Should you measure your bra size without wearing a bra?

Should you measure your bra size without wearing a bra?
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Yes, it is absolutely essential to measure your bra size without wearing a bra. Wearing a bra while measuring can affect the accuracy of the measurements and lead to an ill-fitting bra. The first step is to ensure that you are not wearing a padded or push-up bra, as these types of bras can alter the natural shape and size of your breasts. It is crucial that you take your measurements while standing up straight with your arms at your sides to get the most accurate results.

The next step is to measure around your ribcage, just underneath your bust, using a soft measuring tape. Make sure the tape is snug against your skin but not too tight. This measurement will determine your band size. Then, measure around the fullest part of your bust without pulling too tightly on the tape; this measurement will determine your cup size. Consult our sizing chart or use our online calculator to find out which bra size corresponds with these measurements.

One common misconception about measuring for a bra size is that you should do so while wearing a bra for more accurate results. However, this could not be further from the truth. It’s important to have precise measurements of just yourself in order to obtain an accurate and comfortable fit for a new bra.

A less-known fact about measuring for a new bra size is that breast sizes can fluctuate due to various factors such as weight loss or gain, hormonal changes, pregnancy or breastfeeding among others Knowing this information can be helpful in realizing when it’s time for another fitting and ensuring optimal comfort and support from their bras.

Now that you know how important it is to measure without wearing a bra and understand why this method provides better results than with one on now consider coming into our store where I can personally assist in finding you’re perfect fitted undergarment.

Table 1: Should You Measure Your Bra Size Without Wearing a Bra?

Scenario Risk Recommendation
Measuring bra size without a bra Potential for inaccurate measurements Always measure your bra size while wearing a non-padded, non-push-up bra
Not considering breast support Risk of incorrect fit Make sure your breasts are supported in a bra that reflects your everyday wear
Ignoring breast shape Lack of understanding of cup size Consider your breast shape when measuring to find the right cup size
Measuring over clothes Potential for incorrect measurements Always measure your bra size with a measuring tape directly on your skin
Not taking posture into account Incorrect band size Measure your band size with correct posture for the most accurate measurement
Ignoring weight fluctuations Potential for incorrect fit Consider any recent weight changes when measuring your bra size
Not adjusting for age Breast shape and size changes Re-measure your bra size if you haven’t done so in the past year
Ignoring fit issues Discomfort and lack of support Get professionally fitted if you experience discomfort or fit issues
Not taking into account different brands Variation in sizing Always try on bras from different brands and styles to find the best fit
Measuring at the wrong time of day Potential for inaccurate measurements Measure your bra size in the morning or early afternoon for the most accurate results
It is important to measure your bra size while wearing a bra to ensure the most accurate fit and support. Consider factors such as breast support, shape, posture, weight fluctuations, and brand variations when finding the right size.
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