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Bra Fitting Guide

BRA FITTING GUIDE

When you’re wearing a bra all day everyday it’s important to know your stuff! It’s a lot more common than you’d think to be wearing the wrong size, so we show you how to measure yourself and how to tell your push-ups from your plunges!

The styles

Balcony

This style is extremely flattering and creates a cleavage, making it perfect for scoop neck tops.

Plunge

A Really comfortable modern shape that looks great with low necklines.

Push up

This Bra enhances the size and shape of your bust. Opt for this bra style when thinking about eveningwear.

    T Shirt

    The everyday Bra. Comfortable and reliable, this bra creates a seamless shape. T-shirt Bras don’t have to be boring, look for pretty palettes and patterns.

    Full Cup

    This style is extremely flattering and creates a cleavage, making it perfect for scoop neck tops.

    Padded

    A Really comfortable modern shape that looks great with low necklines.

    Sports

    This Bra enhances the size and shape of your bust. Opt for this bra style when thinking about eveningwear.

    Multi way

    The everyday Bra. Comfortable and reliable, this bra creates a seamless shape. T-shirt Bras don’t have to be boring, look for pretty palettes and patterns.

 

Balcony

Plunge

Push up

T Shirt

Full Cup

Padded

Sports

Multi way

The size

Around 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Getting the fit right is essential for comfort and support. A well fitting bra improves your posture and figure in an instant. The correct fitting bra gives confidence.

How to measure yourself at home

Underband

Measure around the rib cage, under the bust. The tape should be pulled firm around the body. Ensure tape is parallel to the floor all the way round. This is the underband measurement.

Cup Size

Measure over the fullest part of the bust. Ensure tape is parallel to the floor and not twisted.

Subtract the underband measurement from the over bust measurement to ascertain the cup size.

 

Top tips

The band should feel firm and supportive. You should be able to fit two fingers under the hook and eye.The band should be horizontal across the body, at the same level as the front of the bra. The hook and eye should be fastened on the outermost hook.

The Underband

If the underband ‘rides up’ it is too big. If the underband ‘digs in’ it is too small.

The Cups

The breast should be fully encased within the cups. The cup should offer good support and forward projection, creating a smooth silhouette. If the cups are wrinkling and loose offering no support it is too big. If the breast is spilling over at the neckline and underarm it is too small.

The Straps

Straps should lie flat on the shoulders, not slip down or leave marks. Straps help balance the weight of the breast, rather than provide support and uplift; this is generated from the underband.

Remember

Centre front sits flat against the body. The breast is completely encased in the underwire. Underwire follows the natural crease of the breast.

 

In store service

If in doubt all House of Fraser stores are equipped with plenty of helpful and friendly bra-fitters that can find your perfect size across all brands. A t-shirt or vest can be worn through out the fitting and our speedy fitters will make it a completely comfortable experience!

Find your nearest store
 

BRA FITTING GUIDE

When you’re wearing a bra all day everyday it’s important to know your stuff! It’s a lot more common than you’d think to be wearing the wrong size, so we show you how to measure yourself and how to tell your push-ups from your plunges!

The styles

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Balcony

This style is extremely flattering and creates a cleavage, making it perfect for scoop neck tops.

Plunge

A Really comfortable modern shape that looks great with low necklines.

Push up

This Bra enhances the size and shape of your bust. Opt for this bra style when thinking about eveningwear.

T Shirt

The everyday Bra. Comfortable and reliable, this bra creates a seamless shape. T-shirt Bras don’t have to be boring, look for pretty palettes and patterns.

Full Cup

Where a full cup is you would like more coverage this shape covers the whole of the breast.

Padded

Looking to create the illusion of a bigger bust? Go straight for a padded Bra.

Sports

Sports bras come in a wide range of variations depending on your bust size and the intensity of exercise.

Multi way

The perfect Bra for every task! With removal straps, this bra makes the perfect partner for summer tops, strapless dresses and one shoulder ensembles.

Balcony

Plunge

Push up

T Shirt

Full Cup

Padded

Sports

Multi way

The size

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-

Around 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Getting the fit right is essential for comfort and support. A well fitting bra improves your posture and figure in an instant. The correct fitting bra gives confidence.

How to measure yourself at home

Underband

Measure around the rib cage, under the bust. The tape should be pulled firm around the body. Ensure tape is parallel to the floor all the way round. This is the underband measurement.

Cup Size

Measure over the fullest part of the bust. Ensure tape is parallel to the floor and not twisted.

Subtract the underband measurement from the over bust measurement to ascertain the cup size

Top tips

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-

The band should feel firm and supportive. You should be able to fit two fingers under the hook and eye.The band should be horizontal across the body, at the same level as the front of the bra. The hook and eye should be fastened on the outermost hook.

The Underband

If the underband ‘rides up’ it is too big. If the underband ‘digs in’ it is too small.

The Cups

The breast should be fully encased within the cups. The cup should offer good support and forward projection, creating a smooth silhouette. If the cups are wrinkling and loose offering no support it is too big. If the breast is spilling over at the neckline and underarm it is too small.

The Straps

Straps should lie flat on the shoulders, not slip down or leave marks. Straps help balance the weight of the breast, rather than provide support and uplift; this is generated from the underband.

Remember

Centre front sits flat against the body. Underwire sits flat against the rib cage The breast is completely encased in the underwire. Underwire follows the natural crease of the breast.

In store service

+

-

If in doubt all House of Fraser stores are equipped with plenty of helpful and friendly bra-fitters that can find your perfect size across all brands. A t-shirt or vest can be worn through out the fitting and our speedy fitters will make it a completely comfortable experience!

Find your nearest store