HOW to MEASURE your BRA SIZE at HOME
A bra should fit like a strapless bra, hugging your ribcage, not hanging from your shoulders. We provide an EZ-fit method on how to measure bra size at home. Our approach will teach girls how to find the correct band measurement that is essential to a proper fit.
At-Home EZ-Fit Measurements
You can begin by measuring the ribcage.
- Measure directly underneath the bust, swinging around the ribcage.
- Round the measurement to the nearest even number shown to determine the band size.
- The band size is your ribcage measurement.
Next, we'll look at measuring the bust.
- Hold the measuring tape parallel to the floor while measuring around the back, starting at the fullest part of the bust.
- Then, round to the nearest whole number to receive your bust size.
Finally, you can measure bra cup size at home using the bust measurement you just received. Subtract your bust size from your band size, and boom = cup size.
The cup capacity is shown in inches.
A cup = 1 inch
B cup = 2 inches
C cup = 3 inches
D cup = 4 inches
DD cup = 5 inches
DDD = 6 inches
Here is a list of bra size measurements and bra size examples for visual reference:
BAND 28 BUST 32 = 28 D
BAND 30 BUST 35 = 30DD
BAND 32 BUST 36 = 32D
BAND 34 BUST 35 = 34A
BAND 36 BUST 39 = 36C
BAND 38 BUST 42 = 38D
BAND 28 BUST 34 = 28DDD
BAND 30 BUST 36 = 30DDD
BAND 30 BUST 32 = 30B
Hopefully, you now understand how to measure your bra size at home with our EZ-fit method confidently!
The Proper Fit
Does the size you received after measuring surprise you? Certain factors can cause you to change bra size, including a gain or loss in weight, a new exercise regimen, pregnancy, and a fluctuating diet. If you ever need to go down a cup size for a proper fit, you should go up one band size.
The bra brand could also slightly change the size you require. When this happens, a brand often provides a "sister size" to compensate as an alternative. Unfortunately, these sizes are often too large in the band area and too small in cup size leading to unnecessary discomfort. However, through a bit of trial and error, you should be able to discover the size that works best for you. Contact us today with any questions you may have!
Telltale Signs You're Wearing the Wrong Bra Size
You can easily deduce that you're wearing an incorrect bra size through these telltale signs:
- Cups have visible wrinkling
- Underwire (for wired bras) is poking your breasts
- The band rides up
- Your bust is spilling out of the cup
- Straps are always slipping
- Your bra hikes up whenever you lift your arms
Do you find yourself with any of the above bra complications? If so, you can visit a bra fitter or learn how to measure bra size at home.
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