To use this method, you must know with your band size first. Once you have that, you’re ready to continue here.
If you don’t find your size on the chart below, please contact us so we can discuss your bra options. You may need a custom bra or a simple underwire modification.
The Problem with The Bra Industry’s Sizing Methods
Most lingerie brands will measure the circumference of your full bust, under bust, and high bust to get your bra size. This is not the most accurate way to measure. The breast should be measured in volume, not in linear measurements. Unfortunately, we haven’t figured out how to measure the volume in bra fitting, so we’re doing the next best thing.
For the cups, we will measure across the breast horizontally and vertically. While these are still linear measurements, they will give us a better starting point.
You will need a tape measure. Be sure to wear your best fitting, unpadded bra to measure.
1. Measure the Vertical Apex
Measure from top of breast mound, directly over apex, to the underside of the breast. If you are wearing a bra, measure to the inside edge of the underwire. In other words, do not measure the underwire. Make note of that number.
2. Measure the Horizontal Apex
Measure from side of breast, across the apex, to the front chest center where the breast tissue ends. If you are wearing a bra that is too small, be sure to include the breast tissue that is not in the cup. Write this number down.
3. Find Your Cup Size
Start in the second column (Measure Across Horizontal Apex) and find your range. Then move over to the next column to see if your vertical apex is on the same row. If it is, then find your cup size with your corresponding band size. Be sure to use the measurements from you LARGEST breast if they are uneven. If your cup size is not on this chart, then you may need a custom bra or a modification to the underwire. Please contact us for further assistance. For more information and instructions for measuring for a custom fitted bra, click here.