What is a Bra Size?
Bra size is a measure of the distance from the underarm to the outside of the bust. In other words, your bra size is how tightly or loosely your breasts fit in a particular bra. It's used on all women who wear bras for sizing and fit purposes.
In general, most women have a bra size between 34-36 AUS / 32-34 EU / 32-34 UK. However, there are many special cases that require special consideration and further attention:
*If you're pregnant with large breasts, you may end up having an extended band size of 38-40 AUS / 36-38 EU / 36-38 UK; or If you are premenstrual or nursing with smaller breasts, you may find your band size to be 32AUS/ 30 EU / 30 UK.
How to Measure Your Bra Size at Home or in a Store with a Tape Measure
The best way to measure your bra size is to find your size on a bra chart that has been provided by the manufacturer.
The first step is taking a measurement of your arms, which will be one of the most accurate ways to find your size. After measuring your arm, it's time to wrap the tape around the fullest part of the bust underlining where you want the cups to rest. The last step is making sure that you are secure with all hooks and eyes before moving on with this process. All in all, using these steps should help you get an accurate measurement of your bra size.
Some Tips for Finding the Right Bra Size
A lot of women struggle with finding the right size bra. It can be so frustrating to try on dozens of bras that just don't fit right.
To help you find your perfect bra size, here are some tips you can follow;
- Go to a store with a good return policy.
- Be honest with yourself and write down your measurements on paper before you go to the store.
- Measure yourself both in front and back.
- Be picky about what brands you like.
- Don't settle for something too big or too small - aim for one size up or down from your dress size.