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Wacoal Bra Full Coverage Underwire - Retro Chic (855186)


Wacoal's most popular lacy bra, Wacoal Bra Full Coverage Underwire - Retro Chic (Wacoal 855186) is a full coverage bra from Wacoal's Retro Chic Collection with an equal dose of elegance and support showing a bra can be stylish and practical all at the same time. Featured in


  • b>Details:
    • Full coverage.
    • Underwire Bra.
    • All stretch lace bra.
    • Back hook closure.


Determine Band Size

  • Wear a good-fitting, non-padded bra and face the mirror.
  • Wrap the measuring tape very snugly around your rib cage, just under your bustline. Make sure the tape is even and parallel with the floor.
  • Exhale and pull the measuring tape as tightly as possible. This is your Rib Cage measurement.
  • If the measurement is odd, add 5". If the measurement is even, add 4". If the measurement is 40" or above, add only 3-4 inches. This is your Band Size.
  • Use this chart as a guideline.
  • Select the Band Size according to your Rib Cage measurement as follows:
Rib Cage 27-28" 29-30" 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-43" 44-45"
Band Size (USA) 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
UK 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Europe 70 75 80 85 90 - - - -
France 85 90 95 100 105 - - - -
Italy 1 2 3 4 5 - - - -
Australia 10 12 14 16 18 - - - -
  • To confirm the Band Size, wrap the measuring tape loosely around your rib cage, just above your bustline and under your arms. This measurement should equal the Band Size.

Determine Cup Size

  1. Wear a good-fitting, non-padded bra.
  2. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is parallel to the floor and lying flat around your body.
  3. This will be a loose measurement. You should be able to easily insert 2 fingers sideways between the side of your breast and the tape. This is your Bust Measurement.
  4. The difference in inches between the Band Size and the Bust Measurement will determine the cup size:
Bust Minus Band 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8"
Cup Size (USA) AA A B C D DD/E DDD/F G H
Europe AA A B C D E F G H
France AA A B C D E F G H
Italy - A B C D DD E F FF
Australia - A B C D DD E F FF


Wacoal was founded in 1946 by Japanese Jewelry Designer Koichi Tsukamato after he noticed that Japanese women had started wearing Western clothing and lingerie. Since then, Wacoal has grown to become one of the premier women’s lingerie companies, famous for their focus on superior fit, exceptional quality, extraordinary comfort, and bold innovation. With sizes that range from 30D to 44H, you’re bound to find the perfect lingerie for you!

Wacoal Bra Full Coverage Underwire - Retro Chic (855186) Reviews

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The Girls Are Finnally Happy
By Sharon from Austin, Texas from on 11/7/2014
Wearing a DD has never been comfortable for me until this particular Wacoal bra! I can wear it all day and half the night and never complain--have it in all three colors. Pros: - It is very pretty Cons: - Not a thing except more colors would be fun!
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great bra
By rho from sarasota FL from on 10/20/2014
great bra....delivered in a timely manner.... Pros: - good fit. made well
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Pretty and Practical
By Carolyn from Denver, CO from on 10/16/2014
So comfortable, I just ordered another! It's nice to have bras that do a great job of supporting " - the girls" - while still looking feminine and attractive. Pros: - attractive
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Pretty bra!
By Vene Gregg from Round Rock, Texas from on 9/6/2014
This is a lovely bra that fits me well. I purchase it to wear with dresses and blouses with a lower cut neckline. I am very happy with the Wacoal brand and will continue to purchase as long as available. Pros: - I like the style and the good fit. Cons: - Nothing.
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Wacoal Bra
By Kathy Buss from Bishop, CA from on 4/8/2013
Love this bra. Also, love the quick response time to my on-line order and delivery. Pros: - Fit and longevity Cons: - Nothing
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For the first time...
By Melanie from Vicksburg, MS from on 4/14/2012
I had a bra fitting that actually worked and this was the very first one handed to me in the store. $60 later I own my first Wacoal and it certainly won't be my last. But daaaaaamn that was my whole bra shopping budget. LOL
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A Lovely Bra
By Loverlies from Fallbrook, CA from on 2/21/2012
I'm a long way from being young, wear Wacoal exclusively, bra does a great job holding the girls up as well as possible and it's very pretty! Arrived promptly and highly appreciate the free shipping. Pros: - The fit. Cons: - A little high underarms on a short body like me.
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Best bra I have ever worn ever&lt - 3
By Lula from Lakeland Fl. from on 11/13/2011
This bra is the first bra that i have worn all day and could stand to stay in it when I get home and I am a Full H. All the other types are ugly and could not where all day without my shoulders hurting. Ho I have been wearing my bras for almost a year and they still holding shape amazing. Pros: - Very pretty and lightweight, long wearing and doesn't dig in the shoulders even though the straps aren't wide which makes bra look pretty and not like wearing a brace. Cons: - not enough colors to choose from for size H
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Great looking and very comfortable!
By Sheila from New Orleans, LA from on 4/2/2011
I had never wore a Wacoal before. This one was suggested to me and I haven't looked back since. Pros: - fit
gives me the shape that I like
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Review for Wacoal Bra Full Coverage Underwire - Retro Chic (855186)
By Lisa C. from on 6/24/2010
Love the fit and the look isn't like a Grandma bra.
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Review for Wacoal Bra Full Coverage Underwire - Retro Chic (855186)
By Michelle from on 1/25/2010
I just received this bra and I love it. It looks very delicate but is surprisingly supportive and fits perfectly. I also have the Wacoal Arabesque bra and this one is just as comfortable and much sexier!