If you’re wearing a bra now, it’s probably the wrong size. 80 percent of women wear the wrong bra size. It’s an epidemic. Oprah even has “bra interventions”. I even hold my head down in shame now as I flashback to the time my younger sister tforced me to go to Victoria Secret to get fitted. I found out I was wearing a bra one size too small (really three… but I digress). I’d suggest you go, too. But if you can’t get past the denial phase like I was at one point, then at least secretly follow the next steps. Your underwear is just as important as your outerwear. You deserve to feel and look better.

Step 1: Measure the your band size which is right below your bust.

Step 2: Measure the fullest part of your bust while standing straight and your arms to your side. (You may need a girlfriend to help.)

Step 3: Calculate you size by subtracting your band size from your bust. Always round up. Below are a few common sizes.

1/2″- 1″ (2.6 cm) A
2″ (5.1 cm) B
3″ (7.6 cm) C
4″ (10.2 cm) D
5″ (12.7 cm) DD or E


“Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.” So, be a friend to your bra: the right size one.

Is it time for you to give up that bra? Yes, the one you’re wearing right now.

–Shavon Donnell

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  • I’m with Oprah on this one. Nothing will slenderize you more than the proper bra size or make you look dumpier than the wrong one. Every time I walk down the street and I see a woman who has those slumped shoulders and the boobs are hanging in the vicinity of her stomach, I want to dive on her and strap her into a La Mystere bra.