Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are you the right size?

Are you wearing the correct size bra????

When is the last time you were measured for the correct bra fitting?  Most women do not wear the correct sized bra.  Back in the day when I worked at Lane Bryant I had to learn how to measure women for the correct size.  The majority of the women I measured all had on the incorrect size bra. 

In the past week I knew I wasn't wearing the correct size with my weight loss.  I decided to measure myself to see what size I actually am now.  I had Art help make sure the tape measure was even while I measured.  Wearing the incorrect size bra is not only uncomfortable, but it looks a million times better.   
Here are is how you can measure yourself to make sure you are wearing the correct size.  You can also find the instructions and a video HERE.

Step 1. Measure from Band Width
Keeping the measuring tape parallel with the ground, measure around your bra directly under your bust after expelling all air from your lungs - you want this measurement to be as small as possible. Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.
If the measurement is even, add 4"
If the measurement is odd, add 5"

Step 2. Measure for cup size:

Standing straight, with your arms at your side, measure at the fullest part of your bust (while wearing a non-padded bra) making sure the measuring tape is parallel with the ground and not binding.
Round all fractional measurements to the nearest whole number.

Step 3. Calculate your bra size:

Subtract your band measurement (step 1) from your cup measurement (step 2). Generally, for each inch in difference, the cup goes up by one size. See the cup size conversion chart here.

Step 1: 34" under measurement +4" = 38" band
Step 2: 40" over measurement
Step 3: 40" - 38" = 2" or Cup "B"
Your size would be 38B

If The Difference Is: Your Standard Cup Size Is:

0"-1/2" (1.3 cm) AA
1/2"- 1" (2.6 cm) A
2" (5.1 cm) B
3" (7.6 cm) C
4" (10.2 cm) D
5" (12.7 cm) DD or E
6" (15.2 cm) DDD or F
7" (17.8 cm) G

There you have it!  Measure yourself & see if you are wearing the correct size bra! You will be so much more comfortable wearing the correct bra!


Crazy Town ND said...

I just did an upcoming blog about looking thinner...although I diedn't go into details like you did...I said wear proper fitting undergarments...watch for it...LOL...Muah!!! Mom

WARRIOR8708 said...

I liked helping on this prodject

Maria said...

It is sooooo true ! I got a new bra for christmas and it made me look like I had lost 10lb ! I bought one in every color ! LOL But the right bra and size can be life changing - and much cheaper than a boob job ! ;-) LOL

Lil' Woman said...

I need to do this badly! My cups runneth over. :) lol