We’ve all heard the statistics: 75% or 80% of all women are wearing the wrong bra size. Is it true? We sincerely hope not. The truth is that our bodies change all the time (even just within a year or two), as we gain or lose weight, as we gain or lose muscle tone with exercise, with pregnancy or nursing, and simply as we age.
So even if you were wearing the right size just last year, you may need a change now. We’re here to help. We’re not big fans of measuring. Why? It’s an art…not a science.
The fact is that it’s difficult to measure your bra size, especially if you’re wearing a bra that doesn’t fit well. It seems like a catch 22, and it is. There are two ways to measure your band size. The best bet is to do it both ways to see if you get a consistent measurement.
1. Bring the measuring tape around your back to the front, keeping it under the arms and bringing it up across to the middle of your chest. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
2. Measure across the bottom of your band, directly under the bust and across your ribcage. Make sure to keep your measuring tape straight around the back to front. Again, if you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
2.MEASURING CUP SIZE
The first step (above) will tell us if you might be in the wrong band size. This one becomes much more subjective. Here’s how to do it: 1. Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.
2. Subtract your band measurement (from step 1) from this bust measurement. The difference calculates your bra size- each inch represents a cup size. For example, if you measure a 34 inch band size, and a 36 inch cup size, the difference is 2: which would indicate a B cup.
3. SIZE CONVERSIONS
Bra size conversions comes in inches and alphabets. The alphabets indicate how big your breasts are coupled with the inches. The largest ever so far is the K which do not even have inches attached.
When you’re done measuring, the conversions below will let you know your bra size.