How to find your size

Sizes mean nothing!! One manufacturer’s size 8 is another one’s 12. UK sizes look the same as US, but they’re not. German sizes look like French sizes but they’re not! Finding your size can be a challenge. But armed with your accurate measurements, you can decipher any sizing system.

What you’ll need – A cloth tape measure and a full-length mirror. Take measurements undressed or in lightweight clothes. Pull the tape measure tight, but not too tight. Keep your arms at your side and have a friend take the measurements, for the best results. And don’t slouch! Stand up nice and tall.

Measure around the shoulder blades, under the armpits and over the fullest part of the bust.

Find your natural waistline and measure.

Measure the fullest part of the hip (usually about 7-9 inches below the waist).

Bra Size

Wear a comfortable bra and measure the rib cage just below the breast. If the number is 33 or less, add 5 inches to that number and that is your bra size. Over 33 inches add 3 inches to get you bra size. Both ways, rounding odd numbers up to even.
Then tape measure the bust around the fullest part. This will be your cup size. Subtract the bra size from the cup size and you have your bra measurement, but you must use the chart below . For example if your bra size was 36 and your cup measurement was 38, the difference is 2″ so you would wear a 36B.

Use this chart:
AA = 1/2″
A = 1″
B = 2″
C = 3″
D = 4″
DD or E = 5″
F = 6″
G = 7″

Measure above the ears about 1/2″ around the forehead.

With hand partially closed, measure over the knuckles, around the hand, excluding the thumb.

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