Home > Selecting the Right Bra
Support vs. Comfort?  Traditional?  Soft Cup?
Underwire?  Sport Bra?  Definition?
Scoop Back?  Racer Back?  Organic?  All Cotton?

The first thing to consider when selecting a bra is your need for support versus your desire for comfort.  Those two things can be compatible, but aren't always.  
The next item of immediate concern should be whether you want a traditional bra, a soft cup "daywear" bra, a bra with underwire, or a "sport" bra.
Then, do you want some "definition" for your chest or do you want to be flattened?  
Do you want a scoop back or a racer back?  
Do you need a bra that clasps in front?
Do you need all cotton, no nylon, no lycra, or can there be a combination?  
Does the elastic need to be covered or do you have some flexibility?  
Do you require organic cotton?

BAND MEASUREMENT: Measure under your arms, high on your back, around the top of your chest. If this measurement is an even number, then this is your band size. if this measurement is an odd number, then add 1” to determine your band size.

CUP MEASUREMENT: With your bra on, measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust. Subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement; each inch is a cup size. For example: if your band measurement is 34” and your cup measurement is 36”, then the difference between these measurements is two inches, and you would wear a B-cup.

If the difference is:    
1"-your cup size is A; 2"-your cup size is B; 3"-your cup size is C;
4"-your cup size is D; 5"-your cup size is DD.

Let us know if you have suggestions or other questions.
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