- Measuring the Band Size
- While wearing a non-padded bra, place the measuring tape around the rib cage, directly under the bust.
- The measuring tape should be snug and held parallel to the floor.
- Note the measurement in inches, and round it off to the nearest whole number.
- If the number is even, then add to it and if the number is odd, then add
- The sum is your band size.
- Measuring the Bust Size
- Place the measuring tape over the fullest part of the bust while holding it parallel to the floor.
- Note the measurement in inches and round it off to the next whole number.
- Calculating the Cup Size
- Subtract the band size from the bust size to calculate the cup size.
- Bust Size - Band Size = Cup Size.
- Cup Size
- A - 1 inch
- B - 2 inches
- C - 3 inches
- D - 4 inches
- Example: If Band Size = 32 inches and Bust Size = 34 inches then Cup Size = 34 - 32 = 2 inches which corresponds to a B cup.
- Suggestions to ensure you pick right
- Check your bra size every 4-6 months.
- The fit should not be too tight or loose.
- The bra cups should properly cover your breasts from the front as well as the sides.
- The bra band & centre gore should rest flat on your body without being too tight.
- The back of the bra should be level with the front.
- You should be able to slide only one finger underneath the band.
- New bras should fit perfectly when secured on the outermost hook. As it loosens over time, the band can be made taut by moving towards the tightest hook.
- There are bras that open at the front also, if you find it uncomfortable to reach behind.