I am SO relieved to see I am not the only one that takes serious issue (and FRUSTRATION) with this method of measuring bra size. This whole add/subtract/multiply/find-the-square-root
-of-the-hypotenuse nonsense NEVER works for me. My rib measurement is 34 inches, my bust measurement is 38. So accordingly, my band size should be 34+3+1= 38. The difference between the band size and bust is then zero. Which means I'm what? A wooden plank?! If there's no difference between the two, why would I need a bra in the first place?? I assure you, I do!
I say, ditch the "add 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, whatever." My actual rib measurement has always been equal to the best-fitting bra band size. My cup measurements have always been on par with what is mentioned in the article. 38-34=4, x, y, denominator . . carry the z . .. yep, 34D. Whaddya know, that's what I'm wearing! Weird! :)
- 7/11/2012 2:12:22 PM