How do you identify the cup size of a bra?

How do you identify the cup size of a bra?
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To identify the cup size of a bra, you’ll need to take two measurements: the band size and the bust size. First, wrap a measuring tape snugly around your ribcage, just below your bust. Make sure it is parallel to the ground and take note of the measurement in inches. Next, measure around the fullest part of your bust while wearing a non-padded bra. Make sure the measuring tape is straight and not too tight or loose. Then subtract your band size from your bust size; for every inch of difference, you go up one cup size (i.e. 1 inch difference= A cup, 2 inches=B cup, and so on). Double-check by trying on bras with different cup sizes to find the best fit for you.

A common misconception is that all cups are created equal among different brands or styles of bras – however, this is not accurate. The same letter might fit differently across various brands due to differences in sizing standards and designs. It’s essential always to try on multiple sizes within a specific brand or style before purchasing to ensure an optimal fit.

A less-known fact about identifying bra cup sizes is that certain styles of bras may require different sizing due to variations in design elements such as padding or underwire placement. Knowing this can help when shopping for specific types of bras like push-up or balconette styles so that you can make more informed decisions based on both comfort and functionality. The next step would be experimenting with different styles within your correct cup range to see what works best for you.

Remember: finding the perfect fitting bra takes time and patience. Trust me; it’s worth it when you finally find one that feels like it was made just for you!

Identifying the Cup Size of a Bra

Band Size (inches) Bust Measurement (inches) Cup Size
26-27 32-33 A
28-29 34-35 B
30-31 36-37 C
32-33 38-39 D
34-35 40-41 DD
36-37 42-43 E (or DDD)
38-39 44-45 F
40-41 46-47 FF
42-43 48-49 G
44-45 50-51 GG
A table showing the relationship between band size, bust measurement, and corresponding cup sizes. Measure your band size and bust to find the correct cup size for your bra.
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