Finding your perfect bra......would be even easier if every bra was made exactly the same!
With different manufacturers, different styles and different body shapes it can be ‘trying’ to find the perfect fitting bra. Below are some notes and guidelines to assist you, but please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone if you have any questions.
To find your bra size by measuring you will need a flexible measuring tape, be wearing a bra, and you may also want someone to assist you.
Measurement A - to determine bra size:
Measuring in inches, go around your ribcage, underneath your bust line (or breasts) ensuring the tape is straight and flat across your back. Pull the tape snuggly and do not hold your breath in when measuring.
If the measurement is even – add 4 inches ex. 34 + 4 = 38 Bra Size
If the measurement is odd – add 5 inches ex. 31 + 5 = 36 Bra Size
For measurements over 35 inches, you may want to add only 2 if even or 3 if odd to determine band size.
If the measurement is odd – add 5 inches ex. 39 + 3 = 42 Bra Size
Measurement B - to determine cup size:
Measure the breast side that has not had surgery starting in the centre of your chest (breast bone) and placing the tape over the fullest part of the breast to the centre of your back.
Double this measurement. Example: 20” X 2 = 40
The difference between Measurement A and Measurement B is your cup size.
Example: 40” – 38” = 2" which is a B cup (see points below) Your bra size would be 38B.
- 1" = A cup
- 2" = B cup
- 3" = C cup
- 4" = D cup
- 5" = DD cup
- 6" = DDD cup
For a double mastectomy:
Measure for the band size as indicated.
For cup size – you can decide. Keep in mind your body shape and size and what you are most comfortable with.
Breast Prosthesis (Breast Form) Sizing
Using your bra size on the chart below will help to determine what breast form size you should wear.
You will notice that most sizes have 2 size options as it depends on the shape and fullness of your natural breast.
Remember to not be too critical of yourself, as no two natural breasts are exactly alike, so when deciding on a prosthetic it should have a very similar shape to your own.
|A||2||3 or 4||5 or 6||7 or 8|
|B||3 or 4||5 or 6||7 or 8||8 or 9||9 or 10||9 or 10||10 or 11||10 or 11||11 or 12|
|C||4 or 5||6 or 7||8 or 9||9 or 10||9 or 10||10 or 11||11||11 or 12||11 or 12|
|D||5 or 6||7 or 8||9 or 10||10 or 11||11||11||11 or 12||11 or 12||12 to 14|
|DD||6 or 7||8 or 9||10 or 11||11 or 12||11 or 12||11 or 12||12||12 to 14||14 to 16|