How to measure your bust size yourself

One of the biggest struggles as a woman is finding the right bra size or boob tape to make us look classy no matter the occasion. However, this can be tough. We often get a not-so-fitting bra, and everything seems to go down from there. Imagine wanting to look classy for an occasion, and as such, intending to get a bra or a boob tape from a platform like without knowledge of your bust size. Sad, right?

Thus, we must be knowledgeable in that search by knowing our body and its bust measurement. Consequently, this helps us recognize what is good and not-so-good for us. It is necessary to constantly notice the changes in our breast size by regular measurement of about 3 to 6 months intervals. Some of the changes experienced may occur from pregnancy, weight gain, or other hormonal changes in our bodies. There are some steps we can take in the comfort of our homes to determine what our size is. They are listed below:

Measuring your band size

The area just beneath your bust, also called your torso, is measured with the aid of a measuring tape to get your band size. The band size should be measured when not putting on a bra or with a non-padded bra. The measuring tape should be horizontal or on the same level as the floor. A finger should be able to fit under it to give it an allowance. The result derived is approximated to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, you add four inches to the number, but if it is odd, you add five inches. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. Therefore, if your measurement is 38 inches, your band size is 42. If it is 39 inches, your band size is 44.

Measuring your bust size

The measuring tape is wrapped somewhat loosely around the fullest part of your chest or breast (at nipple level) while ensuring the measuring tape is parallel to the floor or levelled. The number gotten is approximated to the nearest whole number.

Determining your cup size

A simple mathematical subtraction is needed to determine your cup size. Bust size – Band size = Cup size. The number gotten from this subtraction corresponds with your cup size. Your bra size is your band size with your cup size. A cup size with a 0-inch difference is an AA cup; a 1-inch difference is an A cup; a 2-inch difference is a B cup; a 3-inch difference is a C cup; a 4-inch difference is a D cup.

For example, if you have a bust size of 37 inches, band size of 34 inches, and your bra size would be 34C because of the 3-inch difference.

Measuring bra size without measuring tape

It requires the same process as above. A string or a cord is used instead of the measuring tape. The lengths are noted and then transferred to a straight edge or bending ruler to get the accurate dimensions.