How to Select the Correct Bra Size ?

 CHOOSE YOUR BRA WISELY!

Push-up bra or padded bra? 32C or 34C?

We've all had our fair share of BRA problems at some point in life. As per the estimate, around 80% of women across the globe have spent the entirety of their bra-wearing life evaluating what cut, size and fit to buy. As a result, bra shopping falls somewhere on the psychological range between ultra-frustrating and utterly distressing for many females. Sometimes you leave the lingerie store empty handed, and sometimes spend away your good money on ill-fitting bra which we might say is even worse. It may take some trial and error, but you can find a bra that fits you!

THE RIGHT FIT CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

A well-fitted bra changes the way your clothes fit you, imparts elegance to your figure, highlights your waist, provides you with the necessary support to look your best and most importantly - makes you feel healthier.  Finding a bra that is supportive with a snug fit is about trying it on and keeping in mind some of the fitting guidelines.

THE RIGHT FIT CAN SAVE YOU FROM THE ANNOYING BRA-RASHES!

Yes, you heard it right. Bra-strap rashes and under-bra rashes are the most common yet ignored skin issue faced by women across the globe. While a right and a snug fit can help you keep the skin rashes at bay, using an anti-chafing gel on your strap area, under-breast rash prone area can keep your skin safe and protected from these ugly and painful rashes and the red marks on the skin

We live in the age of DIY and e-shopping, so knowing how to properly take your own measurements at home is most convenient. So, let’s get you fitted –

FIND YOUR BAND SIZE

Also known as your under-bust width, the band of your bra is extremely important as it acts as an anchor to hold your bra in place, offering majority of support. Now stand upright without a bra on or wearing an unlined, non-padded bra and wrap a measuring tape just under your breasts, all the way around your back and ribcage. The tape measure should stay even and parallel to the ground and ensure it isn’t too tight that it digs into the skin, but not so loose that it sags down in back. Measure in inches, if it’s an even number, that is your band size and if it’s an odd number, round it up to the nearest even number.

FIND YOUR BUST SIZE

Next up is measuring your bust which is a key part in determining your cup size. Measure the fullest part of your breasts by wrapping the tape around your body at nipple height and measuring tape parallel with the ground, keeping it at a comfortable level of tightness. Round the number you come up with to the nearest whole number. You can also measure your busts while lying on your back if your mobility prevents you from standing up or bending over.

FIND YOUR CUP SIZE

There is a slight uncertainty in determining cup size as cup sizes can vary depending on the brands and styles. The best and the most common way to calculate your cup size is by subtracting your band size from your bust size and using the difference to find your cup size according to a bra size chart.

FIND THE RIGHT TYPE FOR YOUR BREAST SHAPE

One of the most important factors in finding the right bra for your body is to consider your breast shape. Even if you’re wearing the ‘correct’ size, it might be that you’re wearing the wrong type for your shape. Find the bra that looks the most flattering and feels best for your breast shape.

A PIECE OF ADVICE - Don’t rely on your old size. Always remember to measure your bra size before making any new purchase

Bra fit problems often resulting in breast sagging and skin problems such as Intertrigo or under breast rashes. The prime step in curing this skin issue is to choose a well fitted bra that prevents your skin from chafing. Opt for breathable material ones to curtail the amount of moisture in that area.

To prevent under breast rashes or bra strap rashes, you can depend on SkinEasi regina anti-rash Gel. 

SkinEasi regina anti chafing gel is a popular and a highly effective option for guarding against both rashes and chafing. It is a breathable, non-greasy, long-lasting (even in water) barrier on your skin, so much like a ‘second skin’ that you won’t even notice after application.