If you’re wondering how to find your bra size, you are on the right place. According to statistics 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. But finding the right bra size shouldn’t be so difficult. If you follow a few simple steps you will be able to find your bra size in no time. Bra size is determined by a few simple measurements. By using our instructions, bra size chart and bra fitting guide video on this page you will learn how to determine that perfect bra size.
How to measure your bra size?
In order to determine your perfect bra size you need to do three easy steps. We will be using centimeters to find the perfect fit according to the bra size chart. You can convert centimeters to inches, if needs be, by using converter on the following link:
Step 1: Find your underband size
With your bra on, measure around your rib cage, directly under your bust. Ensure the tape measure sits firmly against your skin, with no sags or twists. You should be able to slide no more than two fingers under the tape. Make a note of the measured length.
Step 2: Find your cup size
Measure around your body, over the fullest part of your bust.
Ensure you’re standing upright. Make sure the tape measure is level all the way around and sits flat against your bra, without cutting in. Make a note of this measurement as well.
Step 3: Find your bra size
In the bra size chart, find your band size that corresponds to your measurement in step 1. For example, if you measured 74,5 cm under your bust, your band size is 34. Now follow the column down from your band size (34 in this case) and find the row that includes your measurement in step 2. Let’s say you measured 92 cm. This would make your cup size a C. In this case you should try bras in size 34C. Let’s say your measurement in step 2 had been 91 cm. Than you might want to try sizes 34B and 34C.
Bra size chart:
Understanding the way bra sizes work
Cup sizes are related to body sizes. They are not constant across body size. For example: 32C and 34C do not have the same size cup. The 34C cup is proportionally larger to suit the larger body size.
Keep in mind, measurements can only be used as a guide to find your correct size. Cup shapes and sizes vary, depending on bra style. We recommend trying several styles and sizes to find the best fit.
Bra fitting tips:
If you need more body size…
go up in band size and down in cup.
If you need less body size…
go down in band size and up in cup.
All three sizes will be the same capacity but will be larger or smaller in band size. Example: 36C=38B and 34D
Now if you have gone through these advices you have learned how to find your bra size. However, wait for a moment. You found a nice bra and feel that fits well. But there is a small problem. Band is digging in or pulls up at the back, underwires are poking your breasts or don’t sit flat on the body. You need to know how should a bra fit.
In this bra fitting guide video you can see which are the most common fit problems and suggested solutions. And remember, when you wear a properly fitted bra you shouldn’t even know you have one on!
Bra fitting guide – Video