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miracats21
miracats21
Posted July 24, 2014
i did this thing it said i need a 38A when i wear a 36C or B depending on brands
Orange_helana
Orange_helana
Posted July 24, 2014
It said I needed a 44a and I wear a 36a
Hanna the super teen
Hanna the super teen
Posted July 24, 2014
This says my bra size is a 36AA
Posted July 24, 2014
I have been wearing a 32C for almost three years... I think its safe to say I'm out of a training bra lol. This may be a tad bit inaccurate!
Posted July 24, 2014
Yay! 5th times the charm! It finally worked, and it was accurate! Where was this website 5years ago when I FIRST STARTED puberty!?
shaeshae031203
shaeshae031203
Posted July 24, 2014
it says i should wear a 30aa i wear a 36B so im trying it again if you have a pamflets thats from always that blue it has a guide to do it your self so im gonna do that in stead!!!!
goldenduckie
goldenduckie
Posted June 07, 2014
i wear different kinds of bras and I cant find the right type of bra that I need
DValue
DValue
Posted June 30, 2014
I wear a 32A and I have all different types I prefer sports bras because I'm very active.
KikiCutie
KikiCutie
Posted May 24, 2014
This isn't right I'm actually Somewhere very close to, if not a 36C but it keeps telling me I'm in training bra stage?
Gedwrschjfrihdawfvx
Gedwrschjfrihdawfvx
Posted June 30, 2014
I wear a 34c but it says I need a 32a
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Straps, cups, T-backs and convertibles
— the bra world is confusing!

And there's absolutely no reason why shopping
should be anything but fun! We're going to
help you find the right size and
share lots of tips,
so strap in!
Find your size in
two super easy steps.
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different styles.
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STRAPLESS BRA

With no straps to keep this bra from traveling south, the trick is finding one that’s comfy and stays put. A go-to strapless bra is a must in your bra bag of tricks!

  • Strapless bras are notoriously uncomfortable and fit is critical. Spend time trying on several before you buy one. Constantly hiking up a bra isn’t much fun. Trust us – we’ve tried it.
  • Look for one with a non-slip, silicone (a material kind of like rubber) lining inside the band. It’ll help keep it in place.
  • When you find one you like, test it out: move around, lean over and raise your arms to make sure the bra — and your breasts — stay put.

BOOBY TRAPS!

  • Resist the urge to wear it super-tight! A proper fitting strapless bra shouldn’t look like you’re being squeezed in half.
  • When you’re wearing this bra with a dress or top, do a quick mirror check to make sure it isn’t popping out in the back.

CONVERTIBLE BRA

Talk about bra versatility! Convertible bras have removable straps that can be adjusted in lots of different ways to fit your favorite (and craziest!) outfits.

  • This bra’s a chameleon — make it a halter-top, racerback or try one strap for those amazing one-shouldered numbers. Talk about five bras in one!
  • Or, take the top down! Remove all the straps and the convertible bra becomes another strapless bra in your bra arsenal.

Racerback Bra

The racerback bra is a sports bra and basic bra rolled into one. The front looks like a basic bra, but the straps form a “Y” or “T” in the back like a sports bra.

  • Most racerback bras have a clasp in the front instead of the back. Talk about a genius invention!
  • The racerback is great to wear underneath tank tops that show off arms and shoulders in the summer!

BOOBY TRAPS!

  • Because a lot of racerback bras clasp in front, the underband can’t be adjusted. Make sure it fits snug. You do not want this bra to get loose.

SPORTS BRA

Wearing a sports bra helps you focus on the game, and nothing but the game! Not only do sports bras give your chest that high-activity support, you don’t even have to play sports to wear one! Score!

  • Sports bras come in XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL. Your size usually matches your shirt size.
  • The bra should fit snugly against you, but not have a python grip!

BOOBY TRAPS!

  • Sports bras get a lot of action, so throw ’em in the washer after each workout.
  • A good way to know if it’s time to replace a sport bra is to compare an old one to a new one. If the old one is stretched out across the band and straps, adios!

BASIC BRA

Just like your BFF, this bra’s always there for you. It’s the one you probably want to get in lots of different colors and styles, because it’s, well – a trusted basic!

  • Important: 90 percent of the support should come from the underband, not the straps. If you rely too much on the straps, you’re in bra-hammock territory. Dangerous!
  • You should just fill out the cups. If there’s extra room, go a size down. (So, if a B is too large, try an A.) If you’re popping out, try one size up! It’s a cinch!
  • While there are 90 sizes of bras (from A-K cup!) nearly half of adult women are over a size D. This can cause back pain and angst, so it’s doubly important to get a properly fitted bra. The basic bra, or racerback, are two great options.

BOOBY TRAPS!

  • It’s super important to get the right fit. The average woman wears six different bra sizes throughout her life, so it’s totally worth the hassle to go in and get properly fitted by a bra expert once a year.
  • It can be kind of embarrassing when your bra shows up through a white t-shirt. The fix? Try a nude color. Ta-da!
  • When you adjust the shoulder straps on your bra, you should be able to slip a finger underneath the strap and still feel that it is snug, but not too tight.

TRAINING BRA

A good training bra is sort of like a sports bra. Training bras are good when you’re developing because you don’t need a lot of support. But don’t forget to graduate!

  • Most training bras are made of super comfy cotton with less spandex because as breasts develop, they don’t need as much support. Training bra’s come in sizes S-XL.
  • Training bras don’t have hooks, but you’ll still have to adjust the straps. Make it a snug fit, but don’t overdo it!

BOOBY TRAPS!

  • Sometimes mom is good at getting your first training bra, but drops the ball when it’s time to graduate to a bra with more support. Just say, “Hey, mom, I need a new bra! Like, today?”
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Wrap your measuring tape around your ribcage
and hold it right underneath your chest. Make
sure the tape is snug, but not super-tight.
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest
part of your chest. Don't pull too tight! If your
measurement is between inches, round up.
Now enter the
measurement here:

Always round up to the nearest inch.
(So if it’s 33½, enter 34 inches.)
OOPS! Enter your measurement to continue.
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Or get a long piece of string or ribbon. Wrap it around like you
would a measuring tape, then line it up to a regular ol' ruler.
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the same. So even though you know your size, you might need to
try on a few before you find one that's perfect for you.

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