Trying to figure out what size sports bra to get can be a difficult and frustrating task. There are a lot of factors that go into finding the right size, but we’re here to help. Follow our simple guide and you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit.
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The average woman wears a 34DD bra, but that doesn’t mean that’s the right size for you. In fact, almost 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra! Getting fitted for a sports bra is important because the right size and support can make all the difference in your workout.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re getting fitted for a sports bra:
-Your sports bra should be snug but not too tight. You should be able to breathed easily and your breasts should not be spilling out of the cup.
-The band of your sports bra should be firm but not too tight. You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the band comfortably.
-The straps of your sports bra should not be too loose or too tight. You should be able to fit one finger underneath the strap comfortably.
How to Measure Your Bra Size
Measure your band size. To do this, wrap a measuring tape around your chest just under your breasts and around your back, making sure the tape is level front to back. If the measurement is an odd number, round up to the next even number.
Step One: Measure Your Band Size
To find your band size, wrap a measuring tape around your ribcage, just under your bust. (If you don’t have a measuring tape, use a piece of string and then measure the string.) Make sure the tape is level all the way around and falls where you want your band to sit—typically right underneath your bust. Round to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches; if it’s odd, add five. That’s your band size!
Step Two: Measure Your Bust Size
The second step to finding your perfect sports bra is to measure your bust size. To do this, you will need a soft measuring tape. Stand up straight with your arms down at your sides and measure around the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is level around your body. Once you have your measurement, write it down and refer to the chart below to find your corresponding bust size.
Under Bust Measurement
Step Three: Determine Your Cup Size
Cup size is determined by measuring around the fullest part of your chest, over the top of your breast (not around your back), and then subtracting your band size. Use this measurement (in inches) to find your cup size on the chart below.
| Band Size | Cup Size |
| 32 | A |
| 34 | B |
| 36 | C |
| 38 | D |
| 40 | DD |
| 42 | E |
For example, if your chest measures 36” and your band size is 32”, then your cup size is C.
Bra Size Chart
To figure out your bra size, you will need to take three measurements: around your chest (at the fullest part), around your rib cage (just under your chest), and around your body at the narrowest point below your rib cage. Once you have these measurements, you can consult a bra size chart to find yourSize.
Rib Cage Measurement:
-under bust measurement
-high hip measurement
Ultimately, the best way to know what size sports bra you should get is to go and get fitted by a professional. However, if you’re looking for a starting point, the general rule of thumb is that your sports bra should be one size smaller than your regular bra. So if you normally wear a 36D, you would start with a 34C. From there, you can experiment with different styles and brands until you find the perfect fit.