Are you worried about the How to Measure Bra Size? If you’re reading this, you almost certainly know as well as any other woman that judgment your bra size isn’t as clear-cut as you are once considered.
Your bra size has likely changed all the way through your life, which can happen for a number of reasons including unpredictable weight and having children.
Serving other women learn how to measure bra size is part of what got us here. By learning the different shapes, sizes, and measurements of millions of women, we created bras without comparison reassure, and support.
In this article, we’re going to break down how to measure your bra size in three easy steps so that the next time you go bra shopping, you’ll have a better idea of what to look for when trying to find your best-fitting bra.
Do You Have the Right Bra Size?
The only way to tell whether the bra size given to you by a bra size calculator and chart is right is to put it to the test. Try on bras in your size from dissimilar brands and see whether you get the same soothe and support from each one.
What the right fit feels like:
1. The straps stay put on your shoulders and don’t hollow out in
2. The band sits snugly against your back on any hook and eye, ideally the loosest one. There should only be enough room to slide one finger underneath the band
3. The cups properly cover up your breasts with no overflow or gaps
4. The underwire sits comfortably under your breasts
You can also look at it the other way and determine whether you have the wrong bra size based on the tell-tale signs of a bad bra fit: cup gaps, straps and bands that are either too loose or stretched, band riding up, etc.
What the wrong fit feels like:
1. The straps dig into your shoulders leaving unbearable marks, or slide off, especially if they’re adjusted to the tightest fit.
2. The band feels too tight or loose, especially if it squeezes or rides upon the loosest hook and eye or slides around on the tightest hook and eye.
3. Your breasts overflow out of the cups or the cups have gaps.
4. The underwire sits on top of your breasts (not only uncomfortable but defeats the whole purpose of an underwire!).
Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size?
Here are a few blabbermouth signs that you may not be wearing the right bra size: wrinkling in the cups, underwire poking the sides of your breasts, a band that rides up, cup spillage, slipping straps, or a bra that hikes up when you lift your arms, says Sandi Simon, a fit consultant at Bra Smyth, in New York City.
Keep in mind that certain factors can cause you to change bra size, a weight gain or loss, a new exercise routine, pregnancy, and a change of diet among them. If you suffer from any of the fit issues above, head to a specialized bra fitter or bust out the measuring tape and follow the steps here to measure your bra size at home.
Determine Your Band Size
At the same time as braless or wearing a non-padded bra, use a measuring ribbon to measure around your upper body directly under your bust, wear a bra band would sit. The tape should be level and very comfortable. Round to the nearest whole number.
If the 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.)
Take Your Bust Measurement
Enfold the measuring tape to some extent with a loose knot around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level). Round to the nearest whole number.
Calculate Your Cup Size
Take away 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.
Know How to Size up or Down Properly
If you need to go down a cup size for fit, go up one band size, and associate versa. For example, if a 34C is too big for you in the cups, move to a 36B.
Use the bra size chart here to make sure you are moving up or down a bra size correctly, and remember that your bra size might change to some extent depending on the brand or type of bra. It may take some examination and error to find the perfect fit.
(FAQs) About How to Measure Bra Size
Q. How do you determine cup size?
A. The most common way to calculate your cup size is by subtracting your band size from your bust size and using the difference to find your cup size according to a bra size chart.
Q. Which is bigger cup size B or C?
A. Here’s a chart of standard size differences and how they equate to cup sizes: If your bust size is less than 1 inch bigger than your band size, you’re a cup size AA. 2-inch difference = B. 3-inch difference = C.
Q. Which is perfect breast size?
A. It turns out, over half of women polled thought a C cup was the perfect fit. At the same time, close to 26 percent favored a B cup. Nearly 2 percent said an A cup was their preferred breast quantity.
Q. Is 36B a good size?
A. Yes, it’s pretty small in the cup size. But a little bit larger than normal in the measurement size. (A 32B makes more sense. 36B, for a 26-year-old, should be perfect and preferred size considering the given weight and height.
Q. What is perfect body size for female?
A. The specific size of 36–24–36 inches (90-60-90 centimeters) have over and over again been given as the “ideal”, or “hourglass” size for women since at least the 1960s (these measurements are, for example, the title of a hit active by The Shadows).