What’s the one thing that affects how our clothes sit, how comfortable we are and also our backs, posture and more? Boobs. That’s what. Big, small or somewhere in between, it doesn’t matter what size or shape, the right bra is essential and getting it right can be the difference between enhancing your assets and giving you red marks, achey shoulders and worse. Fitting bras is something I’m passionate about, I’ve even been known to do it at a dinner party (be warned in my company, ladies!), because it’s so important and so many of us aren’t in the right size.
So it’s about time I showed you how to measure your size. Then check the fit of your bra, or vice versa and get an underwear update. Your boobs will thank you for it. And it takes less than 60 seconds.
- When you buy a new bra it should fit snugly on the loosest hook. As the fabric stretches over time, move down a hook to tighten and by the time you reach the tightest hook it’s time to think about replacing your bra.
- Bra sizes as with any clothes will vary slightly by brand and also the cup shape will affect the sizing to a degree.
- These calculations are for standard UK bra sizes.
- Check the fit of your bra in under 60 seconds using this easy guide.
If your back measures at 32.5″, round it down to 32 inches. (We all know bra sizes come in even numbers)
Your back measurement is 32inches.
If your bust measurement is then 36 inches, that’s 4 inches more than your back measurement.
4 inches more = D cup.
Your cup size is a D.
Your bra size is a 32 D
Quick reference guide to difference between bust and back measurement:
- 1 inch = A cup
- 2 inches = B cup
- 3 inches = C cup
- 4 inches = D cup
- 5 inches = DD cup
- 6 inches = E cup
- 7 inches = F cup
- 8 inches = FF cup
- 9 inches = G cup and so on…