What do bra sizes signify?

What do bra sizes signify?
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Bra sizes signify the combination of a band size and a cup size, which indicates the measurement of your ribcage and bust. The band size is represented by a number (e.g. 32, 34, 36) and corresponds to the measurement around your ribcage just below your breasts. The cup size is represented by a letter (e.g. A, B, C) and represents the difference between your band size and the fullest part of your bust. Each increase in letter signifies an additional inch difference between these two measurements.

It’s important to note that bra sizes are not universal across all brands or styles. Different manufacturers may have slightly different sizing standards, so it’s crucial to get professionally fitted for each specific brand or style of bra you’re interested in purchasing to ensure the best fit possible. It’s common for women’s breast sizes to change over time due to factors like weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging.

A less-known fact about bra sizes is that many people are actually wearing the wrong size without realizing it. This can lead to discomfort, poor posture, and even long-term damage to breast tissue. Knowing how to properly measure yourself for a bra and being aware of any changes in your body can help prevent these issues.

After learning about what bra sizes signify, I recommend scheduling a professional fitting with one of our experienced staff members who can help guide you through finding the perfect fit for your unique shape. Our team will work with you individually to ensure that you walk away feeling confident and comfortable in your new bras.

Bra Size Significance Table

Bra Size Band Size (inches) Cup Size (inches difference)
32A 32 1
34B 34 2
36C 36 3
38D 38 4
40DD 40 5
42E 42 6
44F 44 7
46G 46 8
48H 48 9
50I 50 10
Bra sizes signify the band size and the difference in inches between the band size and the fullest part of the bust. Use this table to accurately measure and determine your bra size for a comfortable and supportive fit.
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