How to Measure Your Bra Size in 2 Easy Steps08/10/2021
Did you know that around 80% of women wear ill-fitting bras as they do not know how to measure their bra size properly? A well-fitted bra is not only important for the right look but also crucial in defining the correct posture and lending the needed support. One of the major reasons behind ill-fitting bras is that most women don’t get their bra size measured. Knowing your correct bra size is the first step towards finding the perfect bra fitting. Thankfully, calculating the bra size is no rocket science and here we are, to tell you how to measure your bra size. All you need is a measuring tape and a mirror. Also, you should wear a well-fitted non-padded bra.
Calculate band size:
- The tape should be levelled and snug.
- Round the number obtained, to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add 4 inches. If it’s odd, add 5.
- The sum of this calculation is your band size.
Example: 25.6 Inches will round off to 26 Band size – 26 + 4 = 30
Calculate bust size or cup size:
- Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bust
- Make sure it’s not too tight or too loose and without any falls or twists.
- Round off the number to the nearest whole number.
- Now, subtract the band size calculated earlier from the bust measurement.
- If the difference between a band and bust measurement is 1, then your cup size is A. If the difference is 2, then the cup size will be B, so on and so forth.
Example: Bust = 37 inches, Band = 34 inches, 37 – 34 = 3 inches. That’s a 34 C.
Some things to remember to select the right bra
- It is better to check your bra size every 3-6 months.
- Your bra straps shouldn’t be too loose or tight and adjustable to your desired level of elevation.
- Your cups should properly cover your breasts from the front as well as sides.
- Your bra band and centre gore should rest flat on your body without being too tight.