The Perfect Bra Sizing Guide

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As women tend to fluctuate in bust size because of varying levels of hormones in the body, gaining or losing weight and even in pregnancy it is important to know how to buy the right size. It is very rare for a woman to be taught this essential piece of information and worst of all, it almost pains women with embarrassment to ask someone for help! By reading below, you will be able to find the perfect size bras that fit you during all of the different phases of changes that our bodies go through.

How to Select Your Size

The most basic way to find your size is by following the next steps:

Finding your band size – Wrap your measuring tape around the bottom of your bust, not too tightly, but not loose either. If you are wearing a bra while measuring, make sure that it is a non-padded bra that fits you well. You should measure in inches and if your wrap around size is odd, then go down one number to give you your final band size.

For your cup size, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your breasts and measure in inches. Then all you have to do is subtract the band size from the bust size. This will then determine the size of your cup.

And that’s all there is to it!

Tips on Bras

Now that you have found the perfect bra size to fit you, you should learn a couple more points that will help you to look great in your new bras.

When you purchase your bras, the bra should fit snugly on the loosest hook as over time, the back of the bra stretches.

Always look in the mirror before you buy your bra. Sometimes sizes are not universal so just as an extra precaution, see how your breasts look before you buy the bra – the shape may not be right for what you want to wear over it.

If one of your breasts is larger than the other, it is crucial to always buy the larger bra size. It may not be apparent to the eye, but when you are being measured, make sure one is not being squashed down.

Your bras should not be uncomfortable at all whatsoever. If it is, it is the wrong size.

Even the best of girls suffer from the “four boob effect” which is when there is a bulge over the top of bra. This means that the bra is too small. When this happens, it is time to measure yourself again as you will need a new supply of bras.

To avoid bras not fitting, you may want to purchase bras for different times of the month as when this is happening, you may go up an entire size!

The perfect bra sizing guide will work if you follow all of these steps. It is no easy task going to a lingerie store and simply picking a cute bra. There is effort that goes into this shopping decision. Once you have found a brand of bra that you really love and fits you well, a great way to save money is to jump online and buy a few pairs. Now you’ll have a nice collection of comfortable, well fitted bras that look great!


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