Berlei Brand

In Support of Women

At Berlei brand, everything they create is thoughtfully designed to make women feel comfortable and confident. For 100 years, they’ve invested in innovation by creating bras that support women of every age, shape and size, so she can always feel her very best. They’ve pioneered products for mothers, sportswomen and breast cancer survivors. As the world changes and the needs of women change too, Berlei will be there.

The Berlei Brand

Why Berlei?

Quality; something you wear so close to your skin should only be made of the best quality. The Berlei brand works with the latest fabrics and technology to create high functioning, beautifully crafted products that not only look good and perform well, but feel great against your skin. Berlei’s commitment to quality involves extensive research and development, including testing our sports bras with the Australian Institute of Sport.

Fit; The Berlei brand have spent over a century understanding women’s bodies and how to create beautiful bras with superior fit for all shapes and sizes. Many women don’t actually know their correct bra size so buying a correct fitting bra is of upmost importance.

1920 – Ahead of the times, women were part of Berlei’s management team from the beginning.

1922 – Dr Grace Boelke was appointed to ensure garments were anatomically correct.

1926 – Ground breaking study of 6000 women conducted. The result; revolutionary corsetry made for real women and comfort.

1950 – Developed Australia’s first maternity bra.

1990 – Partnered with the Australian Institute of Sport to help women exercise with maximum comfort.

Berlei and The Australian Institute of Sports2005 –Partnered with Breast Cancer Network Australia. To date, over 123,000 My Care Kits donated to women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

2006 – Serena Williams discovered Berlei while playing at the Australian Open. She has worn the brand for every Grand Slam win since.

2016 – Launched a bra in honour of The Divinyl’s Chrissy Amphlett to support women fighting breast cancer. 100% of profits donated to BCNA.

Our Verdict

We love a good old fashioned Australian success story and the Berlei brand certainly are that. Their range of sports bras and crops give woman a wide range of styles to support them in their sporting journey. Teaming with the Australian Institute of sport was a master stroke. Testing their sports bras and informing women of the bounce control they can expect really makes buying one of their sports bras easy. All in all great products from a great company.

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Determine Your Size With Our Bra Size Calculator

1. Underbust Size

2. Overbust Size

Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.


Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding your correct Australian Bra Size is as easy as 1, 2, 3. One; follow the instructions below to find your underbust and overbust size. Two; slide the bars to your correct size position to discover your recommended size. Three; start shopping!

  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

Brand Specific Size Guides