BRA FITTING AND SIZING

It’s important to find a bra that fits and supports you well. All our bras at Rochella are made using a soft but very supportive liner. Finding a bra that fits you well will not only provide you with everyday comfort, but will improve your posture and figure in an instant.

We have over 30 years of experience in lingerie fitting The most accurate way of working out your bra size is to try on a range of different sizes and bra shapes to determine what feels right and what gives you the correct fit. Every style and brand of lingerie fits slightly differently, so pay attention to the fit and appearance of every bra you try.

Here are some examples of how to search for a good fitting bra:

  • The underband of the bra should be firm enough around your body to grip to your rib cage and not slip or move when you are active. You should be able to wear on the second hook when first buying and be able to slip a couple of fingers under the band without restricting.
  • The front and back of the bra should sit at the same level around your body, and the back should not be pulled up higher by shortening the straps. If the back is high then you need a tighter band size and smaller cup size.
  • The wires should be touching the rib cage at the centre front, around the bust and at the underarm. If its away from the breastbone you will need a bigger cup size. The wire should not lean onto breast tissue. If it is you need a bigger cup size. A firm enough underband should hold this in place on the ribs.
  • Your breasts should not be bulging over the cups. If they are you need a bigger cup size. Plus the cups should not have any loose fabric either, if they do then you will need a smaller cup size

BRA SIZE CHART

INCHES 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
31/32 32D 32DD 32E 32F 32G 32GG 32H 32HH 32J
32/33 32D 32DD 32E 32F 32G 32GG 32H 32HH 32J
33/34 34D 34DD 34E 34F 34G 34GG 34H 34HH 34J
34/35 34D 34DD 34E 34F 34G 34GG 34H 34HH 34J
35/36 36D 36DD 36E 36F 36G 36GG 36H 36HH 36J
36/37 36D 36DD 36E 36F 36G 36GG 36H 36HH 36J
37/38 38D 38DD 38E 38F 38G 38GG 38H 38HH 38J
38/39 38D 38DD 38E 38F 38G 38GG 38H 38HH 38J
39/40 40D 40DD 40E 40F 40FF 40G 40GG 40H
40/41 40D 40DD 40E 40F 40FF 40G 40GG
41/42 42D 42DD 42E 42F 42FF 42G
  • Use this table as a guide to find your size.
  • Do remember that if you need one size smaller back size, please go up a cup size.
  • The new size may feel tight initially, especially if you have been wearing a bra that fitted incorrectly. The bra will loosen slightly after wearing and washing.
  • The tape measure can only provide a rough guide, you will only find your perfect fit by trying on and finding the right size for you.
  • Bra sizing may appear complicated, but it is in fact very simple if you follow the steps above.
  • Adjust straps to fit. There should be room enough to slide in two fingers for comfort. Any more than this and the straps are too loose.

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