Determining your bra size

60%-80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Are you one? Weight loss, weight gain and pregnancy are some of the factors that can change your breast size and shape so it may be time to remeasure to ensure you get the best fit, and ultimately, the best support.

When taking your measurements, wear a lingerie bra that fits you well.

Step One:

Measure snugly around your rib cage, just underneath your breasts. It should feel tight but not restrictive. Be sure that the tape measure lies straight all the way around.

Add 5 inches to your rib cage measurement, then round to the nearest even number. The result is your bra size or band measurement.

Step Two:

Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape measure straight all the way around your body. Round this measurement to the nearest whole number.

Subtract your bra size (band measurement) in step 1 from the bust measurement in step 2. The difference between the two determines your cup size.

Difference between bra size (band measurement) and bust measurement:

1=A cup
2=B cup
3=C cup
4=D cup
5=DD cup

It can be difficult to measure yourself, the process itself is not an exact science. If you have trouble and think you are not getting your correct size, check with our staff. They have been trained to properly fit and size.

Fit details to help guide you

Many sport bras are cross-sized to fit a small range of bra sizes, so look at breast coverage and breast movement. The bra cups should comfortably surround each breast to offer the greatest support. If the bra cups cut or bind try a larger cup size. If they wrinkle and have excess fabric try a smaller cup size.

The band should be comfortably snug to offer support, but not feel restrictive. If the band rides up in back, try a smaller or larger size and see if either fit better. If the band rides up in the front over the breast, try a larger cup size and/or smaller band size.

Bra fit information provided by Moving Comfort -

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