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How to Figure Out Your Bra Size

Alex Pluthero |

Finding the perfect bra size is essential for comfort and confidence. Many women struggle with the question, "How do I figure out my bra size?" Fortunately, the process is not as complicated as it may seem. In this guide, we'll explore the steps to determine your bra size, including the use of a bra size calculator and understanding bra sizing in the UK.

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  • You will not be required to remove your bra at any point.


Measuring yourself

Step 1: Measure Yourself

Start by wearing a non-padded bra and, using a soft measuring tape, measure around your ribcage, just below your bust. This measurement is your band size. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight.

Step 2: Measure Your Bust

Next, measure around the fullest part of your bust. Ensure the tape is parallel to the ground and not too tight. The difference between this measurement and your band size determines your cup size. Each inch of difference represents a cup size (e.g., 1 inch difference is an A cup, 2 inches is a B cup, and so on).

Step 3: Utilize a Bra Size Calculator

Several online bra size calculators can simplify the process. Enter your measurements into a reliable calculator to get a suggested bra size. Keep in mind that sizing may vary between brands, so use the result as a starting point. This is a really popular calculator in the UK:

Understand UK Bra Sizing

Bra sizing can vary globally, and understanding the UK sizing system is crucial, especially when shopping for bras from British brands. In the UK, band sizes are measured in inches, while cup sizes use letters (e.g., 34C). Familiarize yourself with the UK sizing chart to make accurate selections.

Free Returns & Exchanges

While different fitting methods provide a baseline, trying on bras remains the best way to ensure a perfect fit. Factors like style, fabric, and brand can impact how a bra feels on your body. Take advantage of our no hassle free returns and exchanges policy to find the perfect Freedom Bra for you!

Take the time to find your perfect fit, and you'll enjoy comfort and confidence in every bra you wear.