To measure the bra size at home, all you need to wear is a non-cushioned bra, and there is a tape measure in inches.
First of all, you need to measure the bottom of the bra just below the bust – make sure the tape is comfortable.
Measure in inches and round it to the nearest inch – it will be rounded to even numbers such as 30, 32, 34, 36, etc.
Then use a tape measure to measure the entire bust and measure it in inches, rounded to the nearest inch.
The difference in inches between the two is the size of the cup.
For example, a one inch gap will make you A, two B, three C, four DD, five DD, six E, and so on.
So if your back size is 34 inches and your bust size is 37 inches, that will make you a 34C.
How often do you wash your corset style bra?
According to a good housekeeping association, excessive washing of your bra may “damage the elasticity, which is essential to provide proper support.”
Lexie Sachs, a product analyst at their textile lab, points out that it usually depends on how active we are – especially how warm it is given the current heat wave. She explained: “It should be enough every few times, but it really depends on your level of activity.
“For example, if you go out on a wet day and you end up sweating a lot, then you need to wash your bra off as soon as possible.
“On the other hand, if you put on your bra for a few hours, this may not be “wearing.”
“Washing can eliminate accumulated oils and bacteria, so the more oil you produce, the higher the frequency needed to wash your bra.”
She recommends removing your corset style bra at night to maintain its shape and elasticity and extend its lifespan.
M&S’Julia added that bras are the best in “wearing the first year.”