Monday, September 29, 2008

Bra Size Guide

Did you know that 7 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size. Popular shows like Oprah and TLC’s What Not to Wear have dedicated entire shows to the subject since the problem is so rampant amount women. With such large number wearing the wrong bra size, I began to wonder if perhaps I was wearing the bra size.
Since I, Girl Friday, am the editor of this free beauty tips website, I decided to do a little bit of research on behalf of all women on measuring a bra size. Many websites explained how to find your correct bra size and had a size chart to find your resulting cup size. I will paraphrase the important parts about determining your bra size using this method.

How to Measure Bra Size
First put on your favorite bra that you think makes your breasts the right shape and feels most comfortable. Next you will need to find a flexible measuring tape (the kind a seamstress would use). You may also need to grab a trusted friend to help you measure, since it is difficult to keep the tape level around your body. The first measurement to take is around your ribcage, just below your breasts. Now add 5 to this number to get your band size. If the resulting band size was an odd number, you will need to round up to the next even number since bra bands only come in even numbers.
The second measurement should be taken around the fullest part of your bosom with your favorite bra on. This measurement is your cup size. Next subtract your band size from your cup size to calculate the right cup size. Refer to the bra cup size chart below:
Bra Size Chart

1” larger than measurement 1--------------------A
2” larger than measurement 1--------------------B
3” larger than measurement 1--------------------C
4” larger than measurement 1--------------------D
5” larger than measurement 1--------------------E
6” larger than measurement 1--------------------F
After all the research about finding the right bra size, my measurements put me in the somewhat embarrassing category of 32A. I did indeed fall in the 7 out of 10 women who are wearing the wrong bra size. I figured models have smaller breasts right? It can’t be that bad. So I was off to the store to try on what I thought to be my “measured” bra size. The only problem was a 32A was giving me four breasts (you know the double-bubble affect) instead of two! I was back to square one asking myself “whats my bra size?”

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