Video guide: A perfectly-fitting bra

May 2015

Underwear uncovered

In our shops we have many Partners trained to measure and fit you to your perfect bra, whether it's a first bra, a one hundred and first bra, a maternity, nursing, sport or even mastectomy bra for any woman who's had breast surgery.

But we recognise that sometimes time or geography prevent you from getting to one of our shops, and the easiest way for you to buy is online - and we'd like to help you get your purchase right the first time.

You've probably heard the oft-quoted statistic that many women in this country are wearing the wrong size of bra - in this video we offer some tips to help you make sure that you're not one of them. Check out our buying guide too, and this video showing the
different types of bra available.

 

A guide to bra sizes

Lingerie brands do differ in sizing, so this is an approximate guide only based on John Lewis bras. If you're unsure, please visit /our-shops our shops for a fitting and great advice.

Underband (cm) Bra Size Cup fitting (cm; fullest part of bust)
    AA A B C D DD E F
63 - 67 30 (65) 75 - 77 77 - 79 79 - 81 81 - 83 83 - 85      
68 - 72 32 (70) 80 - 82 82 - 84 84 - 86 86 - 88 88 - 90 90 - 92 92 - 94 94 - 96
73 - 77 34 (75) 85 - 87 87 - 89 89 - 91 91 - 93 93 - 95 95 -97 97 -99 99 -101
78 - 82 36 (80) 90 - 92 92 - 94 94 - 96 96 - 98 98 - 100 100 - 102 102 - 104 104 - 106
83 - 87 38 (85) 95 - 97 97 - 99 99 - 101 101 - 103 103 - 105 105 - 107 107 - 109 109 - 111
88 - 92 40 (90) 100 - 102 102 - 104 104 - 106 106 - 108 108 - 110 110 - 112 112 - 114 114 - 116
93 - 97 42 (95) 105 - 107 107 - 109 109 - 111 111 - 113 113 - 115 115 - 117 117 - 119 119 - 121