When a bra doesn’t fit right, you know it. Your shoulders might ache or you may feel too much compression on your chest, not to mention that your shirts might not be fitting you the way you’d like them to. Well, worry no more we have you covered.
Here’s how to measure your size the right way.
1. Measure your band size.
Wrap a tape measure around your ribs, just under your boobs. Exhale to get the smallest measurement possible, and don’t try to stand up super straight or stick out your chest more than normal.
This is your band size the numerical part of your bra size. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number.
2. Measure the fullest part of your bust.
This is the first step in figuring out your cup size. Wrap the tape measure securely around your bust, but don’t cinch it. If you’re between two numbers, round up.
3. Subtract your bust measurement from your band size.
Once you’ve rounded up whatever needs to be rounded up, subtract your band size from your bust measurement. The difference between the two numbers determines your cup size:
Less than 1”: AA, 1”: A, 2”: B, 3”: C, 4”: D and 5”: DD.
Quick example: Say your bust measurement is 36.5” (rounded up to 37”) and your band measurement is 33” (rounded up to 34”). The difference is 3 inches, so your ideal bra size is most likely 34C.