How to Find Your D&B Size

  • Your D&B Size
  • How to measure
  • Where to Measure
  • Your dress size
  • Your curve size
What's your D&B size?

Your D&B size is your UK dress size and your UK bra cup size. So, if you wear a size 14 and your bra is a D cup, then your D&B size is 14 Monroe.

But women's dress sizes are never that simple. Both dress and bra sizes vary from brand to brand, so it's worth taking a few measurements before you buy.

Follow us through the next few steps to find your D&B size.

PS - all our swimwear stretches to hug different body shapes. Have a look at our product descriptions for extra tips on how each swimsuit and bikini fits.

How to Measure

Here are a couple of tips to help you get to the right size:

- Measure yourself in just your knickers and bra (avoid padding, bur underwire is fine).

- Use a fabric tape measure

- Measure yourself in front of a mirror or ask someone to help you so that the tape measure stays parallel with the floor

- Make a note of your measurements in centimetres (cm)

Where to Measure

You need four body measurements:

Full bust: measure around the fullest part of your bust (this is usually across the front of your nipples). 

Underbust: measure immediately under your bust across your ribs (this is usually where your bra band sits). The tape measure should be snug to your body.

Waist: measure the circumference of your waist at the narrowest point. 

Hips: measure the widest part of your bottom half. Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips and across your bottom.

Your dress size

Use your measurements to find your UK dress size (we stock sizes 8-24).

If you are between sizes, you're very long in the body or your measurements don't fall into one dress size band, we usually recommend going up to the larger size. For example, if you have a size 14 waist and size 16 hips, pick a size 16.

All measurements in cm.

Your curve size

Find your dress size in the left hand column. The find the range that your full bust measurement falls into and read down to select your curve size: Hepburn, Monroe or Hendricks.

Now combine your dress size and curve size to get your D&B size. For example, if you measure a size 14 and your full bust is 99cm then your D&B size is 14 Monroe.

All measurements in cm.

Can we help?

Still not sure what size to try?

If you're not sure what size will fit you best or you need advice, please get in touch.

Let us know your name, email address and your hips, waist, underbust and full bust measurements using the guidance above. We'll let you know your recommended D&B size.

We also offer FaceTime fittings to help get that size for you. Just ask.