Bra sizes might seem overly complicated, but that mostly comes down to the sheer number of combinations. Every woman is different, and so are their breasts. It's important to find the right lingerie for you.
The first thing to understand about bra measurements is that there are two sizes to consider: the band size and the cup size.
We often equate our band size to our clothing size; If you’re a size 14 top, you might assume you are a size 14 in bras. Yet this isn’t always the case, especially if you have big boobs. Cup sizes can be especially confusing, asa cup size in a 14C is different to a 12C.
Since the size of your breasts can vary over time, it’s important to double check your bra size at least annually and whenever you gain or lose weight. An ill-fitting bra won’t only look bad – it can be super uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful.
Before you begin measuring, please note these important points:
- You should wear your best fitting bra when taking your measurements.
- Remove all other clothes before you measure up.