Did you know that a significant percentage of Indian women, approximately 80%, wear improperly fitting bras due to a lack of knowledge regarding proper bra size measurement? Wearing a well-fitted bra is not only essential for aesthetic purposes but also plays a crucial role in maintaining correct posture and providing the necessary support. One of the primary reasons for ill-fitting bras is the lack of proper bra size measurement. Understanding your accurate bra size is the initial step in finding the perfect fit. Fortunately, determining your bra size is a straightforward process, and we are here to guide you through it. All you need is a measuring tape, a mirror, and a well-fitted, non-padded bra for accurate measurements.

Here’s how to check bra size using bra size calculator

Step1. Calculate band size

  • The tape should be levelled and snug.
  • Round the number obtained, to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add 4 inches. If it’s odd, add 5.
  • The sum of this calculation is your band size
  • Example: 25.6 Inches will round off to 26 Band size - 26 + 4 = 30

Step2. Calculate bust size/ cup size

  • Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your bust
  • Make sure it’s not too tight or too loose and without any falls or twists.
  • Round off the number to the nearest whole number.
  • Now, subtract the band size calculated earlier from the bust measurement.
  • Example: Bust = 37 inches, Band = 34 inches, 37 – 34 = 3 inches. That’s a 34C!
  • If the difference between band and bust measurement is 1, then your cup size is A. If the difference is 2, then the cup size will be B, so on & so forth.

Here’s a video guide on how to measure your Bra Size

Some things to remember to select the right bra

  • It is better to check your bra size every 3-6 months.
  • Your bra straps shouldn’t be too loose or tight & adjustable to your desired level of elevation.
  • Your cups should properly cover your breasts from front as well as sides.
  • Your bra band & centre gore should rest flat on your body without being too tight.
  • Knowing how to measure your bra size will only allow you to know your perfect bra size, which is why you should also know which bra type suits your body silhouette. In such a case, take our FIT TEST to pick the most ideal bra for yourself.

Want to Know More? Refer to These FAQs

Q1. Why do women need to wear a bra?

  • Support the breast and shoulders.
  • Enhance the shape and silhouette.
  • Prevent sagging of breast tissues.
  • Avoid pain and discomfort.
  • Increase confidence.

Q2. How to know when you need to start wearing a bra?

  • The breast buds start developing. As a result, nipples show an impression, especially under body hugging outfits.
  • Pain and peculiar discomfort in the chest area.

Q3. What is the best bra to wear?

  • A simple T-shirt bra is ideal for everyday use. These bras give you a smooth line underneath your clothes, as they're either seam-free or they have barely-there seams. These bras don’t have any extra embroidery or lace, so they simply vanish under tight fitted tops and dresses.

Q4. What is ABCD in bra sizes?

  • The letters - like A, B, C, D - stand for cup sizes. The numbers - like 32, 34, 36, 38 they tell you the band size – that's the part of the bra that goes around your torso. For instance, a 34A means that your boobs are an A cup and that your bra is 34 inches around.

Q5. What are sister sizes?

  • Everyone has a unique body type, which means sometimes you may not find accurate bra size measurement using the regular bra size chart. Here, you can switch to sister sizes. Basically, these are alternate bra sizes where the cup volume stays the same even though the band size and cup letter change. For instance, if you are a 34 B, there is a good chance that a 32 C or a 36 A will fit you. 32 C will have a shorter band size and 36 A will have a longer one, so you can figure out what fits you better.