Woman Shares Easy Hack To Measure Bra Sizes At Home

Kasia Mikolajczak

Ladies, let me ask you an intimate question: Do you know how to measure your own bra size? If you answered "yes," you should be very proud of yourself.

But if your answer is a resounding "no," bear with me. I'm going to tell you exactly what you need to do to figure it out so you don't have to have that awkward bra sizing appointment.

This lesson comes to us courtesy of one smart lady on TikTok.

User Madison Anne recently posted a video on the platform explaining how ladies can measure their bra sizes themselves. I have done it before, but it was a good refresher because I have to admit — I forgot how to do it!

You should actually check this measurement every six months, according to Madison.

I hope you know that your bra size consists of two measurements: the band, which is the number portion, such as 30 or 34, and the bust size, which is used to calculate your cup size (aka the letter portion of the bra size).

To measure your band, you need to put the measuring tape underneath your breasts, around your ribs.

For this step, don't wear a bra or only wear an un-padded sports bra that won't squish you. Note the measurement that you can see here.

If you're an odd number, round up to the next even number.

If you're an even number and a half, round down to the next even number.

Now, to figure out your cup size, wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your breasts.

For your bust measurment, if you end up with a whole number, note the measurement.

If your measurement comes out to a half number (like 40.5 inches), round up to the next whole number.

Got it? Ha, ha. Now, here comes the math. Don't be scared! Take the bust measurement and subtract the band measurement and note the difference. The inch difference actually determines your cup size. Are you with me so far? Okay, good then.

Now, use this helpful chart!

This chart will determine your cup size based on the difference between your band and bust measurements.

In Madison's case, her band size is 36. After calculating the difference and matching her results with the chart, she determined her cup size was a DD/E. Put it all together and her bra size is a 36 DD/E!

Your band measurement and the cup that you get is your bra size.

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Congratulations! You have now figured out your actual bra size all by yourself. Aren't you proud? Isn't this fantastic or what? This lady makes it look so easy.

Wouldn't it be great if we were taught this from the very beginning?

Instead, we had to suffer through all those annoying bra measurements in the store with some random lady. Or was that just my experience? Did you go through it, too?

Online, numerous women reached out to Madison in the comments of her video.

Many women reported that after trying this hack, they realized they had been wearing the wrong bra size for years.

Many women were relieved to know there was a way to measure yourself at home.

Let's face it, it can be awkward to get measured in the store. Plus, this is a great option if you happen to be ordering bras from an online store.

For many, this hack busted some common bra myths.

This TikTok user discovered she was a D cup but always thought that was a big size. As it turns out, it's not! It all just depends on that ratio between your band and your bust sizes.

Madison even has some suggestions for women who have breasts that are different sizes.

In this case, Madison suggests wearing a bra size that fits the larger breast and then using inserts to pad the cup of the smaller breast slightly.

I think it's so cool that I found this video.

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I'm going to save it for later in case I forget how to do this again. If you're like me, I suggest you do this too. And show it to your lady friends while you're at it.

So what do you think of this?

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Are you going to measure your own size from now on? Did you get lost with all this math? Ha, ha! I have to admit math isn't my strongest suit, but thanks to this well-spoken lady, I kept up just fine.