And yes, there’s an App for that!
Step One: Forget what you think you know about sizing
Try the UpBra Mobile Bra Size Calculator
Stand Up Straight!
Use the app on the same breast.
Step Two: Consider Your Lifestyle and your Wardrobe
Are you getting married and need a strapless bra? Or heading out to the gym? The office?
Lace bras are beautiful and sexy but will become annoying under thin cotton shirts because of the dimpled appearance these bras give the silhouettes. Likewise, extra padding or synthetic materials may get in the way of an active lifestyle. And few bras do a good job of staying up as needed for your strapless wedding gown or other high life events.
Be honest about what function your bras need to play in day to day life, special events and go from there. Will the straps work with particular shirts and dresses? Will the fabric be appropriate in a particular climate? Silk is pretty but is very hot and shows transpiration, so are most synthetic fabrics. Almost all women need a smooth, everyday bra in a neutral skin tone, but a woman’s lifestyle will dictate whether she needs more or less support, padding, decoration or even something like a multipurpose bra with removable straps and padding.