Your sister size shares the same cup/wire as your size, but it will have a different length of underband. If your size is unavailable, we recommend you purchase one of our Bra Extender Packs, along with the sister size down (to the left in the chart) from your size. This will extend the underband size of the bra to the same as your bra size. E.g. If you are a 42E, (an underband size we don't currently stock) you will need to purchase a 40F, and then the Bra Extender will make the bra into a size 42E. You can use 1 Bra Extender per underband size, so you could also purchase a 38FF and use 2 Bra Extenders.
If you find your straps are digging in to your shoulders, please check your band fits properly, as this may mean the band is too loose, forcing the straps to take on too much pressure to support your breasts. If this is not the case, try adjusting the back of your straps for a more comfortable fit.
Underwire should lie flat against your chest at the centre front, and contain all of your breast tissue within them at the side. If you find the wires are digging in to the side of your breasts, not lying against your ribcage, see if a larger cup size will work better for you.
The cup should fully contain your breast tissue. There should be no spilling over the top, or loose fabric. If your cup is too loose or appears to gape, try a smaller cup size. If you find your breast spills over the top of the cup, try a larger cup size.
Our Jaiye and Rafat Bras all feature adjustable back strapping. It's a gorgeous aesthetic feature, plus it's totally functional.
It works using Sister Sizing, so each numbered bra size (4, 5, 6, etc.) represents a group of bra sizes that are sister sizes, and use the same cup/wire. For example, size 5 fits a 30E, 32DD, 34D and 36C. The cup/wire is the numbered size, and the adjustable straps mean you can custom fit the bra to whatever underband size you are, or find your perfect in-between size.
International Cup Size Conversion
International Underband Size Conversion
how to know When you need a New Bra
How To Care For Your Lingerie
1. ACCESSORIES: Purchase some delicates mesh laundry bags. These allow your bras & panties to stay safe in the washing machine.
2. PREPARATION: Separate your bras into one delicates bag, and your panties into another. Make sure your bra clasps are fastened CLOSED.
3. WASHING: Once in the washing machine, use a 'delicates' or 'hand wash' cycle, no higher than 30°C (86°F) and a low spin.
4. DRYING: Once your wash is complete, hang your bras and panties dry. Do not tumble dry and do not iron. Also, hang away from direct heat to preserve color.
5. FOLDING: To fold your soft cup bras, fasten the clasp, fold the cups together then fold the back into the cup. Always store padded/moulded cups flat. Fold panties into 3.
6. HAND WASHING: If you have more intricate garments you can always hand wash. This ensures delicate fabrics can stay in great form. As before, also always hang dry.
Always dispose of underwear sustainably, find a local bra donation charity, or find another use for components like straps, wires, or hooks and only dispose of minimal materials.