What to do:
1. Wear a bra that fits you well.
2. Bend over and back up again to adjust for best fitting.
3. Wrap the tape measure around the base of your bra. It should be snug. Make sure the tape is flat against your skin. Note the reading in the front. This is value A.
4. Move the tape higher so it rests against your nipples. Ensure the tape is straight around your back. Note the reading. This is value B.
5. Value A minus B = C i.e. cup size.
6. Value A is your band size, value C is your cup size
Congrats! You now know your bra size.
Why it is important to choose the correct bra size? Wearing the wrong sized bra isn’t simply about aesthetics. Sure, clothes don’t fit right over an ill-fitted bra. They may look frumpy or awkward. But it can be dangerous for your health as well. A bra that is too loose or too tight can cause skin ailments, tense muscle and problems with posture.
How do you know that a bra size is too big for you?
If you choose a cup size or a band size that is too large for your body, there will be tell-tale signs. Look for straps falling off, empty space in the cups or the back strap riding up.
To know the right size for you, take the help of our size calculator.
How do you know that a bra size is too small for you?
If you buy a bra that fits best on the tightest hook, then you are buying a bra size too small. When a bra ages, the elastic stretches. This is when you should be moving to a tighter clasp. Look for tell-tale signs that you are wearing a bra size too small. If you find that your breasts are spilling out of the cups, if the underwire is cutting into your flesh or the straps are cutting into your shoulders, you need to re-evaluate your size. To know the right size for you, take the help of our size calculator.
Which bra style should you choose, if you are plus size?
There are plenty of stylish options to choose from without compromising on fit. Choose a style that complements your personality. But you need to keep a few things in mind so that your body is being cared for as well. Look for styles that offer full cover, underwire, three hooks and broader straps so that you get the support that you need.
Which bra is more suitable for you, if you are skinny?
There are fewer ways for you to go wrong when you are on the petite side. Choose any bra; just make sure it is the right size. You can opt for wirefree bras if your cup size is less than a C.
Should you wear bra all the time?
There have been many debates about the to-do and not-to-do warnings when it comes to bras being worn at night while sleeping. They are all mostly inconclusive. A thumb rule to follow is to ask yourself, do you feel that you need to extra support at night?