No matter how long you have been wearing a bra, it is actually quite common that you may be wearing the wrong bra size.
The most common mistake while shopping for a mastectomy bra is choosing a band that is too big and a cup size that is too small. Many factors can alter the style and fit of a bra, such as weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and time of the month. A well-fitting bra may go unnoticed, but an ill-fitting one won’t, especially during movement like walking, dancing, or going down a flight of stairs.
Let’s talk about how to measure bra size at home.
First of all, it is important to note that bra size changes with lifestyle and age. Bra size also varies among brands.
So, how to determine bra size correctly? Bust size and band size are the measurements that will help you find bra size that fits you the best.
If you notice the following signs while checking your bra fitting, then you might not be wearing a right bra size:
Note: Inches are the preferable unit, and make sure that both measurements are in the same unit.
Subtract your band size from your bust size. The difference is your cup size and is determined as follows:
And so on.
Combine your band and cup size to get the benchmark measurement, such as 35D.
The right fit also depends on the fabric and style of the bra.
Put a body-hugging t-shirt or blouse over a bra when trying on a bra. A correct-fitting bra will not show any bulges or impressions on the chest or near the armpits, and you should feel as if you are not wearing a bra at all.
HPFY carries a wide range of high-quality lingerie. Some of our top sellers are -
An ideal everyday T-shirt bra that provides gentle support without applying pressure to scars or breast forms. Made with moisture-wicking fabric and designed with discreet, multi-option pockets to hold breast forms securely.
FSA Approved Made In USA
An ideal choice while recovering after a mastectomy. The soft fabric prevents pain and skin sensitivity on scars. Wide straps offer great lift and support to breast forms.
Highly recommended by doctors for post-surgery recovery, this wire-free bra offers a comfortable fit. The pocketed design holds breast forms, prostheses, and padding.
An ideal post-surgical bra featuring seamless technology which adapts to breast size and shapes for comfort. Anatomically shaped with strong and stretchable material for an optimal fit.
FSA Approved Made In USA
Perfect for use after bilateral surgery. Nearly Me mastectomy bra with built-in pockets for breast forms comes with wide side panels under the arms for support and extra coverage. Firm and wide satin elastic straps keep the bra in place and reduce cup movement.
A well-fitted bra enhances your beauty and femininity. It boosts your confidence in public and adds that extra grace to your appearance. Measure bra size periodically to make sure that you are wearing the perfect bra for you.
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Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human ...
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