Find your fit

How to measure

Follow the steps below to measure yourself accurately, then use the measurement to bra size tool to find your size. 

  • Wear a non-padded bra that fits you well and that sits snugly around your ribcage.
  • Take a soft measuring tape or ribbon and stand in front of a mirror.

Band

  • Measure your underbust by wrapping the tape around your ribcage, directly underneath your breasts and on top of where your bra band lays. The tape should be quite snug, but not digging in.
  • Make a note of the measurement to the nearest cm. 

Bust

  • Measure your bust by wrapping the tape around the fullest part of your breasts, making sure the tape is level and not too loose or too tight
  • Make a note of this measurement to the nearest cm. 

With these two measurements noted down, compare these against the bra size table below. 

 

 

Measurement to bra size conversion

BAND (cm)
BAND SIZE
BUST MEASUREMENT (cm) TO CUP SIZE
(cm)
NZ
US
A
B
C
D
DD
65-67
8
30
77-79
79-81
81-83
83-85
85-87
67-72
10
32
82-84
84-86
86-88
88-90
90-92
72-77
12
34
87-89
89-91
91-93
93-95
95-97
77-82
14
36
92-94
94-96
96-98
98-100
100-102
82-87
16
38
97-99
99-101
101-103
103-105
105-107

Sister sizing

Sister sizing is a clever tool to use when a bra is unavailable in your size, or you prefer a slightly looser or tighter fit in the band of your bra. 

For example, if you usually wear a 14C you could also try the 12D, which has the same cup volume but a smaller band size. Use the following table to find your sister size:

32B
32C 34B
32D 34C 36B
32DD 34D 36C 38B
32E 34DD 36D 38C

Note: while sister sizing is a clever trick that we wish we had learnt earlier in life, it's not a perfect solution, and we recommend trying different sizes to find the most comfortable and supportive fit. Additionally, it's important to keep in mind that different brands and styles of bras may fit differently, so you may need to try different sizes and styles within a brand to find the best fit.

Let us know if you have a question about sister sizing.

Elements of a good fit

How do you know if the bra is fitting correctly? 

First off, it should be comfortable for you. It's not digging in, you're not shuffling things around too much, you're not trying to pull the cup up.

About the band - a snug fit is to be expected from the bra on its first wear, we recommend you start on the loosest hook so that you have room to adjust the bra as the fabric adjusts to your form.

The band is the most important part of the bra as it provides the majority of the support. If it is riding up your back, the band is too big - email us for an exchange before you cut out the tags and wear it out of the house.

About the cup - if the top seam of the cup is creating an indent that you can see through a t-shirt, you may need a larger cup size. Make sure your whole breast is sitting within the wires - no seeping.

Brand size guides

Araks

We estimate the following NZ sizes for Araks. We recommend checking your measurements against our full Size Guide.

ARAKS BRAS (NZ) BOTTOMS (NZ)
XS
10A / 8B / 6C
S
12A / 10B / 8C
8
M
14A / 12B / 10C
10
L
16A / 14B / 12C
12
XL/Small D
12C / 10D / 8DD/E
14
Medium D
14C / 12D / 10DD/E
-
Large D
16C / 14B / 12DD/E
-


The following measurements correlate to 
the below Araks sizes:

ARAKS WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
S
61-64
86-91
M
65-71
94-99
L
74-81
102-104
XL
84-89
104-114

Kye Intimates

We estimate the following NZ sizes for Kye Intimates sizes 0-4. We recommend checking your measurements against our Size Guide.

KYE INTIMATES
We estimate the following NZ sizes for Kye Intimates:

KYE BRAS BOTTOMS
0
8A - D
8
1
10A - D, 12A - D, 14A
10
2
14A - D, 10DD - F,
12
3
16A - D, 12 E - F
14
4
14E - F, 16A - F
16


The following measurements correlate to the below Kye Intimates sizes:

KYE BUST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
0
79
58 86
1
81-86
61-66 89-94
2
89-91
69-74 97-102
3 94-99 76-84 104-109
4 102-109 86-91 112-117

Dora Larsen

Dora Larsen uses NZ sizing. We recommend checking your measurements against our Size Guide, and see below for Bralette and Knicker conversion and measurements. Each of our product pages will refer to the fit of each specific piece.  

Bra to Bralette Conversion:

CUP BAND 8 BAND 10 BAND 12 BAND 14 BAND 16
A NZ6 NZ8 NZ10 NZ12 N/A
B NZ6 NZ8 NZ10 NZ12 NZ16
C NZ8 NZ10 NZ12 NZ14 NZ16
D N/A NZ10 NZ12 NZ14 NZ16

 
Knicker Measurements:

NZ SIZE 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
WAIST (cm) 58 - 61 63 - 66 69 - 71 73 - 76 79 - 81 84 - 86 89 -91
HIPS (cm) 39 91 - 94 97 - 99 102 - 104 107 - 109 112 - 114 116

The Great Eros

We estimate the following NZ conversions for The Great Eros. We recommend checking your measurements against our Size Guide.

US NZ
32C-DD 10C-DD
34B-DD 12B-DD
36B-DD 14B-DD
Small 8
Medium 10
Large 12
Extra Large 14

Videris

Videris bras are underwire-free and flexible in fit, making it easier for you to find your perfect size by taking two measurements. Refer to our Size Guide to learn how to take your own measurements. 

XS S M L XL
UK/NZ 8 10 12 14 16
USA 0-2 4-6 8 10 12
UNDERBAND 70-75cm 75-80cm 80-85cm 85-90cm 90-95cm
28-29" 30-31" 32-33" 34-35" 36-37"
BUST 82-87cm 87-92cm 92-97cm 97-102cm 102-107cm
32-34" 34-36" 36-38" 38-40" 40-42"
BRA SIZE 10A, 10B 10C,10D,
12A, 12B
10E, 12C,
12D, 14A, 14B
12E, 14C,
14D, 16B
14E, 16C,
16D, 18C
32A, 32B 32C, 32D,
34A, 34B
32E, 34C,
34D, 36A, 36B
34E, 36C,
36D, 38B
36E, 38C,
38D, 18C