Bra Fitting Advice

Bra riding up at the back:
Firstly check that the straps are not too tight – they should be sitting firmly but comfortably on your shoulders. If your bra is still riding up at the back it might mean that the band is too loose. Start by trying a tighter hook but if that isn't enough you may need to try a smaller band size (which means you may need to go up a cup size).


Straps digging into shoulder:
A bra should be supported largely by the band – not the straps. If the straps are digging into the shoulders,it may mean the band is not supportive enough. Start by loosening the straps, but if the bra is not supportive enough you may need to try a smaller band size (which means you may need to go up a cup size).


Straps falling off shoulders:
If tightening the straps does not fix this problem, you may need to try a smaller cup size.


Falling out of cups:
If you are falling out of the bra cups at the top or the sides you may need to move up a cup size. Any amount of swelling or spilling usually means the cup is too small. Even push up style bras should fit comfortably by creating shape without overflow.


Bra is baggy in the cup area:
If your bra is baggy, wrinkled or hollow in any area you may need to try a smaller cup size.


Underwire is uncomfortable and poking underneath the arms:
Underwires should sit comfortably underneath the arm and should encompass the entire breast. If the underwire is uncomfortable and poking underneath your arms you may need to try a larger cup size.

 

 

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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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