|Measure directly under your bust (1).|
|Then measure the fullest part of your bust (2).|
|To find your size cross-reference these two
measurements on the Bra size chart.
|This is a guide only, please visit your nearest store to be measured accurately by a qualified bra advisor.|
If you are about to buy your first bra, it’s best to go to a department store that has a special department that sells bras and underwear. This department is usually called the “lingerie department.” Ask to be fitted by a “lingerie specialist” (a professional who has special training in fitting bras). There is no charge for this service and having it done by a professional will make sure that your bra fits correctly. You will still need to try on different styles in the size that’s right for you because not all bras fit the same way. By doing this, you will find the bra that feels the best and also looks the best under your clothes.
If you decide you would feel more comfortable figuring out your
bra size at home, the following information will guide you through
the steps of measuring yourself.
Place a cloth measuring tape under your breasts. Wrap
the tape around your chest so the tape measure meets the beginning
part of the tape. When you have the measurement number, add 5 inches.
|For example: your measurement around your chest is:||27″|
|This means that your Chest Size is 32.|
If your measurement ends up to be an ODD number, you will need
to go up to the next EVEN number to figure out your size.
|For example: your measurement around your chest is:||28″|
|This means that your Chest Size is 34.|
Next, you will measure around your chest at the largest
or fullest part of your breasts, called your “bustline.” You
need to measure with your arms straight down, so ask someone you
feel comfortable with to help you (like your mom, sister, or friend).
Your Bustline Measurement will be higher than your chest (“under
the breast”) measurement. Your Cup Size is the
difference between your Chest Size and your Bustline
|For example: Your Bust Measurement at the fullest part of your bust is 34:||34″|
|And your Chest Size is 32″ (27″ + 5)||-32″|
|The difference is 2 inches, which means your Cup Size is a “B cup”|
|Guide to Figuring Out Bra Cup Size|
|AA Cup||½ inch|
|A Cup||1 inch|
|B Cup||2 inch|
|C Cup||3 inch|
|D Cup||4 inch|
It is estimated that 70 to 80% of women wear the wrong sized bra. The wrong sized bra can cause many problems such as back pain, breast pain, arm pain, rashes, and headaches. Here are some signs that you aren’t wearing the right size bra:
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Why is a properly fitted bra so important?
The breast is not a muscle, it is delicate glandular tissue. Whether large or small, it needs to be properly supported, especially as we age. A proper fitting bra can help reduce back pain and headaches for the large-breasted woman and can improve posture, overall appearance and enhance self-esteem for all women. The right undergarment plays an important part in how your clothes fit and look on your body.
What is the proper positioning of the breasts?
The proper position is mid-way between the shoulder and elbow.
How do I find the right bra?
Start by seeking the advice of an expert who will first take the correct measurements, then address individual figure concerns, lifestyle needs and personal style to recommend a selection of bras to try on.
What can the right bra really do?
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