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Size Chart

Sometimes lingerie is listed in French or European sizing, which is very different from American sizes. The charts below will help with conversion to U.S. sizes.

All Great Expectation lingerie sizes, bra sizes, panty sizes offered are listed in U.S. sizes.

 Below are basic guidelines that will help you select the proper size.

 

Please check the  product page first for available sizes before referring to the chart below.

 

BRA SIZING CHART

U.S.A.

EURO

FRANCE

U.K.

ITALY

SPAIN

30

65

80

30

1

80

32

70

85

32

2

85

34

75

90

34

3

90

36

80

95

36

4

95

38

85

100

38

5

100

40

90

105

40

6

105

BRA FITTING

For a correct bra fit follow these simple steps:

The old way to measure a bra band was to measure below the breasts and add between four and five inches to calculate band size.  Now there is an easier way!  While standing straight and wearing a regular bra, wrap the tape measure around your chest, ABOVE the bust. Make sure the tape is straight all the way around you. Pull the tape until it is taut but not restrictive or pinching.  Round the measurement to the nearest even number. This is your band size or rib cage measurement.

To determine your cup size, measure over the fullest part of your bust. The difference between this measurement and the size from step one will be your proper cup size. If the difference is:

1" your cup size is A.

2" your cup size is B.

3" your cup size is C.

4" your cup size is D.

 

PANTY SIZING CHART

U.S.A.

EURO

FRANCE

U.K.

ITALY

SPAIN

XS

36 (1)

38 (1)

XS (1)

2

38 (1)

S

38 (2)

40 (2)

S (2)

3

40 (2)

M

40 (3)

42 (3)

M (3)

4

42 (3)

L

42 (4)

44 (4)

L (4)

5

44 (4)

XL

44 (5)

46 (5)

XL (5)

6

46 (5)

SIMONE Perele PANTY SIZE CHART

U.S.A.

S - 1

M - 2

L - 3

XL- 4

XXL-5

 

 Costumes may not be available in all sizes.

Remember, if in doubt between two sizes, it is usually best to order the larger size costume for a more comfortable fit.
   
  Women's Dress Size
Standard/One-size 8-12
X-Small 2-4
Small 4-6
Medium 6-8
Large 10-12

Problem: Solution: Great Expectation recommendations:

Straps fall down.

Try adjusting straps or, if adjusting doesn't work, reduce cup one size 

Measure your size for the proper fit and purchase only adjustable, high quality products.  

Bra slides up.

Try a tighter hook and/or loosen the straps. Reduce band size if adjusting does not work.

Make sure the band is level when trying on bras and is not too tight when you use the center hook.

Bra straps leave marks on shoulders.

You may try loosening straps slightly. If adjusting does not work, you need a bra with more support. 

Choose a style with wider or padded straps - The Aubade Bahia Collection is a good choice in merchandized Swiss cotton and wider straps. Try decreasing the bra/band size (breast support should come from the rib cage band, not the shoulders).

 

Breasts spill out the sides or top of the bra.

You may need to increase your cup size.

Increase cup size or try full cup bra. 

Fabric isn't smooth across bust.

Extra material or wrinkles are caused by a cup size that may be too large.  Reduce cup by one size.

Try microfiber instead of lace when seamless is required. Try Simone Perele Andora Mousse Molded collection. This cutting edge bra with molded soft cups and hidden underwire gives you a modern and sleek look. For a quick fix, try NuBra.  This revolutionary silicone bra can be used as a strapless and backless bra or as inserts in your favourite bra when you need more cleavage or to fill out a bra that may be too large. 

Bust line sags.

Avoid bras made of stretchy fabrics. Try shortening the straps. Try a style with more support.

The Aubade Tulipes bra, surprisingly, has a lot of support.  Although made of the finest embroidered tulle, it has a mesh insert inside the bra to add support so you can buy exquisite lingerie and still have the support you need!

Seeking a stylish panty with more coverage than a thong but less coverage than a traditional brief.

Tangas supply more back coverage than a thong or try a bikini. 

Our French Aubade, Simone Perele and Ascension lines provide a number of styles with bikini style briefs, which are high cut on the leg and very flattering to your legs and to the eye!
 

Panty lines.

Wear a thong or a tanga.

For one of the most stylish and comfortable thongs, try our Hanky Panky Thong.  They are virtually undetectable under the most form fitting fashions. For women who are interested in the seam-free look without wearing a thong, the Italian brief, boy short will also work.

Favorite style has been discontinued.

Purchase from the same manufacturer. Although intimate apparel styles and fabrics change rapidly, manufacturers all have unique aspects to their products. 

Many manufacturers carry basic collections, which are available from season to season. At Great Expectation Fine European Lingerie, we strive to select only the best lingerie available. You are more than welcome to contact us at Customer Service for similar style suggestions.  We know you will love the products we have hand selected as much as we do.  

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