Bra sizing by company is an import factor when considering what bras will fits. Different bra manufacturers follow different measurements for identically labelled bra sizes.
This leads to advice, such as "cup size up and band size down for Curvy Kate" or "cup size down for Fantasie".
Some companies, such as Ewa Michalak, Ultimo, and Panache, run small in the band, so order a band size larger than usual. Others run big, such as Freya and Change Lingerie, so check before ordering. And remember to use sister sizes when switching bands.
In some brands, such as Curvy Kate, one must go up a cup size. In other brands, such as Fantasie, it would be advised to go down a cup size. In both of these situations, keep a regular band size.
Different companies have different cup widths. Not all styles work for every breast shape.
- Main article: Bratabase
The Bratabase is a user-built index of bra measurements, styles, and fit reviews. You can get a general idea of how different brands run.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Bra That Fits: "rrbunny's Band Size Feedback"
- ↑ Bratabase