Step by Step Guide How to Measure Bra Size and Cup Size At Home

You should know that wearing a wrong size bra can be unhealthy and can get you side effects. It is generally found that 4 out of 5 women doesn’t know whether they are wearing right size of bra. They are not even aware that measuring a bra before buying is important.

Choosing a right bra that fits your bust and gives you comfort is very important.

I can understand how confusing it could be looking at those numbers like 32B and 34D. Whether you are buying a regular bra or a sports bra, it’s important to choose right size.

Here in our article I will cover how to measure your bra size and determine cup size.

In order, to make this process simple, follow step-by-step measuring instructions after which I am sure you will find perfect fit right away.

To determine the perfect bra size for you, we will calculate below :

  • Band size by measuring the under-bust
  • Bust size by measuring where the bust is at its fullest
  • Bra cup size by subtracting band size from bust size

Once you are ready with measuring tape, let’s start :

1. Take Your Under-Bust Measurement

Round your measuring tape covering your under-bust. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. So if you measured 32 inches, your band size is 36. If you measured 33 inches, your band size is 38.

2. Take Your Bust Measurement

Wrap the measuring tape slightly lose around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level). Round to the nearest whole number.

3. Bra Size Calculator Chart (Bra Calculator India)

4. How to Calculate Cup Size for your Bra?

Subtract your band size from your bust measurement and refer to chart.
Example: 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s a 34C.

So how do you know if bra fits properly and is perfect fit ?

  • Bend your upper body forward, then slip on the bra and hook it. It makes sure that your breasts are completely fitting in the cups.
  • Make sure the bra is not too loose. You should be able to slide only one finger underneath the band.
  • Adjust the band. The back of the bra should be level with the front.
  • Fix falling straps. First, tighten the band, then shorten the straps.
  • Put on a close-fitting shirt over the bra. If the cups pucker or your breasts bulge, you’re not wearing the correct size.
  • Look at yourself sideways in a mirror. Your breasts should sit midway between your shoulders and elbows. If not, you need a more supportive and better-fitting bra.
  • If you need to go down a cup size for fit, go up one band size, and vice versa. For example, if a 34C is too big for you, move to a 36B.

Well, now you know your bra size and henceforth you will be cautious to get perfect fit bra for yourself.

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