How to Measure your Bra Size
- Interview with Lingerie Bee
- 10 Jul 2022
Thousands of women suffer daily because of an incorrect bra size. Here we discuss how to measure correctly and identify an ill fitting bra.
How do you measure your own bra size?
There are a few simple steps you can take to measure your own bra size:
1. First, wrap a measuring tape around your chest, just under your arms and above your bust. Make sure the tape is level and snug against your skin. Note down this measurement in inches.
2. Next, measure around the fullest part of your bust. Again, make sure the tape is level and snug against your skin. Note down this measurement in inches.
3. To calculate your band size, subtract your first measurement from your second measurement. The difference will correspond to a specific band size (e.g., if the difference is 2 inches, your band size is 34).
4. To calculate your cup size, subtract your band size from your second measurement. The difference will correspond to a specific cup size (e.g., if the difference is 4 inches, your cup size is C).
Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and that bra sizes can vary slightly from brand to brand.
How do you know if you are wearing the wrong size bra?
There are a few signs that you may be wearing the wrong size bra. If your straps are constantly falling down or your bra is leaving marks on your skin, it is likely that your bra is too tight. If your bra cups are wrinkling or your breasts are spilling over the top or sides of the cup, it is likely that your bra is too big.
What are the consequences of wearing an ill fitting bra?
There are a number of consequences that can come from wearing an ill fitting bra. First and foremost, it can be extremely uncomfortable. An ill fitting bra can cause chafing, digging, and general discomfort. Additionally, it can also cause the breasts to appear misshapen or lumpy. Finally, an ill fitting bra can also lead to back and shoulder pain.
How can you tell if a bra fits properly?
There are a few key things to look for when determining if a bra fits properly. First, the band should be level with the front of your body and should not ride up in the back. Second, the cups should completely enclose your breasts without spillage or gaping. Finally, the straps should stay in place without slipping or digging into your skin. If you can check all of these boxes, then you have found yourself a well-fitting bra!
What is the difference between a well fitting bra and an ill fitting one?
A well fitting bra should feel comfortable and supportive, without being too tight or too loose. It should also be the right size and shape for your body, so that it doesn't gap or pinch in any areas. An ill fitting bra, on the other hand, will be uncomfortable and may not provide adequate support. It may also be the wrong size or shape for your body, causing it to gap or pinch in certain areas.
What are some common problems that women have with their bras?
Some common problems that women have with their bras include straps that slip off the shoulders, cups that are too small or too big, underwires that poke or dig into the skin, and bands that are too loose or too tight.
How can you avoid these problems?
There are a few things you can do to avoid these problems. First, make sure to buy a bra that fits you properly. Second, adjust the straps and band as needed to get a comfortable, secure fit. Third, choose a style that works well for your body type.
How often should you get fitted for a new bra?
This depends on a number of factors, including your body type, how often you wear a bra, and how well your bra fits. However, many experts recommend getting fitted for a new bra every 6 months to 1 year.
What are some tips for choosing the right bra size?
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right bra size:
1. Make sure to measure your bust accurately. You can do this by wrapping a measuring tape around your chest, just under your arms.
2. Keep in mind that bra sizes vary between brands, so don't hesitate to try on a few different styles and sizes to find the perfect fit.
3. Pay attention to the way the bra feels on your body. It should be comfortable and support your bust without being too tight or constricting.