Bra Fitting Resources Roundup

So, you want to figure out your correct bra size – but you’re having a bit of difficulty knowing where to start. Or, you know what your approximate size is, but you want to learn more about sizing, bra care, and styles/brands. Feeling lost? Have no fear! The wonderful world of correctly-fitting bras is at your fingertips! There are SO many great resources out there, but below is a roundup of some of the basics.

Good Bra Calculators:
The quickest, easiest way to determine your “starting point” bra size. [note – these may not be as accurate for very small busts. See Bra Fitting Guides below]

  • A Sophisticated Pair
  • Butterfly Collection
  • Curves & Corsets

“Bras 101” Guides:
These comprehensive guides take the calculators to the next level, explaining how to measure as well as pointing out some exceptions that may crop up, giving tips on correct fit and how to wear bras, noting various good brands and styles, and more! Check out the “Bra Fitting” tab at the top of this page, too 😉

  • Bra Fitting Basics from WindieGardie
  • On Sizing from SweetNothings
  • Fitting Guide 101 from FussyBusty
  • Bra Matrix from VenusianGlow
  • The Bra Naked Truth series from A Sophisticated Pair
  • How to Measure Your Bra Size from Thin and Curvy
  • Fitting Guide from Breakout Bras
  • Measuring Guide from Reddit user MyWifeisBusty
  • Help for Bra Fitting With Implants from ByBaby’sRules

Online Fittings:
A great option for those wanting to get an accurate fitting or fitting/sizing advice from an expert without having to leave home

  • Butterfly Collection: Free Size Consultation through Email
  • Butterfly Collection: Free Skype Fitting
  • Beautiful Bosom offers in-person (UK) or Skype fitting consultations

Online Resources/Forums
Great places to get general various information, research different brands, and (anonymously) ask questions about sizing, measuring, bra styles, and more

  • Bratabase (“database” of bras)
  • A Bra That Fits (subreddit)
  • Busty Resources (wiki)
  • Thirty-twoD (livejournal)

In-Store Fittings (U.S. Specific):
I actually don’t really recommend relying solely on store fittings to determine your size – at the very least, measure yourself before going to get an idea – but the below U.S. stores usually have a good range of sizes available and often have reasonably good fitters

  • Local Boutiques (I recommend reading reviews and calling ahead to see what sizes they stock)
  • Nordstrom
  • Intimacy
  • Dillards

Have more resources to add or questions to ask? Feel free to share in the comments!