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The Brief Guide That Makes Measuring Your Bra Size a Simple Process 

The Brief Guide That Makes Measuring Your Bra Size a Simple Process

You’re in a rush at the lingerie section of a department store. You’re unsure of your current bra size so you grab a few that “feel okay”. After trying them, on you reluctantly purchase them and remember that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size so you don’t feel as bad.

A few nights later you have a hot date with your partner. Before slipping on your simple black dress you put on one of the bras and don’t feel as sexy as you should.

We don’t want that to be you. Help your girls out and read our guide below.

Band Size

Measuring the band is the first step in determining your bra size. Not sure what the band is? It’s the “doohickey” that founder underneath your breasts and fastens with the hooks in the back.

The next time you’re braless, measure the top part of your rib cage. You want it to be snug but not too tight. Jot down the measurement in inches.

If your number was even (e.g. 30″) add +4 and if your number was odd (e.g. 31″), add +5.

Difference Between Underbust and Cup

Determining the difference between your underbust and cup will help you determine what type of breast shape you have and what bra size you need. Let’s get more clear on the types of bras you’ll need.


Women with full breasts have more tissue around their nipples. This makes them appear larger than the rest of their body.


For those with fuller breasts, it’ll be rounder in the back too. Buying a bra will mean more side support under the armpit.


Women with rounder breasts will typically have a fuller tummy too. This will make the breast tissue less pronounced.

Measure Your Cup Size

Finding the right bra size is sometimes no easy feat. To do so, wear your most comfortable bra. You want something that secures your breasts in the way that feels best to you.

Measure your underbust and the fullest part of your bust size, subtract them and divide by 2. For example, you would do 40″-44″=-14.4, divided by 2 is ~7 which would be your cup size (0=AA, 1=A, 2=B, etc.)

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Do You Have the Correct Bra Size?

Finding the right bra size is sometimes no easy feat. We hope our guide above has helped alleviate some pain points in the process. As you go throughout your life, your bra size may fluctuate, so do take your time to find something for your wants and needs.

You don’t want to be one of the 80% of women wearing the wrong bra, do you? If something feels wrong, it is wrong.

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