Bra Fitting Guide

PLEASE NOTE: The Essential T-Shirt Bra and the Strapless Convertible bra run small. We highly recommend going up a size from your usual bra size (i.e., order a 36B instead of a 34B). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email (customercare@nubianskin.com) or by phone on +44 330 1234 095.

Due to differences in body type, we do not recommend taking measurements with a tape measure to find your bra size. We have provided an outline below to help you ensure you have the correct fit visually.

The Band

The band of your bra should fit comfortably around your body in a horizontal line. We recommend fastening the bra on either the loosest or middle set of hooks.

Bands loosen with time and wear, so you may want to adjust your hook and eye towards the tightest set of hooks over your bra’s lifetime.

If the band of your bra is riding up at the back, this usually indicates that the band is too large, so you may want to try a smaller band 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 band size - for example, if your 34C is too loose in the band but perfect in the cup, try a 32D instead.

If you find the band is feeling too tight, try going up a band size, and down a cup size if the cup still fits well - for example, a 32D would then go up to the 34C.

The Straps

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.

The Underwire

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

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 the cup is spilled over at the top, try a larger cup size.

Cup Size Conversion

UK

A B C D DD E F FF G
EUR A B C D E F G H J
FR A B C D E F G H J
USA A B C D DD/E DDD/F G H I
AUS A B C D DD E F FF G

 

Back Size Conversion

UK

30

32

34

36

38

40

30

EUR

65

70

75

80

85

90

65

FR

80

85

90

95

100

105

80

USA

30

32

34

36

38

40

30

AUS

8

10

12

14

16

18

8

International Size Conversion

  XS S M L XL XXL
UK 4/6 8 10/12 14 16/18 18/20
EUR 32 34 36/38 40 42/44 44/46
FR 34 36 38/40 42 44/46 46/48
USA 0/2 4 6/8 10 12/14 14/16
AUS 4/6 8 10/12 14 16/18 18/20

 

Hosiery Measurements

  Height Hips
Feet/Inches Inches
S 4'11" - 5'4" 34-39
M 4'11" - 5'4" 40-42
5'5" - 5'9" 34-39
L 5'5" - 5'9" 40-42
5'10" - 6'10" 34-39
XL 4'11'' - 5'9" 41-48
2XL 4'11" - 6'1" 48-55
3XL 5'1" - 6'1" 55-62

 

Shoes Measurements

EUR 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
USA 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 10
UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9