You’re Wearing the Wrong Size Bra. You’re Welcome!
Bra sizing the correct way.
by Aonika Laurent Thomas
Too many of us fall victim to the ill-fitting brassiere. The symptoms:
Chest spilling over, straps falling down, gaping between your bra cup and your breast, band riding up your back, back rolls only while wearing a bra, breast going for a swim in your bra. Or, worst of all, it looks like someone poured pancake batter into your bra. It’s time to face the truth: You’re wearing the wrong size bra or one that should have gone into the trash years ago. You are committing a bra faux pas. Now, let’s fix it. Start with measuring.
Measure your band size.
Keep in mind that the band, which is the most supportive part of the bra, should fit positioned halfway between your shoulder and natural waist. Place a tape measure completely around your ribcage directly under your bust. This is your chest/band measurement. If you get an odd number, round up one. An example — if you measure
29½, round up to 30 and that would be your band size.
Measure your bust size.
Bending over slightly, measure the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape level around your body.
Calculate your cup size.
Subtract your band measurement from bust measurement. This number represents your cup size.
Cup size chart
1” = A 5” = DD
2” = B 6” = DDD & F
3” = C 7” = G
4” = D 8” = H
It’s that easy. Now go out, pick up your girls, and have a perky day!
–Aonika Laurent Thomas