Losing weight, gaining weight, having a baby, getting older – it all takes its toll. And there is one part of us that bares the brunt of it; our boobs! So many people are wearing the wrong bra size. I’m a devil for it myself, usually because the pretty lace one is just sooooo pretty that I cannot stand the thought of retiring it. Even if it is giving me quadrouple boob.
So the first lesson here is to go get measured and regularly. Marks and Spencer and Debenhams are my usual spots. But what about when you really don’t have time?
How could you not have time?? Well, in my experience babies do not like dressing rooms so unless you have a babysitter….and waiting until Saturday for me is a no go. I just cannot do the city centre on the weekend.
So what’s a girl to do?
Grab your measuring tape girls! And I mean the seamstress type, not the industrial. (Ouch!)
Firstly, wrap the tape around where you bra will sit. Take that measurement, say for example 34 inches.
Next, wrap the tape around the boob part; the tape should sit across the nipples. Don’t pull too tight or leave too loose; think of how the cup would sit. Now take this measurement in inches. Let’s say in this example it is 40 inches.
Finally, calculate your cup size by subtracting second measurement from first.
40 inches take 34 equals 6.
Now count 6 cup sizes – a,b,c,d,dd,e.
Voila! Your bra size is 34 E.
Now I am not recommending that you stop getting a professional to do this, this is just a short cut to tide you over. Different over the shoulder boulder holders have different fits, so best to get it done correctly.