Worn correctly and in the right size a bra will provide your girls with excellent support and the shape you love. See our upcoming article titled I Know How To Wear a Bra! for tips on correcting those little mistakes you may be making with your bra.
Your bra size includes your band size and your bust size. This may seem simple but some of us just are not buying the correct bras for our body.
We can take a few easy measurements and do some simple math, and then you will be ready to buy that new bra. Measuring yourself accurately may be challenging so try to get some help if you can.
The first measurement you need is your band size. Take this measurement while wearing an un-padded bra or without a bra.
Place the tape measure around your back at band level and bring it to the front just below your breasts. This should be a somewhat snug measurement around your rib cage and under your bust and shoulder blades.
Since bras come in even sizes need to add 1 inch to your measurement if it is odd. This will be the measurement for your final bra size.
To find your bust size, measure your torso at the fullest part of your breasts. The tape measure should not be snug like in the Band Measurement. It should be loose enough for natural breathing and movement.
You can take this measurement while wearing a non-padded bra or without any bra.
Your cup size can be found by determining the difference between the bust size and the band size. Each unit in difference equals one cup size.
For example if your bust size is 43" and your band size is 40":
43" - 40" = 3"
Final Step: Calculate Your Bra Size
Next we will use a chart to determine your cup size. Locate the difference in inches in the chart below and that is your cup size. In our example the difference was 3" which would equate to a C cup.
So our final bra size in this example is 40C.
After completing this short measurement you may find out that you have been wearing the wrong bra size. Purchasing a bra in your new found size is a great idea. I am certain that you will notice a significant change in fit, comfort and flattery!