Bra Size Chart
How do you tell if a bra fits well?
If your breast is squeezing out over the top or there's space between you and the cup, you have a problem. Another, lesser-known thing to look for? Check out the piece that connects both cups and sits in the center of your chest. That little guy is called the gore, and if it sits flat on your skin, you have a good fit. If it's pulling away, you're probably in the wrong size.
How I can measure my bra size?
First, wear a non-padded, non-wired bra as this will ensure you find the best fit. Then, get a measuring tape and stand in front of a mirror.
- BAND SIZE. Wrap the tape measure round your chest just beneath the breasts. This is your Band Size.
- BUST SIZE. Now wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your breasts. This is your Bust Size.
- CUP SIZE. Subtract the Band Size from the Bust Size.
- FINAL BRA SIZE.
Teenage Bra Size Chart
Slip-on. Slip-on bras, otherwise known as crop top bra is the best bra for teenager and a comfortable option to help teens transition to bras. They function well for girls who are at the early stage of development. They offer minimal support but offer pretty good coverage for the budding breasts.
Three things that contribute to the bra rolling up your back
- Too tight straps
- Wrong band size
- Time to change your bra
Firstly, I would like to clear the misconception that the support to chest comes from the straps. Do you believe it? I heck not. Most women adjust their bra strap tight to lift the breasts which is not the right way to do it. When you put the whole weight of bust on the straps and gravity pulling it down the band rides up. So loosen them up and see if the bra band sits flat and parallel to the breast or not.
If you want to lift your bust for a firm round shape then try the pushup bras. They have a specially contoured foam padding in the cups that pushes your bust upward and creates a nice cleavage.
Check the band/wing of the bra
A bra is the most complex undergarments to manufacture. It has many small pieces attached together that form a unique bra. One major component that actually supports the breast is band or wing. Yes! you read it right. The underband is a section that stretches around your back and is the foremost source of support from your bra. On average women wear two sizes up the actual band size, strange right?! And if the band/underband size of your bra is not right, it can have a huge impact on how your dress look and the shape you want.
Are you aware that most women are wearing the wrong size bra? If you are one of those, don’t fret it we’ve got your back!
Watch if your bra rides up your back, this means your band size is too big. It should sit flat, parallel to your bust at the front; if it is riding up it is too large. A loosely fitting band can put a strain on your shoulder straps that can lead to shoulder pain. A correctly fitted bra should not have any movement to be able to ride up; it should fit firmly around your back and properly support your breasts.
Find a new bra
After loosening the straps and tightening the band, you still feel you are forever pulling down and readjusting the bra, then go ahead and buy a new bra for yourself. You can try a smaller band size with one size up the cup size. This will keep your cup size the same but with a small band. Let me give you an example if you’re wearing a 38-B and the bra band rides up in the back than you can try 36-C. The cup size will remain the same if you choose 36-C over 38-B confused, no need to be. We’ll explain it in the coming post. A correct band size may feel snug at first if you have been using a larger band size, but soon it’ll become the norm.
Knowing whether you are wearing the right size bra can be tough, so if you have any doubts about your size, experiencing any pain or discomfort. Go ahead, measure yourself and get fitted! Your breasts will thank you!