What method of bra measurement works best for you?

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What method of bra measurement works best for you?

Cherrylane Cherrylane
I found several discussions on what people's sizes were and whether they'd been fitted. But not on actual techniques for self fitting. Of those of you who have measured yourselves, particularly those who have had some success, what has been your system of measurement?

Below are some of the most common ones I've found named. Lemme know if you do something different!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
measure ribcage under bust for band, add 4''-5'', measure bust, subtract ribcage measurement from bust to get cup
Gracie
1  (8%)
measure ribcage under bust for band, measure bust, subtract ribcage measurement from bust- no addition.
- Kira - , Ryuson , HannahPanda , Beck , voenne , Kaltir , AmethystSmoke , xyrella , Liz2 , *HisMrs* , dv8
11  (85%)
Measure just above bust for band, measure bust, subtract band measurement from bust measurement
other
Drakoni
1  (8%)
Total votes: 13
Poll is closed
12/04/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
I used to sell bras and we always did it the second way. That's how I've always done my own measurements.
12/04/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I personally usually measure my ribcage under my bust and subtract it from my bust measurement without addition. For several years now I've been a definitive 34D in every brand I've tried, and if I were to add anything to my initial band measurement, it would tell me I had A cups (clearly not lol).

After losing some weight though, I noticed my bras were fitting a little differently. I just measured, and my ribcage measure was down to 32, while my bust is holding steady at a wee bit over 37. If following my old system, this would mean I should try on 32DD bras, and somehow that just seems like much lol.
12/04/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I've been told I'm 20 different bra sizes in a few year's time. I wish most would pick a constant way to measure it so I'm not told I'm a large C or a small D or a large D. Even Victoria's Secret measured mine wrong once!
12/04/2011
Beck Beck
I found how to do it online and measured myself, then went to Fashion bug to do it as well and it was the same thing. I did the underbust.
12/04/2011
voenne voenne
I have been measured before, but it's never helped finding a bra. I'm a helpless case.
12/04/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
whatever fits & does it's job, i buy.
12/04/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I have an odd size, so measuring never works for me. A slightly different cut on the same bra size can mean the difference between a perfect fit and falling out. And when I find a bra that fits, I buy it in several colors.
12/05/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I have done it the second way but I try on bras and when I find one that fits and is comfortable, I stay with that make and style until I fell adventurous. Bra shopping is a PIA for me and I am a 34 B!
12/05/2011
Total posts: 9
Unique posters: 8