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 09-30-2011, 09:43 AM #1 This is the Last Time!!!     Join Date: Apr 2004 Location: Minnesota Posts: 619 S/C/G: HW283/GW170 Height: 5'5" Proper Way to Measure for Bra What is the right way to measure for a bra? Do you measure with a bra on, even though it does not fit properly or nude? Help me please? I can't fill out by bras anymore. __________________ Cheryl SHORT TERM GOAL ULTIMATE GOAL Mini Goals Lose First 5# DONE 10.28.14 Lose 5% (14#) DONE. 12.15.14 Get out of the 270's DONE 1.1.15 Get out of the 260's DONE. 2.15.15 Lose 10% (27#) WORKIN ON Hit 232 (Weight I was in 1995) Hit 202 (Weight I was in 1988 when my twins were born) ONEDERLAND!!!! Hit 186 (Weight I was in 1986) Achieve Ultimate Goal 170
 09-30-2011, 10:02 AM #2 Krissy Missy     Join Date: Sep 2011 Location: Michigan Posts: 912 S/C/G: 181/see ticker/120 Height: 5'2" From my understanding, to measure yourself for a bra you measure around from the center/fullest part of your breasts, then you measure around from just underneath your breasts. What you do to figure out cup size is to subtract the second measurement from the first. For example, if your first measurement was 45, and your second was 40, then you're looking at 5 inches difference from the largest/fullest point to the lowest. 1 inch difference = A cup 2 inch = B cup 3 inch = C cup 4 inch = D cup 5 inch = DD cup, etc. So in the example the size would be 40DD. I think that to get most accurate measurements it would probably be best to wear no bra, or a very thin bra because you want to make sure you get the right cup size. Hope that helps answer what you were asking!
09-30-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by Missy Krissy From my understanding, to measure yourself for a bra you measure around from the center/fullest part of your breasts, then you measure around from just underneath your breasts. What you do to figure out cup size is to subtract the second measurement from the first. For example, if your first measurement was 45, and your second was 40, then you're looking at 5 inches difference from the largest/fullest point to the lowest. 1 inch difference = A cup 2 inch = B cup 3 inch = C cup 4 inch = D cup 5 inch = DD cup, etc. So in the example the size would be 40DD. I think that to get most accurate measurements it would probably be best to wear no bra, or a very thin bra because you want to make sure you get the right cup size. Hope that helps answer what you were asking!

This is correct. SO many places tell you to add 4 or 5 inches onto the band (under boob) measurement and this is NOT correct.

I had to heavily research this after my boob job. I got large implants and the more traditional (add 4-5 inches) sites had me at a 34B... when fitted at Nordstroms I am actually a 30/32 E.

 09-30-2011, 10:14 AM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 2,206 S/C/G: 189/186.8/160 (restart) Height: 5'5" I agree with the second poster too. I sew and in a sewing class I took a long time ago, that's how we were taught to measure the right way for dresses/shirts. I've seen adding the five inches and that doesn't make sense. No bra under that "plan" works for me.

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