Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size?

Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size

Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size

The majority of women have been in a constant struggle to find the right bra size, most of us have been wearing the wrong bra for heaven knows how long. Are you wearing the right bra size? We keep on asking ourselves whether there is an equation for the right bra size, or if there’s a deep science behind it! Fear no more ladies, tips and tricks for having the right bra size are now at your fingertips.

Research done by Bravissimo, a Lingerie retailer, shows that most women are wearing the wrong bra size because of misconceptions about bra bands and cups. They have found out that most of us have been wearing a cup that is back a size or a size that is too big. Misconceptions about the actual cup size are also present and nowadays we must keep in mind that the cups do not have any exact global size for every band. This means that a C cup for a 32 band is not as big as a C cup for a 36 band.

Before checking out lingerie stores, take some measurements at home so that you know exactly where to start when looking for the right fit. You will need to use a tape measure and make sure that it is always parallel to the ground when measuring. Measure your band size by measuring the area right under your bust however keep in mind that your actual band size will be slightly higher than the exact measurement. Measure your cup size by measuring the fullest part of your bust. Once you have both of these measurements, you can either show them to the bra store and they can help you calculate the right cup size for you or calculate it yourself like this equation:

[box]To find your cup size, subtract the under measurement from the over measurement. For example, 34 under the bust and 37 over measurement; 37-34 = 3, which means the cup is C.[/box]

Make sure the bra fits!

Some of the top tricks that you should keep in mind are:

  1. Cup sizes are not absolute, a bigger band means a bigger cup size. A 36C has a bigger cup than a 32C.
  2. Stretch the bra, if it is easily pulled out to around 2 inches away from your body, look for a smaller band size.
  3. Focus on how the bra feels. You should be comfortable with bra size and not feel the under-wire at all. The under-wire of a perfect fitting bra should lie flat against the rib cage.
  4. The bra should support your bust and make it look fuller. Your bust should be positioned midway between your shoulder and your elbow.
  5. There are different shapes of busts and different bra cuts so experiment until you find the correct cut that fits your breast.