You may well have heard that most women wear the wrong bra size. We estimate that this is true for around 80% of women so if you’re not sure about your size, you are definitely not unusual! It’s no wonder that so many of us wear the wrong size as the choice of bras available beyond D and DD cup is so limited. The result is that many women who are blessed with bigger boobs squash themselves into bras that are too small in the cup or try to get around the issue by sizing up in the back in order to get more room in the cup, or often both!

DD seriously isn’t the end of the bra alphabet!

As lingerie brands and retailers around the world size their bras in a variety of ways, it can be pretty confusing and difficult to work out which size you should order.

At Bravissimo, we use UK sizing, so we offer bras in a 28-40 back sizes and in a D, DD, E, F, FF, G, H, HH, J, JJ, K, KK and L cup. In the UK where we have been fitting women for more than 20 years, our most popular sizes are FF, G and GG cups. These cup sizes may sound big if you’ve always thought that the biggest size you could get was a DD cup, but they really aren’t – they are totally normal.



You may well be smaller in the back and bigger in the cup than you think...

Because the availability of bras in bigger cup sizes is so limited outside of the UK, many women have got used to wearing the wrong size, often wearing bras that are too big in the back and too small in the cup.

As so much of the support in a bra comes from the back band, wearing a bra that is too big in the back won’t give you good support, may well feel uncomfortable and really won’t make the most of your boobs or your fabulous figure. Getting the right fit can make such a huge difference not only to the way you look but the way you feel about yourself.

Confused about which size to try? We are here to help 7 days a week!

We are really experienced at giving not just fitting advice, but also advice about which styles might suit your individual shape, over the phone so if you need any help, please give us a call on 01926 459 859. You can chat with us via text, but we find talking to you is the best way to do it so if you can, please call us – we’re a friendly bunch! We are all real women (there are no bots at Bravissimo!) who regularly fit in our shops and genuinely know the styles that we offer and how they work on different boob and body shapes. Many of us have big boobs ourselves and there is nothing we like more than help you look and feel fantastic!


It’s really important to us that you feel comfortable in the bras that you buy from us, so if your bra is uncomfortable or you’re not happy with it for any reason, please stop wearing it and get in touch with us so that we can help.

Back Size Conversions

Working out your back size is simple and can be figured out using the chart below:


Matching Bottoms Conversion

Find out the best bottom size to try