No, this isn’t some kind of "17 ways to drop four dress sizes NOW!!!” type of article. But if you suffer from the awful terror that is back fat rolls, there is a simple, effective and healthy way to get rid of it (not to mention all that slouching you do), and it’s all in the 10 seconds it takes to have your bra size professionally evaluated.
The bra has been in the news at lot recently because the unmentionable has had her 100th birthday! And it’s estimated that between 80- 90 percent of us is wearing the wrong bra size. That means we’re suffering from bad posture (that can lead to back, shoulder and neck pain), rolls of fat on our backs (and this happens to very slim women as well as those with curves) and generally looking like our breasts are trying to have a face-to-face conversation with our bellies.
We know that over time we gain weight, lose weight, maintain weight and then do it all over again. We lament our size 8s as we put on our size 14s. Yet somehow we choose the same bra size no matter what. Our breast size and shape changes over time, just like our waist size. It’s time to reevaluate our girls to make sure they are well taken care of.
Taking our measurements at home is pretty easy. To find out your band size (this is the number part) get a measurement tape and put the tape fairly snugly under your arms and around your chest (over your breasts, not on top of them). If your size falls on an even number (say, 38) then that’s your size. If it falls on an uneven number (say, 39) then round up to the next even size (40).
To find out your cup size, remember than an A, B, C or D cup is a one inch difference from your width size. Size A being one inch and a D being four inches. Place the tape around the fullest part of your breasts instead of over your breasts. Subtract your band size from the cup size measurement. So for example if your band size is 38 and your cup size is 42, then your bra size is 38D.
Or if you can’t be bothered with that, all bra stores offer very quick and free professional sizing.