Tales From the BRABAR Studio: You Don’t Have to Find the Right Bra Alone - BRABAR

Tales From the BRABAR Studio: You Don’t Have to Find the Right Bra Alone

Tales From the BRABAR Studio: You Don’t Have to Find the Right Bra Alone


Bra shopping can be an awkward and confusing experience, but when you go with friends, it can make things ten times easier.


Two friends arrived, one was looking for bras, the other was not.  This was usually the case when groups of people came into the BRABAR Studio location.  Having a support system, be it a friend, sister, cousin, mom, aunt, grandmother, or whomever, can make the bra shopping experience better especially when you could use a second opinion.


I measured both young women.  The one who originally had been looking for bras measured 24 in her Underbust thus her Band was 24.  Her overbust measurement was 30.  The 24 Band from the 30 Overbust is a difference of 6 inches.  Each inch is a cup size.  Her cup size was DDD.  So her Bra Size was a 24DDD.


The young woman in question told me she had been wearing 32AA her whole life.  This is a very common issue with people with a petite ribcage as they cannot find a bra that fits.  The young woman had been thrilled to find her correct bra size, and understand why her bras never fit and always gapped unflatteringly.


I measured her friend with an Underbust of 34, thus her Band size was 34.  Her overbust measurement was 39.  The 34 Band from the 39 overbust is a difference of 5 inches.  Each inch is a cup size.  Her cup size was DD.  So her Bra Size was 34DD.


They both asked for suggestions.


For both young women, I suggested:


  • The Everyday Bra is a versatile, all-day supportive bra with a back closure featuring a smooth design and removable cups for comfort and style.
  • The Soft Cami is a fan-favorite, comfortable, versatile, and supportive bra top. The Soft Cami Bra is a seamless, unlined double-layer, wire-free bra top.
  • The Soft Crop/Convertible Multiway Bra is ultra-versatile and comfortable; our soft multiway convertible bra offers endless styling options. Wear it as a backless halter bra, create a criss-cross style, or use the fully adjustable cami straps to achieve your perfect fit.
  • The trendy and best-selling Soft Day Bra with back closure combines the everyday ease of a bralette with a surprisingly supportive bra.
  • The Soft V Laceback Bralette is a reversible and comfortable bralette that adds a touch of pretty to your daily wardrobe V-neck lace back bra top. The Soft V Lace Bralette is perfect for everyday lace with a super soft touch, providing both support and style.
  • The Everyday Longline Cami is a sophisticated longline cami bra, ideal for layering, featuring a keyhole back closure and removable cups.

The young woman who was the 24DDD loved the Everyday Bra, the Soft Day Bra, and the Soft V Laceback Bralette.


The young woman who was the 34DD loved the Soft V Laceback Bralette and all its lovely colors in Pale Mauve, Faded Denim, Black, Ash, Asphalt, and Chive!


Both young women left the store confident and secure with their new bras that they loved.


Here’s the cheat sheet on how to find the correct band and cup size:

  • Measure Underbust: Wrap a soft measuring tape around your body, right below your breasts. The number you read on the tape is your band size. Round to the nearest even whole number.  
  • Measure Overbust: Wrap a soft measuring tape around your body, over the fullest part of your breasts. The number you read on the tape is your bust size; round to the nearest whole number.  
  • Calculate Cup Size: Subtract your band size from your bust size. This number is your cup size or the volume of your breast tissue. Your cup size in inches is represented by an alphabet (sizes AAA to DDD/F). 1 inch = A cup, 2 inches = B cup, 3 inches = C cup, etc.
  • Your bra size is your band size + your cup size alphabet. BUST - BAND = Cup Size in inches
  • This is converted to bra size as Band Size and Cup Size 
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