Size matters! Whether you're confidently curvy or small but perfectly formed, Mylahas a range of gorgeous bras for every size and shape. From fun and flirty stylesfor nights out with the girls to super sexy styles designed to make you queen ofthe boudoir, follow our handy size guide to ensure that, whatever the occasion,you're dressed to thrill.
Size most definitely matters when it comes to finding the perfect fit. A well-fittingbra will not only look fabulous, giving you a sensational silhouette and helpingyou to walk tall, it'll feel amazing, too. Everyone will wonder what's put thatsmile on your face!
Don't forget that you'll change size several times in your life. Gaining or losinga few pounds, pregnancy, age and even taking medication can all play a part in whatsize bra you need, so keep checking to make sure your best assets always have allthe support they need.
Dig out the tape measure girls, it's time to discover your vital statistics! Whenmeasuring yourself you may want to wear a bra for some uplift - but we recommenda non-wired and non-padded style to get an accurate reading.
Let's start with your back size. Wrap the tape measure (may we suggest using a fabricone) around your ribcage, just under your bust. Pull it snug but not too tight -it shouldn't cut into your skin unless you want your bra to do the same! Make sureit's flat and level around your back.
- If the measurement in inches is an even number, add another four
- If the measurement in inches is an odd number, add another five
This gives you your back size. So, if you measured 30 inches you should add fourto give you a back size of 34; if you measured 31, you add five to get a back sizeof 36.
Now for the cup size. Measure around the fullest part of your bust, again makingsure the tape is flat and horizontal against your back. Your cup size is the differencebetween this measurement and your back size:
| Difference between back & cup measurement || Cup size |
| the back and cup measurements are the same || A |
| a difference of 1"/2.5cm || B |
| a difference of 2"/5cm || C |
| a difference of 3"/7.5cm || D |
| a difference of 4"/10cm || DD |
| a difference of 5"/12.5cm || E |
So, if your back measurement was 36 and you measured 36 around your bust, your brasize is 36A. If your back measurement was 34 and your bust measurement 36, yourbra size is 34C. It really is as easy as A, B, C - and DD!
And for our international friends, here's how back sizes translate around the world:
| UK/USA || European || French || Italian || Australian || Universal |
| 30 || 65 || 80 || 0 || 8 || XS |
| 32 || 70 || 85 || 1 || 10 || S |
| 34 || 75 || 90 || 2 || 12 || M |
| 36 || 80 || 95 || 3 || 14 || L |
| 38 || 85 || 100 || 4 || 16 || XL |
Top tips for a perfect fit
The centre 'bridge' between the cups should lie flat and snug against your chest.
If the bra is too loose around the edges, try a smaller cup size.
Avoid the dreaded "double bust" look - if your breasts spill over the cups, trygoing up a cup size for a smoother silhouette and better support.
Your bra should never ride up your back - apart from being a fashion faux pas, it'sa sign your bra isn't supporting you properly and can be very uncomfortable. Tryreducing the back size and increasing the cup size - for example, if a 36B is causingyou problems, try a 34C.
Make sure your straps are adjusted to the right length. Your bra should not be supportedby the straps but by the band around your ribcage. If your straps leave marks, thisis a sign that they're bearing too much of the weight - try a smaller back size.
Underwire digging in at the side is another no-no, so if you have this problem trya bra with a bigger cup size.
Don't forget to move around when trying on a bra for the first time - have a littleboogie around your bedroom to make sure you're supported in all the right places!
Most of our knickers and thongs come in extra small, small, medium and large butsome styles will be duel sized and come in small/medium and medium/large. To seewhat size you'll need, check your waist measurement against this chart:
| || XS || S || M || L || XL |
| Waist (inches) || 23 || 25 || 27 || 29 || 31 |
| Waist (cm) || 59 || 64 || 69 || 74 || 79 |
| Hips (inches) || 33 || 35 || 37 || 39 || 41 |
| Hips (cm) || 84 || 89 || 94 || 99 || 104 |
Our swimwear is so sensational you'll be the hottest thing under the sun. Choosethe right fit and you'll be positively sizzling! Available in small, medium andlarge, match your dress size according to the chart below:
| || UK || US || German || French || Italian || Australian |
| S || 10 || 6 || 36 || 38 || 42 || 10 |
| M || 12 || 8 || 38 || 40 || 44 || 12 |
| L || 14 || 10 || 40 || 42 || 46 || 14 |
Some expert advice
Don't forget, if you're uncertain about taking your own measurements, simply popinto one of our boutiques where one of our fully trained sales advisors will behappy to give you an expert fitting and pick out some fantastic styles to make themost of your size and shape.