Many women ask "how do I measure my bra size?" We can find ourselves a bit lost on lingerie websites looking for bra guidelines, but don't panic, we've got your back (literally)!
We aim to give you more confidence in that journey.
1. Feel it Out | Know Your Boobs
Firstly, our breasts/boobs have no muscles, only fatty tissue and ligaments. It's understandable how varying life cycles and changing health impacts our bust size. If you've been measured before, don't be surprised if your bra size has changed.
2. The Cup Size | Check your Fruit Bowl 🍑
To ease this task; in the quest for the perfect bra fit we would like to use analogies. We are all familiar with articles, magazines, and dressing guides where we see a comparison to a woman’s shape like 'Apple', 'Round Apple' & 'Pear' shaped etc., So say we refer to fruits to helps us establish an idea of our Cup Size!
It's only a reference but goes a long way to giving us an idea of our cup size when looking to purchase the perfect Bras.
‘C Cup’ is similar in size to a peach,
‘D Cup’ is similar in size to an apple,
‘F Cup’ is similar in size to a grapefruit,
‘G Cup’ is similar in size to a melon,
‘H Cup’ is similar to a watermelon.
‘DD Cup and E Cup’ will sit just over the size of an apple,
- ‘FF cup’ will sit just above the size of a grapefruit.
So figure out what juicy fruit best describes your boobs and you're one step closer to knowing exactly what bra is best.
For Exact Measurements
Wrap a measuring tape somewhat loosely around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level). Round to the nearest whole number!
3. The Back Size | This is the tricky part... but we've got a hack.
Now ... back sizes! The letters in your cup size refer to your actual boob size, but the numerical aspect of your size is actually your back measurement.
-Bras are made in varying back sizes. UK sizes vary to EUR sizes the below grid may help with that:
UK/AUS/NZ Back Sizes 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
EUR /USA/ FR Back Sizes 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
It can be tricky to measure this correctly, if you need help finding your true under-bust measurement, just follow our fitting video here.
Your measurement may be lower than the bra size you are wearing but that is your measurement. Another helpful approximate guide to back measuring is by your dress size:
Size 12 is a 32 – 34 back
- Size 14 is a 34 – 36 back
Size 16 is a 36 – 38 back
- Size 18 is a 40 – 42 back
- Size 20 is a 44 – 46 back
- Size 22 is a 46 - 48 back
For exact measurements
For example, 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. This means your size is 34C.
That's it! You've successfully graduated with the tools for getting the perfect bra fit!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found our bra size guide helpful and interesting! If you have any tips, pop them in the comments below!
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5. For Exact Measurements
While braless or wearing a non-padded bra, use a measuring tape to measure around your torso directly under your bust, where the bra band would sit. The tape should be level and very snug. Round this measurement off to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five.
Your band size is the sum of this calculation. (For example, if you measured 32 inches, your band size is 36. If you measured 33 inches, your band size is 38).
Wrap the measuring tape somewhat loosely around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level). Round to the nearest whole number.
Then - subtract your band size from your bust measurement!