Don’t know your bra size? Join the club. There is a deep confusion in the market about bra sizing and how to measure your bra size. While it shouldn’t be complicated, it can seem like underwear shopping is an endless maze that consumers are left to decode without resources. Bra sizes are not standardized; Some brands use a size range from small to extra large, while others accept cup- and band-sizing. And how the measuring process for a bra is always changing. While in-person bra fittings are highly recommended, you can now go the digital route, downloading an app to calculate your bra size from the comfort of your home. As convenient as that sounds, is it the best option? And how can you ensure that the fitting results are correct? It’s also difficult to determine the bra cup sizes that work best with your breast size. A bra cup size chart, for example, won’t be able to tell you which style works best for shallow-top, east-west, or slung breasts.
If all of these issues sound familiar, and you’re still wondering how to measure your bra size, we have a solution: go to the experts. We spoke to Bra Guru, Miriha Fantegrossi, SVP Merchandising & Design at Wacol, about various bra issues and questions. Fantegrossi walks us through everything from the benefits of bra fitting to the best bras for breast shape. We’ve even discussed tips for cleaning your bra and when it’s time to get rid of it completely.
In the world of seamless, underwear, demi cup, padded, bralettes, strapless and beyond, here’s how you can determine the best bra for your breast size and find your perfect fit. And keep scrolling for solutions to common bra-fit problems, courtesy of lingerie expert Jenny Altman.
Additional reporting by Lara Yurdolyan