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Finding The Right Bra Size (Pregnant and Nursing Mothers)

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It is indeed challenging for a lot of women to find a well-fitting bra, It requires effort, time when shopping for a well fitted bra. Most women are shy to try on bras in shops to find out if it fits perfectly before buying, when they get home they find out the bra do not fit. It is either too big or too small. Wearing ill-fitting bras can ruin an otherwise flawless outfit, it may also cause health issues. Read On

Every woman is created with different shape of breasts and sizes too, a perfect fitting bra can help upgrade your self-esteem and give your life a whole new outlook. It can also improve you health wise. Do you know that ill-fitting bras can damage your breast tissue? If the breast is not well supported, it can result to back pain. Most women with big breast experience back pain with so much pressure on the shoulder which leaves a dip hollow on both shoulders. A right sized bra should it snugly and sits properly in the center of your back.


Video: How To Measure Your Bra Size



The Two Major Sizes For A Bra Are The Band Size And The Cup Size.

To ensure you buy or order via online the best-fitting bra, I implore you take a moment to take an accurate measurement of yourself; starting with your band size because band sizes vary in different counties. The band size is the size of the bra band around the torso/ribcage to determine your size, while the cup is the round the body at the nipple level. Get a measuring tape, standing mirror, pen and paper and then follow the steps below to ascertain what bra size is your accurate bra size.

Two How to Measure and Get Your Actual Bra Size 

Step One:
  • Band Size (Underburst): Measure around your band the fullest part directly under your bust but do not pull too tight. The measuring tape should be very snug.
  • After measuring, if the number is even add four (4) but if it is an odd number add five (5) to round it up to the nearest whole number. For instance you measured your band size 34 inches, plus 4 your band size is 38 and if it happens that you measured 35 inches, plus 5 your band size is 39.

Step Two:
  • Cup size/Overbust: Wrap the measuring tape around your breast at the nipple level and round it up to the nearest whole number.
  • Calculate Your Cup: Subtract the band size from your bust size. E.g, Example: 39 inches (bust) – 36 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s a 36C.

Note: It is better done while braless but if your bust will obstruct you, wear a none padded bras to enable you get the accurate measurement of your cup.


Refer To Your Bra Size Chart Below

DIFFERENCE IN INCHES YOUR CUP SIZE
0 5" AA
1" A
2" B
3" C
4" D
5" DD OR E
6" DDD OR F
7" G
8" H
9" I
10" J

HOW TO BUY OR CHOOSE A PERFECT BRA CUP 

Now you know how to pick the right size bra. If you intend to shop your bras online, ensure you take accurate measurement of your breast but if you are buying from a physical shop, it is advisable for you to check the manufacturers label for a perfect size bra. Don’t forget to use the above chart.

Was this piece of article helpful? Please leave us a comment by sharing your bra shopping experience with us and other women out there. 

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