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How to Measure Your Bra Size

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

There are so many types of bras. Sports, extra padding, and so many sizes!! Once I was shopping with my sister and there was a bra with water in it! Onto my question: how do I measure to find the size bra that I need? Your help is appreciated.





Dear Beth,

The first measurement you take is around your chest, just below your breasts.

  • Add 5 inches if it is an odd number.
  • Add 4 inches if it is an even number.


Next you will want to find out what cup you need. Measure around the fullest part of your breasts and...

  • If the two numbers are the same, you need an AA-cup.
  • If the two numbers differ by 1 inch, you need an A-cup.
  • If the two numbers differ by 2 inches, you need a B-cup.
  • If the two numbers differ by 3 inches, you need a C-cup.
  • If the two numbers differ by 4 inches, you need a D-cup.


Remember this is just a guide. You really need to try bras on and find the one that fits best. When buying a new bra make sure it hooks comfortably on the last hook so that as it stretches you will still be able to hook it. Buy one bra and wear it to be sure that the bra is right for you.


Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted August 24, 2012
im a 32b yayyy
Posted June 21, 2012
I wear a b32
Posted February 28, 2012
Really helpful. I always wondered about that!


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