When it comes to fitting into a bra, it’s not always so cut and dry. Sizings differ across countries. In this article, we will explore how the UK versus US bra sizing varies. There are also some misnomers when it comes to brands, and we will detail these brands.
A bra band is labeled by sizes, 30 to 40 usually are most standard-sized cases. A 30 is very rare as is a 40, but they are still counted in there. You will most likely see 32 to 38 sizes on the racks of bra and department stores.
The good news is that in the UK vs. US bra sizing, the bra bands are labeled the same. This means that what you buy as a 32 in the US will fit the same in the UK. Ultimately, you will need to also take into account the stretch of the material. For example, Natori has a stretchier band than Wacoal.
Bra cups are where the UK vs. US bra sizing differs. From A to D cup, the bra cups are compatible in the UK and the US. These are the most common cup sizes, so it is reasonable to assume that most people won’t have any trouble when buying overseas.
Where it gets down to the nitty-gritty is the larger sizing. A triple D is an E in the UK. A G in America is an F in the UK. An H size is a double F in the UK. The chart goes on, but the larger the size, the more you will need to be mindful that the US is not the same as the UK.
There are always a few exceptions in terms of brands that are thrown in there. The American brands’ Parfait by Affinitas and Elle Macpherson Intimates both go by UK sizings. Now that you’re more informed, it should help when making purchases online and in the store.