The correct way to measure bust size depends on the purpose for the measurement. For bra fitting, most lingerie retailers recommend taking two measurements: under the breast and around the back and around the fullest part of the breast.Continue Reading
The difference between the two measurements determines the cup size. Different bra manufacturers figure cup size differently, so it's best to consult their fit guides and measure according to their instructions. In addition, such factors as type of bra and type of clothing being worn have an impact on determining the final fitting of the bra.
For fitting clothing, the bust measurement is taken around the fullest part of the chest. Retail clothing sources usually provide a fit guide for their clothing to guide you in selecting the right size for your measurements.Learn more about Clothing
As of 2014, the general measurements for a women's size 6 are 34.5 to 35 inches around the bust, 26.5 to 27 inches around the waist and 36.5 to 37 inches around the hips. However, these measurements typically vary by manufacturer and change over time.Full Answer >
A girl's size 14 is designed for a girl who is 60 to 62 inches in height with a 32-inch bust, a 26.5-inch waist and 34.5-inch hips. This is equivalent to a juniors' size 1 or 3.Full Answer >
The Genie Bra size chart adheres to shirt size rather than the traditional bust and cup size. The bras are available in sizes XS/S, M, L, XL/1X, 2X and 3X.Full Answer >
To determine your size using a clothing size chart, you need to measure your bust, waist and hips. You measure yourself using a cloth tape measure and a full-length mirror.Full Answer >