Raquel Williams and I were talking about her weekend adventure into Philly so she could get a bra fitting. After talking to her, I realized I am totally wearing the wrong bra size! I always wondered why so many women say "I can't wait to get home to take my bra off". I wear mine so big so there's never anything digging into me. My problem is, when I raise my arms my entire bra lifts up and I am constantly pulling it down. My shoulder straps are constantly slipping down my arm. As I am having a face to face conversation with someone, I try to nonchalantly pull the straps back on my shoulder. The gaping cup is another problem I'm faced with. There should never be a space in the bra cup.
The perfect fit changes more than how your clothes fit. It changes how you walk and feel. There is a way that you can measure at home with just a simple measuring tape.
Here's a how-to guide to measure when you can't get in for a professional fitting:
- Measure your band. Wear a non- push-up bra. Wrap a measuring tape directly under your breasts. Make sure it's directly parallel with bottom of the bra band.
- Now measure your bust. Place the tape at the fullest part of your bust. Make sure it's parallel to your band again. Don't measure yourself with the tape crooked.
- Subtract the band size from your bust size to find the right cup size. Every inch equals one cup size up.
Difference Cup Size
1" A cup
2" B cup
3" C cup
4" D cup
5" DD cup
6" E cup
7" F cup
8" G cup
9" H cup
10" I cup
11" J cup
I hope this helps alleviate diggings straps, slipping straps, side boob, under boob, band rides low or high, and gaping cups. - Enjoy your perfect fitting bra. - Maryann - Maryann & Joel in the Morning