Measuring for Band Size
To measure for your band size, place the measuring tape around the ribcage, directly under the bust. Make sure the tape is straight and flat across the back and parallel to the floor. Pull the tape snug. Round the measurement to the nearest even number. This number will be your band size and is the first step in determining what bra size you are.
Measuring for Cup Size
Subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement:
34 BAND MEASUREMENT – 37 CUP MEASUREMENT
Each inch difference between your cup and band measurement represent a cup size:
1 inch difference: A Cup
2 inch difference: B Cup
3 inch difference: C Cup
4 inch difference: D Cup
5 inch difference: E Cup
How to properly try on a bra
FIT TIP 1
Place your arms in the straps and hook your bra on the first set of loops. Lean over and use gravity to center your breast into the cup. Then, in a sweeping motion from the side of cup towards the center of the cup, lift and smooth your breast into the cup on both sides.
FIT TIP 2
Make sure you check your strap adjustment every time you put on your bra. As the day go on, straps can tend to slide and you definitely don't want slipping straps.
FIT TIP 3
The correct tension will only allow you to slide your thumb under the strap. If you can fit your whole hand your straps need to be tighter. Having properly adjusted straps will ensure that your bra is giving you the best support.
FIT TIP 4
Bra band should hug firmly around the body, anchoring the bra cup and underwire in place. Again, you do not want to be able to fit more than two fingers between your bra and your body.
FIT TIP 5
If the Band of the bra fits correctly, it should lay straight across your back without riding up in the center.