Did you know 80% of women are wearing the wrong size undergarment? This is because our bodies are constantly experiencing transitions from puberty, pregnancy, lactation periods, menopause, weight loss and weight gain patterns and in some instances illness, all of which impact how our bra size will change for the duration of our lifetime. So let’s get to the bottom of understanding your current fit to make sure you are getting the support your body needs!
1) Put on your best fitting bra and be sure that it is unpadded, not a minimizer (ex. bandeau). If necessary, tighten the straps until the peaks of your breast are half way between your shoulder and elbow.
2) Grab a partner it’s much easier and more accurate if you have someone else assist in your measurement.
3) Grab your Mayana Genevière tape measure.
FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT: BRA
Step 1: MEASURE YOUR CHEST WALL
Hold the tape measure just below your shoulder blades and just above the top of your bust in the front. Expel all the air from your lungs to make sure you get the smallest measurement possible pulling the tape measure comfortably tight. Round to the closest whole number if the measurement falls between inches.
Step 2 - MEASURE YOUR BUST
Stand straight with your arms at your side relax your body, breathing normally. Wrap the tape measure around your body at the fullest peak of your bust. The tape measure should be parallel to the floor and just touch and not bind.
Step 3: MEASURE YOUR BAND SIZE
Measure directly under the bust with the tape resting firmly on your sternum. This measurement should be as snug as possible as your band is the main support of the bra. Round to the closest whole number if your measurement falls in between inches.
BRA SIZE CALCULATIONS
Step 1: Find your band size: If your underbust is an even number, you can keep this number as your band size or add 2 for a more comfortable fit.
Step 2: Calculate your cup size. The cup size is equal to the difference between your underbust and bust.
Getting a little lost? Book a virtual fitting with the team and we'll meet with you online to support you.
FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT: BOTTOMS
Step 1: MEASURE YOUR WAIST
Find your natural waist by bending to the sides, where your body indents is your natural waist. Wrap measuring tape around your waist, snug, but not tight – this is your waist measurement.
Step 2 - MEASURE YOUR HIPS
Find the fullest part of your hips, it is usually about 8” below your natural waist, but may ﬂuctuate from 6” to 9” depending on your height. Wrap measuring tape around your hip, snug, but not tight – this is your hip measurement.
Step 3 - FIND YOUR SIZE
Your bottoms size is the letter size with the waist and hip measurements that are closest to yours.