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Guide to Measuring the Bust

The first step in buying a brassiere is figuring out the correct bust size. The following is a guide which is used by many foundation manufacturers. Give it a try, it's fun.

Step #1

Take a firm measurement of the bust under the rib cage (in inches).

Step #2

If that number is even add 4 inches, if it is odd add 5 inches. This is your actual bra size.

Step #3

Measure loosely around the fullest part of the bust.

Step #4

Figure the difference between the actual bra size and the fullest part of the bust measurement.

Use the "Cup-Size-O-Matic" (below) to get the cup size.

Cup-Size-O-Matic

If the difference is (in inches):

5" the cup size is...A
6" the cup size is...B
7" the cup size is...C
8" the cup size is...D
9" the cup size is...DD
10"the cup size is...E

EXAMPLE:

1. Under the rib cage measurement=27
2. Add 5 for bra size=32
3. Fullest part of the bust measurement=33
4. Difference between #1 & #3 is 6=B cup
5. The Bra Size Is =32B

This scale is a basic guide which may vary according to flesh and bone structure.