## Bra Size Calculator India: How to Measure Bra Size

Wearing the right bra size is crucial for comfort, confidence, and overall well-being. However, studies show that up to 80% of Indian women may be wearing the wrong bra size, which can lead to discomfort and various health issues. The most common sizes among Indian women range from 32B to 36C. However, many women still face challenges in finding the perfect fit due to the limited availability of sizes and lack of proper guidance.

## How to Measure Your Bra Size?

• Stand straight and breathe normally.
• Bring the measuring tape around your torso, right beneath your bust.
• The tape should not be held too tight or too loose, it should be taut.
• To Measure the Hip size bring the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips.
• The tape must be parallel to the floor and the fit must be snug.
• Record the measurement in cm and enter below.
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• Stand straight and breathe normally.
• Bring the measuring tape around your torso, right beneath your bust.
• The tape should not be held too tight or too loose, it should be taut.
• To Measure the Hip size bring the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips.
• The tape must be parallel to the floor and the fit must be snug.
• Record the measurement in cm and enter below.
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• Stand straight and use a soft measuring tape to measure around your ribcage, just under your bust. Ensure the tape is snug but not tight.
• Note the measurement in centimetres.

• Place the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Ensure the tape is level across your back and comfortable, not digging into your skin.
• Note this measurement as well.

• Enter your measurements into our Bra Size Calculator to determine your band and cup sizes. Our calculator will do the rest!

## Understanding Your Bra Size Results

Once you’ve calculated your bra size, it’s essential to understand what these numbers and letters mean:

### Band Size

This is the number part of your bra size, representing the measurement around your ribcage. A well-fitted band should feel snug yet comfortable.

### Cup Size

This is the letter part of your bra size, indicating the volume of your breasts. The cup should encase your breasts fully without spillage or gaping.

## Why You Need an Accurate Bra Size?

Our Bra Size Calculator is designed to help you discover your actual size quickly and accurately. Increasing awareness makes more women turn to online tools to ensure they get the best fit. Whether you’re among the 20-30% of women who have used a bra size calculator before or trying it out for the first time, we’re here to make the process simple and effective.

In addition to helping you find the right size, we consider the types of breast shapes common among Indian women, such as teardrop, side-set, athletic, slender, and asymmetrical. Our calculator and expert recommendations will guide you to bras that best suit your unique shape and size. Start measuring today and experience the difference of wearing a well-fitted bra

## Shyaway India Bra Size Chart

How do you know your bra size? You can use a bra size calculator, refer to a bra size chart, or simply visit a bra fitting store.

Our bra size chart helps you convert your measurements into the perfect bra size across our popular brands. Below, you'll find size conversions for band and cup measurements tailored specifically for Indian women. Discover the perfect size and explore the wide range of styles available in your size at Shyaway.

Use your overbust and underbust measurements to locate your band and cup size in the chart above. Each brand may have slight variations, so it’s always good to double-check your size.

With this chart, you can confidently shop, knowing you’re getting the right size every time.

## Bra Size Measurement

Here's a detailed checklist for before and after measuring your bra size

### ✓ Choose the Right Time

• Measure when your breasts are at their most natural state, ideally mid-morning.
• Avoid measuring right after waking up or after vigorous exercise, as body temperature and fluid retention can affect the accuracy.

### ✓ Wear the Right Bra

• If possible, wear a non-padded, non-wired bra for the measurement. This provides a natural shape without adding extra volume.
• If you prefer, you can also measure without a bra, especially if your breasts are self-supporting.

• Use a soft, flexible measuring tape. Avoid using a rigid or metal tape measure as it may not contour properly to your body.
• Stand before a full-length mirror to ensure the tape is straight and correctly positioned.

• Find a quiet, private space where you can measure without interruptions.
• Ensure you have good lighting to see the measuring tape and your reflection in the mirror.

### ✓ Get into the Right Posture

• Stand up straight with your shoulders relaxed.
• Keep your arms relaxed at your sides, and breathe normally to avoid skewing the measurements.

### ✓ Remove Any Obstructions

• Take off any bulky or layered clothing that could interfere with the accuracy of your measurements.
• Ensure your skin is dry and free of lotions or oils that could cause the tape to slip.

### Checklist: After Measuring Your Bra Size

• Re-measure both your underbust and bust to ensure consistency.
• If the two measurements differ slightly, take the average or the most consistent result.

### ✓ Input Measurements into the Bra Size Calculator

• Enter your underbust and bust measurements into the Shyaway bra size calculator
• Review the suggested bra size, including both band and cup sizes.

### ✓ Consider Your Breast Shape

• Identify your breast shape (e.g., round, teardrop, east-west, asymmetrical, athletic).
• Refer to the recommended bra styles for your breast shape to ensure the best fit and support.

### ✓ Try on Bras in Your Calculated Size

• Test different bras in the suggested size to confirm the fit.
•  Adjust the bra straps and band to ensure a snug, comfortable fit without any gaps or spillage.

### ✓ Assess Comfort and Fit

• Move around in the bra to evaluate how it feels during different activities (e.g., lifting arms, bending over).
• Make sure there’s no pinching, discomfort, or excessive movement.

### ✓ Make a Note of Brand Variations

• Remember that sizes may vary slightly between different brands, so don’t hesitate to adjust accordingly.
• If the sizing of one brand differs, try on bras from other brands in the same size range to compare the fit.

### ✓ Record Your Size for Future Reference

• Write down your new bra size for easy reference when shopping.
• Keep track of the brands and styles that fit you best for future purchases.

### ✓ Plan for Regular Re-measurement

• If you experience significant changes in your weight, body shape, or breast size, re-measure your bra size every six months or sooner.

### ✓ Explore Bra Options

• Once you’re confident in your size, explore different bra styles and materials that suit your needs, whether for daily wear, special occasions, or athletic activities.

Now that you know how to use the calculator and chart, along with the checklist to follow, here’s how your bra should and shouldn’t fit. This will help you make informed decisions and wear the right bra size that makes you feel comfortable, supported, and confident.

## How to Know If Your Bra Fits Perfectly

### Band Fit

The band is a bra's foundation and provides up to 80% of the overall support. It wraps around the ribcage and ensures the weight of the breasts is evenly distributed across the torso. A well-fitted band should sit snugly, level with the front and back, without riding up or digging into the skin. The support from the band helps reduce the strain on the shoulders, allowing the straps to serve a secondary, more comfortable role in holding the bra in place.

### Cup Fit

Bra cups are designed to encase and support each breast individually, ensuring they are properly held in place. A well-fitting cup should fully cover the breast tissue without any spillage over the top, sides, or under the arms, and the fabric should lie smooth against the skin without gaping. Proper cup fit not only provides comfort but also ensures that the weight of the breasts is distributed evenly, contributing to the overall support provided by the bra and preventing strain on the back and shoulders.

### Strap Fit

Straps support a bra’s fit by keeping the cups in place and providing lift to the breasts. However, they should not bear the full weight—this is primarily the band’s job. Properly adjusted straps should rest comfortably on your shoulders without digging in or slipping off. Too tight straps can cause shoulder discomfort, while loose straps can reduce overall support, leading to a poor fit.

### Center Gore Fit

A well-fitting centre gore should lie flat against your chest without digging into your skin or gaping away. When the gore fits properly, it indicates that the cups are providing adequate support and coverage for your breast tissue. If the centre gore doesn’t lie flat, it may be a sign that the cups are too small or the band is too loose, affecting the overall support and fit of the bra.

### Underwire Fit

For a proper fit, the underwire should sit comfortably flat against the ribcage without digging into the skin or sitting on breast tissue. It should follow the natural curve of the breast, extending from the center gore to the side of the body without poking or causing discomfort. If the underwire doesn't fit correctly—either pressing into the breast or lifting off the body—it may indicate that the cup size is too small or the band is too loose.

### Do you still have problems with your bra fitting?

Understanding your breast shape is just as important as knowing your size when finding the perfect bra. It is also the key to solving common bra-fitting issues. You can choose bras that fit well and enhance your comfort by recognising how your shape influences fit. Use this guide and our bra size calculator to find the perfect bra that suits your size and shape.

## Understanding Breast Shapes and Bra Fitting

### 1. Round Breasts

Women with round breasts tend to have fullness at both the top and bottom of the breast, creating a naturally balanced shape. If your breasts appear equally rounded all over without significant tapering towards the top or bottom, they are likely round. This shape usually doesn’t require much extra lift or padding as it fills out bras evenly on its own.

### 2. Teardrop Breasts

Teardrop breasts are fuller at the bottom with a gentle slope at the top, resembling a teardrop. If you notice that your breasts have more volume towards the lower part and a gradual tapering towards the top, you likely have teardrop-shaped breasts. This shape typically provides a more natural-looking lift, often requiring bras that enhance fullness at the top without adding extra bulk.

### 3. East-West Breasts

East-West breasts tend to point outward, with the nipples facing away from the centre of the chest. If you notice that your breasts have a natural separation and your nipples point in opposite directions, you likely have East-West breasts. This shape may benefit from bras that bring the breasts closer together, offering central support and creating a more defined cleavage.

### 4. Asymmetrical Breasts

Asymmetrical breasts are when one breast is noticeably larger or shaped differently than the other. If you observe a visible size difference between your breasts, often with one appearing fuller or lower than the other, you likely have asymmetrical breasts. This is quite common, and bras with removable padding or adjustable cups can help create a more balanced appearance.

### 5. Athletic Breasts

Athletic breasts are typically wider and have a firmer, more muscular appearance due to lower fatty tissue. If your breasts appear flatter, with less natural curve or fullness, and you notice more muscle definition in your chest, you likely have athletic breasts. This shape often has a wider base, and you may find that bras with extra padding or push-up styles help enhance volume and create a more rounded appearance.

### 6. Bell-Shaped Breasts

Bell-shaped breasts are narrower at the top and fuller at the bottom, resembling bells. If your breasts have more volume towards the lower part and a slimmer appearance at the top, you likely have bell-shaped breasts. This shape requires bras that offer more support at the base, such as full-coverage or seamed bras, to lift and balance the fullness.

### 7. Slender Breasts

Slender breasts are typically longer and narrower, with less overall volume. If your breasts are more elongated and appear less full at the top and bottom, you likely have slender breasts. This shape may benefit from bras that add volume and lift, such as plunge bras or padded bras, to create a fuller and more rounded look.

### 8. Relaxed Breasts

Relaxed breasts have looser tissue and typically appear with nipples pointing downward. If your breasts have a longer shape and the tissue naturally sits lower on your chest, giving a more relaxed appearance, you likely have relaxed breasts. Bras with firm support, such as balconette or underwire bras, can help lift and shape this breast type for a more uplifted look.

### 9. Side-Set Breasts

Side-set breasts have more space between them, with the nipples typically pointing outward. If you notice a wider gap between your breasts, creating separation towards the sides of your chest, you likely have side-set breasts. Bras with a narrow centre gore or plunge bras can help bring the breasts closer together, providing a more centred and lifted appearance.

### 10. Full-on-Top Breasts

Full-on-top breasts have more volume and fullness at the top, giving them a naturally fuller appearance above the nipple line. If your breasts appear rounder and fuller at the top, and you sometimes experience spillage in bras that don’t accommodate this fullness, you likely have full-on-top breasts. Bras with stretch-lace cups or balconette styles provide ample space at the top, helping to prevent spillage and offer better support.

## FAQs on Bra Size Calculator, Chart, and Measurements

#### 1. How can I measure my bra size at home?

Measure your underbust and overbust using a measuring tape. Then, enter these measurements into our bra size calculator to determine your correct bra size.

#### 2. What is the correct way to measure the underbust?

Wrap the tape snugly around your ribcage, just below your bust and note down the measurement.

#### 3. How can I measure the bust size correctly?

You must measure around the fullest part of your breast, ensuring the tape is parallel to the ground and not too tight or loose.

#### 4. What does the number in your bra size represent?

The number represents the measurement around your ribcage under the bust.

#### 5. What does the letter in my bra size mean?

The letter represents the difference between your bust and underbust measurements, indicating the bra's cup size.

#### 6. What is the difference between cup size & bra size?

Cup Size refers to the volume of your breasts and is represented by letters (e.g., A, B, C). The difference between your bust and underbust measurements determines it.

Bra Size combines your band size (the number) with your cup size (the letter) to give you a complete bra size (e.g., 34B).

#### 7. Why should I use a bra size calculator?

A bra size calculator helps ensure you get an accurate size, leading to better support, comfort, and a flattering fit.

#### 8. Can my bra size change over time?

Yes, factors like weight changes, pregnancy, and ageing can affect your bra size. It’s important to measure regularly.

#### 9. How often should I recheck my bra size?

Measuring your bra size every six months or whenever you notice changes in your body is recommended.

#### 10. What do I do if I'm in between sizes?

If you're in between sizes, it's generally best to try both sizes to see which one feels more comfortable. You can also consider the following tips:

For Band Size: If the band feels too tight, go up a band size and down a cup size (e.g., from 34C to 36B). If the band feels too loose, go down a band size and up a cup size (e.g., from 34C to 32D).

For Cup Size: If one size fits well in the band but the cups are too small or large, try the sister sizes to find the best fit.

#### 11. What is a sister size in bras?

Sister sizes are alternate bra sizes with the same cup volume but different band sizes. For example, 34B, 32C, and 36A are sister sizes.

#### 12. Why do my bra straps keep slipping?

Slipping straps can indicate that your band is too loose or your straps need adjustment. Consider tightening the straps or choosing a smaller band size.

#### 13. What should I do if my bra band rides up?

A band that rides up is usually too loose. Try fastening your bra on a tighter hook or opt for a smaller band size.

#### 14. How do I know if my bra fits correctly?

Your bra should lie flat against your chest, the band should be level, and the cups should fully encase your breasts without gaps or spillage. Importantly, you should feel comfortable throughout the day.

### 16. Can I use this bra size calculator for all bra brands?

Yes, but keep in mind that sizing can vary slightly between brands. Our calculator provides a good estimate across various brands.

### 17. What are the consequences of wearing the wrong bra size?

Wearing the wrong size can lead to discomfort, poor posture, and potential skin irritation or marks.

### 18. How to find the right bra for your breast shape?

Here are the breast shapes and the recommended bra styles.

• Round Breasts: Full-coverage or balconette bras work well to prevent spillage.
• Teardrop Breasts: Demi-cup or plunge bras offer a natural lift.
• East-West Breasts: Side support or T-shirt bras help centre the breasts.
• Asymmetrical Breasts: Bras with removable padding balance the difference.
• Bell-Shaped Breasts: Full-coverage or deep-cup bras provide support.
• Slender Breasts: Plunge or balconette bras create a fuller shape.
• Relaxed Breasts: Balconette or underwire bras offer lift.
• Side-Set Breasts: Plunge or push-up bras bring breasts closer together.
• Full-on-Top Breasts: Balconette or stretch-lace bras prevent overflow.

### 19. How can I find my bra size without a measuring tape?

You can visit our store to get help from our bra fitting experts.

### 20. When should I replace my bras?

You should replace your bras every 6 to 12 months, depending on how often you wear them. Signs it’s time to replace include stretched-out bands, loose straps, worn-out fabric, and underwire poking out. If your bra no longer provides the support and comfort it once did, it’s time for a new one.

### 21. How should I take care of my bras?

Hand wash your bras in cold water and air dry them to maintain their shape and elasticity. Rotate bras to allow the elastic to recover, and store them carefully to avoid crushing the cups.