Having kids changed my body. That may sound like a no brainer, but I have friends who have kids and go back to their original svelte selves.
One of the differences is my bra size. I went up two cup sizes while nursing, and when I weaned my son, I only went down one cup size. To say the least, I was not in pre-pregnancy shape and there wasn’t much I could do about it. I felt frumpy.
I found hope when watching an episode of What Not to Wear. At the start, the woman they were transforming didn’t even look like she had a waistline. A proper fitting bra gave the woman a more defined figure. Learning how to fit a bra has given me back my shape.
How to Measure for a Bra
When it comes to a bra fitting, the first step is to measure. To correctly measure bra size requires two measurements and should be done with a soft tape measure like you use for sewing. For an accurate measurement don’t wear a padded bra.
- Band Size: Place the tape measure on the bra band in the back and bring up over the top of your bust. This number is your band size. If it is an odd number, round up.
- Bust Size: The second measurement is taken around the fullest part of the bust.
- Cup Size: To get your cup size subtract the band size from the bust size. Equate this number to the corresponding letter of the alphabet. For instance, one inch is A, two inches B, and so on.
A proper fitting bra makes a flattering difference and it is much more comfortable!