HOW TO MEASURE FOR A MATERNITY BRA & NURSING
They say 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size…don’t be
one of them! Measuring yourself to find the perfect bra fit is
essential. To measure yourself, you’ll need a measuring
Prefer to watch a video on how to measure? Check out our Bra Fit Guide.
A few tips for success before you get started:
Measure yourself in a well-fitting, non-padded underwire bra
if possible. This will give you the most accurate results.
Wearing a padded or push up bra could give you a false cup
It’s best to measure yourself in just your bra or in a thin
tee shirt or camisole.
Note where the ruler starts on your measuring tape, this is
where your measurement starting point. Some measuring tapes
start right at the edge, while others have a border before the
Having a partner or friend do the measuring for you may make
things easier! If you’re measuring solo, do it in front of a
If you are currently nursing, try to measure yourself when
your breasts aren’t overly full, or completely empty. We
recommend about an hour after your last feeding or pumping
If You’re Measuring Yourself
FIRST, FIND YOUR BAND SIZE
A perfect fitting band should lay flat across your back,
parallel to the floor. Grab a measuring tape and make sure
you’re wearing a well-fitting, non-padded bra.
- STEP ONE: Wrap the measuring tape snugly
around your rib cage, just under your bust. If you are wearing
an underwire bra, tuck the tape under the wire.
- STEP TWO: Make sure the tape measure is flat
against you and parallel to the floor all the way around,
check yourself out in a mirror to confirm.
- STEP THREE: Exhale and take your RIB CAGE
MEASUREMENT, ensuring your fingers are not under the measuring
- STEP FOUR: Use the chart below to determine
your band size.
Example: Let’s say your RIB CAGE MEASUREMENT is 31”. This
makes you a 34 BAND SIZE