Bra Fit Guide
Measure Your Band Size:
- Using a soft tape measure, measure around your bra directly under your bust. Look in a mirror to assure the tape is snug, smooth across the back, and parallel to the floor. The tape should rest on the lower band of your bra.
- With this measurement, round to the closest whole inch up or down. For example, if your measurement is 29 3/8", round down to 29". If your measurement is 29 1/2" or more, round up to 30".
- Add 5 to this measurement to obtain your band size. For example, if your ribcage measurement is 29", add 5 (29+5=34). Your band size is 34.
If the resulting band size is an odd number, like 33", you can usually go to the next band size (34"), but you should also try the next lower band size (32").
Measure Your Cup Size
- With the same soft tape measure, measure around the bust at the fullest point. Hold the tape measure straight but not tight.
- The difference between this measurement and your BAND size is your cup size. Each inch of difference is equal to one cup size. for example, if your band size is 34" and your bust measurement is 35", you wear an 'A' cup. Use the chart below to calculate cup size.
1" (A cup)
2" (B cup)
3" (C cup)
4" (D cup)
5" (DD/E cup)
6" (DDD/F cup)
7" (G cup)
8" (H cup)
9" (I Cup)
Tips For Best Measuring Results:
- For best results, measure yourself wearing an unlined or lightly lined bra, and avoid minimizers.
- Keep in mind that fit is the most important factor when sizing a bra, not the numbers. If it feels great, and looks perfect, that is your size!
- Please note that many factors affect your measurements such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and just normal physiological cycles. As your body changes, so will your size.
To speak to one of our caring, experienced Certified Fitters at Midtown Health, call 1-866-774-9513.