Online DIY Bra Fitting.

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How to Fit a Bra Online -
Find Your Cup and Band Size without Having to Visit a Bra Shop!

We all love shopping online, but when you don’t have an actual bra fitter with a fitting room, finding the right fit – especially when it comes to bras – can be daunting. There are so many brands and style from which to choose. It can be confusing. So, you will have to try on different sizes as well as different styles and different brands to find the bra that is right for you.

Because Sheila’s Sheer Elegance Lingerie has expert bra fitters in store as well as ecommerce shopping options, we thought it would be most helpful to assist our online customers with the best way to choose the right bra without being in our shop.

First things first. We highly recommend Wacoal Bras as the brand. This is so much so that we have created a website for that brand and only that brand. Why? Because helping women look and feel beautiful has always been Wacoal’s mission. Like Wacoal-America, we understand that wearing a bra that fits comfortably and provides the right support can offer a sense of confidence unlike any other apparel decision. That’s why Wacoal offers bras in a wide range of styles and sizes from A to I cup as well as the latest styles and technological improvements to create lingerie that is sexy without compromising on quality or comfort. That extends to Wacoal’s b.tempt’d brand as well. All of the Wacoal lingerie line features beautiful materials, comfortable fit, and trending designs. The superior quality of Wacoal bras, panties, and coordinating lingerie has earned Wacoal-America many loyal customers and has made Wacoal a leading brand in the worldwide marketplace.

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You can try this on your own.
It’s pretty simple.
ere are a few suggestions when measuring yourself:

  1. Make sure you are wearing a bra, only a bra.
  2. Stand up when taking the measurements.
  3. Relax and don’t hold your breath.
  4. Follow the directions below.

STEP 1: Measure for band size:

Keeping the measuring tape parallel with the ground, measure around your bra directly under your bust after expelling all air from your lungs - you want this measurement to be as small as possible. Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.
If the measurement is even, add 4"
If the measurement is odd, add 5"

STEP 2: Measure for cup size:

Standing straight, with your arms at your side, measure at the fullest part of your bust (while wearing a non-padded bra) making sure the measuring tape is parallel with the ground and not binding.

Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.

STEP 3: Calculate your bra size:

Subtract your band measurement (step 1) from your cup measurement (step 2). Generally, for each inch in difference, the cup goes up by one size. See the cup size conversion chart here.


Step 1: 34" under measurement +4" = 38" band
Step 2: 40" over measurement
Step 3: 40" - 38" = 2" or Cup "B"
Your size would be 38B

If the difference is: 0"-1/2" (1.3 cm) | Your standard cup size is: AA

If the difference is: 1/2"- 1" (2.6 cm) | Your standard cup size is: A

If the difference is: 2" (5.1 cm) | Your standard cup size is: B

If the difference is: 3" (7.6 cm) | Your standard cup size is: C

If the difference is: 4" (10.2 cm) | Your standard cup size is: D

If the difference is: 5" (12.7 cm) | Your standard cup size is: DD or E

If the difference is: 6" (15.2 cm) | Your standard cup size is: DDD or F

If the difference is: 7" (17.8 cm) | Your standard cup size is: G

If the difference is: 8" (20.3 cm) | Your standard cup size is: H

If the difference is: 9" (22.9 cm) | Your standard cup size is: I

If the difference is: 10" (25.4 cm) | Your standard cup size is: J

Important Note: This measuring system tends to become less accurate as the cup sizes go above a D.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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