Whenever we read statistics revealing how many women walk around wearing the wrong size bra, we’re never surprised. Bra shopping is tiresome and whenever we go into a bra shop, we tend to end up walking out with a different size bra than when we came in.
Wearing a good fitting bra is not just a matter of finding a lift that makes your gals look their best. It’s also about making sure that your breasts are properly supported to avoid back pain, neck pain, and premature sagging.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can measure your bra size from home, so you never have to wear an ill-fitting bra again.
1. Using a tape measure, measure the circumference of your ribcage, just below where your bra sits. It will likely fall somewhere between 30 and 50 inches, and this will be your band measurement. Round it to the nearest whole number.
2. Next, measure around your back and the fullest part of your breasts, using the top of your nipples as an indicator. The number that you end up with is your cup measurement. Again, round it to the nearest whole number.
3. Finally, subtract your band size from your cup size. Every inch in difference equates to a letter. For example, a 32-inch back with a 33-inch cup size would be a 32A. A 32-inch back with a 32-inch cup size would be a 32B and so on.
So there you have it. You never have to suffer wearing the wrong bra size again.