womanhood | how to find your fit | bra sizes and styles explained

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One size does not fit all

we are here to make it easier to find the perfect fit

find your fit

95% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. It was something we couldn't ignore, so we teamed up with bra fit technology company Brarista.

40% more accurate than traditional tape measure fittings, the digital fitting can be done from the comfort of your own home in less than 10 minutes.

Discover your true sizing, learn about your breast shape and what styles would suit you best with a personalised collection of womanhood styles.

Your privacy is protected throughout, and there are no strings attached. Welcome to the future of comfortable, supportive and beautiful bras.

before & after

The average women is wearing 2 band sizes and 3 cup sizes too small. Even team womanhood had it wrong, we were mind blown. 

“A really educational experience and I am so happy I know my actual bra size!! I’ve been in a small bra for too long.” ~ Brarista trial customer.

breasts come in all shapes and sizes

One size does not fit all when it comes to bras. Not only that, but we can change size between 7 - 9 times in our life. That makes it worth understanding your breast shape(s) and how to provide the best support for them.

One breast is larger than the other

Different size breasts is very common. This can range from slight to completely different cup sizes.

womanhood tip: Always shop for the bigger cup and consider inserts to help balance out cup sizes where required.

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Wider breasts with less tissue

These breasts are typical for an athletic shape and often have less volume on the top of the bust.

womanhood tip: try styles that provide lift with thicker underbands for greater support.

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Slimmer at the top, fuller at the bottom

This shape of breast typically has a larger cup size and requires greater support from the band.

womanhood tip: opt for a full coverage bra that holds from the band whilst lifting from the straps.

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Nipples point outwards and away from one another

These breasts move away from the centre of the chest in an outwards direction.

womanhood tip: try bras that hold the breasts together to create a comfortable fit.

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Pre and post partum breasts

Breasts that are feeding, pre and post partum. Likely changing in size and needing both comfort, support and easy access.

womanhood tip: opt for styles that have small/medium/large sizing options to allow your breasts to fluctuate without limiting you to a cup size.

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Post surgery breasts

Post surgery breasts require a unique kind of support. Something that is soft, doesn't dig in and only feels like an extra hug when worn.

womanhood tip: avoid underwires and look for bralettes that have side boning set further back so it avoids any delicate scar areas.

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Breasts with soft tissue pointing downwards

These breasts are often more relaxed, with nipples pointing towards.

womanhood tip: try balconette or half cup bras to provide more fullness on top of the bust.

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Equally full at the top and bottom

These breasts are round and may find they need less coverage or support.

womanhood tip: explore wireless bralettes or balconette bras.

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Round tear drop shape

This breast shape is round with slightly less fullness at the top.

womanhood tip: balconette styles will be your best friend to help provide fullness at the top of the bust.

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Wide space between breasts

This breast shape tends to have a centre space with the nipples facing outwards.

womanhood tip: try underwire and bralette styles that hold the breasts closer together for ultimate comfort.

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bra styles explained

You deserve to be comfortable in your underwear. We believe that starts with educating people on different bra styles and shapes, showing what works best for your bust.

brand size guides

We know there is not one size fits all. It is a major part of our mission to cater to as many sizes as possible. We are a small business, but we intend to grow to where we can help everybody find their perfect fit. 

Each of our brands use different sizing methods, so we have outlined below what fits best according to each design. 

AnaOno

AnaOno bras are designed without underwire and have been designed to support those post-surgery in a way that is comforting and protective. womanhood recommends the following sizes:

  • Small: 30D, 30DD, 32, 32B, 32C
  • Medium: 32D, 32DD, 34A, 34B, 34C
  • Large: 34D, 34DD, 36A, 36B, 36C
  • Extra Large: 36D, 36DD, 38A, 38B, 40C
  • Extra Extra Large: 38D, 38DD, 40A, 40B, 40C

Womanhood recomends the following sizes for AnaOno briefs:

  • Extra Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK 16 - 18
  • Extra Extra Large: UK 18 - 20
Attollo

Attollo bras are designed to support those with bigger busts and smaller backs. womanhood recommends you size up one cup size and one back size across all Attollo bras. For example, if you typcically wear a 32E we would recommend you choose a 34F.

Womanhood recomends the following sizes for Attollo briefs:

  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK 14 - 16
Baserange

Baserange bralettes are designed without underwire. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Baserange:

  • Extra Small: 28C, 28D, 30A, 30B, 30C, 32A 
  • Small: 32B, 32C, 34A, 34B
  • Medium: 32D, 34B, 34C, 36B, 36C
  • Large: 34D, 36C, 38B, 38C
  • Extra Large: 40B, 40C

We estimate the following sizes correspond for Baserange briefs:

  • Extra Small: fits a UK 6 - 8
  • Small: fits a UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: fits a UK 10 - 12
  • Large: fits a UK 12 - 14
dora larsen

Dora Larsen bras are designed with underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Dora Larsen. 

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Dora Larsen bralettes:

  • UK 6: 28B, 28C, 28D, 30A
  • UK 8: 30B, 30C, 32A, 32B, 34A, 34B
  • UK 10: 30D, 30DD, 32C, 32DD, 34C
  • UK 12: 34D, 36A, 36B, 36C
  • UK 14: 36D, 38B, 38C
  • UK 16: 38D, 40B, 40C

womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Dora Larsen briefs. The range has a flexible fit, offering stretch and all day comfort.

ELSE

ELSE bras are designed with underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in ELSE.

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

We estimate the following sizes correspond for ELSE bralettes:

  • Extra small: 30C, 30D, 32B
  • Small: 32C, 32D, 34B, 34C,
  • Medium: 32DD, 34C, 34D, 36B, 36C
  • Large: 34DD, 36C, 36D, 38B, 38C
  • Extra Large: 36DD, 38C, 38D, 40B, 40C

 womanhood recommends the following sizes for ELSE briefs:

  • Extra Small: UK 6 
  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 14
  • Extra Large: UK 16
Lonely

Lonely bras are designed with underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Lonely.

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

We estimate the following sizes correspond for Lonely briefs:

  • Extra Small: UK 6 
  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 14
  • Extra Large: UK 16
LoveRose

LoveRose bras are designed without underwire, and yet are incredibly supportive. They make the perfect fit for those post-surgery. 

womanhood recommends the following sizes for LoveRose Haven’t Got A Stitch to Wear:

  • Small: 30C, 30D, 32B, 32C, 34A, 34B
  • Medium: 32D, 32DD, 34C, 34D
  • Large: 36D, 36DD, 38C, 38D
  • Extra Large: 38DD, 38E, 40D, 40DD
  • Extra Extra Large: 40E, 40F, 42DD, 42E

womanhood recommends the following sizes for LoveRose Hey Good Lookin' Lotus:

  • Small: 30C, 30D
  • Medium: 30E, 32D, 32DD, 32, 34D
  • Large: 34DD, 34E, 36D, 36DD
  • Extra Large: 36E, 38C, 38D
  • Extra Extra Large: 38DD, 40C, 40D

womanhood recommends the following sizes for LoveRose See You At Nine Lotus Pink:

  • Small: 28DD, 30D
  • Medium: 32D, 32DD, 32E, 34D, 34DD
  • Large: 34E, 36D, 36DD
  • Extra Large: 36E, 38D, 38DD
  • Extra Extra Large: 38E, 40D, 40DD

womanhood recommends the following sizes for LoveRose briefs:

  • Small: UK 8
  • Medium: UK 10 
  • Large: UK 12
  • Extra Large: UK 14
  • Extra Extra Large: UK 16
Love Stories

Love Stories bralettes offer a flexible sizing solution. If you are in-between sizes, womanhood recommends increasing the band size to accommodate.  

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Love Stories maternity:

  • 2+: 34 C / D
  • 3+: 36 C / D
  • 4+ 38 C / D
  • 2++: 34 E / F
  • 3++: 36 E / F
  • 4++: 38 E / F

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Love Stories briefs:

  • Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Medium: UK 8 - 10
  • Large: UK 10 - 12
  • Extra Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Extra Large: UK 14 - 16
Marieyat

Marieyat bralettes are designed without underwire. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Marieyat bralettes: 

  • Small: 30B, 30C, 32B, 32C, 34B
  • Medium: 30D, 30DD, 32D, 32DD, 34C
  • Large: 34D, 34DD, 34E, 36B, 36C
  • Large +: 36D, 36DD, 38B, 38C

womanhood would recommend the following sizes for Marieyat briefs:

  • Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 14 - 16

 

Moons and Junes

Moons and Junes bras are designed without underwire. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Moons and Junes bralettes:

  • Small: 30B, 30C, 30D, 32B, 32C, 34B, 34C
  • Medium: 30DD, 30E, 32D, 32DD, 32E, 34D, 34DD
  • Large: 34E, 34F, 36B, 36C, 36D, 36DD
  • Large +: 36E, 36F, 38D, 38DD
  • Large ++: 38E, 40D, 40DD

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Moons and Junes briefs:

  • Small: UK 8
  • Medium: UK 10
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Large+ : UK 16 - 18
  • Large ++: UK 18 - 20
Natori

Natori bras are designed with underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Natori.

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Natori briefs

  • Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Medium: UK 8 -10
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK 14 - 16

Natori One Size briefs fit between a size 6 - 16 

Playful Promises

Playful Promises bras are designed with underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Playful Promises.

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Playful Promises briefs. The range has a flexible fit, offering stretch and all-day comfort.

Renue

Renue bras are designed without underwire. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Renue bralettes:

  • Extra Small: 30B, 30C, 32A, 32B, 34A
  • Small: 28E, 30D, 30DD, 32C, 32D, 34B, 34C
  • Medium: 30E, 32DD, 32E, 32F, 34D, 34DD
  • Large: 32E, 34E, 36C, 36D
  • Extra Large: 34F, 36DD, 38D, 
  • Extra Extra Large: 38C, 38DD, 38E
  • Extra Extra Extra Large: 36E, 36F, 38F, 38FF

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Renue briefs:

  • Small: UK8
  • Medium: UK10
  • Large: UK12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK14 - 16
  • Extra Extra Large: UK16 - 18
  • Extra Extra Extra Large: UK 18 - 20

For high waist Renue briefs, womanhood recommends going up a size as they currently run smaller than the thong.

Rilke

Womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Rilke underwire and bralette styles. 

Rilke underwire bras have European sizing, which converts to the following UK sizes:

  • 65B:  30A
  • 65C = 30B
  • 65D = 30C
  • 65E = 30D
  • 65F = 30DD
  • 70B = 32A
  • 70C = 32B
  • 70D = 32C
  • 70E = 32D
  • 70F = 32DD
  • 70G = 32E
  • 75B = 34A
  • 75C = 34B
  • 75D = 34C
  • 75E = 34D
  • 75F = 34DD
  • 75G = 34E
  • 80B = 36A
  • 80C = 36B
  • 80D = 36C
  • 80E = 36D

Rilke bralettes have European sizing, which converts to the following UK sizes:

  • 65B:  32B
  • 65C = 332C
  • 65D = 32D
  • 65E = 32DD
  • 65F = 32E
  • 70B = 34B
  • 70C = 34C
  • 70D = 34D
  • 70E = 34DD
  • 70F = 34E
  • 70G = 34F
  • 75B = 36B
  • 75C = 36C
  • 75D = 36D
  • 75E = 36DD
  • 75F = 36E
  • 75G = 36F
  • 80B = 38B
  • 80C = 38C
  • 80D = 38D
  • 80E = 38DD

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Rilke briefs:

  • Small = UK 8 - 10
  • Medium = UK 10 - 12
  • Large = UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large = UK 14 - 16
Rossell England

Rossell England bralettes are designed without underwire. womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Rossell England bralettes.

If your size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size. 

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C.

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Rossell England briefs:

  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 14 - 16
Skarlett Blue

Skarlett Blue bras are designed to regular UK bra sizes, womanhood recommends taking your normal size in Skarlett Blue underwire styles.

If you size is unavailable, why not try your sister size. Designed to offer the same fit, but just through a different cup and band size.

The sister size rule: go up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34D you would be a 36C. 

 We estimate the following sizes correspond for Skarlett Blue briefs:

  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK14 - 16
Six

Six bralettes are designed for support and easy comfortable access pre and post partum. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Six bralettes:

  • Small: 30C, 30D, 32B, 32C, 32D, 34B
  • Medium: 32DD, 32E, 34C, 34D, 36B, 36C
  • Large: 34DD, 34E, 36D, 36DD, 36E, 38C, 38D, 40B, 40C

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Six briefs:

  • Small: UK 8 - 10 
  • Medium: UK 12 - 14
  • Large: UK 14 - 16
The Nude Label

The Nude Label bralettes are designed without underwire or boning. womanhood recommends the following sizes for The Nude Label bralettes:

  • Extra Small: 30A, 32A, 30B, 32B, 30C
  • Small: 32A, 34A, 32B, 34B, 32C
  • Medium: 32D, 34C, 36B
  • Large: 34D, 38B, 36C,
  • Extra Large: 34DD, 38C, 38D, 40B, 30C

womanhood recommends the following sizes for The Nude Label briefs:

  • Extra Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK 14 - 16
Underprotection

Underprotection bralettes are designed without underwire or boning. womanhood recommends the following sizes for Underprotection bralettes:

If you are inbetween cup sizes, womanhood recommends going up a size for better coverage and support.

  • Extra Small: 30 - 32 A / B
  • Extra Small + : 30 - 32 B / C  
  • Small: 32 - 34 B / C
  • Small + : 32 - 34 C / D
  • Medium: 34 - 36 C / D 
  • Medium + : 34 - 36 D / E
  • Large: 36 - 38 D / E
  • Large + : 36 - 38 E / F

womanhood recommends the following sizes for Underprotection briefs:

  • Extra Small: UK 6 - 8
  • Small: UK 8 - 10
  • Medium: UK 10 - 12
  • Large: UK 12 - 14
  • Extra Large: UK 14 - 16