Bra Sizes: The Exact Match
Exact Match for your Bra Size
A bra remains next to your skin the entire day. If you are not wearing the correct size, imagine the discomfort you'll experience throughout the whole day. It is important to note that your bra size does not remain the same for any great length of time because change is a law of nature and your breasts are no exception. The only difference is that change is more noticeable at some times and less at others. The change becomes most evident in cases of weight loss, weight gain or during pregnancy.
Even though a bra remains the most intimate item of a woman’s wardrobe, research has shown that about 75% of women do not get their bra size right. This results in problems such as sagging breasts, pain in the shoulders, or tightness in the chest. Therefore, it is important to get the size correct in order to avoid problems and feel elegant, feminine and confident.
It is not very difficult to determine your bra size. First of all, take a measuring tape and measure around the chest, directly under the breasts. If you get an even size number, then add four inches or else add five inches to get your chest size. For example if you measure 30 inches, then you need to add another four inches, which will make your size equal to 34 inches. If you measure an odd number such as 29, then you need to add 5 inches and your size will work out to 34 inches. Most bras come in standard sizes, but you will find that bras marked the same size but manufactured by different companies will give different results. So, you may have to try out several sizes and check for the ideal fit and the maximum comfort.
Find Your Bra Size:
Step 1 - Band Measurement. While wearing a well-fitted, unpadded bra (not a push-up or sports bra), place a measuring tape around your back, underneath your arms, and above your bust , keeping it snug and straight across your back as you take the measurement. If it’s an odd number, round up to the next whole even number—a measurement of 31", for example, should be rounded up to 32". This is your band size—the number in a bra size.
Step 2 - Chest Measurement. Place the measuring tape around your back and over the fullest part of your bust. Leave the measuring tape looser on this measurement, and make sure the tape is completely horizontal around your back. Take this measurement and deduct your band measurement from Step 1. The difference calculates your cup size, every inch equals a cup. See the Universal Size Chart Below and find the difference in column 1. This is your cup size.
SIZE CHART THE BEST OPTION TO CHOOSE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD:
MINUS BUST DIFFERENCE
US CUP SIZES
less than 1"