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Finding a Bra That Fits
Here is your guide to finding a bra that fits comfortably!
By: Melissa Williams Netherton
Did you know that a large percentage of women actually
wear a bra that is either too big or small for them?
If you are sick of constantly being uncomfortable in
your bras then read on and learn how to determine the
perfect size for you!
First of all, you want to get a measuring tape that
you can easily wrap around yourself. You have 2 factors
to consider when purchasing a bra…Your cup size
and your bust size…This method will help you to
To determine your bust size take your measuring tape
and measure around your rib cage, right below your breasts.
After you get that number, add 4-5 inches (you want an
even number) and this is going to be the bust size for
your bra. (Example: If you measured 29 inches, add 5
inches and you will arrive at a bust size of 34, if you
measured 27 inches you would add 5 inches and arrive
at a bust size of 32)
Next you will measure around the fullest part of your
bust with the tape measure. You want to make sure that
you don’t pull the tape measure too tight otherwise
you will not have an accurate reading.
Once you have determined the inches around your fullest
part of your bust subtract your original measurement
from this new measurement. This will determine your cup
If there is a 1” difference you are an A cup,
2” is a B cup, 3” is a C cup, 4” is
a D cup, 5” is a DD cup and so on.
In addition to these measurements it is important that
you find a bra that has comfortable straps that are adjustable
to your comfort level. If after doing this exercise you
are still not sure what size to purchase, don’t
hesitate to ask for help at your favorite lingerie store!
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