Top 4 Steps To Fitting Your Bra Size

24 Oct

Many women wear bras that do not fit properly.

In fact I learned working for Victoria Secret over 70-85% of women are wearing the wrong bra sizes. I was very shocked to see the major bra lines through woman’s clothing. You want to find a bra that allows you invisible lines under your top or dress. There’s nothing unflattering then a woman with a bra size to big for her.

Bras that are tight, uncomfortable, produce excess flesh spilling out from the tops or sides of the cups, or produce a gap between the cup and the breasts, are not properly fitted bras.

Losing or gaining weight or changing your fat percentage can alter a bra size considerably. Take a few moments to ascertain your bra size to make sure that you have the best possible fit.

  • 1

    Stand at the mirror wearing your bra. With the tape measure resting just under the arm pits, pull the tape measure around the chest from the back until it closes; measure and make note of the measurement. Find the measurement with the tape measure resting comfortably around your chest and not too tight; you should be able to fit one finger between the tape measure and your skin. If this measurement is an even number, write it down. If it is an odd number, round to the nearest even number and write it down.

  • 2

    Move the tape measure down several inches so that it encircles the chest at the fullest point of the breasts. Write this measurement down.

  • 3

    Subtract the first measurement from the second measurement. Every inch difference between these two numbers represents one cup size. For example, if your first measurement was 36 inches and your second measurement was 39 inches, your bra size would be 36C.

  • 4

    Find a bra in this size and test the fit. A properly fitting bra will feel comfortable. If flesh spills out from the sides or tops of the cups, the bra is too small. If the fabric of the cups wrinkles or gaps around the breasts, the bra is too large.

  • SUMMARY: The main reason women wear the wrong bra size is that they don’t go and get properly measured, and I guess I am at fault too, because before I started working at Victoria Secret, I never got measured. Also, it’s because they may think their bust has gotten little bit bigger or smaller, when it could just be the band size that has changed. Maybe their back got wider or narrower.
    Someone who has worn a 34 B for years might get a little bit bigger and buy 34 C when they actually need a 36 B. Unless you get properly fitted, you’re not going to be wearing the correct bra size.
    The do-it-yourself fit guide is very, very simple. It has 2 or 3 steps that you can do it at home, or you can just go and get professionally fitted at a major department store.

    One Response to “Top 4 Steps To Fitting Your Bra Size”

    1. guabaomar1212 July 21, 2011 at 6:07 am #

      Yes, the fact that women do not measure their bra sizes, is the cause why many of them get the wrong bras. So they need these types of articles to understand that they must get proper advice and expert guidance many times.

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