Many women wear the wrong bra size. In this little guide we are going to show you how to measure your bra size.
The first thing to know is the fundamental rule: the bra size is composed of 2 main elements:
- A number (85, 90, 95…) that will define your band size.
- A letter for the depth of the cup (A, B, C, D…) that will define your cup size.
With these measurements, we can help you to determine your “theoretical size”.
- Wear your favorite bra, the one in which you feel comfortable (recently purchased and a non padded bra).
- Make sure you have a measuring tape.
- Place yourself in front of a mirror and stand straight.
You are ready, here we go!
- Measure your band size and your cup size (see the figure).
- Find your measurement in the tables and to know your right size.
Ex: You have measured 82 cm for your band size. You are between 80 and 84 cm, you need to wear a 95.
Ex: You have already defined you band size (95) and you have measured your cup size which is 97 cm.
YOUR SIZE BRA IS 95 C.
But be careful, these tables are just a guide value... It is very difficult to have the right measurements by your self. It is enough to make a mistake of a centimeter and the bra size will be wrong…
Here, some of our precious corsetry secrets to help you find the right size.
- Put your favorite bra on.
- Place your chest in the center of each cup.
- Adjust your straps (if they are too loose, the bra cups don’t stand on your chest; if they are too tight, the straps will cut your shoulders and deform the cups).
- Place yourself in front of a mirror and follow the next steps:
- You should be able to pass at least 2 fingers behind the back of your bra. If it is not the case, your band size is too small and your bra will be uncomfortable to wear. For example, if you are wearing a 95 C, you should change it for a 100 B (increase the length of your back and keep the same cup). See the correlation table.
- The back of your bra ride up? If you can tighten your bra and the back stays straight, you have the right size. Otherwise, your chest circumference is too large and instead of a 95 C you should wear a 90 D (a shorter back with the equivalent cup). See the correlation table.
The separator (piece that is placed between the cups)
The separator must be flattening between your chests. If it is not the case, the depth of your cup is not enough. If your chest circumference is the right one, you should change just the cup size (from a C to a D).
- The top of the cup press your chest? Your bra is too small. You need to take a bigger cup size (from C to D).
- The top of your bra don’t press your chest and there is a space between the bra and your chest? The cups are too big; you need to wear a smaller cup (from C to B).
Now you know all our secrets… If you are wearing the right size bra, the back, the separators and the cups must be perfect.
Don’t forget that the cuts and the fabrics are important elements on the choice of your bra and that nothing will ever replace the fitting.
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