For years I’ve been meaning to put together a video series on organic and natural fiber bras. Camera shyness, more than procrastination, has delayed it. The series was originally envisioned as showing some bras on hangers and going over the different types of bras, sizing, best fit, fabrics, features, etc. Well, thanks to Dr. Kayla Luhrs of Moon Cycle Medicine, this is finally happening! Kayla offered to act as a model for the series, and since I didn’t have to do it on my own, the camera seemed less intimidating.
We’ve mapped out a series of 10 different videos, which we will launch once per week both here and on our (as yet underutilized) YouTube channel. Each one will highlight one specific bra style and provide tips for things to look for when deciding on an organic or natural fiber bra purchase.
Our first episode covers No Wire Support Bras and our tip shows you how to measuring yourself to determine your approximate bra size. This was our first one, so hopefully they’ll get better over time. 🙂
Bras highlighted in this video:
Our sizing Tip:
- Using a tape measure, measure directly under your bust around your ribcage (Kayla measured 30.5″)
- Add 3″ – 4″ to get to an even number (We added 3.5″)
- This number is your BAND size (So, Kayla is a 34″ band)
- Now measure across the widest part of your bust (Kayla measured 35″)
- Subtract your underbust measurement (30.5″) from your band measurement (35″) to get the difference (Kayla’s difference is 4.5″)
- Now lookup that number on the list below to get your approximate CUP size. Since many manufacturers size their cups differently, this is only approximate, but should get you started near the right size. (In our example, Kayla measures a 34B.)
- 2-3″ difference = AA cup
- 3-4″ difference = A cup
- 4-5″ difference = B cup
- 5-6″ difference = C cup
- 6-7″ difference = D cup
- 7-8″ difference = DD cup
- 8-9″ difference = DDD cup
Thank you for watching!