1. Go braless or unpadded.
2. Grab a measuring tape.
3. Wrap the tape around your underbust. Have a friend or mirror spot you to be sure the tape is straight in back. Measure snuggly and in inches.
4. Repeat at the fullest part of your bust.
5. Repeat at the fullest part of your hip (optional).
6. Enter your measurements in the Find My Size tool.
At some point, every woman has googled ‘how to find my bra size’ and read long, confusing articles about underbusts, busts, underbands and cup sizes. It’s so complicated, no wonder 85% of women wear the wrong bra size!
Below we’ve explained how bra sizing works in the simplest way we can - but please don’t read it. Don’t do all that calculating yourself and don’t you dare pull out your phone calculator. We designed the Find My Size tool (above) to simplify bra sizing. Take your measurements, type them in the Find My Size and we promise your bra will fit perfectly.
Our fit team uses 2 calculations to work out a woman’s bra size. When we decided to sell Lara stuff online, we wanted to provide that same fit expertise to women everywhere. The Find My Size tool was built with the help of our fit experts and calculates exactly as we would in a fitting.
Want to know a secret? It’s not just bra straps that support your boobs. The underband is really important too. When an underband fits snuggly around your rib cage, it helps support your boobs around the body and takes the stress off your shoulders. When an underband is too loose, your shoulders are doing more work than they should. Also, loose fitting bras never look cute. If the underband is too tight, it’s going to be uncomfortable. Your underbands should always fit comfortably and snug around your body.
Just like underbands, bra cups shouldn’t be too loose or too tight. When a cup is too loose, it will gape and feel awkward to wear. When cups are too tight, they can stretch and fit poorly. For the best fit, your boobs should comfortably fill out bra cups. Also remember that boobs change size all the time, so if the fit of your bras varies a bit, don’t worry too much. If you think your boobs are changing size often, try measuring yourself every few months.
Hell yeah! At Lara, we make bras based on real measurements. The 32 underband is made to fit perfectly on someone measuring 32 inches around their underbust. Bra cups are cut precisely down to the millimetre. Everything is based on numbers, so with your measurements, we know the perfect bra size for you.
Oh no! Right now, we carry bra sizes 28A-36E. That's is one of the widest sizes ranges available anywhere, and we constantly strive to be as inclusive as possible. All Find My Size entries are stored automatically (and anonymously!) so our fit team can assess what should be added to our range. For example, lots of women have requested F and G cup sizes, so we’re working on that this year. If you have a size request, please email email@example.com.
Every brand measures differently, so don’t worry if your Find My Size results are different to what you typically wear. We design based on real measurements. If you’re a 30C, according to the Find My Size, we test that size on a fit model and make it to fit your measurements exactly.
If you want help measuring, finding your bra size or picking the perfect underwear, get in touch! Live chat with our fit team (coming soon!) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your bra size is based on two measurements: underbust and bust. The underbust is just below your boobs, where the underband sits on a bra. It’s really important that the underband be comfortable and snug on your body so it can support you around your rib cage. When your underband is loose, your shoulders have to work harder to hold up your boobs.
Every bra retailer measures underbands slightly differently and most measuring systems are complicated AF. At Lara, we’re simplifying that process. Your underbust measurement is your band size. If you measure 28, you wear a 28. If you measure 32, you wear a 32.
Cup sizing is a tricky. Here’s the formula for cup size:
Cup Size = Bust Measurement - Band Size
For example, if the difference between your bust measurement and band size is 2 inches, you’re a B cup. If the difference is 3 inches, you’re a C cup.
Here are size charts if you like tables and numbers. The Find My Size tool (above) is way simpler, so feel free to ignore these ;)