So, you’ve stumbled upon my blog and learned that there’s a world of sizes out there beyond 32-38 A-DD. According to studies, somewhere between 65%-85% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Are you guilty?Never fear young grasshopper, I (with the help of many lovely resources) am here to help. We need to free those boobs from titty jail!
So, without further adieu here is how to measure your UK bra size. You will need a soft tape measure and a mirror (or a friend). You’ll need to do this with bare breasts and you’ll be using inches.
Step 1: Measure under your bust keeping the tape measure parallel to the ground. Keep the tape measure as snug as you’d like a bra to fit.
Step 2: Write the number you get down. Round it up to the nearest even number. This is your band measurement.
Step 3: Measure around the fullest point of your bust while leaning (again with the tape measure parallel to the ground). Do not pull tight or distort your breast tissue.
Step 4: Subtract the number you got in step 1 (pre-rounding) from the number you got in step 3. This will give you your cup size with 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D, 5=DD, 6=E, 7=F, 8=FF, 9=G, 10=GG (etc). If you are between two numbers, try both sizes!
I know, I know, this sounds like a lot of work. So, for motivation here is a bra-fit before and after of me:
If all of the math still seems like too much effort (I feel you there) you can use this bra size calculator.
So now, armed with your new size, you may feel a little bit of panic. How could I possibly be an F cup? Well, cup size is NOT static. Contrary to what the media portrays, there is no such thing as a “D cup”. A 26D is half the size of a 32D. A 34D is much smaller than a 38D. If you still have sticker shock about your size, take a look at it on the bra band project. Hopefully you’ll find a titty-twin 🙂
Questions? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Informational Resources:
The Kewl Blog: How to Choose the Right Bra Size and Style (I’m quoted in this!)