French (FR) Bra Size is used in France (no suprise!), Spain, Belgium and Portugal
How to Determine your Bra Size?
To determine your bra size (and to find the perfect fitting bra), it is very important that you measure your body carefully. You need to measure both bust size (over bust) and band size (under bust). See illustration above, and read our measuring instructions below:
1. Measure Under Bust (Band): Measure circumference around your body just under your bust/breasts. Make sure to keep the measuring tape parallel with the ground. Use your measurement to determine your band size from the Band Size Chart below.
2. Measure Over Bust: Wear a non-padded bra (or no bra) while measuring. Stand with your arms at your side (ask a friend for measuring help if possible). Measure circumference around your body (under arms) at the fullest part of your bust. Make sure the measuring tape is parallel with the ground, and not binding. Use both Over Bust Measurement and Under bust Measurement to determine your Cup Size from the Cup Size Chart below.
3. Determine Band Size and Cup Size: Now you are ready to determine your band size and your cup size. Use your measurements to determine sizes from the size charts below.
Bra Band Size Chart, FR:
Let's determine your Bra Band Size based on your Under Bust Measurement. See measuring instructions above. All numbers in CM.
Tip: Because bra bands tend to strech over time, your bra should fit firmly on the loosest hook when new.
Cup Size Chart, FR:
Let's determine your Bra Cup Size based on your Over Bust Measurement and your Under Bust Measurement (see measuring instructions above).
How To Calculate Cup Size?
Cup Size = Bust - Band Size
Subtract Under Bust Measurement from Over Bust Measurement. Use the number you get to determine your cup size from the cup size chart below:
- Under Bust
10 - 12 cm
12 - 14 cm
14 - 16 cm
16 - 18 cm
18 - 20 cm
20 - 22 cm
22 - 24 cm
24 - 26 cm
26 - 28 cm
Your Best Bra Size Tips & Tricks...
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