Every time I ask this question in class, I get one of these three responses – giggles, awkwardness or embarrassment.

And the magical question is  "do you know your bra cup size?"

The most shocking revelation I have made from all my ladies’ grooming workshops is this – more than 90% of the female participants do not know their bra cup size. What the ladies know is that they will walk into a bra store, lift both their arms, and let the sales person decide what bra cup they should be wearing.

If you are like one of these ladies, stop.

For an issue as intimate as this, you need to be on top of the situation.

It will not come as a surprise if you do a self-check and realise the bra you are wearing now is either too loose (gapping) or too tight (spillage). 

Interestingly, an industry study in 2011 reported that 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bras.


As an image consultant, I teach my female participants how to identify their bra cup size so they can make more informed decisions. After all, a good bra that fits comfortably will make your life more pleasant and do justice to your twin peaks. More importantly, it helps you project a better body posture.

Come on, there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Instead, it’s about empowerment so that you make your next trip to the lingerie section an enjoyable one. 

In this blog, let me teach you how to determine your bra cup size in just 3 steps! For the record, all my female participants are naturally impressed when I share this 3-step bra cup size check in my workshops. 

Before we begin, you will need a handy assistant called a measuring tape (this will cost you just 50 cents).


Step #1: Measure The Circumference Of The Breasts

In my workshops, I normally get female participants to partner up so that they can help each other identify the bra cup size.

If you are doing this on your own at home, then do ensure you are standing upright when taking the measurement.

Now, using the nipples as a guideline, place the measuring tape across the nipples and go one round from front to back. Note the circumference measurement. Let’s call this B1.


Step #2: Measure The Circumference Below The Breast

Now place the measuring tape below your breasts and measure the circumference.

Note the measurement.

Let’s call this B2.



Step #3: Find Your Bra Cup Size

All the ladies get this right when I ask them – “Which is bigger? B1 or B2?”

Common logic will tell you B1 will always be bigger.

Using a simple math subtraction, B1 minus B2, we will get the answer we want.

And the answer will tell us which bra cup size you should be wearing.

Assuming your B1 is 34 and the difference after subtracting B2 from B1 is 2.8 inches, then your bra cup size is ‘B’. And the right size you should be wearing is 34B. If you wear ‘A’, it is too tight. If you wear ‘C’, it is too loose.

The cup size is measured in alphabets from A, B, C, D all the way to H and beyond. It refers to the size of the breasts in relation to the rib cage.

The range of each cup size alphabet is about 1.5 inches. 


And there you have it – in less than 2 minutes, you now know your bra cup size! No more half guessing, no more thinking this should fit; and most importantly, no more leaving it in the hands of the bra store assistant. 

You go girls!



Thousands of students graduate each year from the universities, polytechnics and secondary schools. 

Pause and ask yourself this question – what is your X factor that makes you unique from the rest of the graduates? Are you just another certificate holder or do you have something interesting to share that the rest do not?

To put it bluntly – the degree, diploma, ITE or secondary school certificate you have in your hands is just a piece of paper. And everyone else around you has the same piece of paper. 

Ultimately, like it or not, it all boils down to personal branding.

Are you starting to brand yourself?

As social media becomes increasingly popular in recent years, I view this as the best time to ride the digital wave. 

In short, you have to start branding yourself online. And the easiest and more effective tool is to create your own digital portfolio. 

Some of you may ask why create a digital portfolio when you already have your resume?

Yes, your resume is essential. However, there is a finite number of resumes you can send out either via email or snail mail.

Conversely, if you have a digital portfolio, it can be viewed by anyone in any part of the world (as long as you give them your URL). This gives you a wider reach and exposes your brand to the global audience.

Do not get me wrong. I’m not saying you should do away with the resume. Instead, the resume must stay. Instead, you supplement it with a digital portfolio as it enhances your personal brand.

As millennials, we have to leverage on technology to make it work to our advantage.

Here are 3 proven ways to enhance your digital portfolio after you have created one.


Tip #1: Curate Your Story

Just like how a museum curator is responsible for acquiring works of art, cataloguing them and displaying them in a manner that appeals to the public under a themed exhibition, you too must learn how to curate your digital portfolio.

Always think – how do you want to present your story?

Having unlimited space in a digital portfolio can be both a boon and bane. 

If you curate your story well, your digital portfolio can be the perfect representation of the story you would like to present and it receives raving reviews. 

If you don’t curate it well, then it will be the start of your worst nightmare. 

Here’s how you should curate your digital portfolio.

•   Make It Clean. Think lots of space in between each section and paragraph. This makes it easy on the eye to read.

•   Separate The Different Parts. Use sections or dividers (consider using colours as well) to differentiate the different segments so your readers are clear about what you are presenting in each. 

•   Use Different Modalities. Just having rows of endless text is going to bore everyone. Add different modalities such as photos, videos and slides. This not only helps break the monotony of the text but also helps spice up your digital portfolio.

It’s all about offering your readers a wonderful ‘customer’ experience after having viewed your digital portfolio.


Tip #2: Be Selective In Your Achievements

Here’s an interesting discovery I’ve made from the numerous student interactions I have had over the years.

Students can be divided into the two types – the first group will tell me they have too many achievements while the second group will tell me they have no achievements.

Achievements can come in different forms. They can be your community involvement projects, internships, academic grades or sporting accolades. 

Ok, let’s talk about the first group of students.

Group Type 1: “I Have Too Many Achievements”

If you have a laundry list of accomplishments, let me first congratulate you. This shows you have been very active which is a plus point. However, you do not have to list down all your achievements. 

What you should do it to rank your achievements. Choose your strongest achievements and highlight them. Leave the smaller ones out. 

Now let’s talk about the second group of students.

Group Type 2: “I Have No Achievements”

Do not say you have no achievements. This is impossible.

Just choose the achievements that you really feel you are proud of. Remember, at the end of the day, what matters more are the skills and attributes you have gained from these experiences. Share those lessons you have gleaned from each episode.

Highlight only your best.


Tip #3: Update It Regularly

First impressions matter.

You don’t want to create a digital portfolio and just leave it. 

A digital portfolio should be current and updated. It should highlight the recent milestones of your life journey.

The last thing you want someone to do when reading your digital portfolio is to shake his head and say “why isn’t this updated?”

Your digital portfolio should be representative of your personal brand. After all, no one knows what you have done or how great you are. You have to tell others about it. This is about branding. And it starts with you. And if you want to gain a quantum leap over the others, you know the digital portfolio is the tool you should use.



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