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Shock Absorber


Shock Absorber

 

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

 

As with any type of bra, it is important to wear the correct size. The wrong size does not provide adequate support and may damage the delicate breast tissue. 

 

To measure yourself, just follow these easy steps.

 

STEP 1: Measuring your band size:

  • Measurements should be taken without wearing a bra as this will give the most accurate measurement.
  • Using a tape measure, place the tape around your body, ensuring the tape is level around your back.
  • The tape should be firm but not tight against the body.
  • If the tape slips when measuring do not try to wriggle it back in position, just start again.
  • This measurement will give you the band size of the bra needed.

Use Shock Absober's unique table to find out your band size.

 

If your measurement is equal to the MINIMUM you may need to go down a band size.
If your measurement is equal to the MAXIMUM you may need to go up a band size.
If your measurement is equal to the centre size you will need the band size indicated.

Bras 
Minimum  Centre Size Maximum Band Size

24.5 in

62 cm

25.5 in

65.5 cm

26.5 in

67 cm

30 in

65 cm

26.5 in

67 cm

27.5 in

69.5 cm

28.5 in

72 cm

32 in

70 cm

28.5 in

72 cm

29.1 in

74.5 cm

30.5 in

77 cm

34 in

75 cm

30.5 in

77 cm

31.5 in

79.5 cm

32.5 in

82 cm

36 in

80 cm

32.5 in

82 cm

33.5 in

84.5 cm

34.5 in

87 cm

38 in

85 cm

34.5 in

87 cm

35.5 in

89.5 cm

36.5 in

92 cm

40 in

90 cm

STEP 2: Cup size

 

  • Using a tape measure, measure around the bust at the fullest point.
  • The tape measure should be held straight but not tight.
  • The difference between this measurement and your BAND size is your cup size.
  • Each inch of difference is equal to one cup size. For example, if your band size is 34" and your bust measurement is 35", you should wear an "A" cup.

If the difference is...

Bras (in)
Less than 1 AA Cup
1 inch A
2 inch B
3 inch C
4 inch D
5 inch DD
6 inch E
7 inch F
8 inch FF
9 inch G

STEP 3: How to Know if a Bra Fits

 

We want you to be completely happy with your Shock Absorber sports bra.

So to make sure it is doing its job properly, just follow these simple steps to find your perfect fit:

  • If the breasts are forced towards to the sides or bulging over the top of the cups, then the cup size is too small.
  • If the cup of the bra wrinkles all over, it shows that the cup size is too big and a smaller cup size is needed.
  • If the band of the bra does not sit straight around the body and rides upwards at the back, then the band size is too big. 
     
  • The band of the bra should be firm but not too tight.
  • The shoulder straps should be properly adjusted to minimize bounce.
  • A common fitting problem is selecting the wrong cup size. If each cup doesn't encapsulate each breast snugly try a smaller band size with a larger cup. e.g. 38C to 36D
  • Finally, the 'jump test' is probably the best way to test how effective a bra is at reducing bounce – so please have a bounce around.