How to find your Bra Size
To find your fit for the Enell sports bra - use this guide
To find your fit in the Pinkclover Breastband - use this guide
Know your bust + band measurements already? Head over to this bra size calculator >>
How to Measure for your Sports Bra Size
Below are some tips to help you get a good measurement. You will need a soft measuring tape, and for best results, wear your everyday bra that fits you best but not padded and don't wear a sports bra or minimizer.
STEP ONE: for your band measurement: measure directly underneath your breasts on the rib cage, making sure to keep the tape level all the way around your torso.
Pull the two sides together until they meet and lie flat against your body, but be careful not to pull too tightly. The tape should feel snug, but not constricting.
Take a note - this is your band / rib measurement.
STEP TWO: Next, measure around the fullest part of your breasts to find your Bust Measurement - the tape should feel snug, but not constricting.
STEP THREE: now head on over to this online calculator >>>>>
Fitting Notes + Tips
- If you get a result that really surprises you and you reckon your current size is a good fit then stick with that. Because there is no standardisation between brands, if you are a 34E in one brand it does not guarantee you will be the same size in another brand.
- Surveys and studies often cite that anywhere between 70-85% of women wear incorrectly fitted bras. While data collection methods between various sources is not consistent and these percentages may be inflated, incorrectly fitted bras are nonetheless a significant issue, evidenced by the number of studies, articles, and complaints surrounding the issues women face due to a lack of size standardisation.
- Studies have revealed that the most common mistake made by women when selecting a bra is to choose too large a back band and too small a cup.
- Part of the issue is lack of standardization regarding band and cup sizes. These vary largely between countries, and even manufacturers, making it difficult to use these measures as anything more than an approximate fit. A 34B bra from two different companies for example, may not fit the same person because of this lack of standardization.
- Some signs of incorrectly fitted bras include:
- The band digging into the torso or sliding upwards;
- Red marks, shoulder or neck pain;
- Breasts overflowing around the edges of the bra;
- The bra's center panel not lying flat against the breast
- You can check your fit by reading our tips over here >>