A Guide to Determining the Correct Bra Size

Bra Size – An infographic by the team at bra

Aside from giving a lot of discomfort, wearing the wrong bra size doesn’t sit well fashion-wise. If it’s too big, it’ll be evident through your blouse and wouldn’t look good. Aside from that, the adjustable straps slide off the shoulders, cups of bra wrinkle, and under band doesn’t sit level at the front and back. If the bra is too small, your breast spills over on top or sides of bra, underwire fits uncomfortably, and shoulder straps will dig into skin. Studies have shown that 4 out of 5 women wear the wrong bra size. This is basically due to incorrect measurement of the band and cup size.

There’re a couple of steps to follow when measuring the band size. Once you get an accurate measurement, refer to the chart showing measurements in inches with their corresponding band size. The same thing goes with measuring cup size. In determining cup size, subtract your measured band size from your bust measurement (Bust – Band = Cup). When putting on your bra, remember three words – stoop, scoop, swoop. If you feel that your breasts are still spilling over your bra, the cup is too small, and you’ll need a larger size. A bra that fits perfectly is when the strap is comfortable and fully supportive, bust is supported and naturally shaped, under band is level at the front and back, and cups of bra are smooth and there’s no spill over.