Before long, these cup sizes got nicknames: The Sears Company finally applied cup sizes to bras in its catalog in the s. Even medical studies have attested to the difficulty of getting a correct fit.
That is your band size. Then measure around the fullest part of your breast, 1 extra inch is a A, 2 inches B, 3 inches C, 4 inches D For instance, when I measure under my breast it is 36, so I 2 inches, my band size is Then my breast size is This is problem with many as size of breast cannot be measured only by cup size. You have to try it out. So C is right size for you although almost same effect would have been achieved by getting 34B but you would not have been so comfortable.
Always choose the right cup size first and then the chest size. First, I would not trust Victoria's Secret fittings! I know someone who is medium-larger sized on top and the lady told her she was a 32 A!! She is actually a C cup. I don't get the whole sister size thing because the numbers reflect the "under the breast adn around" measurement, and the letter reflects the size cup. So that just does not make sense. Maybe if a 32C size person tries on a 34B bra there is more room at the band for excess spillage???
No they are not the same size. Nor are they 'sister' sizes. The number tells how many inches you are across your rib cage. The letter tells how many inches you are across your bust [how big your boobs are]. If you are a 32C then a 34B will be a little too loose around your rib cage [so your bra might slide up at the back or front] and it will be a little too small for your boobs.
Sometimes people wear a B instead of a C because they want cleavage and so go for a bra with cups that are a bit too small.
If you put on weight you might change from a 32 to a 34 because there would be more flesh on your ribs. If you put on or lose alot of weight then the letter might change because breasts are fatty tissue. She is being kind. Related Questions Bra size question - do I need to round up or down? Bra help 20 characters? Victoria and her friend were flabbergasted — they could not believe that her petite bust could possibly be a C cup. And neither can a lot of my other customers. But here is the thing: A 30C her new size , and a 34B her old size , are not that far off.
The letter after your band size is your cup size. The cup size tells you the difference between the size of your breasts and the size of your ribcage. This brings me to a very important bra fitting tip: For example, a 36B bra has bigger cups than a 34B bra. If you go down to a smaller band size, your cup size has to go up if you want the same amount of space in the cup. So it turns out, Victoria was really wearing her bras two back sizes too big, and one cup size too big.
A lot of women have the same reaction as Victoria. And as we just learned, a smaller band means a larger cup size to get the same fit in the cup as before. Bra sizes have changed in the past 10 years. Many companies have made their bra bands a bit bigger than before. That means women need to shop for a smaller band for the right support, and subsequently, a seemingly larger cup size. Every bra fits differently. You may need a 32 band in one brand, or a 34 in another. That means you may wear a C in the 34, but a D in the A small band means a small cup size.
Many women who have a petite back size, like a 30 or 32, may have a larger cup size, like a D or DD. But in reality, their bust is not very large.
And to change both the cup and the band size, adjust the number but not the letter (e.g., 36C to 34C or 38C). It sounds confusing (as bra shopping can sometimes be), but this could help you save some time selecting a bra that will actually fit. 59 rows · International Size Conversion Different sizing used across the globe can be confusing! Use . Bra sizes marked with the same color (placed in the same row) are sister sizes and do have about the same cup volume (actual cup size) as your usual bra size - and may fit you! So, if you i.e. are using bra size 34C, a 32D or a 36B may also fit your bust!