by on October 12, 2022

It's no secret that a lot of women struggle to find the perfect bra. In fact, it's estimated that around 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra! This can lead to all sorts of problems, from back and neck pain to uncomfortable straps and more. So, how do you find that perfect bra that fits & flatters your figure? The answer lies in knowing your body type and finding a style that works for you. Read on to learn how to measure your bra size and how to choose the right bra.

How to Measure Yourself for a Bra?

To measure yourself for a bra, you will need a soft measuring tape:

  1. Stand in front of a mirror & relax your shoulders. Measure around the fullest part of your bust and under your arms, making sure the tape is level from front to back. This is your bust measurement.
  2. Measure around your rib cage with tape, i.e., just under your bust.
  3. Subtract your ribcage measurement from your bust measurement to find your cup size. 

For e.g., If your bust measures 34 inches and your ribcage measures 28 inches, then your cup size is 34C.

Once you have your cup size, you will need to determine your band size. To do this, measure around your body at the level where the bottom band of a bra would sit (typically right underneath your bust). Make sure the measuring tape is levelled from front to back and that it's not too tight. If this measurement is an odd number (like 33 inches), round up to the nearest even number (like 34 inches). This is now your band size.


So, if your ribcage measurement was 28 inches and you measured 33inches around under your bust, then your band size would be 34inchesandyourcup size would be C(since34-28=6).

Now that you know how you can measure yourself correctly for bra size, it's time to find a style that flatters your figure! If you have a small bust, look for bras with padding or push-up features to enhance your cleavage. If you are heavier on your bust, look for bras with full coverage and support features to help keep everything in place. 

How to Choose the Right Bra for Your Outfit?

When it comes to choosing the perfect bra for your outfit, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.

First, think about the neckline of your top or dress. If it's a V-neck, you'll want to make sure you choose a bra that won't be visible – either go for a nude-coloured bra or one with a lower neckline. For boat necks and strapless tops, you have a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing a bra style.

Next, consider the silhouette of your outfit. If you're wearing something fitted, like a bodycon dress, you'll want to make sure your bra doesn't create any unwanted bulges or lines, so it's better to go for a seamless style. On the other hand, if you're wearing something loose & flowy, you can afford to be a bit more generous with the coverage and choose a balconette or full-coverage style.

Finally, don't forget about comfort! Even if you find the perfect bra that ticks all the boxes in terms of style, it won't do you any good if it's uncomfortable to wear. Make sure the band isn't too tight and that the straps don't dig into your skin. And if you can, always opt for adjustable straps so you can adjust the fit depending on how you're feeling.


When it comes to finding that perfect fit bra for any occasion, it's important to consider your body shape, style preferences and comfort level. It can take some trial & error before you find the perfect fit, but once you do—you'll never want to go back!

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