How do I measure my bra size?

It’s a simple 4-step process! Grab a tape measure and follow the steps below, or in our size chart, to get the best measurement for your bra size.

  1. First, measure the band – this is the area directly below the bust. In either an unlined or unpadded, well-fitting bra, or no bra at all, exhale to get the smallest measurement possible.  Wrap the tape measure around the area just under your bust making sure to keep the tape measure as parallel to the floor as possible.  Round your measurement to the nearest whole number.  For example, if you measure 34 ½”, round to 35”.

  2. Next, measure your bust – this is the fullest part of your breast. Using straight posture, wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your breast, again keeping the tape measure as parallel to the floor as you can.  Round to the nearest whole number.  For example, if you measure 37 ½”, round to 38”.

  3. Third, calculate your band size. Using your measurement from Step 1, follow the directions below to find your band size:
    • If you measure under 31 ½”, add 5 for an odd number or 4 for an even number
    • If you measure between 31 ½ and 34”, add 3 for an odd number or 4 for an even number
    • If you measure 34 – 37”, your band size is 38
    • If you measure 37 – 40”, your band size is 40
    • If you measure 40 – 42”, your band size is 42

  4. Finally, calculate your cup size by subtracting your band measurement from your bust measurement. Using the chart below, find your cup size.
    • AA – ½”
    • A – 1”
    • B – 2”
    • C – 3”
    • D – 4”
    • DD – 5”
    • DDD or F – 6”
    • G – 7”

  5. To help get you in the right size, here are a few things to consider:
    • If you measure between 30 ½ and 31 ½”, then you might want to try a 34 and 36 band
    • If you measure between 33 ½ and 34 ½”, then you might want to try a 36 and 38 band
    • If you measure between 37 and 38”, then you might want to try at 38 and 40 band

  6. Now that you know your size, click here to explore our great selection of bras! If you need help choosing the right one for you, give us a call at 1.888.806.7311 and one of our Stylists would be more than happy to help get you in the right bra!
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