How to Find Your Bra Size – a Teen Guide!

oooTake your measurements using a soft flexible measuring tapeooo

Your frame size is the diameter around your chest, below your breasts. Measure

around your ribcage directly under your breasts.

Now measure around your chest, over and including the fullest part of your breast.

For larger breast, get this measurement while wearing a bra.

The diameter around your chest below your breasts.

Add 5 to your Frame size. If the number you get is odd, round up to the next even


For example, if your frame size is 20 inches, when you add 5 to this you get 25

inches. You should therefore round up to the even number, which is 26 inches (bras

only come in even numbers).

The diameter around your chest, over and including the fullest part of your breast.

The deference between your frame size and bra size, is used to find your cup size.

0 to 1/2 inch AA

1/2 to 1 inch A

1 to 2 1/2 inches B

2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches C

3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches D

4 1/2 to 6 inches DD (E)

6 to 7 inches DDD(F)

7 to 8 inches G

If your bra still doesn’t feel right, the best thing to is to try on deferent

brands, and vary the size a bit. Make sure the bra strap doesn’t cut into your

shoulders, and make sure your breasts don’t hang out of the bottom, or sides of

the bra. The best rule is, if it just doesn’t feel right, try another bra.

Bra sizes can vary a lot depending on the type of bra, and even the brand. The

best thing to do is go into the changing room, and try on a number of different


Once you find a bra you like, jump around a little to see if the bra gives you

the proper support, lean forward in the mirror to see if the cups keep your breasts

where you want them to be. A new bra should fasten at the middle or last hook,

because the material will stretch with wear.

The best thing to remember is comfort; a bra that scratchy or tight will drive

you crazy by the end of the school day.