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There is no hard and fast rule that says one size fits all. It is worth mentioning that need to must try a bra of every type before you are sure of your size.
Research shows that 80% of women are oblivious to their true bra size. For all you know, you may be wearing an incorrect one. The most obvious thing we all go wrong with is the band size. Here are all the things you need to remember when buying a bra.
There is not one hard and fast rule that says one size fits all – not all bra types, I mean. It is worth mentioning that you must try a bra of every type before you are sure of the size. There would not be a radical difference in the sizes for every type/brand, but there would, most definitely, be some. Research shows that 80% women are oblivious to their true bra size. And for all you know, you might be wearing an incorrect one as we speak. The most obvious aspect we all go wrong with is the band size, amongst several others. So, here’s what determines your size.
Things To Remember
Go braless or wear a non-padded bra while you get your measurements done. Or, wear something light like a T-shirt and avoid sweaters, hoodies, jackets, or anything that is thick.
Be vigilant while getting your measurements, especially if you having sagging or larger breasts. Go one step further and get a second opinion if you want to be extra cautious. There have been instances where the difference in sizes was rather alarming when a measurement was taken the second time around.
Get a one-time professional fitting done. Experts say that the measurements are generally more accurate when you let someone else do your fitting.
As a rule of thumb, your bra should fit snugly around your body. It should neither be too tight nor too loose.
When you go up or down your bra size, the cup size also differs. For example, if your size is 34B, a bigger size for you would be 36A. If you want a smaller size, go for 32C.
It is easier to determine your band size first and then map it to your cup size.
Remember that your breasts should sit approximately midway between your elbows and shoulders when you wear a bra.
The cups will do the heavy lifting, and the straps will support them, so do not forget to adjust the straps.
Choosing the right bra is nothing but knowing your exact bra size for every type. However, you can’t just magically arrive at this number. You need to work backward and connect a few dots to get there. Here are a few pointers.
Move your arms around like a windmill to see if your breasts are falling out or hanging from the bottom or if your bra is riding up. In that case, try adjusting the straps first. Otherwise, you will need to go for a smaller cup size.
If your bra straps are pinching or digging into your shoulders, or if your breasts are spilling out, making the two of them look like four, you need a bigger size.
Bend forward when putting on a bra so that everything goes into the cup and nothing hangs under the wire.
Make sure the cup is taut and there is no extra room.
Always hook your bra at the closest (first) eye and run two of your fingers under the band. Your fingers should slide comfortably. The bra will loosen up with time, and you can hook it on the next eye then.
If your bra is riding up your back and you’re always pulling it down, you need a smaller band size.
The center part of the bra should sit just perfectly. It should not stick out or poke your skin.
Now that you know how to choose the right bra that fits you perfectly, what are you waiting for? With the number of options out there, bra shopping should not be that bad. There is one for everyone.
Here’s hoping our bra calculator helps you. Save the link and skim through it again before you actually go on a bra shopping spree.
If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below, and we we’ll get back to you.
Why do you add 4 inches to your band size?
Women with a muscular back, sensitive skin, and thin skin may experience pain if their band size is the same as the measurement of the rib cage because the band tends to dig into the skin. To avoid discomfort and find the right band size, adding 4 inches is advised. (1).
Does your cup size change when you lose weight?
Losing some weight doesn’t change cup size drastically. However, the change in cup size will depend on the composition of the individual’s breast. For example, breasts with dense tissue may not decrease after losing weight, but breasts with more fat might. Moreover, the amount of fat burnt will also determine the change in cup size, which will vary from person to person. For example, losing about 20 pounds may decrease the cup size for some women, while the rest may see some changes after losing about 50 pounds.
How heavy is a DD breast?
A DD breast may weigh between 15 and 23 pounds.