Do You Know Your Bra Size

One of my most bizarre sights is going to the market and seeing grown women trying out bras at an open market…What???

Seriously, I really don’t want to see the size of your breast. My worry most times aside the embarrassment of "testing" a bra in an open market is centered around the possibility of the "bra tester" not actually buying the "tested bra" which means somebody else could come and "re-test"  eventually leaving the bra for a random innocent well knowledgeable woman who knows her size to  buy it. Let me spare you details of my imaginations. Anyway, to avoid this is to simply know your bra size. Here are tips on how to know your bra size.


Know Your Band Measurement

Wear a non-padded bra, using a measuring tape, measure around the bottom of the band (underbust). The measuring tape should be level and very firm. Round to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. Example: You measured 34 inches, your band size would be 38. If you measured 33 inches, your band size would be 38.

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Take Your Bust Measurement

Take the measuring tape around your nipple level not too tight not to loose. Get the nearest whole number.

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Calculate The Cup Size

Subtract your band (underbust) measurement from your bust measurement. The difference you get is your Cup Size. 

Example: 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s a 34c.

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This is a more detailed cup size chart.

If the whole calculation seems like a lot for you, click here to use a bra size calculator from boobydoo

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Knowing your bra size is really this simple. It is important to note that number of these sizes varies as we have US sizes, UK sizes e.t.c  Nevertheless, the measurement standard used above is a UK standard which is the most common size used in Nigeria

Written by SWP editor