A lot of women at the age when they are already putting on bra, experience problems in looking for the cup size just fit for them. Others are not even aware that they are actually wearing the wrong size they have been used to because they simply don’t care. A little ignorance of this can get in the way of daily living and distort a woman’s overall look.
Relevant sections in magazines and blogs offer information on how to measure cup size, hoping they could help remind every girl that cup sizing isn’t formulated to aesthetically enhance appearance alone, but also as an adjunct to maintaining healthy womanhood.
An Easy Way to Measure Cup Size
To get you started, gather the things needed including a tape measure; a pen and a piece of paper; and a set of bras to try on. Be mindful of the important landmarks in this measurement namely the back, the ribcage and the bust. The first thing to do is to determine the band size which is a hint on how to measure cup size.
Standing straight in front of a mirror with hands laid down, run the tape measure across the ribcage just below the busts making sure it snuggly fits around your upper torso and remains evenly parallel to the ground. Obtain the size in terms of inches and don’t forget to jot it down. If the figure you got has decimals, round it off to the nearest whole number.
In order to arrive to the actual band size, just add two (2) inches if it’s an even number; and add one to three inches if it’s an odd to make it even. Therefore, if you got 36 inches, your band size will be 38 inches.
The next thing to do is to land the measuring tape along the fullest portion of the breasts while wearing a non padded bra. Then subtract your band size from the bust size you got and the difference will determine your cup size.
Cup AA is specified for a difference of 0 to 0.5”; a cup A for 0.5” to 1”; B for 2”; C for 3”; D or D1 for 4”; DD, D2 or E for 5”;DDD, D3 or F for 6”; G or D4 for 7”; H or D5 for 8”; I or D6 for 9”; and J or D7 for 10”. To exemplify this, let’s say you have a band of 36 inches and a bust of 38 inches, your cup size will be B.
As you were prompted to prepare a set of bras earlier as an integral part on how to measure cup size properly, it’s now time to fit them in. Remember that you should not be contented on merely putting them on and get confined to them as your ultimate size. You are gifted with hands and time to adjust the straps as well as the gut to distinguish which one appears loose and which one creates bulges and protrusions.
The best choice could be the one that fits almost exactly to your breasts without impeding the blood circulation in that area that may cause lesions. As said before, adequate bra size has an effect to a woman’s health and to the breast development especially to young ones. Make sure you are able to slip your fingers into the straps with ease but not to the point that it’s becoming loosely hooked.
Should you not get worried if you notice that one of your breasts fits your cup while the other does not? That’s normal because some of the paired human body parts are made slightly asymmetrical.
Meanwhile the abovementioned means on how to measure cup size is considered standard and is widely used, some other undergarment brands have developed their own principle for such, and it is your compulsion to conform to their label’s guidelines.