#StayinwithHKM: Calculate your bra size
While staying at home, online shopping is quite a nice distraction, we know! We can look at those nice items for hours, especially now that the summer outfits can be taken out of the closet again. However, it is important that you know your size when shopping online, and this can be difficult if you want to order a bikini or bra. That’s why we’ve listed the steps you need to take to calculate your own bra size.
Step 1. Calculate your chest circumference
Your bra size number represents your chest circumference and indicates the width below your breasts in centimes. You can calculate this by holding a tape measure around your chest just below your breasts. Make sure you keep the tape measure straight and not too tight.
Step 2. Measure your cup size
The letter of your bra size represents the cup size, and indicates the upper width of your breast size. Again, we use a tape measure, but now you measure around the fullest part of your breasts. This is often at nipple height.
Step 3. Check
It may prove useful to stand in front of a mirror while measuring. This way you can clearly see if the tape measure is straight and not too tight, or too loose. It would be a shame if you calculated the wrong size.
Step 4. The table
The table indicates which cup size and circumference suit you best. But do keep in mind, this size table is a guideline, every woman is unique. Pick a bra that you think will fit well.
Step 5. Sister sizes
Did you know every bra size has a sister size? For example, if you are a 75C, order a 70D and an 80B just in case. Sometimes a bra can fit slightly differently, and these sizes are linked together!
If you still prefer to have your cup size measured in store, check out our new YouTube video in which Lotte shows how we can help you find the ideal bra in the store, even in these times.
- 11 December, 2020