Bra Sizing

Miss Fifi's Perfect Bra Size Finder

Finding a great-fitting bra can sometimes seem as difficult as finding "Mr. Right". But it doesn't have to be that way. The problem is that many of us—70%, according to experts—are wearing the wrong bra size. Follow these simple steps and discover how comfortable a properly fitted bra can be.

Fifi's Easy-Peasy bra fitting guide. The simplest steps to a great-fitting bra.

Troubleshooting Tips

Here are common bra problems and what to do about them:

  • Wrinkled cups. Go down one cup size.
  • Spilling breasts. Try a larger cup size. Or, choose a bra design that offers more coverage.
  • Falling straps. First try adjusting the straps. If that doesn't work, your breasts are probably not filling out the tops of the cups, so try going down a cup size. Also, look for designs where the straps are located in the middle of the cup, not at the edges. Or try a racer-back style.
  • Band rides up in back. Try a tighter hook or loosen the straps. If neither works, go down one band size.
  • Strap marks. Try loosening the straps. Otherwise, you probably need a more supportive bra, perhaps one with padded straps.

See our measuring tips and suggestions and advice for men in determining the size to buy.

A Note About Bra Sizes

Why do manufacturers use complicated cup sizing? They do so to maximize sales, not necessarily to ensure you get the correct bra size. In order to minimize the number of sizes a store carries, larger cup sizes (typically, above a D cup) are measured differently by each manufacturer. An E cup for one manufacturer may be equivalent to a DD cup for another. Our Sensuence line removes that confusion: each inch of difference between band and bust increments through the alphabet, in order, to minimize confusion. All other manufacturers on our site increment through a DDD as follows: A cup = 1", B cup = 2", C cup = 3", D cup = 4", DD cup = 5", and DDD cup = 6".