Fitting Guide - Lingerie & Swimwear
How to measure and be fitted for a bra or swimsuit that feels comfortable
Fitting Guide - Lingerie
It is important to measure yourself or visit a certified fit specialist each time you are considering purchasing a new bra. Remember, your bra size can change due to age, diet or exercise, so it is important to have your fit checked regularly.
To determine your bra size, follow the instructions shown below:
Band Size (underbust)
First measure from the middle of your chest, underneath the remaining breast to the centre of your spine (diagram A).
Double this measurement to get your band size (this is the ‘underbust’ measurement shown on the picture).
Cup Size (overbust)
Now measure from the middle of your chest to the centre of your spine, but this time over the fullest part of your remaining breast (diagram B).
Double this figure to get your overbust measurement.
Measurement equals 37cm. 37 x 2 = 74 Band size is 74cms.
The measurement is 45cm. 45 x 2 = 90
74 centimetres underbust and 90 centimetres overbust, gives a bra size of 12B
Use the chart below to find your correct bra size.
Your certified fit specialist
The importance of a good fit can’t be stressed enough; you probably know that many women wear the wrong size bra, and that every brand fits differently. It’s really all about the band: Following bilateral surgery, women often wear a bra band size that is far too small, thinking that having it very tight will help it stay in place even without breast tissue. But if the band size is too small, the shoulder straps will also be too small, the cups will be in the wrong position on the body, and the bra will “ride up.”
Amoena retailers have fitters with the training and experience to help you avoid discomfort. We encourage you to rely on their fitting services – think of it as having your own personal wardrobe consultant. Visit our Store Locator to search for a fitter near you.
Fitting Guide - Swimwear
Amoena swimsuits and bikinis are sized to correspond with your typical dress size (see the chart below). To ensure the best fit possible, they are available in different cup sizes. Most styles are available in either a B- or C-cup fitting, with a smaller selection available in A and D fittings.
A swimsuit with pocketed cups gives you peace of mind if you like to stay fit with water sports. It isn’t uncommon for swimmers without bra pockets to watch their breast forms swim away, which obviously can be both embarrassing and frustrating.
(Note that the Contact adhesive breast form can be worn during swimming and water activities, although the adhesion might be limited because of water or perspiration. It will not be damaged by salt or chlorine but should be washed with Amoena Soft Cleanser soon after being worn in the water.)
A great place to start is with a personal bra fitting at an Amoena retail shop – our certified fit specialists can measure your bra size properly and recommend pocketed swimwear that addresses your body’s unique needs while keeping your breast form – or our versatile Amoena swim form – securely in place.