Friday, April 29, 2011

What's Your Bra Size?


Lots of girls do not know their correct bra size. Here is a way of figuring that out.
  1. "Run a tape measure all the way around your body just underneath your breasts and take a measurement in inches. Make sure the tape measure is horizontal and fairly snug. Your arms should be down. If this measurement is an odd number, round up to the nearest even number. This should be your band size. For example, if you measured 31 inches, your band size should be 32. If your measurement is already an even number, you may find that this is your band size, or you may have to go up to the next size (i.e, you may have to add 2 inches.) If you measured 34 inches, your band size may be 34 or 36.
  2. Since everyone's breasts are different, the most accurate way to determine your cup size is by using your current bra size as a starting point. The cups are sized relative to the band, so if you were to try a smaller band size but keep the same cup size, the cups would be too small. For every band size you have dropped, you will need to increase the cups by one size. For example, if you are currently wearing a 34C bra and your underbust measures 31 inches, then you will most likely need a 32D.
  3. For every band size you have dropped, you will need to increase the cups by one size. For example, if you are currently wearing a 34C bra and your underbust measures 31 inches, then you will most likely need a 32D.
  4. Check the band size. The correct band size is the smallest you can comfortably wear. It needs to be firm enough that the bra is still fairly supportive without weighing down heavily on the shoulder straps.
  5. Check the cup size. The correct cup size should be completely filled out with no wrinkling of the fabric or space in the cups, but any spillage means the cup size is too small, even in low cut or pushup bras.
  6. See how it looks with your top on. You've found a new bra that fits well, maybe in a different size or style to the ones you're used to. Now it's time to see what it does for your figure! If you're trying a t-shirt bra it's also important to make sure it gives you a smooth line under fitted clothes."

This instructional video will give you an idea of how to go about these steps. Test it out.

Peace, Love & Blaze,

Afayah

*excerpts from wikihow.com