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Bra Fit Guide
Bra Fit Method

 

 

Basic Everyday Bras

Comfort is the first priority when selecting a bra you plan to wear everyday. Soft fabrics, smooth elastics and a snug feel around your body is essential for the best fit and shaping. Straps should fit comfortably on your shoulders and not dig in. If you seem to be "spilling out" on the sides or front of the cup, try the next cup size.

Special Occasion Bras

While comfort is still essential, special occasion bras will come in a variety of styles and will have a sexier fit such as deeper cleavage, push up or mega push up cup. These styles will also have more embellishments like lace, ruffles, bows & bling.

Total Bra Care

Always follow manufacturers care instructions to obtain optimal wear from your bras. This usually means hand washing with mild detergents and hanging up to drip dry. Periodically check to ensure that the fabric and elastics are performing acceptably. When the support is not the same and the bra feels too loose, then it's time to go shopping again.

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  1. Chest Width

    Measure Your Chest

    This is your band size (i.e. 32, 34, 36, etc.)

  2. Bust Width

    Next, Measure Your Bust at its fullest point

  3. Diaphragm Width

    Next, Measure Your Diaphragm (ribcage) underneath your bust

Tip!

If your diaphragm measurement falls on an even number, add 4”. If it falls on an odd number, add 5. Then subtract this number from the Bust measurement and this will be your cup size.

  • If the difference is 1”, you are an A cup
  • If the difference is 2”, you are a B cup
  • If the difference is 3”, you are a C cup
  • If the difference is 4”, you are a D cup
  • If the difference is 5”, you are a DD cup
Alpha SizeChestBust (at fullest)Diaphragm
32A 32” 33“ 27”
34A 34” 35“ 29”
36A 36” 37“ 31”
38A 38" 39" 33"
32B 32” 34" 27”
34B 34” 36“ 29”
36B 36” 38“ 31”
38B 38” 40“ 33”
40B 40” 42“ 35”
32C 32" 35" 27"
34C 34” 37“ 29”
36C 36” 39“ 31”
38C 38” 41“ 33”
40C 40” 43“ 35”
42C 42" 45" 37"
32D 32" 36" 27"
34D 34” 38“ 29”
36D 36” 40“ 31”
38D 38” 42“ 33”
40D 40” 44“ 35”
42D 42" 46" 37"
44D 44" 48" 39"
46D 46" 50" 41"
34DD 34” 39“ 29”
36DD 36” 41“ 31”
38DD 38” 43“  33”
40DD 40” 45“  35”
42DD 42" 47" 37
44DD 44" 49" 39"
46DD 46" 51" 41"
34DDD 34" 40" 29"
36DDD 36" 42" 31"
38DDD 38" 44" 33"
40DDD 40" 46" 35"
42DDD 42" 48" 37"
44DDD 44" 50" 39"
46DDD 46" 52" 41"
Cleavage Guide

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