When measuring your bra size you will need to take two measurements – the underbust measurement to determine your bra band size in inches and the overbust measurement to determine your cup size.
You should remain in a standing position, with your back and shoulders comfortably straight. Try not to hold your breath or push your chest out as you are measuring yourself. It is preferable that you are not wearing a bra when you measure yourself. Use a soft tape measure when measuring your bra size.
1. Underbust Measurement (Bra Band Size)
Measure very snugly around your rib cage, just underneath your bust. Make sure that the tape measure lies straight all the way around your body.
Add 4ins. if the measurement obtained is an even number of inches
Add 5ins. if the measurement obtained is an odd number of inches.
(For example, if your underbust measurement is 31ins., add 5ins. to obtain bra size 36, or, if your underbust measurement is 30ins. add 4ins. to obtain bra size 34.)
2. Overbust Measurement (Cup Size)
Measure round the fullest part of your bust usually over the nipples to determine your Cup size. Make sure that the tape measure again lies straight all the way round your body.
If the bust measurement is:
same as your bra size, your Cup size is A
1in. more gives Cup size B
2in. more gives Cup size C
3in. more gives Cup size D
4in. more gives Cup size DD
5in. more gives Cup size E
6in. more gives Cup size F
7in. more gives Cup size FF
8in. more gives Cup size G
If you would like any more help and advice about measuring yourself for your bra size then contact the Ample Bosom office and one of the team will be more than happy to advise you.