How To Measure Your Bra Size

You'll Need:

  • Soft measuring tape (or a string, which you can measure against another measuring device)
  • Paper & pen

Find Your Band Size

  1. Remove all articles of clothing from the waist up, including your bra
  2. Wrap the tape around your torso, directly under your breast. Wherever your breast tissue terminates into the torso is where the tape measure should be sitting, even if it seems high.
  3. Take a deep breath in and pull the tape tight enough that it feels really snug (because bras are stretchy), but not so tight as to leave a red mark in your skin.
  4. After exhaling, write down this number.
  5. Round your under bust measurement (the first number) to the nearest whole number, if it's an odd number + 1
  6. This is your band size!

Find Your Cup Size

  1. To measure for the cup size, lay down on a flat surface, and wrap the measuring tape around the body at breast level. Do not move or manipulate the breasts while measuring; measure them where they naturally rest. Also make sure you do not let the tape fall in between the breasts, but let it lay across them like a bridge.
  2. Write down this number.
  3. Subtract the band measurement (the first number) from the bust measurement (the second number)
  4.  Round up the difference to the next whole number.
  5. Use Chart Below to find your Cup Size!

 

How To Measure Your Hips

Hold the start of the tape measure on one hip, wrap it around your buttocks and around your other hip and then back to where you started. Ensure the tape is held snugly around your skin, but resist the temptation to pull it too tightly.

 

How To Measure Your Waist

  1. Start at the top of your hip bone, then bring the tape measure all the way around your body, level with your belly button.
  2. Make sure it's not too tight and that it's straight, even at the back. Don't hold your breath while measuring.
  3. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale.