Curvy Online Fitting Room

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Hello and welcome to the Curvy Fitting Room!

It’s estimated that over 80% of us are still in the wrong bra size, mainly because women tend to opt for a band size that is too large but also because so many people struggle to get to a store to have a proper fitting. That’s where we come in!

We want to make finding the best fitting lingerie as easy as possible and to ensure your bust is supported at all times. Buying a bra should be a celebration of your curves not a curse! So, before we get started then let’s have a quick recap of how your bra should fit:

No riding up your back
No cutting off circulation
Snug on the loosest hook

No gapping in the cup
No breast tissue spillage
Underwire flush against your chest

No falling off your shoulders
No digging in and hurting
Straps sit on your shoulders without moving

    Got it? Here's our step by step guide:

    Step 1: Your Current Bra Size. 

    Let’s start with the bra you are currently wearing. This should be your go to bra and preferably not your sports bra or a padded bra. The one that fits you the best. 

    Step 2: Let’s talk about the band...

    How does your current band fit?

    • Way too small: Your bra is hard to fasten, hurts and leaves deep red marks: Go up TWO band sizes. 
    • Too small: It’s uncomfortable and feels too tight = Go up a band size. 
    • Comfortable: It’s fitting comfortably on the loosest hook without riding or digging in = stay the same.
    • Too big: It’s riding up my back = Go down a band size.
    • Way too big: Your band is riding up and can be pulled out further than 3 inches from your body = Go down TWO band sizes.

    Fitter’s note: 80% of your overall bra support needs to come from the band so it needs to be snug. If it isn’t, it will place too much pressure on your poor shoulders. 

    Step 3: Let’s talk about the cups...

    How are your girls sitting in the cups?

    • Large amount of gaping: There is a large amount of space in the cups that isn’t filled when stood up straight with shoulders back = Go down two cup sizes.
    • Gaping: There is some space in my cups that isn’t filled when stood up straight with shoulders back = Go down a cup size.  
    • Perfecto: No gapping, no wrinkles and no spillage = Stay the same.
    • Spillage: There is some spillage happening, perhaps a little double boob action? = Go up in your cup size. 
    • Large amount of spillage: There is a large amount of breast tissue not sitting in the cups = Go up two cup sizes. 

    Once you have the answer to these questions we can start to try new sizes and figure out what works best for YOUR body. 

    Key things to remember are that if you change your band size by one size then your cup size needs to change by one cup size too. If you go down a back size then you need to increase your cup size by one in order for this cup to fit the same. For example, if you were wearing a 12F but needed a 10 band size you’d now need a 10FF for the cups volume to be the same. 

    Virtual Fittings:

    If you're still struggling with your size and would like to arrange a one to one online fitting with one of our specialists then please do click below. Our virtual fittings are safe, private and completely free of charge.


    Book a Virtual Fitting



    Measuring isn't a fitting method we generally use at Curvy due to there being so many variations of bodies, breasts and measuring techniques. However we do realise that sometimes it can be a great place to start. To determine your size via our bra calculator, using a tape measure, please click below.


    Bra Size Calculator


    If you'd like some help or advice then please do not hesitate to contact our team of specialist bra fitters who will be more than happy to advise you on what style and size you should try. You can get in touch with them via the form below.


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