How To Find Your Perfect Bra Size

A bit of a different one on the blog today but something that is very important to all the female readers! Today it’s time to talk about bras and considering the statistics it looks like it’s an important topic with 80% of women wearing the wrong size. I know I struggle to find my size and have far too often got it wrong or not replaced a bra as soon as it needs to be. Hopefully the below will be able to help out and the curse of the wrong size bra can be over!Research suggests that approximately 80% of all women are not wearing the correct bra size. This is a staggering majority that are possibly experiencing health issues or discomfort just by not having a properly fitting bra. It is crucial that every women determines their proper size in order to be supported, as well as comfortable, throughout the day. Finding the right size isn’t a complicated process. However, many women do not know how to measure their bodies or use these measurements to calculate their bra size.

Actually it is rather simple for women to measure their bodies to find the size bra they need. All they need is a tape measure and a bra fit calaculator like that offered by Pananche. The first measurement that must be determined is the bra size. This is the number that goes along with the cup size that is denoted by a letter. Using the tape measure, it should be directly placed under the bust. This will determine the measurement around the body. Depending upon the measurement, either four or five inches will be added. If the measurement was an odd number then five inches will be added. On the other hand, if the measurement is an even number, then four inches will be added.

The second measurement that needs to be determined is around the fullest part of the bust. This measurement will be subtracted from the previous measurement for bra size. The difference between these two numbers will determine what cup size is needed. The bra fitting chart below shows the relationship between the difference and cup size:

• -1 inches AA cup
• 0 inches A cup
• 1 inch B cup
• 2 inches C cup
• 3 inches D cup
• 4 inches DD cup
• 5 inches E cup
• 6 inches F cup
• 7 inches G cup
• 8 inches H cup

If this just seems like too much math simply enter your measurements into a bra calculator available online, which will permit users to input their measurements. The calculator will then provide the bra size needed with no calculation needed.

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  • Great post :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  • I have tried this formula many times and have been measured in store buy numerous SAs, and I always measure to a 32B…however, when I actually put ON a 32B the cups are ALWAYS too small…I’ve got that double-boob thing where the top of the cup cuts into my breast and gives me that lumpy looks. Why wont it work for me? lol.

  • This method is actually outdated. It always says I’m an A/B when I’m actually a D.

  • No, no, no! Don’t add 4/5″. This method will not give you the correct size! Measure under under bust (tightly) to get your ‘band’ measurement. Then measure across the fullest part of your bust (loosely) to get your over bust measurement. Then take the second measurement from the first and take each inch for one cup size to get your cup size.

    Example. Under bust measurement is 30″, over bust is 38″ = 30G.

    Try the bra on back to front. If it feels too tight to be bearable then go up one band size. If it feels tight but bearable then turn the bra round, lean forward and place your breasts into the cup, then put the shoulder straps on. The back should sit straight across your back and holding all the weight. Your breasts should fit into the cupw with the centre gore sitting flat between your breasts and you shoudl have minimum back and under arm bulges or four boobs! If you have any bulges etc, go up another cup (or three). If the back strap is rising up then go down a band size.

  • Thanks for this method..I am a teen needed to know about it