This Bra Fits Just Right

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 by 4 Comments
This Bra Fits Just Right

The statistics say something like 80% of women are running around wearing the wrong size bra. Would you go through life wearing the wrong size shoes? Of course not, that would be ludicrous. You’d look crazy with your foot flopping in and out of your shoe or feel awful if your shoe was pinching tight.

Why would you accept anything less than a perfect fit from your bra?

The piece of underwear that supports your breasts is one of the most important pieces you own. We all love to wear a little fancy something in a sexy color but let’s at least have it fit, unless we are prepared for annoying band ride ups, strap cut ins or worse, back trouble from a bra that is simply for show and lends no support.

Here are some tips to finding your correct bra size using a measuring tape at home.

Band Size

  1. Bring the measuring tape around your back to the front, keeping it under the arms and bringing it up across to the middle of your chest. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.

Cup Size

  1. Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.
  2. Subtract your band measurement (from step 1) from this bust measurement. The difference calculates your bra size- each inch represents a cup size. For example, if you measure a 34 inch band size, and a 36 inch cup size, the difference is 2: which would indicate a B cup.

I know you are curious, so here are the conversions.

Photo Credit: CEBIImagery/Barenecessities

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Deborah Cruz

Deborah Cruz, aka Truthful Mommy, is the creator of the magic that is The TRUTH about Motherhood. She is a wife, a writer, fashionista, and semi-crunchy, work-at-home Ninja Mommy living in the Midwest with her two beautiful girls and her husband. Waiting on her children in pick up lines, she can likely be found chirping on Twitter and engaging on Facebook

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  • Adventures In Babywearing

    I need to get fitted for new bras in the worst way. I haven’t been fitted since I stopped nursing and have just been “guessing” at the store. : /

  • Shell

    I recently found out I was wearing the wrong size. I needed to go down one band size and up a cup size- and it made such a difference!

  • Rebecca

    Fit is important since women fluctuate in this area throughout our lives.

  • Double Delicious

    I have been wear a B all my life and now I discovered I am a double d I think my mind just exploded… Wait till I tell my boyfriend