Are you a bra expert? Scroll down to test your bra knowledge!
34DD32B36D36CNone of the above
Bra Math 101: When you go up a band size, you go down a cup size and when you go down a band size, you go up a cup size!
The CupThe StrapThe Underwire ChannelThe BandNone of the above, bras don't support you
About 90% of your support is in your band and 10% is in your straps!
They should feel snug, but not too tight on the tightest hookThey should feel loose on the loosest hookThey should feel snug, but not too tight on the loosest hookThey should feel loose on the tightest hookNone of the above, just wear the damn bra!
They should feel snug, but not too tight on the loosest hook!
Many women wear new bras on the tightest hook which isn’t that great for support. If you buy a bra that fits snug on the loosest hook, you will be able to tighten your bra as it stretches out over time.
An O cup!
The biggest cup size on the US bra size chart is an O cup (An O cup is a K cup in the UK). Most stores in the US go up to a DD or DDD, but there are actually 9 more cup sizes! Sizes bigger than a DDD are more common than you think!
Once a year or when you think your size changedOnce every 8 monthsEvery 5 yearsYou don’t need to be measured, just guessNone of the above
Once a year or when you think your size changed
Like a doctor’s check up, you should get measured at least once a year to see if you are still wearing the right size.
Bras are like clothes, you never buy the same size! Each brand and style fits differently.
Wash them in the washing machine and throw them in the dryerPut them in a mesh lingerie bag and hang dry themHand wash them with Woolite or Tide and hang dry themHand wash them with a lingerie detergent and hang dry themNever wash them
Hand wash them with a lingerie detergent and hang dry them
Rule #1: Never throw your bras in the dryer! The heat from the dryer and the chemicals from regular detergents will wear out your bra faster. Even on a delicate cycle, your bras can still get ruined in the washer.
Bra Math 101: When you wear a smaller band, the volume of the cup gets smaller too. 30DDD looks similar to a 32DD or a 34D.
DDD is not as big as you think! It's hard to guess someone's bra size when you compare yourself or the bras you see at major lingerie stores.
Demi Cup BraFull Coverage BraPush-up BraBalcony BraPlunge Bra
To determine a bra style, look at the gore of the bra (its the front-center of the bra) and the cup coverage. A bra with a low/small gore is a plunge. A balcony, demi cup, and full coverage bra has a higher/larger gore than a plunge bra.
THE BRA WIZ QUIZ
When it comes to bra shopping you would rather go to a bra burning bonfire. You probably don't wear a bra or avoid bra shopping until your bra is hanging on by one strap.
Good job! You know more about bras than the average person! You have read a couple of articles online, been measured by a bra fitter, or know a bra wiz.
Congratulations! You are officially a bra wiz! You know WAY more about bras than the average person because you either are a professional bra fitter or have a slight lingerie obsession. Have you thought about being a booblogist?
How did you do on the quiz?
Let me know what you think! As a professional bra-fitter, I am passionate about helping women embrace their true size and a complete nerd when it comes to the art of bra-fitting!