How to measure right bra size at home

Surprisingly research has shown that at least 80 % of women do not wear the right size bra. Few common issues women face by choosing a wrong bra are wrinkling in the cups, underwire jabbing the sides of your bosoms, a band that rides up, cup spillage, slipping ties, or a bra that climbs up when you lift your arms – odds are you’re wearing the wrong bra. Choosing the right bra without appropriate information is a challenging affair, we have identified important pointers that will help you make correct bra purchasing decision either online or in stores.

Measure your band size:

While braless or wearing non-padded bra measure directly below the breast. The measuring tape should not be held too tight or too loose, the tape should not pinch your skin. You should let yourself inhale during measurement. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. ( If you measured 30 inches, your band size is 34. If you measured 31 inches, your band size is 36.)

Measure your bust size:

Stand up straight and measure the loose circumference over the fullest part of the chest (at nipple level).  Make sure that the tape measure is parallel to the ground and not loose or binding.

Calculate your cup size:

Subtract your band size from your bust size. (Example : If 38 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band)  = 4 inches. Your Size is 34D).


Bust minus Band Difference

Cup Sizes

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Another key point to remember is that your bra size changes since your weight changes all through the different stages of your life.  Losing or gaining a few pounds will generally mean that it is necessary for you to get a new bra size. Some girls continue wearing one bra size for a long period of time and not even realizing when it doesn’t fit well anymore.


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