The French are known for their sophistication, elegance and educated eye for fashion. Their approach to lingerie designing is no exception. After all, the word ‘lingerie’ is indeed used as a by-word for women’s underwear the world over. French bras, as a rule, ooze a subtle sexiness, punctuated by a beautiful creativity and true understanding of the meaning of luxury. As you’d expect from a country that has produced so many high-end fashion houses, France likes its bras to be made a certain way. French bras are created from the most gorgeous fabrics, using the most talented and dedicated craftsmanship. If you’re looking for a bra that could pass for a work of art, then look no further than France’s finest exports.
Popular French Bra Brands
The number of leading French bra designers is as high as you’d expect and ever-growing. Here are some of our favorites:
Lejaby is not only one the finest French lingerie brands, but one of the best brands in the world. The company’s bras are known for their luxurious feel, thanks to their historic use of the highest quality fabrics. Not only do Lejaby bras feel beautiful, they look beautiful too, due to their elegant designs.
Chantelle bras are as comfortable as they are stunning. Attention to detail plays a major role in the creation of these bras and it shows. Each bra features the most delicate of accents and it’s these subtle finishing touches that make all the difference, marking Chantelle out as a class apart.
Aubade is known for its particularly intricate designs. This brand’s bras are both sexy and sophisticated and the classic designs are guaranteed to stand the test of time. The use of delicate and luxurious materials such as satin and lace means that Aubade bras are ideal for special occasions.
French Bra Sizing
As is the case with many countries, France’s bra sizing system is different the US one. However, it’s worth getting to grips with it just to be able to pick out a beautiful French bra in exactly the right size for you. There are differences between the French and American sizing systems for both band size and cup size, although the cups size systems are exactly the same for the smaller cup sizes:
French Band Size Compared to US Band Size:
French Cup Size Compared to US Cup Size:
The French sizing system is also different to the UK one. As UK band sizes are the same as US ones, you can refer to the band size table above to work out what UK size a French bra is, simply substituting in the UK band size for the US one. As with the US, smaller cup sizes are exactly the same in the UK and France, with only slight differences affecting the larger cup sizes:
French Cup Sizes Compared to UK Cup Sizes
As French brands produce bras for all shapes and sizes, there’s a French bra for everyone. Amongst the most popular bras are:
Aubade De Luxe Precieux Satin Demi Bra
This half-cup bra makes an unforgettable first impression. Dramatic black mesh is laid over a gray satin that’s perfectly accented with pink and black floral detail. Once you put the bra on, you’ll discover it’s not only great to look at, but ultra-comfortable too, due to its stretchy mesh back and sides.
Lejaby Crystal Demi Contour Bra
This bra’s deep plum color and elegant lace detail give it a uniquely vintage look. It’s the kind of t-shirt balconette bra that’s ideal for wearing with tight clothing and low necklines. As a part of the designer’s Crystal range, the bra features genuine Swarovski crystals on its straps and center gore.
Chantelle Body Sculpt T-Shirt Bra
One of the most practical bras produced by a French brand, this Chantelle creation is a must-have lingerie basic. It’s deep, full-coverage cups offer support to fuller-figured women and also shape the bust, thanks to their molded, contoured nature. The seamlessness of the cups means there is no risk of show-through.
If you’re looking for a bra that feels as luxurious as it looks, now is the time to invest in a French bra. You’ll be investing in a bra that will never go out of fashion and will last for years to come. French bras are made with affection and you’ll soon be loving them too.