Did you know that the majority of women do not know their proper bra size? I was one of them until recently. I started having back problems like REALLY bad. No amount of Tylenol or any pain killer could get rid of the pain. So I went to my doctor and explain that I was having upper back problems. After a period of time went by she came to the conclusion that I was wearing the wrong bra size. And suggested that I get fitted for a proper one or the back pains will not go away. So I went into Victoria's Secret and ask a "bra specialist" for a proper fitting. It didn't cost me anything. And while she was measuring me, she explain each step easy & simple!
All you need is to wear a bra, have a tape measure and basic math knowledge .
|This is how Step one should look.|
1. Bring the measuring tape around your back to the front, keeping it under the arms and bringing it up across to the middle of your chest. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
2. Measure across the bottom of your band, directly under the bust and across your ribcage. Make sure to keep your measuring tape straight around the back to front. Again, if you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.
|Wrap the tape measure around the middle part of your bust.|
1. Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.
2. Subtract your band measurement (from step 1) from this bust measurement. The difference calculates your bra size- each inch represents a cup size. For example, if you measure a 34 inch band size, and a 36 inch cup size, the difference is 2: which would indicate a B cup.
Bra measurement Chart: Size changes depending on which country you live in.
Another Method: Bra Fitting Specialist
If you are having trouble with the chart you can go into stores like Victoria's Secret and ask for a specialist to measure you. You don't have to pay for anything and don't worry you won't need to take off your clothes. She will tell you your measurements and suggest types of bras that are right for you.
Special thanks to Bare Necessities