Check the measurement; look at the closest whole number, avoiding fractions.
Subtract the larger number, be it your band size or your bust size, from the smaller. Your answer will correlate with a cup size. For example, if your band size is 38 and your cup is 37, the difference is 1.
If your band size is 32 and your bust 35, the difference is 3. A difference of 1 inch correlates with an A cup; of 2 inches with a B cup; of 3 inches with a C cup; of 4 inches with a D cup, and 5 inches a DD cup. Ruth Nix began her career teaching a variety of writing classes at the University of Florida.
She also worked as a columnist and editorial fellow for "Esquire" magazine. VanderWerf Award for excellence in teaching from the University of Florida. You will get the best result if you keep your arms down and close to the body while measuring get help from somebody else, if possible. Use a measuring tape showing inches when measuring. Divide your measurement by 2. If your bra size is 36D, 36 is your band size.
Band size can be measured both over and under the bust. We recommend that you measure under the bust. That is also the easiest way to measure your band size properly. Finding your band size is easy more simple than finding your cup size.
A band that rides up in the back means your band size is too big. If your bras straps are doing all the work, consider going down a band size. Breasts should fit comfortably into the bra cup with no overflow, double-bubble, or wrinkles in the bra fabric. Your bra band should not be giving you the illusion of back fat. If this is happening try a larger band size or a difference style bra.
Top Related Beauty Tips. Maximize a Small Bustline. How to Instruction Guide. Written by Girl Friday Beauty. Get a free Beauty eBook as our gift to you. Your email address is never shared. Bra Size Measuring Guide: I began to wonder if perhaps I was wearing the bra size. I decided to do some research on behalf of all women on measuring a bra size. I will paraphrase the important parts about determining your bra size using 2 different methods.
Bra Cup Size Chart Method 1 1" larger than measurement A 2" larger than measurement B 3" larger than measurement C 4" larger than measurement D 5" larger than measurement DD or E 6" larger than measurement DDD or F 7" larger than measurement G 8" larger than measurement H 9" larger than measurement I 10" larger than measurement J Bra Measuring Method 2 Best for Average to Small Busts Step 1: We all think that we are suppose to fit in that limited size assortment, which is just not realistic.
If you don't perfectly fit in the standard bras size, most women settle for mediocre fit of what is available, on sale and in the prettiest color. Bare Necessities Fig Leaves Essential Apparel Big Girls Bras my bustier friends favorite Have a Professional Measure Your Correct Bra Size Completely frustrated at the department store trying on the wrong size bras, I had to call in the little old woman sales assistant in the bra department to measure my size in the dressing room.
I will admit I was a bit shy, but at least I would have a solid answer from a real bra professional. With the tape measure she too, measured the same measurements as I had myself.
But when looking at me in the 32A, she saw the problem. She sweetly went out and searched for a 32B bra size for me to try. After trying on this new size it fit absolutely perfect!
I was ecstatic and quite happy with the shape result and added perkiness. What the Right Bra Size Shouldn't Do With so many ladies wearing the wrong bra size, I thought I would take a moment to discuss the signs that you might be wearing the wrong size bra.
Below is a list of no-nos when it comes to bra fit.
While braless or wearing a non-padded bra, measure around the bottom of the band, directly under your bust. The measuring tape should be level and very snug. Round to the nearest whole number. Subtract your band size from your bust size, and use the difference to find your cup size on the bra size chart below. BRA SIZE CHART Size Chart: Exact sizing and fit may vary by brand. How To Measure Bra Size. Did you know that most women wear the wrong bra size without realizing it? In addition, many are unaware of the different types of bras which are made to fit your body perfectly no matter what you wear. While the band on your bra may be comfortable to you, the cup size .