Calculate bra size: the ultimate fitting guide
When buying a bra, you are totally unsure which one Bra size do you have and do bralettes really fit? Then you should definitely find out your correct cup size. Because a poorly or incorrectly fitting bra is not only quite uncomfortable, but can also lead to other complaints such as back or neck pain. Since the shape of your breasts can change as a result of growth, a lot of sport, hormones or taking contraceptives, you should measure them again and again (if you have the feeling that your bras are suddenly no longer fitting properly). Because especially if you depend on the supporting function of a bra and, for example, don’t like to go topless, your daily companion should of course be a “perfect fit”! And we’ll tell you how it’s done!
Calculate bra size: how does it actually work?
Of course, if you have questions about the fit, there is always the option of going to a suitable shop and getting advice from the local specialist staff. Questions can be clarified there in a direct conversation and, especially if you are unsure about measuring, doubts can be eliminated. Conveniently, many underwear brands such as Love Stories, Triumph or Hunkemöller also offer “fit finders” on the website, which will guide you through the process and then make shopping recommendations with further questions about style, color and support. But even within the guide-like formats you still have to lend a hand and measure yourself. How exactly this works and what you need for it, we will tell you below.
What you need to measure:
- A tape measure
- Something to write about
- The size chart shown below
Calculate bra size: It works with these 3 steps
1. Measure the underbust circumference
To measure the underbust circumference, place a measuring tape horizontally around the body below the chest and pull it slightly taut. The result (e.g. 80 cm) is the first part of the typical size designation (e.g. 80 B). Round up or down in 5 cm increments.