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How to Accurately Measure your Bra Size

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A good-quality, well-adjusted bra in the right size can make all the difference, both in comfort and appearance. Here is how to accurately measure your bra size.

The first step to identifying your bra size is measuring around the bottom of the band directly under the bust using a measuring tape (while not wearing a bra or this can be done wearing a non-padded bra, wrap the measuring tape firmly directly under your bust.

For the most accurate result, It may help to get another person to measure you. For elderly people trying to measure, assistance is important, in order to get the correct size, so as to not cause any sores from pressure point or sores.

Remember, these measurements for bra sizes only serve as a guide, since your size may vary depending on styles.

Step 1:

Ensure to round the number to the nearest whole number.

If the number is even add 4″ to your measurement (so if you measured 32″ your band size is 36″).

If the number is odd add 5″ (so if you measure 33″ your band size is 38″).

Step 2:

Wrap the measuring tape somewhat loosely around the fullest part of your chest. Ensure to round to the measurement to the nearest whole number just as you did in step 1.

Step 3:

The final step is calculating your cup size.

Subtract your band size measurement from your bust measurement and refer to a bra size chart.

For example: if your bust size is 37″ and your band size is 34 inches, 37 – 34 = 3, Your bra size is 34C

Silvert’s adaptive clothing and footwear offers bras for people with lowered mobility. This is done by offering a variety of bras that open from the front, to eliminate trying to hook it at the back. You can find these bras in three main different styles.


The first Bra is the EZEE bra that has hooks, hook and loop closures and an easy finger loops for added ease. This bra offers three large hooks, for security. However, they also offer easy hook and loop closures to help ease the hooks into place. Do you have lowered finger dexterity? This bra has two large finger loops so you can slide your fingers through the loops and put on the bra much easier.

Hook Closure

The second type of bra comes in three different styles. This bra is simply a front closing bra with hooks to close. This eliminates the struggle of trying to put the bra on from the back. The three different styles it is offered in are as followed. The first one is offered in a comfortable cotton. The second option is offered in a nylon, for extra stretch. Finally there is a full support bra that is offered. This one offers more support but without the wire! A perfect balance between comfort and support.

Snap Bra

Finally there is the snap bra. This front opening bra has button snap fastenings instead of hooks. Simply snap the bra into place. This bra is great for added lowered finger dexterity, getting rid of hooks all together.

Silvert’s offers no button bras, similar to the classic sports bras. This goes over the head, and with a elastic at the bottom can go on like a top.

Finding the perfect bra is important, and finding the correct bra size can make a world of a difference. With these steps we hope you can find the perfect bra for you or a loved one.

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