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Do you really know your size?

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This post is for y'all ladies. Ladies, do you really know your bra sizes?

Undergarment is, in my opinion, the most important part of your wardrobe. Ladies who've been married, you know how important your undergarment was for your wedding dress? In fact, for most women, wedding dress/undergarment is the first time you realize just how important the undergarment really is.

Recently, I learned that most women wear wrong bra sizes. Well. Actually, I've heard that before. I just thought I wasn't one of them. After all, I'm a knitter. I've measured myself enough times to know my bust circumference.

Then during my knitwear construction class, my professor pointed out how many women have no idea how bra sizes work. HUH? I thought you just measure around the biggest part of your bust.

Bra Fitting

Victoria's Secret Guide to "How to Measure"

There are couple of different methods I found. I tried both and got similar results. I never thought that the "band size" would be different from the bust size we use to decide which size we would knit.