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. Youâ€™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 letâ€™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.
- 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.
- Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.
- 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.