Friday, March 21, 2008



How to fit yourself for a bra. Proper measurements are essential, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. The most common mistake women make is assuming that the number in a bra size is equal to the circumference of the rib cage. This is incorrect! To get your size, measure your ribcage just below the breasts. Then ADD four inches. So if your rib cage is 28”, you are a size 32, and so on. To get your cup size, measure the circumference of your chest at the widest point of the breast, across the nipples. Then SUBTRACT the adjusted rib cage measurement from this number. The difference in inches will provide you with your cup size. 1” = A, 2” = B, 3” = C, 4” = D, 5” = E (DD), etc. So the woman with a 28” ribcage and a 35” breast circumference would be a size 32 C [35 – 32 = 3”].

Fortunately, this is the season of UNDERWEAR IS OUTERWEAR, so we can all buy fabulous bras and show them off! (If I am going to spend $275 on a Kiki De Montparnasse Muse Corset bra [see left], you can bet your sweet bippy that I am going to want people to see it!). I adore the look of a chiffon top with a lacy exposed bra underneath.

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