What Size Bra Should You Be Wearing?

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What Size Bra Should You Be Wearing?

Over 75% of Women today are wearing an ill fitting bra, this can cause back ache, neck strain, shoulder pain and many other complaints. One of the most common questions I am asked is how can you measure yourself for a bra at home without going and getting proffessionally fitted.  Here is a formula that I have used with my customers for many years :

Measurement number 1: Measure under your bust line.

Put on your best-fitting, unpadded, under wire bra. Measure underneath the bust line and make sure to measure tightly. Be sure the tape measure is straight across your back.

The general rule of thumb for all measuring is: less than ½”, round DOWN, more than a ½”, round UP. So if your measurement is 32 ¼”, call it 32. Write this number down. This is measurement number 1.

Band Size: Calculate your band size.

If measurement 1 is UNDER 33 inches, add 5 inches. If this number is odd, round up to the next EVEN number. If measurement 1 is OVER 33 inches, add 3 inches. If this number is odd, round up to the next EVEN number. Write this EVEN number down. This is your band size.

Measurement number 2: Measure over the bust line

Measure over the biggest point of your bust line. This is a looser measurement. Make sure the tape measure is straight. Write this number down. This is measurement number 2.

Cup Size: Calculate your cup size.

First subtract measurement number 1 from measurement number 2. Then consult the following chart to find your cup size.

If your unsure how to use this method drop me a line and I'll be glad to help you calculate your correct cup and band size, there's nothing like a poorly fitting bra!

All the best,

Chris Reid

PS If you get time check out my blog at : http://elingeriedirect.blogspot.com/

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