How can you measure bra size perfectly?

How can you measure bra size perfectly?
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To measure your bra size perfectly, you will need a soft measuring tape, and it is best to wear an unpadded bra when taking your measurements. First, measure around your ribcage directly under your bust using the measuring tape. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight against your skin. Round this measurement to the nearest whole number to find your band size. Then, measure around the fullest part of your bust while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground. Again, make sure the tape is snug but not too tight. Round this measurement to find your cup size.

Many people believe that their bra size stays constant throughout their life, but in reality factors such as weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and aging can all affect our breast size and shape. It’s important to regularly re-measure yourself every 6 months or so because these changes can impact how a bra fits and feels on our bodies.

A less-known fact about bras is that different styles of bras are designed for different purposes and body types. For example, a full-coverage bra provides maximum support for larger cup sizes, while a balconette style offers less coverage with more lift for smaller cup sizes. Understanding which style works best for you can greatly improve comfort and fit.

Now that you know how to measure your perfect bra size accurately and understand some common misconceptions about it, I encourage you to take action by scheduling a professional fitting at our store where our knowledgeable staff can help you find the ideal bra based on your measurements and individual needs. Remember: A well-fitted bra can make all the difference in how you look and feel.

How to Measure Bra Size Perfectly

Measurement Steps Recommendation
Band Size Measure snugly around your ribcage, just below your bust Round to the nearest even number
Bust Size Measure around the fullest part of your bust Use a non-padded bra for accurate measurement
Cup Size Calculate the difference between your band and bust measurement Refer to a size chart to determine your cup size
Wire Fit Check if the wire sits flat against your ribcage Adjust band size if the wire is digging into your skin
Strap Length Adjust the straps to ensure they are not too tight or loose Straps should provide support without digging into your shoulders
Underarm Fit Check for any bulging or spillage under the arms Consider a different cup size if necessary for a smooth fit
Cup Shape Determine if you need a full coverage, demi, or plunge style Choose a style that complements your breast shape and outfit
Fabric Type Select a breathable and comfortable fabric for everyday wear Avoid synthetic materials that may cause irritation or discomfort
Fit Check Try on different styles and sizes to find the best fit Consult a professional fitter for personalized recommendations
Comfort Test Wear the bra for a few hours to assess comfort and support Adjust straps or band as needed for optimal comfort
Properly measuring your bra size is essential for a comfortable and supportive fit. Follow these steps to find the perfect bra size and style for your body.
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