I think it’s safe to say we all know how a bra that isn’t the right fit can completely ruin an outfit or worse, an entire day!
The solution is finding and investing in a set of undergarments that are the right cut, fit, and size, but let’s be real, it’s not a simple solution.
Bra sizes can vary between different brands so the best option is to know your bra size by taking bust measurements. These simple measuring instructions will ensure a perfect fit in the band and in cup and can even help you find the right amount of support that you need.
STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR BAND SIZE
Without a bra on, use a measuring tape to measure around your torso directly under your bust where your bra band would sit.
If the measurement number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. (So if you measured 32 inches, your band size is 36. If you measured 33 inches, your band size is 38.)
STEP 2: TAKE YOUR BUST MEASUREMENT
Wrap the measuring tape loosely around the fullest part of your chest and round it off to the nearest whole number.
STEP 3: CALCULATE YOUR CUP SIZE
You can do this by subtracting your calculated band size (Step 1) from your bust measurement (Step 2) and refer to the bra cup size chart here. Your bra size is your band size with your cup size. Example: 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s a 34C.
NEED TO SIZE UP OR DOWN?
If you need to go down a cup size for fit, go up one band size and vice versa. For example, if a 34C is too big for you in the cups, move to a 36B. You can use the chart to guide you make the correct decision.
Just note that not all brands have the same sizing so your size may change slightly depending on the brand or type of bra.
Just be patient as it is a trial and error process, but you will find the perfect fit.
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