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Are You Wearing the Correct Size Bra?

Are You Wearing the Correct Size Bra?

Are you sure you are wearing the correct size bra? Many women are unknowingly wearing the wrong size, which can lead to discomfort and even health issues. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of wearing the right size bra, how to measure yourself accurately, and signs that indicate you may be wearing the wrong size. By the end of this post, you will be equipped with the knowledge to ensure you are wearing a bra that fits you perfectly!

The Importance of Wearing the Correct Size Bra

Your bra is not an audit checklist item when you get dressed. It isn't an overpriced crop top t-shirt or nipple cover. It has a real functional purpose. Your bra helps to hold the weight of your breasts, providing lift, support and shaping. It is also the foundation of your outfit, allowing your clothing and therefore you to look your best. All of these things affect how you view and feel about yourself. Don't we all want and deserve to feel our best?

When you wear the wrong size bra, it can not only be uncomfortable but also affect your posture and confidence. Wearing a bra that fits correctly can prevent back pain, shoulder pain, and even headaches. It is essential to prioritize your comfort and health by wearing the right size bra.

How to Measure Yourself Accurately

Many women are surprised to learn that they have been wearing the wrong bra size for years. To measure yourself accurately, you will need a soft measuring tape, your best unpadded bra and follow these steps:

  1. Measure your band size by wrapping the tape around your ribcage, just below your bust. Make sure the tape is quite snug but not too tight.
  2. Measure your bust size by wrapping the tape around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure the slack is out of the tape measure but not cutting into your tissue.
  3. Most people and a lot of experts will tell you to calculate your cup size by subtracting your band size from your bust size. Each inch difference represents a cup size (1 inch=A, 2 inches=B, 3 inches=C, and so on). However, these yields inaccurate results all the time. Your measurements are best entered into bra size calculators on the specific website you're shopping from, as sizes and fits may vary.

Remember that bra sizes can vary between brands. Styles will also affect fit, so it is essential to try on different sizes and styles to find the perfect fit for you.

Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Size Bra

It is crucial to pay attention to your body and the signals it gives you when it comes to your bra size. Here are some common signs that indicate you may be wearing the wrong size bra:

  • Straps digging into your shoulders
  • Band riding up your back
  • Large gaps between the cup and your breasts (excluding the apex of some bras)
  • Breast spillage over the cups
  • Uncomfortable underwire digging into your skin
  • Actual constriction or feelings of suffocation

If you experience any of these signs, it is time to reevaluate your bra size and find a wardrobe of bras that provides you with the support and comfort you deserve. Remember, you need more than "one good bra", you need a wardrobe you can rotate throughout the week. 


Wearing the correct size bra is essential for your comfort, health, and overall well-being. By taking the time to measure yourself accurately and being aware of the signs that indicate you may be wearing the wrong size, you can ensure that you are always supported and comfortable in your bras. Remember, your bra should lift you up, not bring you down!

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