Did you know that around 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Today you will learn how to measure bra sizes correctly and it will change your posture and appearance instantly.
You can look instantly trimmer when you are wearing the correct undergarments and your confidence will soar. Our post is filled with charts, guides, and an online calculator. It’s important to find a bra that is well constructed and is the absolute perfect size for you.
A bra that doesn’t fit, or is poorly made, can cause shoulder, neck, and back tension. It can also result in sagging breasts and a high level of daily discomfort.
You can even end up with the dreaded back bulge right where your strap sits! There is a correct way to measure your breasts so that you ensure a pro fit and you won’t believe the difference that it makes.
How To Measure Your Underbust Correctly
Stand with your arms resting by your side. Ideally get someone else to measure you around your body, directly below the bust. Make sure the tape is right under your breasts, is straight all the way around, and is as tight as possible.
This is how the underband of the bra will fit, so the tape should be tight, but not uncomfortable. It’s best to do this measurement while you’re not wearing a bra, or you can do it wearing one. Be careful not to sit the tape over your bra or underwire. This is your UNDERBUST measurement.
How To Measure Your Overbust Correctly
Measure around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipple). This is best done while you’re wearing a bra.
Hold the tape gently so that the tape is resting lightly on your body. Make sure that the tape measure is straight across your back, and sits parallel to the floor. This is your OVERBUST measurement.
How To Measure Your Bra Size Video
via Her Room, Youtube.
We have included a video that is definitely worth watching. Learn how to measure and fit yourself correctly.
Once you view, be sure to continue scrolling for all the additional charts. To watch, click Play above ^
Bra Fitting Guide And Cup Size
- Find your BAND size. – Use a tape measure around your chest and just under your arms above your breast. If your measurement is an odd number, round up or down to the nearest size. This is your band size.
- Find your BUST size. – Measure around the fullest part of your bust. This is your bust size.
- Find your CUP size. – Subtract the band from the bust then check our graphic for your cup size.
Finding The Right Size Bra
via Her Room
This excellent infographic is most helpful when it comes to finding the perfect bra. It’s all correct sizing, and of course, selecting the right bra for the job.
You need to take into consideration your breast size, chest size, back size and even your sister size.
What are Bra Sister Sizes?
Bra sister sizing means that there are four bra sizes that sound completely different but fit the same size breast. For example, a 36A is equivalent to a 34B, a 32C, and a 30D.
A sister size of 34C is 32D. You may be a 34C in a structured push-up bra, but a stretchy lace bra in 34C won’t fit the same. In this case, you would try a sister size, either 32D or 36B. All of the cup sizes that are on the same horizontal line across the above chart are sister sizes.
Bras – You Have More Than One Size
via She Knows
Whilst it’s hard to believe that every woman has 2 bra sizes, now that you have the knowledge you are a step closer to the perfect fit.
Always remember to take into consideration your true size and your sister size. This chart is a good one to Pin.
One of the frustrating aspects of Bra Shopping is decoding the names of Bras and what they mean.
We love this handy cheat sheet that takes away all the guesswork. This will come in very handy next time you are shopping for a new bra.
Bra Fitting Room
via Redbook Mag
You don’t need a special appointment with a Professional, all you need to know is what is the best fit for you.
Be sure to check out this handy chart that shows you the winning bras. Whether you want underwire support, a minimiser or a cleavage creator, there are plenty of styles to do the job.
Over on Gurl we found this handy infographic which shows you how to care for your bra and keep their shape and ensure that they last the distance.
How To Hide Bra Straps
Are you wondering How To Hide Bra Straps? If so this clever hack will be your savior. All you need is a Bra Clip and they pinch your straps in and hide them off.
Online Bra Size Calculator
In order to find out your measurements, you can use this Bra Size Online Calculator.
it will give you an accurate result and you can compare it to the size you are currently wearing. We are sure that you will be in for a shock.
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