How to Measure Your Bra Size at Home

How to Measure Your Bra Size at Home

A wrong size of a bra can not only ruin your on-the-point outfit, but it can also ruin your entire day. You have to invest in sets of undergarments that fit you in terms of the cut and the size. The solution is out there, and some say it is not an easy solution. It’s something you need to put some time on in order to get right. You cannot just guess it or go with your guts. This task can be easily more daunting than trying to buy a new pair of pants.


That’s why it’s really recommended to find out your bra size before even trying on different bra sizes. And all you need for it is a measuring tape; if you don’t have one, you can replace it with a piece of string or a ribbon along with a ruler. There are only 2 simple steps that might need some little math.

Before jumping on how to measure your bra, you can check these general rules before buying news sets of bras:
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How to Measure Your Bra Size at Home:

There are usually some signs telling you that you’re wearing the wrong size of the bra. These signs include cup spillage, wrinkling in the cups, underwire poking the sides of your breasts or a band that rides up its position. Watch out of these signs, and learn how to buy the perfect bra:

  • Determine the size of your band.
    While wearing a non-padded bra, or while being braless (don’t measure over your clothes), run the measuring tape around your torso and under your bust where the bra band would be sitting. Make sure the tape is snug and not digging. Also, assure that the tape is level and not uneven. If you get a number with frictions, round it to the whole nearest number. Then, if the number given is an odd number, add five more inches to it, but if it’s an even number, add four more inches to it. The result of this simple calculation is your band size. Just remember that inches here are not equal to the size, meaning 35 inches does not equal a size 35 band and so on.

  • Determine the size of your bust.
    Now, this is how you’ll find out your cup measurements. Wrap the tape around your back and around the fullest parts of your bust/chest. Make the tape somewhat loose and not too tight. Round the outcoming number to the nearest whole number. To find your exact cup size, you’ll have to do some bra math. Subtract your band size (from step 1) from your bust measurement (from step 2). Then, take the number that represents the difference, and refer to this chart.

For instance, 37 inches (bust measurement) – 34 inches (band size) = 3. Number “3” on the chart equals a C cup. Therefore, your bra size is 34 C.


Good job, but your task is not over yet (ops!). Yes, you found the right size of bra, but you still have to find the right bra for your breast shape. Refer to this article on how to find the right bra for you.


Remember to always keep the measurements you found out somewhere written down or on your phone so that when the bra shopping crave is striking, you would know the right place to start from.