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Find out About Types of Lingerie and a Helpful Guide to Measuring Your Bra Size Correctly.


Lingerie can be a tricky business. Here are a few hints to help you buy lingerie on bidorbuy.co.za

A quick guide to the different styles of lingerie.

 
 Upper Body Styles Whole Body Styles
 Babydoll: A short, spaghetti strap, loose top Corsage: A kind of corset that is less tight than a traditional corset
 Brassier: What is usually referred to as a bra Corset: A slimming garment to mould the body shape into the perfect hour-glass figure
 Bustier: Strapless bra that covers, and tightens at, the midriff to push the breasts up. Chemise: A sleeveless undergarment
 Camisole: A tight fitting top used as an undergarment Teddy: A short camisole that flares at the hem 
 Negligee: A loose dressing gown used as sleepwear Slip: A skirt or dress used under the clothing to protect the skin from coarse material
 Nursing bra: A bra used for comfortably nursing babies  
 Sports Bra: A bra used to prevent discomfort during exercise by holding the breasts firmly

 

 








 

Measuring Your Bra Size

You need to use a soft dressmaker’s tape to do this.
Wear a bra that you feel comfortable in; but make sure that it is not padded or wired.
First, measure where the lowest band of your bra sits just under your breasts.
Use a mirror to make sure that the tape is level all the way around. The tape must be tight around you but not so that it is uncomfortable. 
This underbust measurement is used to work out your “band size”.
For the overbust measurement, measure around your bust at its fullest place, again making sure that the measuring tape is even around you.
Use the chart below to work out your bra size.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overbust Measurement (cm)

Underbust Measurement (cm)

 

63-67

68-72

73-77

78-82

83-87

88-92

93-97

98-102

103-107

108-112

113-117

Band Size

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

79

30A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

30B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

30C

32A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

 

32B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

 

32C

34A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

 

32D

34B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

 

32DD

34C

36A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

 

32E

34D

36B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

 

 

34DD

36C

38A

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

 

 

34E

36D

38B

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

 

 

 

36DD

34C

40A

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

36E

38D

40B

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

38DD

40C

 

 

 

 

 

109

 

 

 

 

38E

40D

42B

 

 

 

 

112

 

 

 

 

 

40DD

42C

 

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

 

 

40E

42D

44B

 

 

 

117

 

 

 

 

 

 

42DD

44C

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

 

 

42E

44D

46B

 

 

122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44DD

46C

 

 

124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44E

46D

48B

 

127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46DD

48C

 

129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46E

48D

50B

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48DD

50C

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50D

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50DD

 

 

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