Are You Wearing the Right Bra?  

 Are You Wearing the Right Bra?


According to Oprah’s bra intervention, 80% of women are not wearing the right bra!  bra sizing charts

Are you one of them? After hearing this shocking revelation, I got measured by a professional right away and lo and behold, I was one of those 80%! Chances are, you are not wearing the correct size either!

You do not have to go to a professional to be measured. I will provide you with some simple instructions on how to correctly measure your bra size in your own time, in the privacy of your own home.

Step #1: Band measurement

Measure under your arms, high on your back, around the top of your chest.

If this measurement is an even number, then this is your band size.

If this measurement is an odd number, then add 1″ to determine your band size.

Record that number, you will need it for step 3.

Step #2: Cup measurement

While wearing your favorite supportive, comfortable bra, measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust.

Record that number, you will need it in a sec.

Step #3: Do the math

Subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement; each inch represents a cup size. (1″=A cup, 2″=B cup, 3″=C cup, 4″=D cup, 5″=DD or E cup, 6″=DDD or F cup, 7″=G cup, 8″=H cup)

For example, if your band measurement is 34″ and your cup measurement is 40″, then the difference between these measurements is six inches, and you would wear a DDD or F cup.

If you are not sure about your size, consult a professional bra fitter in a department or lingerie store.

Quick Fit Tips

Measure your bra size every year, or more frequently if you have major body changes such as weight loss or gain, pregnancy, etc.

Replace your bras every six months.

Most bras get worn out from laundering and wear out after about six months.

Check your bras occasionally for signs of wear and tear like stretched out straps and/or underwires that poke, which signal that a bra is ready for retirement.



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