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5 Easy Steps to Measure Your Right Bra Size at Home

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Finding out your right bra size is the best thing you can do. It will help in buying comfortable, stylish bras and sexy lingerie that offer basic support you need. The right band and cup size affects your comfort level. As much as possible, we do not want to be wearing the wrong bra size that will make us uncomfortable and cringe the whole day, and may contribute to our productiveness on our work or school.

But you should not worry now because there are steps you can take to determine your bra size. These steps can be done at home and with the help of your friend or mom. Check the steps below:

First step: Find out your rib cage size

Take the measuring tape and put it on your underbust, where the bottom part of your bra clasps around you. Ensure that the tape is pulled tight across the middle of your back in a parallel position. To get the smallest measurement possible, make a deep exhale. Check where the end of tapes meets and take down the number. If the number is not exact, round it to the nearest whole number.

Second step: Calculate for band size

Now that you have the rib cage size, let us compute your band size. To get the band size, if you get an even number earlier you will add 4 inches and if it is odd number, add 5 inches. For example, you got 28, it will become 32. If you measured 31, your band size is now 36.

Third step: Get your bust size

Keep in mind that you need to stand straight while your arms at your sides. After that, take the tape and wrap to your breast to the fullest, which is usually directly over the nipples. Ensure that the tape is not ill-fitting or loose, and is parallel to the floor all the way around. Take note of the number you will see and round it to nearest whole number.

Fourth step: Calculate your cup size

You will know your cup size by the difference between the measure of the band size and the bust size. Below is the reference you will need to know your cup size:

0-inch = AA
1-inch = A
2-inch = B
3-inch = C
4-inch = D
5-inch = DD

If you have a 32-inch band size and a 36-inch fullest breasts, then there is a difference of 4-inch and according to the reference, you are cup D.

Fifth step: Wear a bra and check the fitting

• First, check the snug band that supports your breast. Insert one or two fingers under band, if it fits okay, you will have a good support.
• Also check the side coverage. There should be no tissue coming out from the sides of the cups that is just beneath the armpits.
• Look at the flat gore. The gore is the part of the bra band that is located between the cups. It should sit flat comfortably against your chest.
• Assess the straps. If the straps are falling, tighten the band and shorten the straps.

Now, let us wrap it up what we mentioned above.

If your band size is 34 and your bust size is 36 inches, then you will have a 2-inch difference that is cup B. To get the final right bra size, put together your band size and the cup size. That is 34B! You do not need to worry now and you’ll have a nice time with bra shopping because you are able to get the right bra measurement!

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