Provided below is a ‘Do It Yourself’ on how to determine your right bra size.
If you are not comfortable doing this yourself or would much rather prefer someone with experience then you may always go to a lingerie or intimate clothing store; just ask for a bra fitting and most any place will gladly do it for free.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR RIGHT BRA SIZE
Remember to stand up straight and maintain a natural and relaxed posture. Note that it may be helpful to have someone else measure you, though it is quite simple to do this yourself.
To determine your band size, wrap a tape measure around your rib cage just below your bust; note that the tape should be leveled and snug around your body. Be sure to measure in inches.
If your measurement is close to a fraction of an inch, then round up to a full inch.
e.g. 27 ½ inches should be rounded up to 28 inches.
For an odd numbered measurement add five inches. For an even numbered measurement add six inches.
e.g. 27 inches in measurement plus 5 inches equals 32 inches.
28 inches in measurement plus 6 inches equals 34 inches.
This final number is your band size.
e.g. 32 and 34 in band size, respectively.
To determine your bust size, wrap a tape measure around your chest at the fullest part of your bust; note that the tape should be leveled and should not feel tight.
e.g. Take 34 inches for instance.
The difference from the bust and band size is your cup size. Sizes go up according to every inch of difference.
e.g. 34 inches minus 32 inches equals 2 inches.
34 inches minus 34 inches equals 0 inches.
If there is none to less than an inch in difference, then you are an AA cup. Otherwise, one inch of difference is an A cup, two inches of difference is a B cup, three inches of difference is a C cup, and so forth.
e.g. B cup and AA cup, respectively.
Therefore your bra size corresponds to your band size and cup size.
e.g. 32 B and 34 AA, respectively.
Alternatively, refer to Figure 1, shown below, for a simplified approach.
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