How do you measure your right bra size?

How do you measure your right bra size?
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To measure your correct bra size, the first step is to measure around your ribcage, just beneath your bust. This measurement will give you the band size. Next, measure around the fullest part of your bust and subtract the band measurement from this number to find the cup size. Then, using these measurements, refer to our bra fitting chart which will indicate your precise bra size based on those measurements and recommend different styles that may fit best.

One common misconception about measuring for a bra is that it can be done quickly or without precision. The truth is that taking accurate measurements is essential for finding a comfortable and supportive fit in a bra. Many people believe they know their exact bra size without ever having been professionally measured; however, changes in weight or muscle tone can greatly impact a person’s true size.

A less-known fact about measuring for a bra is that not all bras are created equal – some may run small or large depending on the brand or style. This makes it crucial for individuals to get properly fitted by an expert rather than relying solely on their own measurements. Understanding this fact can help prevent disappointment when trying on bras at home after purchasing them online.

I highly recommend booking an appointment with one of our expert fitters who will guide you through the process of measuring for your perfect fit. Once you have determined your correct size, I assure you that shopping for bras will become much more enjoyable knowing what suits you best!

How to Measure Your Right Bra Size

Step Measurement Recommendation
1 Band size Measure around your ribcage, just below your bust. Round to the nearest whole number.
2 Bust size Measure around the fullest part of your bust. Round to the nearest whole number.
3 Calculate cup size Subtract your band size from your bust size. Every inch difference equals one cup size (1 inch = A cup, 2 inches = B cup, and so on).
4 Try on bras Try on different styles and brands to find the best fit. Look for a bra that sits comfortably on the loosest hook and has cups that fully contain your breasts.
5 Adjust straps Make sure the straps are snug but not digging into your shoulders. They should provide support without slipping off.
6 Check for gaps Ensure there are no gaps between your breasts and the bra cups. The underwire should lay flat against your ribcage.
7 Move around Do some arm and body movements to make sure the bra stays in place and supports you throughout the day.
8 Re-measure Re-measure your bra size every 6 months as weight fluctuations and aging can change your breast size.
9 Seek professional help If you have trouble finding the right fit, consider getting a professional bra fitting to ensure you are wearing the correct size.
10 Comfort is key A properly fitting bra should feel comfortable and supportive. Don’t settle for anything less.
Follow these steps to measure your right bra size accurately and ensure you are wearing the best fit for your body.
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