The number portion of the size the 34 in 34C for example represents your band size or the measurement around your rib cage just below your breasts.
Every breast deserves to look its best. Traditional bra sizes are a combination of letters and numbers. The number portion of the size the 34 in 34C for example represents your band size or the measurement around your rib cage just below your breasts.
To get this number pull a soft measuring tape tightly around the bottom of your bra band while wearing it. Round to the nearest whole number and add four five if the number is odd. This is your band size. The letter portion of your bra size is your cup size. Measure around your chest again this time placing the measuring tape at nipple level.
This is your bust measurement. Get your cup size by subtracting your band size from your bust size. If the difference is a 1 your cup size is an A, 2 a B, 3 a C, etc. This helpful chart will help you perfect the skill of calculating your cup size. Now you should have a letter and a number to use as your bra size.
Your band size goes first and is followed by your cup size. Bear in mind that even after all this effort, this is just a guide. Many department and lingerie stores offer bra fittings where you are measured and fitted by a trained sizing professional. Measure Around Rib Cage. The first measurement to take is around your ribcage, just below your breasts. Now add 5 to this number to get your band size. If the resulting band size was an odd number, you will need to round up to the next even number since bra bands only come in even numbers.
Measure Fullest Part of Bust. The second measurement should be taken around the fullest part of your bosom with your favorite bra on. This measurement is your cup size. Next subtract your band size from your cup size to calculate the right cup size. Refer to the bra cup size chart below. Wear Your Favorite Bra. I know it seems odd especially if you are already wearing the incorrect bra size to put on a bra to measure for a bra, but it is the best way to get the most accurate measurement.
Choose a bra that is comfortable, fits you best and makes your breast the right shape. Use a flexible measuring tape to measure the circumference of your rib cage just below your breasts.
Add 5 inches to this measurement and round to the nearest even number See 2 measurement on the picture to the right. Measure Width of Breasts for Cup Size. This is what makes Method 2 different than Method 1. It tends to be more accurate on petite or small breasted women, but can work for many breast sizes.
Measure breasts for from one end to the other. In other words, from the outer front edge of one breast mound to the other. Do not wrap around the sides of the breasts. See 3 measurement on the picture to the above. Refer to the table below to find your cup size. Bra Cup Size Chart Method 2, Measurement 3 7" measurement A 8" measurement B 9" measurement C 10" measurement D 11" measurement DD 12" measurement DDD or E 13" measurement F 14" measurement FF 15" measurement G The above charts are just a guideline of what size to start with at the bra department.
You may need to go up or down a band or cup size to get the perfect fit. I did indeed fall in the 7 out of 10 women who are wearing the wrong bra size. I figured models have smaller breasts right? It can't be that bad. So I was off to the store to try on what I thought to be my measured bra size. The only problem was a 32A was giving me four breasts you know the double-bubble affect instead of two! I was back to square one asking myself what's my bra size?
I too, find myself in a rather hard to find size. I am also someone who prefers to stock up on everyday clothing items when they are on sale, which has been harder after learning my proper size. My new strategy is to buy the proper size, on sale and online. If I can find one at the store, I try it on and then stock up on that style through an online retailer. They are well stocked on unusual sizes and have sales all the time. Many offer free shipping deals, as well. Below are a few of my favorite online bra stores that carry a large variety of sizes brands.
The moral of the story is have a bra professional fit you with the proper bra size. Measuring with a tape measure may not be enough to get the perfect fit bra. And trust me, a correct size bra makes for a shapely, perky bosom with comfort. If your measured bra size is not translating well to the bra size try going up or down a cup or band size for the perfect fit.
Bra Sizes Explained Bra size has two measurements; the band (rib cage) and the cup (bust). Cup size does not represent breast size but instead represents the difference between the rib cage and the bust. Cup sizes are only one half an old married couple, and it is their long-suffering partner, the band size, that gives the cup size any kind of significance. The little known fact to finding the right size bra is that cup sizes vary widely from one band size to another, i.e., a D is not a D is not a D. Bra Sizes Explained Posted on October 19, by Jena Leave a comment Wearing a bra is a part of your daily routine and no matter how fashionable your brassiere pieces are, you still might be surprised for the things that you don’t know about this little piece of undergarment.