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 numbers on the charts below, please contact us so we can discuss your bra options.
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, 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.
Now here is where the fun begins. We are going to match your measurements with the underwire (by color), then we will find the cup and band size.
3. Find Your Underwire Color
There are two tables: one for is for a regular breast root. The other is for a shallow breast root. You will use the one that corresponds with the measurements from your LARGEST breast (if they are uneven) to find your underwire color. Then you will go down to the next chart to find your band and coordinating cup size.
4. Find Your Cup Size
Now take the underwire color and match it to the corresponding band size to find your cup size. If you fall into the custom category, click here for the instructions for measuring for a custom fitted bra.