The garments do not generally measure the size written on the item. Garments are sized as if they are stretching to meet a number. If you measure yourself with a tape measure you should be 29" around too, if you measure a 36, then you should try 40 or 42". Please see the sizing instructions.
Julia from IL USA
Elila Response: We would agree that the garment is difficult to hook in the back and you need assistance. The garment needs to be tight in order to give full support to the body and the cups.
Sarah from GR, Mi
elila Response: these garments are a firm fit so generally I suggest that going up one size in the band and down in the cup to get the proper fit.
Elila Response:You might try stitching across the channel to stop the wire from popping out or you can take it to your dry cleaner and ask them to reinforce the stitching for you.
Anna from Minneapolis
Elila Response:We would need your measurements plus an idea of the brands you currently wear and your likes in order to give you proper guidance.
Jo from Hinton WV USA
Elila Response:We would need the your measurements plus an idea of the brands you currently wear and your likes in order to give you proper guidance.
Sheila from Ellisburg, NY USA
Elila Response:It is very difficult to comment on how other stores fit, especially when they can only fit what they sell. We fit classically by the standards that were created many years ago. Today, many garments have measurements that are much smaller than what was originally created in the 60’s. For example if you went to a vintage shop and bought a 34D garment you would find that if you put it on a consumer who bought a 34D from any of the stores mentioned above they would probably say the garment was miss sized and should be a 34DDD/F. This is an on going problem in the market place.
Carol from West Palm Beach Florida Usa