How to Measure Bra Size?
Quick Fit Tips
Measure your bra size every
year - more frequently if you have major
body changes (e.g., weight loss or gain, pregnancy, etc.).
Replace your bras every six
months. Most bras get worn out from
laundering and wear after about six months. Check your bras
occasionally for signs of wear and tear like stretched out straps
and/or underwires that poke, which signal that a bra is ready for
A truly supportive bra that
fits properly will fully encompass (but not
necessarily cover) the entire breast regardless of the design. Classic
signs of an ill-fitting bra are the 'double-bubble' effect – when
you're pouring out of the top of the bra and 'side spillage' – where
you're pouring out of the sides.
For optimal comfort and
support, the back wings (Back wings are the
strips of fabric, which extend from the outer base of the cups and
secure in the back.) of your bra should be comfortably anchored at or
below your shoulder blades.
If you're bulging out of the
top of your bra, first make sure you're
wearing the correct size then check to see if the cup type you've
chosen is too shallow for you. The shallowest cups are demi (as they
are not intended to cover the entire breast) and padded (the padding
takes up some of the space in the cup), so if you're consistently
noticing the bulge, you should opt for non-padded, full cup bras.
If your bra straps
constantly fall down, you are either wearing
the wrong size or your bra straps are worn out and have lost their
elasticity. Either way, without properly fitting straps you're
probably not getting all of the support you need. There are a few
options to correct this issue...
- Replace your existing bras with
new ones, if you find that your straps seem to be losing their
elasticity quickly you may want to opt for rigid strap (non-stretch
- Or, if all else fails try a fully
convertible bra, which allows you to adjust where the straps are
If you're experiencing pain
in your neck and shoulders, you need a
supportive bra, which evenly distributes the weight of your breasts.
Comfort strap bras do just this and have the added bonus of lined
straps for optimal comfort.
If you're seeking more
cleavage, opt for a push up bra with
adjustable enhancement like removable cookies (small removable pads).
You can up the cleavage ante by choosing a push up bra with a low
center gore and angled demi cups.
If you'd like to minimize
your assets, choose a minimizer bra, which
can reduce the appearance of the bust by up to one-cup size.
If you'd like to create a
smooth silhouette under even the thinnest
fabrics, opt for seamless bras in a sleek fabric like microfiber.
T-shirt bras are a wonderful option all year around; they're
specifically designed to be virtually invisible under clothing.
We'll help you find the perfect fit