How to meausure your bra size correctly

bra-meausurement

Did you know over 85% of the worlds population of women are wearing the wrong bra size.  There are many reasons for this but one of the main reasons is lack of knowledge of how a bra should fit and feel, also how to measure and fit yourself for a bra.  After all you are the person ultimately who knows how it feels.

At Beau Dame we have designed an easy to follow fitting guide for you.  There are many conflicting ways to measure yourself we have used the tape measure method firstly so it gives you an idea of what size you are.  It is very important that you know how a bra should look like and feel like when it is fitted properly.  It will take you a few seconds to obtain your correct bra size

 To obtain the correct bra size you need to take 2 measurements.

Band size measurement (back measurement)

Here's How it works

Firstly make sure you are wearing a non padded bra when measuring your bra size. The first measurement is around your whole body directly under your bust using a soft tape measure.  The tape should be held quite firmly but not too tightly across the rib cage so that it feels uncomfortable.    If the measurement is an even number, add 4 inches (10cm).  If the measurement is an odd number, add 5 inches (12.5cm)

E.g.  If the measurement is 28 inches then add 4 inches = 32.  Therefore your correct bra size is 32 inches.  If your measurement is 29 add 5 inches = 34 inches.  We now have your band size.

Measure your cup size

Measure around the fullest part of the bust, you may need some help with this, the tape should be firm but should not be digging into the bust or sliding off the bust.  The difference between this measurement and your bra size is your cup size.  The chart below will convert your measurement into cup size.

E.g. your bra size is 32inches the fullest part of your bust is 36 inches.  The difference between the two measurements is 4 inches.  According to the table below this would make your cup size D.

-1

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

AA

A

B

C

D

DD

E

F

FF

G

GG

H

HH

J

JJ

K

 

International Bra Sizes

UK USA Euro French Italian Australian
28 28        
30 30        
32 32 70 85 1 10
34 34 75 90 2 12
36 36 80 95 3 14
38 38 85 100 4 16
40 40 90 105 5 18
42 42        
44 44        
46 46        
48 48        
50 50        
52 52        
54 54        
56 56        

BRAS - CUP SIZES

UK USA Euro French Italian Australian
AA AA AA AA    
A A A A A A
B B B B B or none B
C C C C C C
D D D D D D
DD DD/E E E DD DD
E DDD/F F F E E
F G     F F
FF H       FF
G I       G
GG J       GG
H K       H
HH L       HH
J M       J

 

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