- It’s pretty likely that, if you wear a bra, you’re not wearing the right size.
- Beyond band size and cup size, there’s also style and shape to factor in.
- Lingerie model Madison Alexandra’s TikTok trick may make finding the perfect size a lot easier.
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It’s pretty likely that, if you wear a bra, you’re not wearing the right size — according to The Lily, 80% of us are wearing the wrong bra size.
Getting it right is actually a pretty tricky task. Beyond band size and cup size, there’s also the style and shape to factor in.
Often, people who wear bras are wearing the wrong size simply because they haven’t been fitted properly or don’t know what you need to consider in order to fit yourself.
A viral TikTok trick may make finding the perfect size a lot easier, however.
Although the calculator — called A Bra That Fits — has been around since 2010, it went viral again recently thanks to a TikTok by lingerie model Madison Alexandra.
Using a sock filled with rice as a “breast,” Madison asks how it’s possible that a bra can simultaneously be too big and too small.
The model stresses that each breast is different so, although it might seem like two people should use the same size, various factors mean they each need different ones.
One of the keys to taking certain measurements is to ensure you’re measuring yourself face-down, lying down, or standing.
The creators of the original calculator also have a space on Reddit, where you can find a thread containing a basic guide to help you better understand everything to with making sure you get the right fit.