Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas in Women's Underwear, Part Three

9 Out of 10 Men Wear the Wrong Size Bra


Most men measure their ribcage under their breasts to get their band measurement. Double check this measurement by wrapping a tape measure snugly around your back, under your arms and across the top of your chest above your breasts. Because your ribcage expands and contracts as you breathe, taking both measurements will help you find your most comfortable fit.

CUP MEASUREMENT (the letter)

With your bra on, wrap a measuring tape around your back and across the fullest part of your breast. Don't pull too tight! To find your cup size, subtract your band measurement from this measurement.

If the difference is...

1 inch, you're an A cup
2 inches, a B cup
3 inches, a C cup
4 inches, a D cup
5 inches, a DD cup
6 inches, a DDD cup

So if your cup measurement is 39 inches and your band size is 36 inches, the 3 inch difference makes you a 36C.

If you are not sure about measuring yourself, you can have a professional fitting at an intimate apparel shop or in the lingerie department of a department store.

Your mileage may vary, but I have been fitted for bras in both girl mode and boy mode in both venues and have never been turned away. In fact, the women performing the fittings were very helpful and seemed pleased to have a male join their bra-wearing sorority.

If you are unsure about which bra-selling venue to seek out for a fitting, you can always call ahead and ask. Also, during the holiday season, guys shopping for intimate apparel gifts is common, so walking into a lingerie shop in boy mode is not that unusual this time of year.

May you have a good fitting and buy a bra to die for!

(This post is a re-gift!)

Source: Metisu
Wearing Metisu.

Moorish Stevens
Moorish Stevens, 1960's professional femulator


  1. I couldn't agree more! If women experience problems in finding the right bra, then that difficulty must be magnified by a factor of least 10 for men seeking the right solution for their bra needs.
    In my case, I finally bit the bullet. I was in my 50s and I phoned a bra shop that offered fittings (Yellow Pages) ahead of time, explained my problem and asked if they could help me. I made an appointment and went there a few days later and they were so understanding. I never looked back. The two ladies in the shop couldn't have been more helpful.
    I remember from previous bitter experience the nervy angst of walking up and down outside shops waiting for the right moment to open that door. The internal battle between the fear of entering the female of environments versus the drive to 'find that bra'.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement.. ~sara

  2. I've never had a professional fitting. My home measurement tells me I'm a natural 44a and I've bought a four different 44" banded bras. Like many people in the world have said, one brand's 44 may not be the same size as another brand's 44. I have a couple that I've come to love wearing. Amazingly, I think my favorites are the two nylon xl sports bras.

  3. Thanks! My bra sizing isn't too bad, but I do see some little problems here! ~sara

  4. I know I'm an A cup but every bra I have rolls up or rides up while doing normal things(driving, shopping,watching tv).

  5. I'm a "B"+, all natural. Used breast enhancer creams and pills for about year until I started having too much pain in my breasts. I know that is common but it frightened me so I quit. I was about a "B" then, but they kept growing and now I cant wear a "B" anymore too "bulgy".