The history of brassieres is inextricably intertwined with the social history of the status of women, including the evolution of fashion and changing views of the body. The evolution of the bra from the corset was driven by two parallel movements: health professionals’ concerns about the cruelly constraining effects of the corset, and the clothing-reform movement of feminists, that required freedom from corsets in order to participate in society. Studies report up to 45% of women wear the wrong size bra for their breasts. Improper bra size can result in sagging of the breasts especially after breast augmentation.
Exhale all air from your lungs then measure around your bra directly under your breasts. Add 4 if measurement is even and add 5 if it is odd. This is your bra size. For the cup size, measure the fullest part of your breast. Subtract chest measurement from the breast size. Then look at the following chart for your cup size:
Step 1: 35″ under measurement +5″ = 40″ chest
Step 2: 43″ breast measurement
Step 3: 43″ – 40″ = 3″ or Cup “C”
Your size would be 40C