Anyone who has ever worn an uncomfortable bra or the incorrect bra size understands how it can sabotage an otherwise perfect outfit, or worse, an entire day. (The backaches and breast soreness that often accompany enormous breasts are not to be taken lightly.) Finding and purchasing a set of undergarments with the proper cut, fit, and size is the solution, but it is not an easy one.
A C-cup at one retailer may easily be a D-cup at another, and some bra sizes can expand and contract throughout the course of the day or in between washes (particularly in terms of band size). The best course of action is to determine your bra size by taking bust measures using these straightforward measuring procedures. This will guarantee a great fit in band and cup and may even assist you in determining the ideal level of support.
Knowing your dimensions and having them in a note on your phone or another easily accessible location will make bra purchasing much easier, especially for online consumers. Learning how to measure bra size might be difficult. It takes very little equipment to measure bra size. You won’t have to go through much bra buying agony if you have a tape measure and some free time. The best part is that understanding how to measure your bust will make adjusting to changes in your breasts—due to weight loss or increase, hormone changes, ageing, pregnancy, and more—much less difficult.
No one should have to guess their bra size. This advice should make it simple to manage unusual bra cup sizes (yes, even for sports bras), and uncomfortable, achy breasts from improper bra fit will no longer be a problem.
Are You Wearning the Right Bra Size ?
Following are some warning indications that you might not be wearing the correct bra size: According to Sandi Simon, a fit expert at Bra Smyth in New York City, signs of a bad bra include cup wrinkles, underwire protruding into the sides of your breasts, a band that rides up, cup spillage, slipping straps, or a bra that raises when you move your arms. (Remember that certain variables, such as weight increase or loss, starting a new fitness routine, becoming pregnant, and changing your diet, among others, can lead you to change your bra size.) If you experience any of the fit problems listed above, visit a professional bra fitter. Alternatively, get out the measuring tape and use these instructions to determine your bra size at home.
Step 1 :- Determine Your Band Size
Use a measuring tape to wrap around your torso beneath your bust, where a bra band would typically rest, whether you’re wearing a bra or not. The tape needs to be tight and level. To the nearest whole number, round. Add four inches if the number is even. Add five if it’s a puzzle. This computation is added to determine your band size. (For example, if your measurement was 32 inches, your band size is 36. Your band size is 38 if your circumference is 33 inches.)
Step 2:- Take your Bust Measurement
Wrap the measuring tape lightly around the area of your chest that is the fullest (at nipple level). To the nearest whole number, round.
Step 3:-Calculate your Cup Size
Subtract your calculated band size (Step 1) from your bust measurement (Step 2) and refer to the bra cup size chart here. Your bra size is your band size with your cup size. Example: 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s 34C.
Know How to Size up or Down Properly
Go up one band size if you need to go down a cup size for fit, and vice versa. Move up to a 36B, for instance, if a 34C is too large for you in the cups. To be sure you are going up or down a bra size correctly, use the size chart provided here. Keep in mind that your bra size may vary somewhat based on the brand or style of bra you are wearing. To find the ideal fit, some trial and error may be necessary.
How To Make Sure a Bra Size is Correct ?
Put on the bra and hook it while bending forward at the waist. Your breasts will be fully encased in the cups thanks to this.
Resize the band. The bra’s back ought to be parallel to its front.
Don’t let the bra get too loose. One finger should be the only thing that can be slid under the band.
Affix sagging straps. Shorten the straps after tightening the band.
Over the bra, put on a tight-fitting shirt. You are not wearing the right size bra if your breasts enlarge or the cups pucker.
Mirror oneself while facing the other way. Between your shoulders and elbows, your breasts should be in the middle. If not, you require a bra that is more supportive and properly sized.
Pick a bra that is snug enough to stay on the outermost hook. Make the band taut by sliding toward the tightest hook as the bra gradually becomes looser.
Have You Been Wearing Wrong Bra Size ? Here is the Right Way To Measure Your Bra Size