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Shedding Some Light on Lingerie

How do you find the most comfortable bra to suit your needs? How do you care for your underwear so that it lasts and continues to look its very best?

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How to Measure Your Bra Size

What you'll need: a measuring tape and an unlined or lightly padded bra.

Step 1: Circumference of Your Bust

Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust without pulling it too tight. Make sure that the measuring tape is straight across your back. Note down the measurement in inches and round up if you're between sizes.

Step 2: Circumference of the Band Under Your Bust

Wrap the measuring tape around your ribcage, under the bust, without pulling it too tight. The measuring tape should remain parallel to the ground and hug your body.

If the measurement is an odd number, round up (e.g., 35 inches = 36 inches). This measurement is your band size.

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Step 3: Final Calculation

Subtract the result of step 2 from that of step 1 .

The difference between the circumference of the bust (measurement 1) and the circumference of the band (measurement 2) determines your cup size.

To find out what that is, refer to the following table.

Example Calculation

Calculation Table

Measurement from step 1:

Measurement from step 2:

Result from step 3:
39 - 36 = 3
3 = C (cup size)

Bra size:

1? = A cup, 2? = B cup, 3? = C cup, 4? = D cup, 5? = DD or E cup, 6? = DDD or F cup, 7? = G cup, 8? = GG cup

Types of Bras


Conspicuous cleavage
Padded underwire cups
Suitable for all busts

Support | Moderate


Subtle cleavage
Padded underwire cups
Perfect for medium and large busts

Support | Moderate


Enhanced cleavage
Generously padded cups
Perfect for smaller busts

Support | Moderate

Full Coverage

Fully covers the bust
Underwire cups with more or less padding
Perfect for larger busts

Support | High

Convertible & Strapless

Frees the shoulders
Removable and adjustable multiway straps
Suitable for all busts

Support | Moderate


Wireless cups
With or without removable padding
Suitable for all busts

Support | Light

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Plunge Demi Push-Up Full Coverage Convertible & Strapless Bralette



A Closer Look at Lingerie

What is a bra cup?

The cup is the part of the bra that covers and supports the breast. The letter associated with each bra size refers to the cup's depth.

How do you know if you're wearing the right bra size?

The cup should perfectly hug the shape of the breast. If the breast spills out of the cup, you should try a larger cup size (e.g., a D instead of a C). If, on the contrary, there are gaps and empty spaces to fill, you should try a smaller cup size.

How can you be sure your bra fits properly?

The bra's straps shouldn't slide off your shoulders or dig into your skin. Additionally, the bra band shouldn't ride up in the back. If this happens, tighten the bra by using the next set of hooks or try a smaller band size (e.g., 34 instead of 36).

How often should you replace your bra?

It's advisable to replace your favourite styles every 6 to 12 months, depending on how frequently you wear them. Changing your bra is recommended at the slightest sign of discomfort or wear (e.g., underwire that pokes through the lining).

Can you wear the same bra several days in a row?

It's not recommended to wear the same bra two days in a row. Its fibres need 24 hours to rest and return to their initial shape to provide you with optimal support.

How do you extend the life of your bra?

As often as you can, try to buy a bra that you're able to attach using the hooks at the very end of the band. Over time, the band will stretch, and you can then tighten it as much as possible.

Colourful bras

Need Help Choosing and Fitting Your Bra?

In the discrete atmosphere of our Miiyu section, our lingerie specialists will happily help you find the style and size that will suit you perfectly.

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Practical Accessories

How to Wash Bras

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1. Washing

To maintain the elasticity of your bras and underwear and keep them looking beautiful, it's recommended you hand-wash them using a mild detergent.*

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2. Drying

We strongly advise against tumble drying your underwear. To avoid damaging them, it's preferable to dry them flat on a level surface.

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3. Storing

To ensure your bras retain their original shape, store them upright in a drawer, one behind the other, without folding them or flipping the cups inside out.

*You can machine wash bras by taking certain precautions:

  • Fasten the hooks.
  • Fold the bra in two without crushing the cups.
  • Use a protective mesh bag.
  • Set the machine on delicate cycle and wash in cold water.

Panty Styles

From minimal to maximum coverage

Complete your lingerie looks by picking matching panties that will best suit your lifestyle and body type.

Skin toned panties

Fun Facts

Did you know that the bra is the most difficult everyday garment to make? To produce this essential piece of lingerie, over 25 different elements need to be assembled with surgical precision.

Were you aware that bright red is unnoticeable under white clothing? As surprising as it may seem, this eye-catching shade has the same advantages as skin-coloured underwear.

Did you know that more than half of women wear a bra that doesn't fit them? That's why it's essential to take your measurements properly so that you know your correct size.

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