How To Measure Your Bra Size At Home

Do you remember the last time you measured your bra size?

If it was several years ago, chances are, it might no longer be a perfect fit. Our breasts go through so many changes throughout our life with factors like genetics, weight, period, puberty, and pregnancy all playing a role in the change of size and shape through the years. Not only can ill-fitting bras be super uncomfortable, but they can also cause health issues, such as back and neck pain.

To find accurate measurements for your bra, typically, a lingerie shop would be the first and best option. But with limitations brought about by the pandemic and other things, this may not be an option available to you. It’s obviously not an option if you’re purchasing online. This is why it’s important to know how to measure your bra size at home.

If you’ve experienced any of the issues mentioned above or are just curious to confirm whether or not you have been wearing the proper bra size, read on.

What those numbers and letters actually mean

Bra sizes are typically represented by a set of numbers and letters. The number refers to the size of the band. The band is basically the part of the bra encircled around your torso area, under your bust.

It could be measured in inches or in centimeters, depending on the bra manufacturer. The best way to measure a bra is to use the same unit of measurement as the brand you’re eyeing.

For example, if you are wearing a bra made by an American brand that using inches, then you’ll want to measure in inches. Or if you’re wearing a European brand using centimeters, then that’s the metric you’ll want to know before purchasing.

Now, the letters, on the other hand. These indicate your cup size. Cup sizes typically start at A and can go all the way up to a DDD and above for very large breasts.

Get your band size

The first step to measure your bra size at home is to find a good measuring tape. Once you’ve done this, the next step is to position the measuring tape around your ribcage, just below where your bra would be. Make sure the measuring tape is as straight as possible as you encircle it around. Also, as you’re measuring, make the tape is snug but not too tight so that it becomes uncomfortable. Once you have the number, jot down the measurement and round it off to the nearest whole number to get your band size. Some brands will need you to add four if the number is even and five if the number is odd.

Measure your bust

To measure your bra cup size, you’ll first need to measure your bust. Locate the fullest part of your breasts which typically fall at nipple height. Again, make sure that the measuring tape is level as you measure your bra cup size. For this measurement, there’s no need to make it tight. 
Some women’s breasts may not exactly be fullest at the nipple level. If this applies to you, bend at the waist to get the measurement. 
If you’re experiencing mobility issues, you can also lie on your back and take it from there. Take note of the measurement, and once more, round it off to the nearest whole number.

Determine your bra cup size

To measure your bra cup size, subtract your band size from your bust size. Based on the resulting number, there are corresponding letters to indicate your bra cup size.

In case your band size and cup size happen to be the same number, then you’re an AA cup. As the disparity in the two sizes goes up, so does your cup size. Say there’s a one-inch difference between your band size and your cup size, then you’re an A cup. Two inches, then you’re a B cup. Three inches, a C cup. And so on and so forth.
For reference, here’s a handy guide:

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Finding your perfect size and bra

Ready to get your accurate bra size? Grab a measuring tape and something where you can jot the measurements.
As mentioned before, bra sizes can vary from one manufacturer to another. This is why customizing your lingerie according to your size is the best way to ensure a perfect fit.

And websites like My Satin Secret give you the opportunity to do just that.

As you can see from the information shared above, it’s not difficult to measure your bra size at home. But again, because women’s bodies can change so often and sizes vary widely from one brand to another, finding the perfect fit could still be difficult.

However, experts like My Satin Secret can help you get as close to the perfect fit as possible with tailor-made bras and underwear. The process is as easy as if you walked into a lingerie store. Just measure your bra size at home, send the measurements online, and expect your gorgeous new custom bra to arrive. And with a commitment to customer satisfaction, if the bra does not fit you perfectly, you can exchange or return it at no extra cost.
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