Beauty DIY

How to measure your bra size

Studies suggest that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size, which can lead to a number of health problems. Badly fitting bras can cause neck, back and shoulder pain, chafed skin, and even more long-term damage, with permanent shoulder indentations.

If you haven’t had a bra fitting for a number of years, we would recommend personally visiting an underwear shop, as many offer free bra-fitting consultations. If you want to get a rough idea in the meantime, read on to find out how to measure your bra size.

How to measure your bra size

Measure your bra band size

Measure just under your bust using a fabric measuring tape (where the band of your bra would go). Round this to the nearest whole number, and add four inches if the number is even and five if the number is odd.

Measure your bust size

Wrap the measuring tape loosely around the breasts at nipple level. Round this to the nearest whole number.

Calculate your cup size

Measuring your cup size requires some simple maths. Subtract your band size from your bust size. The resulting number number correlates to a cup size, e.g. AA = 0, A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, DD = 5, etc.
So if your band size is 34 inches and your bust size is 36 inches, your correct bra size is a 34B.

Find your perfect fit

Once you’ve sussed out your bra size, it’s worth investing in some good quality underwear. Liz is a big fan of Nudea, a sustainable underwear brand made by women, for women. Plus, the team at Nudea have given us a generous discount of 15%! Simply enter the code LIZLOVES at checkout for 15% off your order.

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