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How to Determine your Bra Size?
A bra is one of the most complicated articles of clothing to make. A typical bra design has between 20 and 48 parts, including the band, hooks, cups, lining, and straps. Major retailers place orders from manufacturers in batches of 10, Orders of this size require a large-scale operation to manage the cutting, sewing and packing required. Constructing a properly fitting brassiere is difficult.
Adelle Kirk, formerly a manager at the global Kurt Salmon management consulting firm that specializes in the apparel and retail businesses, said that making bras is complex:. Bras are one of the most complex pieces of apparel. There are lots of different styles, and each style has a dozen different sizes, and within that there are a lot of colors. Furthermore, there is a lot of product engineering. You've got hooks, you've got straps, there are usually two parts to every cup, and each requires a heavy amount of sewing.
It is very component intensive. Obtaining the correct size is further complicated by the fact that the size and shape of women's breasts change, if they experience menstrual cycles , during the cycle  and can experience unusual or unexpectedly rapid growth in size due to pregnancy, weight gain or loss, or medical conditions. In fact there are very few advantages in wearing existing bras. Having a bra that's generally supportive would have significant improvement particularly in terms of stopping them going south The skin is what gives the breasts their support" .
In , the most common bra size sold in the UK was 36D. Researchers ruled out increases in population weight as the explanation  and suggested it was instead likely due to more women wearing the correct, larger size. Bra retailers recommend several methods for measuring band and cup size.
These are based on two primary methods, either under the bust or over the bust, and sometimes both. Calculating the correct bra band size is complicated by a variety of factors.
For the woman with a large cup size and a between band size, they may find their cup size is not available in local stores so may have to shop online where most large cup sizes are readily available on certain sites. Others recommend rounding to the nearest whole number. A measuring tape is pulled around the torso at the inframammary fold.
The tape is then pulled tight while remaining horizontal and parallel to the floor. The measurement in inches is then rounded to the nearest even number for the band size. If the measurement is even, 4 is added to calculate the band size.
If it is odd, 5 is added. Currently, many large U. A sizing chart or calculator then uses this measurement to determine the band size. A measuring tape is pulled around the torso under the armpit and above the bust.
Because band sizes are most commonly manufactured in even numbers, the wearer must round to the closest even number.
Bra-wearers can calculate their cup size by finding the difference between their bust size and their band size. The measurements are made in the same units as the band size, either inches or centimetres. The cup size is calculated by subtracting the band size from the over-the-bust measurement. Cup sizes vary from one country to another. The larger the cup size, the bigger the variation. Surveys of bra sizes tend to be very dependent on the population studied and how it was obtained.
For instance, one U. However, the survey sample was drawn from Caucasian student volunteers at a Midwest U. Bra-wearers who have difficulty calculating a correct cup size may be able to find a correct fit using a method adopted by plastic surgeons. Using a flexible tape measure, position the tape at the outside of the chest, under the arm, where the breast tissue begins. Conversion of the measurement to cup size is shown in the "Measuring cup size" table.
This principle means that bras of differing band size can have the same volume. For example, the cup volume is the same for 30D, 32C, 34B, and 36A. These related bra sizes of the same cup volume are called sister sizes.
A study by White and Scurr University of Portsmouth compared method that adds 4 to the band size over-the-bust method used in many United Kingdom lingerie shops with and compared that to measurements obtained using a professional method. The study measured 45 women using the traditional selection method that adds 4 to the band size over-the-bust method. Women tried bras on until they obtained the best fit based on professional bra fitting criteria. When women wear bras with too big a band, breast support is reduced.
Too small a cup size may cause skin irritation. They noted that "ill-fitting bras and insufficient breast support can lead to the development of musculoskeletal pain and inhibit women participating in physical activity.
In , researchers published research on world-wide breast size. They gathered breast data by gathering , individual breast size measurements in different countries. Only data from women in the age group 28 to 30 years. They found that women born in the United States have much bigger breasts than women in any other country.
Their average bra cup size, when converted to the European measurement system, is substantially larger than "F". The mean cup size of women of Canadian origin is "E" according to the EU bra size. Their average breast size is "D". Women born in Africa and Asia, especially those born in East Asian countries, have the smallest breast volumes. Asian women were found to have an average "A" cup size or even smaller. Bra-labeling systems used around the world are at times misleading and confusing.
Cup and band sizes vary around the world. Bra-fitting experts in the United Kingdom state that many women who buy off the rack without professional assistance wear up to two sizes too small. Manufacturer Fruit of the Loom attempted to solve the problem of finding a well-fitting bra for asymmetrical breasts by introducing Pick Your Perfect Bra, which allow women to choose a bra with two different cup sizes, although it is only available in A through D cup sizes.
There are several sizing systems in different countries. Most use the chest circumferences measurement system and lettered cup sizes, but there are some significant differences.
Many bras available come in only 36 sizes. The UK uses the inch-system, this means that the difference in chest circumference between the cup sizes is always one inch, or 2. Leading brands and manufacturers including Panache, Bestform, Gossard, Freya, Curvy Kate , Bravissimo and Fantasie, which use the British standard band sizes , and so on.
However, some clothing retailers and mail order companies have their own house brands and use a custom sizing system. As a result, their J-Cup is equal to a British standard H-cup. Their H-Cup is roughly equal to a British standard G-cup. Cup labelling methods and sizing schemes are inconsistent and there is great variability between brands. This has introduced further sizing scheme confusion that is poorly understood even by specialist retailers. Bra-sizing in the United States is very similar to the United Kingdom.
Band sizes use the same designation in inches and the cups also increase by 1-inch-steps. However, some manufacturers use conflicting sizing methods. D1, D2, D3, D4, D In , underwear maker Jockey International offered a new way to measure bra and cup size.
It introduced a system with ten cup sizes per band size that are numbered and not lettered, designated as , etc. The company developed the system over eight years, during which they scanned and measured the breasts and torsos of women. Researchers also tracked the women's use of their bras at home. In very large cup sizes this causes smaller cups than their English counterparts.
This system has been standardized in the European dress size standard EN introduced in , but was in use in many European countries before that date. They increase in steps of 2. Japanese sizes are the same as Korean ones, but the cup labels begin with "AA" for a 7. The French and Spanish system is a permutation of the Continental European sizing system. Since it starts with size 0 for European size 60, the conversion consists of a division by 5 and then a subtraction of The size designations are often given in Roman numerals.
Cup sizes have traditionally used a step size of 2. Manufacturers' marketing and advertising often appeals to fashion and image over fit, comfort, and function.
English mechanical engineer and professor John Tyrer from Loughborough University has devised a solution to problematic bra fit by re-engineering bra design Loughborough University. He started investigating the problem of bra design while on assignment from the British government after his wife returned disheartened from an unsuccessful shopping trip. He theorised that this widespread practice of purchasing the wrong size was due to the measurement system recommended by bra manufacturers.
This sizing system employs a combination of maximum chest diameter under bust and maximum bust diameter bust rather than the actual breast volume which is to be accommodated by the bra. According to Tyrer, "to get the most supportive and fitted bra it's infinitely better if you know the volume of the breast and the size of the back.
It's an instrument of torture. The average breast weighs about 0. If a cup is a hemisphere, its volume V is given by the following formula: If the cup is an hemi- ellipsoid , its volume is given by the formula: Cups give a hemi-spherical shape to breasts and underwires give shape to cups.
At 36 years old, Kristy says her 48NNs are looking for love. She sees clients interested in traditional massages as well as adult entertainment. She didn't intend to find work in adult entertainment industry, but Kristy had difficulty finding traditional employment due to her extremely large breasts.
Sabrina is an Argentine television host, rock star, and actress. She was even the opening act for Marilyn Manson at one time. Sabrina is a celebrity in her own right, but her ginormous implants have a fan following of their own. Born in , she began drastically changing her appearance in via plastic surgery. Before her changes, Sabrina looked a lot like Audrey Hepburn. And this may be a tad shocking but her career isn't all about the boobs, like some of our other ladies.
In addition to her musical accomplishments, Sabrina holds a music degree from Buenos Aires and worked for years as a music teacher in elementary school. She currently resides in Mexico City working on a comedy show and posing for Playboy Mexico.
This controversial Crimean model with a 34k bust was voted Russia's top natural beauty. Since Crimea was taken over by Russia, this award landed her in the middle of a propaganda war.
Ukrainians maintain that her bust is far from natural. Maria states that she is not interested in politics. I am proud of my body. I am proud of my title. I am proud of my homeland". Maria stepped into the spotlight after winning a wet T-shirt contest. Before that she was a TV correspondent and wrote poetry as well as a column on children's education in a local magazine. Since then she has moved to Moscow because many Ukrainian leaders have spoken out against her receiving the title.
They state that Russia is just using her to humiliate them and rub their noses in it. Susan is 53 and goes by the stage name Busty Heart. She has become famous for smashing things with her size 34m breasts. She actually wasn't on Botched to get her super huge breasts reduced, she has some bad liposuction on her stomach. Susan can't even see the liposuction mistakes due to her superhuman tatas!
She didn't start off there though, Susan began her career smashing styrofoam cups and has since moved on to watermelons etc. Her breasts have made her loads of cash so Busty has them insured with their own policy. America may not be a specific woman but she still has the biggest boobs around! A study measured the busts of women in countries and the USA is officially the land of the free and home of the busty!
The researchers excluded women who were pregnant, had surgery, were breastfeeding, or had been pregnant in the last 12 months. The Philippines placed last on the list. They measured , women and used EU bra sizing for consistency. The study didn't research contributing factors, but one suspect is the hormones in American meat.
Obesity did play a part in the findings, but the researchers claim the larger size was found among American women of all body types. The average American cup size is an E!! She may not have the biggest boobs in the world, but she does have the biggest boobs in Hollywood. The year-old beauty says her breasts are very real. This curvy Mad Men star is built more like the starlets of the 50's and she happily defies the modern Hollywood body type.
Though Christina is proud of her body and often flaunts her assets on the red carpet, she has never done a nude scene, preferring to keep those in private. The actress believes sexiness is about confidence and individuality, not conforming to a certain body type. Unique lists featuring pop culture, entertainment and crazy facts. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. A fresh take on sports: The only place to satisfy all of your guilty pleasures.
The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Clothing and shoe sizes often differ between different clothing manufacturers and brands. French sizes are also used in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Information Regarding Women's Clothing Sizes Women's sizes are divided into various types, depending on height. There are multiple size types, designed to fit somewhat different body shapes. Variations include the height of the person's torso known as back length , whether the bust, waist, and hips are straighter characteristic of teenagers or curvier like many adult women , and whether the bust is higher or lower characteristic of younger and older women, respectively.
Misses sizes - The most common size category. For women of about average height 5'4" with an average bust height and an hourglass figure. Dress sizes may be given as girth at the bust in inches e. Categorical sizes range from XS extra-small to XL extra-large. Junior sizes - For short women with higher busts and fairly straight bodies.
Junior sizes are commonly given as odd-numbered sizes from 1 to 15, which correspond to the next number up in misses' sizes. Women's sizes or plus sizes - For larger women of average height, sometimes with lower bust lines. Like misses' sizes, the sizes may be given as a dress size based on the bust measurement, but they are usually given as even-numbered sizes from 18 up. Categorical sizes usually range from 1X similar to extra-large, but with slightly different proportions compared to the misses' size up.
Misses petite - For short women with average busts and more hourglass body shapes.
Using your current bra size as a starting point, refer to the chart below to refine your fit. Bra sizes that share a row are called sister sizes. Move across the chart if neither your cup or band fit, and move up/down the chart if your cups don’t fit. rows · Breast Size Chart. According to the latest surveys here is a list of average breast cup size . Bra size charts are a measurement tool that lays out the basics of bra sizes and how they correspond to certain band and bust measurements. They organize bust and band measurements into a comprehensive chart that matches these measurements with bra cup letters and band sizes.