Discussing :: Determine Your Correct Bra Size

#1

Alice
Determine Your Correct Bra Size

Not all bras are created equal. For one style bra, a woman may need a 36B. For a different company, the best fit might be a 36C. This is why women need to try on a bra before buying it. It also helps to know ahead of time exactly what size she needs.

Instructions
1. Put on your most comfortable non-padded bra. Take a deep breath and exhale. With the measuring tape parallel to the ground, measure around the bra directly under the bust. This determines your frame size. Round any fractions to the nearest whole number. If the measurement is even, add 4 inches. If it's odd, add 5 inches.

2. Stand up and put your arms at your side. Get someone else to wrap the measuring tape around the center of the bra. Round any fractions to the nearest whole number.

3. Subtract the breast size in step 2 from the figure in step 1. The resulting number determines your cup size. If the difference is ½ inch or less, the cup size is AA. If the difference is ½ to 1 inch, the cup size is A. The other cups and sizes are B (1 to 2 ½ inches), C (2 ½ to 3 ½ inches), D (4 inches), DD or E (5 inches), DDD or F (6 inches) and G (7 inches).

Tips & Warnings
1. This bra size calculator is just a tool. Try on bras in this size first. If they fit perfectly, great. If not, try another with a different band or cup size.
2. The area of the bra between the breasts should touch or nearly touch the chest. Increase the bra size if necessary so this happens.
3. Lift your arms when you try on a new bra. If your breasts fall out of the bra, decrease the band size.
4. If the band is too tight, increase the band and/or decrease the cup size.
5. If the band is too loose, decrease the band size and/or increase the cup.

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amy.melissa

That sounds incredibly complicated, just go to a shop where they do fittings like bendon. Everyone there is really helpful and aim to peals no matter how long it takes to find the right one. Even if you don't buy form that shop you know the exact ones you want to get.


Lara

I can't express how important it is to get the right fit! I have EE and after years of wearing the slightly wrong size, I now have big grooves in my shoulders from the weight of my breasts and wearing my bra incorrectly. I wish I had ensured the right fit a long time ago - thanks for this great advice, I am definitely taking it on board!!


bike

Simply a grinning visitant here to share the affection (:, btw remarkable next page

#2

ClaireElizabeth

This just makes me want to run out and buy a Thin Lizzy bra


Anna

lol i agree!!!


Wice

My Mum bought one of these but gave up after finding it was incredibly difficult to put on and take off. You would think you would just slip it over your head but it didn't work that way and she had to step into it and pull it up over her hips!

#3

Alice

ya, wearing a correct size bra is quite important for our women

#4

Mellow

Black eyes after a workout, usually means a firmer bra required, or the tie-downs need adjusting......

#5

New Member

Store fittings are always brilliant :)
They know the importance of a good fitting bra :)

#6

Dee-Dee

....go and get it fitted professionally take it from me, who was buying and wearing the wrong size for years one 20 minute consult and hey presto feel great and happy with wearing the correct bra and is great for the twins too, nothing beats a good fitting bra....best decision I made, and with my exercise program and change of lifestyle i.e. more healthier eating....I had to go back and get re-fitted only negative is when you exercise you lose weight around the boobs, so had to get a refit but still a great service......

#7

Wice

More on this topic. Here is a list borrowed from
http://www.babycenter.com/101_bras-gone-bad-5-signs-of-an-ill-fitting-bra_10332953.bc

which give five signs of an ill-fitting bra. I know that quite a few of my bras fot the bill reading this! If you go to the website they have lots of explanatory pictures should you need them.
1. The straps keep falling off your shoulders
2. Your breasts spillover the top or sides of your bra
3. Your breasts sag or have no support
4. Your straps dig into your shoulders
5. The back of the bra keeps riding up

#8

mouena

this is embarrassing but i have only learnt how the sizes are worked out about 5 years ago and I am 45 years old?? work that one out.

#9

Me91

@mouena, don't worry, I have to go bra shopping with my 50 + year old mum because she doesn't know what size she is. On a side note, does anyone know if there are bras with different cup sizes? So annoing when a bra fits perfectly on one breast and there's spillover on the other.

#10

Dreamingofacruise

we have been wearing them for years and still don't know how to get fitted properly

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