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Sizing Guide

We try all our garments to ensure that the sizing is to our specifications. If you need any fitting advice please call Customer Services on 01439 770040.

 Bra Size Guide    Womens Size Guide    Vest Lengths   Prosthesis Size Guide   Hosiery Size Guide  

Womens Size Chart

For all Bella di Notte vests, briefs and outerwear.

Size
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
Full Bust
32"
81cm
34"
86cm
36"
91.5cm
38"
96.5cm
40"
101.5cm
42"
106.5cm
44"
112cm
46"
117cm
Waist
25"
63.5cm
27"
68.5cm
29"
73.5cm
31"
79cm
33"
84cm
35"
89cm
37"
94cm
39"
99cm
Hips
34"
86cm
36"
91.5cm
38"
96.5cm
40"
101.5cm
42"
106.5cm
44"
112cm
46"
117cm
48"
112cm

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Vest Lengths



The vest lengths are based on a size 12 garment.
For each increase in dress size the vest length will increase by approximately 2cm.
Vest measurements are from top of the shoulder to the bottom of the vest.
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Finding the Perfect Fitting Bra

1. Bra Size - Under Bust Measurement

You may find it easier to measure yourself with your bra off. Place the tape measure around your rib cage immediately under your bust. The tape should feel firm. To get an accurate measurement, ensure the tape is parallel front and back (standing side on to a mirror will help). Take the measurement in centimeters.
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2. Cup Size - Bust Measurement

Measure the fullest part of your bust in centimeters, you will find it easier with your bra on. Be sure the tape is parallel across your back as before.Then refer to the 'Full Bust Measurement' figures under your relevant bra size. For example, if your underbust measurement is 81cm you will need a 36 Bra Size and, if your Full Bust Measurements is 97cm you will need a 'C' cup.
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Bra Size Chart

For Underwired, Non-wired and Mastectomy Bras.

Under Bust Measurement (cm)

68-72
73-77
73-77
78-82
83-87
88-92
93-97
98-102
103-107
Bra Band Size
(not inches)
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
                   
Full Bust Measurement (cm)                  
AA Cup
-
79-81
84-86
89-91
95-97
-
-
-
-
A Cup
-
81-84
86-89
91-94
97-99
101-104
107-109
112-114
114-117
B Cup
-
84-86
89-91
94-97
99-101
104-107
109-112
114-117
117-119
C Cup
-
86-89
91-94
97-99
101-104
107-109
112-114
117-119
119-122
D Cup
84-86
89-91
94-97
99-101
104-107
109-112
114-117
119-122
122-124
DD Cup (Con. E)
86-89
91-94
97-99
101-104
107-109
112-114
117-119
122-124
124-127
E Cup (Con. F)
89-91
94-97
99-101
104-107
109-112
114-117
119-122
124-124
127-130
F Cup (Con. G)
91-94
97-99
101-104
107-109
112-114
117-119
122-124
127-130
130-133
G Cup (Con. H)
94-97
99-101
104-107
109-112
114-117
119-122
124-127
130-133
133-136
H Cup (Con. I)
97-99
101-104
107-109
112-114
117-119
122-124
127-130
133-136
136-139
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fitting Guide: How a bra should look on your body

Here, Bella di Notte founder, Susan Johnson, shares her expert tips gleaned over a decade working with the world’s finest bra manufacturers and fitting 100s of women with luxury brand bras.

When you try on a new bra, take a look in the mirror alongside these pictures for Susan’s top tips on how and why only quality bras transform your figure with their specialist features that uplift your bust and lengthen your waist for a neater silhouette to create the perfect foundation:

4 Steps to the Perfect Fit

 

1 LIFT AND CENTRE

Your bra should centre your breasts so that, from the front, they are in line with your rib cage and are lifted to half way between your elbow and shoulder. Our quality bras, have firm side shaping to centre the bust and create a neater, narrower silhouette.

 

2 SUPPORT

The underwire should fit behind your breast and against your rib cage. The cup should enclose your bust without any bulging. A firm bra band is also essential as this is where the bra does all its supportive work. Our bras use sophisticated fabrics with high tensile strength.

 

3 UPLIFT

Your bra band should be lower at the back than at the front. This allows it to sit better on your body and tips the bust up. It also means that the soft flesh on your back isn’t pushed up into a bulge. To test the fit, lift your arms above your head. A well fitting bra will NOT lift off your rib cage. If it does, first check the cup fit (point 2) as you may need a larger size cup. If there is enough capacity then you may need a different bra size (see point 4).

 

4FIRM FIT

The bra band should offer some give for comfort but should not be too loose as this will prevent it from offering optimum levels of support. To check the fit is right, put your thumb under the clasp and lift it away from your body. If it moves less than an inch then it is too tight, while any more than an inch means your bra is too loose and will ride up causing the
straps to slip off your shoulders.

 

Fitting Tips

Q. My breasts bulging over the top of the cups
A. The cup size is too small, try moving up a size

Q. Bra band rides up at the back
A. The bra back size is too large

Q.The cup has wrinkles all over it, particularly at the top and side
A. The cup size is too large

Q. Wires stand off the body at the front or dig in under the arms
A. The cup size is too small
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Why is there no DD Cup?

Continental bras including Anita, Felina, Lejaby, and Prima Donna bras do not have a 'DD' cup. In this case just move up a cup size.If you are a 'DD' cup choose an 'E' cup, if you are a 'E' cup move up to a 'F', 'F' to a 'G' and 'G' to an 'H'. Need some advice?

Call our fully trained bra fitters for advice on 01439 770040. Lines open Monday - Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm (calls charged at local rate).
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Amoena Prosthesis Size Guide

To determine the size of your breast form, find your bra size on the conversion chart. For example 34B will require a Size 4 breast form. Click to view our range of Mastectomy Bras and Swimwear.

 
AA
A
B
C
D
DD
E
30
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
32
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
34
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
36
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
38
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
40
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
42
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
44
7
8
9
10
11
12
-
46
8
9
10
11
12
-
-
48
9
10
11
12
-
-
-
50
10
11
12
-
-
-
-
52
11
12
-
-
-
-
-

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Hosiery Size Chart

For FALKE hosiery

Size
S
S/M
M
M/L
L
XL
Height
4'9" - 5'1"
5'0" - 5'4"
5'1" - 5'6"
5'2" - 5'8"
5'5" - 5'11"
5'6" - 6'0"
Hips
31"-37"
34"-38"
35"-40"
36"-42"
40"-46"
45"-54"
Weight (lbs)
95-100
105-130
120-140
130-150t
135-175
165-225
Order Size
8-10
10-12
12-14
14-16
16-18
18-20

 

For Levante hosiery

Size
S
M
L
XL
2XL
Maxi
Height
up to 5'2"
5'2" - 5'5"
5'5" - 5'7"
5'7" - 5'9"
5'9" - 6'1"
5'9" - 6'1"
Weight
up to 8st
8st - 9½st
9½st - 11st
11st - 12½st
12½st -14½st
Plus Size

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