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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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