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This is an Addition Elle 8445 42DD bra, here we will show how to take its measurements so you can add it to Bratabase.

Band length

42DD bra band length To meause the band length:

  1. Lay the bra on a flat surface with the cups facing up.
  2. Accomodate the bra ends in a straight line (you may need to tilt the cups together).
  3. Measure from the last hook to the other end.
  4. Do not stretch.

In this case, the band length is 85cm. not 86.5cm where the band ends.

Cup width

cup width instructions

This is the measure the distance from tip to tip of underwire, place your tape on the center of the cup (where the underwire begins) and measure across the cup (from inner side to inner side).

Cup depth

The cup depth is the measure of the inner perimeter of the cup. This one is tricky.

You have to measure inside and around the cup along the same line you measured the cup's width, that shoud match the deepest line of the cup.

TIP: In this case the bra has a soft cup, so it is easier to measure in parts. Hold and measure, hold and measure, then add all together.

For this bra, the cup's depth is 25cm.

Cup separation

Addition Elle 42DD cup separationThis measures relates how separated your breasts need to be in order to fit comfortably the cups.

This is the measure of how far each inner side of the cups is, which is the wire's width, plus the cup separator.

In this case, the cups are 2.5cm separated (8.5 minus 6).

Wire length

Addition Elle 42DD wire length
Addition Elle 42DD wire length

This meaures the length of the wire used for the cup.

Place your tape along the underwire, and measure from end to end.

In this case, the wire is 34.5cm long.

Measure only the actual underwire, even if it's smaller than the fabric covering it.

Wire length instructions

If your bra does not have underwires, please measure the perimeter of the cup in the same fasion even if it does not have a round shape, follow the square seams.

Strap width

This is pretty straightforward. How wide is the bra strap.

This strap is 2.5cm wide


The number of hooks the bra has.

This one has 3 hooks.

Bra's Cup and band

The cup and band as shown in the label.

This bra is a DD cup.

This bra is a band 42.

If the label shows equivalences, use the one with less letters.


The brand of the bra should be in a label or printed along the band.

This is a Addition Elle bra.


The model of the bra can be found on the paper bra tag it came with when bought, If you don't have it it should also be printed either on the band or in one of the fabric tags.

This bra's model is 8445. There is no model nam so we'll just use the code (if it's a number then it must be a code)

In case your bra also has a model name, please include both separated with a @. such as Name@code.

Resulting line

Cup Band Band Length Cup Depth Cup Width Cup Separation Wire Length Strap Width Hooks Brand Model
DD 42 85 25.0 21.6 2.5 34.5 2.5 3 Addition Elle 8445

Allow yourself to use decimals where needed.

It is ok, if your measurements are not 100% exact, but try to measure a close estimate.


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