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Ladies: You’re Probably Wearing The Wrong Bra Size! How To Measure Bra Size Yourself & Find The Right Bra

Do you know how to measure bra size?

Did you know that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? (It’s true.)

I finally found my true bra size!

I’m going to walk you the steps to help you calculate:

  • Your true bra band size
  • Your bra cup size
  • Your correct bra strap length
  • And overall fit

… all in the privacy of your own home, and without a bra fitter.

(Think of me as your free online bra fitter.)

2 Most Common Mistakes Women Make When Choosing A Bra

  1. Getting a bra that’s too small in cup size.
  2. Getting a bra with a band that is too loose.

Couple that with the fact that as your weight fluctuates (due to age or pregnancy),so too does your bra size — and you can see why bra size is a big big problem for women!

So that means if you’ve done any of the following, then you probably need to adjust your bra size:

  • Lost or gained 5 to 7 pounds
  • Experienced childbirth or menopause
  • Changed your diet or exercise regime

Okay, let’s get right to it…

Here’s how to measure bra size — and find the right bra.

How To Measure Bra Size, Bra Cup Size, And Bra Band Size To Find The Right Bra

#1 – Measure your bra band size.

With a tape measure, measure the area all the way around just beneath your breasts. Your arms should be down, and the tape measure should be snug.

#2 – Measure your bra cup size.

 This is best accomplished by looking at the cup size you’re currently wearing.

#3 – Try on some bras.

Using the bra band size and bra cup sizes you’ve determined from steps 1 and 2 above, you’re now ready to start trying on bras.

#4 – Check the fit of the band.

The perfect band size is the tightest one that you can comfortably wear that will still support you without feeling as though your shoulders are being weighted down.

#5 – Check the fit of the cups.

The perfect cup size is one that your breasts fill up with no space left inside — and no fabric wrinkling. Also check for bulging — if there is bulging at the top, sides, or under your arms then you need to try a different size.

#6 – Check the fit of the straps.

Believe it or not, the band of your bra should do most of the work… not the bra straps. The straps simply keep the bra in place as you move. You should be able to lift your bra straps 1 inch (about 2 fingers) off your shoulders with a bit of effort. If you can lift them higher, then your straps are too loose. If you can’t lift them that high, then your straps are too tight.

And that, my friends, is how to measure bra size and find the right bra for you!

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