NICO at Home with Cecilia

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We shared a warm, sleepy afternoon at home with Cecilia. It was kind of blissful and we got chatting about the importance of sleep and the role it plays in our mental health.

Lis: So we've just finished the shoot, I’m feeling sleepy, I know you’re feeling sleepy, it ended up being a really sleepy kind of shoot, which was nice.

Cecilia: It was nice!

Lis: But it got me thinking about the idea of comfort and being relaxed at home which is a big part of what we’re about at NICO and how sleep plays a role in that. Do you find it’s something that’s important for you?

Cecilia: 100%. I think some people seem to need more sleep than others - I think that I do. I find I really need that down time and even just alone time to process things. 

Lis: And so that’s become a priority for you in your life?

Cecilia: I think so, I think it’s important that it is a priority and that you do it right. You need to have a routine - I guess it’s that idea of self love, self care. 

Lis: So have you set yourself any particular routines or is there anything you do to take care of your mental health?

Cecilia: Yeah, I think it’s really important to wind down, turn your phone onto that dim light. I have a little diffuser with essential oils which is great.

Lis: Good tip!

Cecilia: Yeah, I work in a bar at night so I really need to prioritise sleep. I think a lot of people feel guilty about sleeping too much but I think it’s one of those things you really have to prioritise. 

Lis: For sure. Do you notice it affects your mood if you don’t get enough sleep?

Ceclilia: Yeah, it affects everything. So many mental health problems are linked to a lack of sleep. If I get home from work at 6am it’s so hard to get back into a normal rhythm. I’ve got this week off and I feel so much better!

Lis: I find if I don’t get enough sleep I can feel really anxious and little problems turn into big problems.

Cecilia: For sure.

Lis: Well, I feel like we should both go have a nap now then. 

Cecilia: Great.

Plenty of research links poor sleep habits to depression, anxiety and other serious mental health issues so it’s definitely something to pay attention to. The National Sleep Foundation has some tips for healthy sleep patterns here.





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HOW TO MEASURE

It's best to measure yourself while wearing tight fitting clothing or nothing.

The tape measure should be snug but not cutting into your body.

Make sure the tape measure is level with the ground all the way around.

BUST: Measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).

 

UNDERBUST: Measure all the way around your body at the top of your ribcage - just underneath the bust.

 

WAIST: Measure all the way around your body at the smallest part of your waist.

 

HIPS: Stand with your feet together and measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your hips (usually just below the hip bones at the top of the buttocks).

 

Don't have a tape measure? Download our printable tape measure here.

 

Get some tips on bra fitting here. ​

 

NICO BRAS

 TRIANGLE STYLES:

 

UNDERBUST

BUST

XS

63-67cm

74-79cm

S

68-72cm

80-85cm

M

72-77cm

86-91cm

L

78-82cm

92-97cm

 

 FULL CUP/UNDERWIRE STYLES:

 

First measure your underbust - this will give you your band size.

 

  Band Size:

UNDERBUST

BAND SIZE

63-67cm

6

68-72cm

8

73-77cm

10

78-82cm

12

83-87cm

14

 

Now measure your bust. Subtract your underbust measurement from your bust measurement. The difference will give you your cup size.

 

  Cup Size:

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNDERBUST & BUST MEASUREMENTS

CUP SIZE

10.5-13cm

A

13-15.5cm

B

15.5-18cm

C

18-20.5cm

D

20.5-23cm

DD

 

Bra sizing is about the difference in size between the band (the number) and the cup (the letter). The two are relative! That's why cup sizes vary on different size bands. For example the cup volume of a 10B is bigger than the cup volume of an 8B.

When you change just the cup size, it won't affect your band size. However when you change band sizes, the cup size changes slightly too. So you may find that when you go up a band size, you may have to go down a cup size and visa versa.

This also explains what is sometimes called 'sister sizes'. Basically, each bra size has two sister sizes that are very similar in size:

 

Bra Size Sister Size 1 Sister Size 2
8A/Small 6B  10AA
8B/Small 6C 10A
8C/Medium 6D 10B
10B/Medium 8C 12A
10C/Medium 8D 12B
10D/Large 8DD 12C
12C/Large 10D 14B
12D/Large 10DD 14C
14C 12D 16B
14D 12DD 16C
14DD 12E 16D

 While every body is different, lots of people find they can fit bras within the sister range.

This stuff can be a bit tricky to get your head around but we are happy to help! Just email us for any questions about finding the right fit: orders@nicounderwear.com

 

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NICO BRIEFS & LEGGINGS

 

HIP

WAIST

XS/6

82-87cm

55-60cm

S/8

88-93cm

61-66cm

M/10

94-99cm

67-72cm

L/12 100-105cm 73-78cm

XL/14

106-111cm

79-84cm

 

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NICO BODYSUITS, DRESSES & TEES

 

BUST

WAIST

HIP

XS

74-79cm

55-60cm

82-87cm

S

80-85cm

61-66cm

88-93cm

M

86-91cm

67-72cm

94-99cm

L

92-97cm

73-78cm

100-105cm

 

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