Dressing Your Truth helps you create amazing outfits on the outside. But what’s underneath your clothes matters, too!
Did you know that most women—including you—are probably wearing the wrong size bra? The right bra can support your overall body image experience and appearance. So we covered a lot for you in this Evening with Carol, featuring Anna K, a professional wardrobe stylist who has worked in the film industry.
Watch the recording and find out:
- The most common mistakes women make with their bras (3:52)
- How to measure yourself to get the correctly fitted bra (7:32, w/ recap at 54:54)
- When and how to use shapewear (32:44)
Also, get helpful tips and answers from the live Q&A portion at the end, such as:
- When should I throw a bra out? (18:50)
- Can I sleep in a bra? Should I? (38.24)
- Do I measure my size with my bra off or on? (39:41)
- How much should I expect to spend on a quality bra? (41:49)
- How long should a good bra last? (46:13)
- What’s the best way to store them? (52:20)
Bra Fit Guide
Please note this is a guideline. Please consult your local department store or bra manufacturer for their correct sizing. If you live outside the U.S., follow your country’s bra measurement system to find the correct size.
To measure your band size:
Measure around the top portion of your breasts, under your armpits. Watch how Anna K does it in the video. For example, if you band size is 35 1/2″ then your band size is 36.
To determine your cup size:
- Measure below your breasts. Remember this number
- Then measure the fullest part of your breasts. Remember this number.
- Now subtract the bottom measurement from your full-breast measurement. The difference between the two numbers is your cup size:
0–1″ = AA; 2″ = A; 3″ = B; 4″ = C; 5″ = D; 6″ = DD; 7″ = DDD; 8″ = DDDD/E
For example, if the number below your breasts is 34 and your full-breast measurement is 37. So 37 minus 34 = 3. Three inches difference would be a B cup size. For more support on fit, visit Wacoal’s fit calculator.
More Resources to Support You:
Carol and Anna K’s both love to wear the Wacoal brand, the brand of most of the bras featured in this event. To find many of the bras featured in the video, visit Wacoal-America.com [affiliate link] Image credits: Witty & Pretty; Snugabell.