When it comes to getting the shape, posture, and support for your breasts correct, specially while buying a nursing bra, it is the correct measurement that does the trick. A wrong sized bra, no matter how much investment you are doing in it and how much it has promised in returns, the end results will leave you dismayed.
Here you will be knowing how you can steer clear of a wrong buy. By the end of this blog, you will also garner useful ways that will help you make the right choice with the right numbers.
Tools to Consider
A soft tape measure works best, but if you don’t have one, you can always use a ribbon, a scarf, a sash, or a belt and a ruler to do the job.
Step-By-Step Measuring Guide
- The first thing you need to do is wear a bra that you are most comfortable in. It should not be overly padded or overly compressive like a sports bra. Best to wear a normal bra that fits you well.
- Start by measuring from directly under your ribcage.
- Holding the measure snug but not tight will determine your band size. If necessary, you can round up to the nearest even number judging by your personal preferences.
- Take a second measurement around the fullest part of your breasts.
- The difference between these two measurements is how many cup sizes you are. For example, if your band size is 34, and the fullest part of your breast measure 37, the difference between the two is 3, which means your cup size is A...B...C, the C cup.
Match Your Numbers
It is always recommended to properly go through the measurement chart before placing an order. Note down your measurements so that it does not slip your mind off (since so much is already occupying your mind when you become a mother). Keep measuring yourself after regular intervals (every 2-3 months post pregnancy)
Your Bra Is Too Big If:
- Your breasts slip out the bottom of the band.
- The band rides up in the back.
- The cups wrinkle.
- The straps slip off the shoulders on the tightest setting.
Your Bra Is Too Small If:
- There are mounds of breast poking out the sides.
- The bra “pokes” you anywhere.
The center rides up and doesn’t lie flat.