Discovering your true bra size can be life changing. This might sound a bit over the top, but it is easy to underestimate how much your figure, the way your clothes look and the way you feel about yourself can be transformed by the right bra.
Our boobs change for all sorts of reasons over our lives (age, weight variations, pregnancy, and use of the contraceptive pill) and you may not be the same size for longer than a few months, let alone a lifetime! So, if you want to look and feel as good as you deserve to, you should look at your bras regularly and use our three step check to ensure you've got the perfect fit.
Our three step check for the perfect fitting bra:
Bra Size Conversions
Hosiery Size Chart
Finding Your Bra Size with Breast Implants
You and your doctor may have agreed on the size you want to be, but factors can affect what bra size will actually fit you properly. Implants tend to run wider than a natural breast. Therefore, even if you feel like you are a C cup, you may need to go up to a D cup to get the right size underwire. Also, doctors will claim you as a “full” cup, which means that you now have an additional 1/2 cup size increase. This can also push you to a larger cup size. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs). 175 to 200 ccs is the equivalent to one cup size increase. Knowing the size of your implants will also help you determine your new cup size.
Measuring Your Band Size with Breast Implants
Calculating your band size with implants is performed exactly the same way with a tape measure horizontal around your torso directly under your breasts. If the result is an odd number, add 5”. If the result is an even number, add 4”.
Measuring Your Cup Size with Breast Implants
Measuring for your cup size is not the same. With your tape measure parallel to the floor, you will measure your breast from where your breast begins in your cleavage, across the nipple point, then over to where your breast ends near the armpit. With this measurement, and your band measurement, use the table below to determine your cup size.