One of the biggest keys to finding your new favorite bra, is finding one that is the correct size. Now, as you may know, this is much easier said than done. Over the years our bodies change and so do our bra sizes, so do yourself a favor, and spend the extra 5 minutes to measure yourself before you buy your next bra.
Now we have the luxury of being able to buy bras online and we can skip the process of having a stranger measure us with their freezing cold hands, but that doesn’t mean that we should forego the measurement process altogether. Use the 3 simple steps we’ve provided below t help you nail the size for your next bra!
3 Easy Steps to Correctly Calculating Your Bra Size
Calculating your correct bra size can be done in a few simple steps. Here is a general guide:
Step 1: Measure your band size. To measure your band size, use a measuring tape to measure around your ribcage, just beneath your bust. The tape should be snug but not tight. Round to the nearest whole number. If the measurement is an odd number, round to the nearest even whole number.
Step 2: Measure your bust size. To measure your bust size, use a measuring tape to measure around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure the tape is level and not too tight. Round to the nearest whole number.
Step 3: Calculate your cup size. Subtract your band size from your bust size. The difference will determine your cup size. For example, if your band size was 40 inches and your bust size was 46, you would subtract 40 from 46 (46-40=6) and see that the difference is 6 inches. Using the chart below, you can see that a difference of 6 inches is an E(DD) cup size.
Putting it All Together
Once you have calculated your band, bust, and cup size, use the chart provided below to find your perfect bra size!
While bra sizing can be confusing and overwhelming, just remember that with just a few quick measurements bra the pain could be taken out of bra shopping!
It’s important to note that this is a general guide and may not provide an exact fit for everyone. It’s always best to try on bras in different sizes and styles to find the best fit. Additionally, It’s important to note that your body can change over time, so it’s recommended to get measured every 6 months. Also, as your body changes, it may be helpful to look into sister sizes to get a more exact fit.
It’s also important to note that different brands may have slightly different sizing, so it’s a good idea to try on a few different brands to find the best fit.
Now that you’ve found your perfect bra size, let us help you find your new favorite type of bra! We have recommendations for everything from underwire bras and sports bras to nursing bras!