To determine your bra size in inches, you will need to measure two key areas: the band size and the bust size. To measure the band size, use a measuring tape and wrap it around your ribcage just underneath your bust. Make sure it is snug, but not too tight, and take note of the measurement in inches. To measure the bust size, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, again making sure it is snug but not constricting. Take note of this measurement in inches as well.
Once you have both measurements, subtract your band size from your bust size to determine cup size. For example, if your band measurement is 32 inches and your bust measurement is 36 inches, there is a difference of 4 inches which would correspond to a D cup. Therefore, your bra size would be a 32D.
A common misconception when determining bra size is that using only one measurement (either band or bust) will provide an accurate fit. However, both measurements are crucial for finding a properly fitting bra.
A less-known fact about determining bra sizes in inches is that every brand may have slight variations in their sizing due to differences in materials and construction techniques used during production. It’s always best to consult with an experienced fitter or refer to the specific brand’s sizing guide before making a purchase.
Next steps include visiting our store for personalized fittings based on these measurements or consulting with our online resources for guidance on finding the perfect fit for you. Remember that finding the right bra can make all the difference!
|Measure around your ribcage, directly under your bust, and round to the nearest inch. This is your band size.
|Measure around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the measuring tape level and snug. Round to the nearest inch.
|Calculate Cup Size
|Subtract your band measurement from your bust measurement. Each inch difference represents a cup size (1 inch=A, 2 inches=B, 3 inches=C, etc).
|After trying on your calculated size, check for proper fit. The band should be snug but not too tight, and the cups should fully encase your breasts with no spillage.
|Adjust as Needed
|If the band rides up in the back, go down a band size. If the cups gap or overflow, adjust the cup size accordingly.
|It is recommended to re-measure your bra size every 6 months, as weight fluctuations and body changes can affect your fit.
|Consider Professional Fitting
|If you are unsure of your measurements, consider getting professionally fitted at a lingerie store for more accurate sizing.
|Try Different Styles
|Not all bras are created equal, so be open to trying different styles and brands to find the best fit for your body.
|Comfort is Key
|Choose a bra size that feels comfortable and supportive, rather than focusing solely on the number or letter on the tag.
|If you continue to struggle with finding the right bra size, seek assistance from a lingerie expert or professional bra fitter.