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09 February 2009 @ 02:11 am
Electronic bra size calculator  
I just came across this bra size calculator, and it's the only one that has been accurate for me. Although it's on a Polish site, you can enter your measurements in either cm or inches.


What does everyone think? Does it give you an accurate size?
Drunk on immorality, valium and cherry winescurvykat on February 9th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
It gave me the next size up from my size, but that's way closer than any other calculator's ever been.
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on February 9th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Jolajolaedana on February 9th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Eh... close? I'm 45 inches in the bust, and 34 underbust. It put me in a 36 band, and I generally wear a 32 in most brands, a 34 in a couple. It also put me in a GG or J cup, and lately I've been in a JJ or a K. So it seems close, but slightly off for me.
aquaflame: Riveraquaflame16 on February 9th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
heh. guess I don't have to try it myself, then, as my measurements are almost the same as yours, maybe a half inch bigger underbust. I've been wearing mostly Panache, in which I take a 34J.
Jolajolaedana on February 9th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yep, that sounds about right for Panache. :)
stulta on February 9th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
It's pretty accurate for me. I normally wear a 28FF/G, and it sizes me as 28G/GG. Accurate calculators and size charts do tend to put me in a bigger cup size than I actually wear.
Captain Tatty Bojangles: Naughty girls have more funintrastellar on February 9th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
It gave me the size I'm currently wearing which is a cup size or two too small, but still - far closer than any other calculator.
katepchplmpr on February 9th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
it gave me what i should be wearing (up a cup and down one size in the band to what I actually wear)!
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 9th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
It seems to be doing the calculation in cm and then converting it into inches, so that could make a difference to the result if you're on the borderline between multiples of 5cm.
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on February 9th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Hrm. Now I want to recalculate it using centimeters. (With inches, it gives me 32F, when I generally wear 30F or 32E.)
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on February 9th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Aaaand... my boyfriend wonders why I've just stripped to my skivvies in the living room.


Eh... same measurement.
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 9th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
What I mean is, if you measure in inches, it converts the measurement into cm, which means it is doing a different calculation to the one we are used to. The calculation it uses gives your european size, which is then converted to the UK/US size.

The European calculation goes like this:

Underbust measurement in cm, minus 10, rounded to the nearest 5cm. A UK/US 30 is supposed to be equivalent to a European 65, but if you do the calculation in reverse, you get a result of 29.53 inches, not 30. This means that you might be given a bigger band size by this calculation, because the borderline between multiples of 5cm is not in exactly the same place as the borderline between multiples of 2 inches.
smplyscandaloussmplyscandalous on February 9th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
It's better than most!
It put me at a 28F when my size is a 28G.
ladyaxumladyaxum on February 9th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
it gave me 30 DDD and i usually wear a 32 DDD.
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T. Richlordtaroth on February 9th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I got a 28G and I normally wear a 32DD. I don't know if I could fit into a 28, but it's definitely more accurate than the "32B" I get from most sizing calculators.

I've never even SEEN a 28G bra. Damn.
stulta on February 9th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I was wearing 32DDs when my actual size was a 28FF (which I've also never seen in stores). :p
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 9th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
If your underbust measurement is less than 28 inches I would definately suggest trying some smaller band sizes. My underbust is around 28.5/29 and I usually wear a 30.
Teritericarper on February 9th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
it was spot-on
heather d.thedee on February 9th, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
It put me at 30F (uk) which is spot on. I will get a 28FF in bras that are made out of cotton, but yeah. Spot on.
redhead_pixieredhead_pixie on February 9th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
I used inches, and it started me with 28G, but I'm currently comfortable and happy in most of my 32DDs and can still get away with a 34D for times when I don't need a lot of support. I might try it again with measurements taken in cm...
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 9th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Entering the measurements in cm doesn't actually make any difference, because the code is just converting inches to cm anyway and using the same formula.

Have you tried any 28 or 30 bands? I'm surprised that you find a 32 supportive enough, unless you haven't had the chance to compare with a smaller size.
redhead_pixieredhead_pixie on February 10th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
I so far haven't been able to get my hands on a 28 or a 30, but in some styles I actually find the 32's a little tight. I suspect that I'm probably wearing a brand than runs a little small (mostly La Senza), but I'm preparing for the inevitable - they don't go below a 32, and I'm losing weight around my waist and ribcage, but not so much from my chest...it's only a matter of time before I need to find a specialty shop that makes me happy, I'm sure...
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 10th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, La Senza do run a bit small in both the band and the cups, at least some of them do. It's hard to tell if they are actually too small though because a lot of their lace bras feel very scratchy. My first reaction when trying them on is "arrg! get it off me!" because the edges of the band cut in, so I can see why a lot of people will go for a bigger band size, even though another bra which is equally tight might be very comfortable. There is also the fact that any bra which is tighter than you're used to will seem too tight at first, because people are simply not used to the feeling of clothes fitting firmly against their body. Unless it's so tight that you can barely fasten it, it's probably the fabric making the band feel uncomfortable, rather than the tightness.

On this page: http://www.belladonnaeyes.co.uk/bra_fitting_part_03.htm I have written step by step instructions which you can use to assess how well your bra fits you. It uses the usual fitting guidelines, but translates them into a more specific diagnostic test so you can get a more accurate idea of how many band sizes or cup sizes you need to go up or down.
redhead_pixieredhead_pixie on February 11th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
That is fantastic! Thanks!
faith_less_one: Keep flyingfaith_less_one on February 9th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
I got a 34DD - when I know for a fact that a 34 is too big. DD. Adjusting the band size (at the bottom) - gave me a 32F, which is only one off. (32FF)
Zoggibelladonna_eyes on February 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how the arrows at the bottom are supposed to work, because they seem to be changing the underbust measurement and re-calulating the size, rather than changing the size by going down one band and up one cup.
Cristinaxgirasolx on February 9th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
It gave me the exact size I wear! Measurements: 30/36 and size: 32DD
maryammaryam on February 10th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
I wear 32DD and it told me 30E. I've tried 30E and it's just plain uncomfortable. 29/35
elfin_shadowelfin_shadow on February 11th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
I'm 28/36 or so; it gave me a 30G. Nowadays I have a 34F and a 32G bra. Close I guess. I'm not sure I measured exactly right, since I had to make do with string and a ruler (don't have one of those nifty tape measures around).
courtneyjeg_elskerdeg on February 28th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
It was one cup size off. I entered 36/42 and it gave me 38DD, when I really wear a 38F (which I've heard is close to equal to DDD). Interesting!
Emma Alida: togetherbad_mushroom on August 16th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
I know I'm late to the party, but this is much more accurate than most online calculators, for sure. It tells me I'm a 32G/H, which is MUCH better than the 36C that another online calculator gave me (I mean, c'mon. My measurements are 30 under and 39 across. 36C, give me a break). I've only tried up to a 34DDD, but that definitely fits better than the 34DDs/36Ds that I've been wearing, and I wouldn't be surprised if a 32G worked even better.