How to measure bra size using UK chart?

How to measure bra size using UK chart?
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To measure your bra size using the UK chart, you will first need a soft measuring tape and a mirror. Start by taking your band measurement, which is done by wrapping the measuring tape around your ribcage just below your bust. Make sure it’s snug but not too tight. Round to the nearest whole number in inches. Next, measure your bust size by wrapping the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, again rounding to the nearest inch. Once you have these measurements, subtract your band measurement from your bust measurement to determine cup size.

For example: if your band measurement is 32 inches and your bust measurement is 36 inches, there is a 4-inch difference which corresponds to a D cup. Therefore, with a band size of 32 and a cup size of D, you would be a 32D in UK sizing.

One common misconception when it comes to bra sizing is that all bras labeled with the same size will fit exactly the same across different brands or styles. However, this isn’t always true due to variations in design and materials used for each specific style or brand.

A lesser-known fact about bra sizing is that many women are actually wearing the wrong size without even realizing it. This can lead to discomfort and even health issues such as back pain or poor posture. Knowing how to accurately measure yourself using a UK chart can help ensure that you are wearing a properly fitting bra which provides both comfort and support. I recommend trying on different styles within your measured size range to find what works best for you.

Now that you know how to measure using the UK chart, I encourage you to take some time trying on different bras within this new sizing system to see what feels best for you. It may take some trial and error at first, but finding the right fit can make all the difference in both comfort and confidence.

UK Bra Size Measurement Chart

Underbust Measurement (inches) Bust Measurement (inches) Recommended Bra Size
26-27 32-33 28C
28-29 34-35 30D
30-31 36-37 32DD
32-33 38-39 34E
34-35 40-41 36F
36-37 42-43 38FF
38-39 44-45 40G
40-41 46-47 42GG
42-43 48-49 44H
44-45 50-51 46HH
Table showing recommended bra sizes based on underbust and bust measurements using the UK bra size measurement chart. Measure carefully and refer to the chart for accurate sizing.
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