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Tuesday, October 9

Lingerie Tip #1

About 70% of women wear ill-fitting brassieres. Good fits are calculated thus: measure around the chest directly under the breasts and add four inches to the number if it is even and five inches if it is odd. This is the bra size. To determine cup size, subtract the bra size from the bust size (around the fullest part of the bosom). Differences of 0-3 inches equate to, respectively, cup sizes A to D, while 10 inches give you a G-cup.

1 fabulous comments:

Anonymous said...

There is some disagreement about the +4 method of calculating bra size. Many women, including me, find bras fit much better by using the underbust measurement as the band size, at least as a starting point, when trying on bras.

There is a website called the Bra Band Project, here:

It shows women with smaller ribcages (30" or less underbust measurement). These are voluntary submissions by women who prefer bra bands close to their underbust measurement.