How to Measure Your Bra Size

01 Feb 2017

How to Measure Your Bra Size 

Putting on the wrong bra size will not only ruin your flawless outfit but also impact your comfort in it. This explains the importance of getting the size of your bra right. However, many women have a hard time finding their perfect fit, and if you are one of them, the following measuring instructions are what you need.


Get the Size Right

How do you tell whether you are wearing the right size or not? Sadly, some of the women that wear the wrong bra size have no idea of what that they have it wrong. Some of the indications that you have not found your perfect fit yet include cup spillage, wrinkling in the cups, slipping straps, poking of the underwires on the sides of your breasts or hiking of the bra when you lift your arms.

It is prudent to watch out for any of these signs since the size of your bra might change with time. Some of the factors that might cause you to go for a smaller or larger bra size include weight gain or loss, pregnancy, a change in diet and exercise. If you need to change the size of your bra, you can either choose to visit a professional bra fitter or get a measuring tape and go with the easy DIY alternative using the following steps.


Measure Your Band Size

The first thing is to measure the size of your band – immediately under your bust. You can do this either wearing a non-padded bra or when braless. Ensure that the measuring tape is level and as snug as possible and take the reading of the nearest whole number. To get the actual size of your band, add four if you read an even number, and add five when you read an odd number. That is, if you measured 30 inches, your band size is 34. If you read 31 inches, your band size is 36.


Determine your Bust Measurement

The second step is measuring your bust. To do this, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest while ensuring that it is level. The tape should be somewhat loose. Round the measurement to the nearest whole number.


Calculate your Cup Size

The final part of this procedure is doing a simple arithmetic calculation. To find your cup size, subtract the measurement of your band from that of your bust and refer to the chart below. 

The difference (inches) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
up Size is: AA A B C D DD DDD, F G


For example, if your bust size is 36 inches and your band size 33, then your cup size is given by:

38 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 4 inches. Your cup size is 34D.


How to Measure your NuBra Strapless Bra Size

The good thing about this NuBra original silicone push-up bra is that it is backless, making it easy to get your perfect fit. As such, you can choose to keep your usual cup size or make the following alterations basing on NuBra seamless. If your band size is 30-32 inches, consider sizing down from your usual cup size; stick to your cup size if your band measurement is 34-36 inches, and consider sizing up if your band measurement is greater than 38. Remember that you can either size down or up for more cleavage.

Use the chart below to find your perfectly fitting NuBra Seamless bra.




*Consider the NuBra Seamless Push Up for a better fit 

(x) – may recommend an extended clip

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