Complete Guide To Measure Your Bust Size At Home
The wrong bra size doesn't just affect how you look, but can also ruin your health. These step-by-step measuring instructions, which include how to determine the band size, how to measure your bust size and how to calculate your cup size, will ensure a perfect fit.
ARE YOU WEARING THE RIGHT SIZE?Do you have wrinkles in the cups? Do the underwire poke the sides of your breasts? Do you have cup spillage, slipping straps, or a bra that hikes up when you lift your arms? If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, it's the high time you head to a professional bra fitter—or take out the measuring tape and follow the steps here. There are certain factors, such as weight gain or loss, a new exercise regimen, pregnancy, and a change of diet, which can cause a change in the bra size. STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR BAND SIZE It can be measured effectively by following either of these two ways, either by being braless or wearing a non-padded bra. When you determine the band size, make sure that the measuring tape is leveled and is very snug. You have to measure around your rib cage, which is located just under the breasts where your bra band usually sits. The only thing to keep in mind is to pull the tape tight so that it sits against your rib cage. Round to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. For instance, if you measured 32 inches, your band size is 36. If you measured 33 inches, your band size is 38. STEP 2: HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BUST SIZE To measure the bust accurately, you need to be wearing a bra. Pick a comfy one, but not the one that boosts your bust size. You are doing this to get the actual measure of your breasts, not the extra padding! Hence, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level) but somewhat loosely. Thereafter round to the nearest whole number. STEP 3: CALCULATE YOUR CUP SIZE Now again use the measuring tape to measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust. Again, it's important to keep the measuring tape level with the ground. Once you have that measurement, now subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement. The cup size is the difference between your band size and bust size. A standard chart is followed to understand size differences and how they equate to cup sizes:
- 1-inch difference = Cup Size A
- 2-inch difference = Cup Size B
- 3-inch difference = Cup Size C>
- 4-inch difference = Cup Size D
- 5-inch difference = Cup Size DD