Most women find shopping for bras a nuisance. There are so many styles and fits that it can be hard to decide the right one for you. The same size can feel very different in different shops and it is always a pain finding the perfect fit. Read on for tips on how to measure yourself for a bra and selecting the right bra for you.
The history of the bra as a piece of clothing is fascinating. Women moved from restrictive corsets to much more flexible clothing as their lives demanded more freedom of movement and now women can buy bras in all styles, shapes and fabrics to suit their needs. The problem now is in measuring yourself to ensure you have the best fit!
To measure yourself, firstly put on a non-padded bra that fits you well and is comfy. Place the tape measure snugly around the fullest part of your bust, which is usually across the nipples. Make a note of this measurement in inches. Next, take the measurement directly under your breasts. Hold it snugly and keep the tape straight around your body. Make a note of this measurement in inches.
The most popular method of finding your band size is to take your over-bust, fullest measurement and add 3 inches if it is an odd number or add 4 inches if it is an even one. So if your under-bust measurement is 30, you add 4 inches to reveal that your band size is 34.
These days you can buy quality bras in a huge number of different sizes, so you should always be able to find beautiful bras in your size, such as the Prima Donna Deauville White Bra from stockists such as http://www.orchidlingerie.co.uk/white-prima-donna-deauville-full-cup-bra.
To find your cup size, you need to find the difference between your band size and the measurement taken at the fullest part of your breasts. No difference means an AA cup, while a 1 inch difference means an A cup, 2 inches means a B cup, 3 inches means a C cup, 4 inches means a D cup, and so on. For example, if your over-bust fullest measurement was 38 and your band size (under-bust measurement plus 3 or 4 inches) was 36, then your bra size is 36B.