How To Measure for a Bra - The Full Bust Woman's Guide

How To Measure for a Bra - The Full Bust Woman's Guide

As a full bust woman, your bra can either make or break your outfit, your mood and even your entire day. Having a bra that fits perfectly is essential. A poorly fitting bra can cause discomfort, back pain, and even potential health problems. However, finding your perfect bra size requires careful measuring. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the steps on how to measure for a bra to ensure you get the perfect fit every time, especially if you're a woman with a bigger chest.

Step 1: Measure yourself using a measuring tape:

To determine your correct bra size, you have to determine the sizes for your underbust and bust using a measuring tape. To get your underbust measurement, wrap the measuring tape around your rib cage directly below your breasts, take a snug measurement, and round to the nearest whole number. Next, measure your bust, take measurement close to your nipple, and round it up to the nearest inch. This will help you determine your current bra size, which you can use as a starting point. If you don't have a measuring tape, you can grab your free measuring kit, tape included, in our store. Having a measuring tape is crucial when it comes to measuring for a bra. 

Step 2: Determine your Bra Cup Size:

Once you know your band and bust size, calculating your cup size is simple. Subtract your band size from your bust size to determine your cup size. The difference between the two measurements will give you an estimate of your cup size. If the difference is 5 inches, you are a DD cup; when it is 10 inches, you are a J cup and so on.

how to measure for a bra - a chart showing a measuring tape around a woman's underbust then a woman's bust

Step 3: Take into account Bra Style:

Different bra styles fit differently. For instance, push-up bras or balconette bras are designed to lift your breast, while minimizers contain your breasts to avoid bulging. Make sure you consider these styles when measuring your bra size.

Step 4: Check your Bra Fit:

Once you have determined your bra size, check that you are wearing the right size by trying on different bra styles. Ensure the bra is snug but doesn't cause bulge or discomfort. Check that the band of the bra fits well, and the bra's center front sits flat against your chest. Your bra straps should also comfortably adjust, and they don't dig into your shoulders.

Step 5: Replace your Bra Regularly:

Your bra will need replacing regularly, depending on how much you wear it. It's recommended that you replace your bra every eight months to one year to ensure you maintain your bra's perfect fit. Older bras can lose their elasticity, which could lead to discomfort and pain. Once you know how to measure for a bra, you can check out our guide on how to care for your bra here.

Getting the right bra size involves taking accurate measurements and checking the fit of different bra styles. By following the above guide, you will find the right bra size and get the perfect fit, ensuring maximum comfort and support for your bust. Remember, a well-fitting bra is not only essential for your health but also your confidence levels. So, take your time to measure and get the right bra size, and you will feel comfortable and confident all day.

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