The size of bras
Brafitting - what is it?
Brafitting in other words, a perfect fit bra not only in terms of size, but also the right model. Remember that each bust is different, and the fact that we have the same size as a friend, does not guarantee that the same bra model will be just as good for both of us.
It is known that men would prefer women without bras. Unfortunately, like every day, a women's group must set up the necessary bra for work, office, city or for another occasion. Therefore, it's time to help women choose the right bra.
How to choose the size of a bra?
Let's start with the fact that each bra size has two components: number and letter. Let's first start with the number - it is the circumference of the woman's chest. In contrast, the letter will tell us about the size of the bra cup. In summary, if we have 75D, this means that a woman's bra fits for a woman with a circumference of 75 and a cup D.
How to calculate the size of the bra cup?
This is a simple result of action A - B. The letter A is the circumference in the bust, while the letter B is the size under the bust. So subtracting A from B will give us the result, which we must then find in the table below. Based on this, we will be able to determine the correct cup size.
How to calculate the size under the bust?
Size under the bust is not the same as the circumference in centimeters! To calculate the size, do the following:
- the best tailor measure measure the circumference under the bust in centimeters, squeezing well so that the measure is not loose
- from the result you will receive, subtract 3
- then round the result to decimal or ... 5
For example: if you have 82 cm in the circumference under the bust, you subtract 3 comes out 79, so you round to 80 - your size under the bust is 80!
How to establish your bra size?
Bras are one of the key items of underwear for women. They are worn on everyday basis for prolonged periods of time, which means that their size has to be properly adjusted to the preferences of a particular customer. As bra sizes are numerous nowadays, it is sometimes a wise idea to opt for a bra size calculator developed by experts knowledgeable in the field. However, it is still recommended to be aware of what measurements to take and what data to obtain in order to be sure that our cup size in cm is valid and can be later on juxtaposed with a data set available in a brick-and-mortar shop or in its online alternative.
To make sure that the measurements taken are correct and can be typed in into a bra size calculator, you have to make sure that you stand in an upright position with your bra on. In said position, take measurements around your back and under your bust while at the same time remembering that a comfortable bra size should be neither too tight nor too loose.
Cup size in cm can also be a great starting point to establishing your exact size in the letter-based standard, in the case of which, band size has to be subtracted from the bust measurement in order to get codes from AA up to K. If you happen to have certain difficulties doing it on your own, you can always ask a friend or the representative of a given shop for help. Especially in the second case, you can count on professionalism, support, and full understanding of the problem you have been dealing with for quite some time.
How to measure your bust area?
To specify your cup size in cm, you frequently do not need a highly professional bra size calculator. In the majority of cases, all it takes is to use a measuring tape to take measurements around your back and under your bust. Afterwards, write down the pieces of information specified above or memorize them. It will surely make browsing through the available bra sizes much more comfortable and pleasant. The measurements taken are the most important issue, as sizes specified in the letter-based format may vary from producer to producer, so relying on them entirely may not be a sensible idea, especially in this day and age. The selection can be much easier if you just know your personal measurements and are capable of providing them to the representative of a given shop from memory. If you are afraid that you will forget them, take a note with you or leave it next to your desk while making a decision to purchase a bra online. It will save you a lot of hassle and will notably help you make the right, highly satisfactory purchase-oriented decision.
What is the result of subtraction? The circumference in the bust minus the circumference under the bust equals the subtraction result and the selection of the correct bra cup.
|Subtraction result||Cup size|
|Bra size||Circuit under the bust|
|60||60 – 65 cm|
|65||66 – 71 cm|
|70||72 – 76 cm|
|75||77 – 81 cm|
|80||82 – 86 cm|
|85||87 – 91 cm|
|90||92 – 96 cm|
|95||97 – 101 cm|
|100||102 – 106 cm|
|105||107 – 111 cm|
|110||112 – 116 cm|
Bra size conversion chart
|Under Bust||Corresponding Band Sizes|
|CM||INCH||International (Int) &
|US||UK||FR,ES, BE||IT||AU, NZ||JP, KO|
|55-60 cm||22-24 in||55||26||26||70||00||4||55|
|60-65 cm||24-26 in||60||28||28||75||0||6||60|
|65-70 cm||26-28 in||65||30||30||80||1||8||65|
|70-75 cm||28-30 in||70||32||32||85||2||10||70|
|75-80 cm||30-32 in||75||34||34||90||3||12||75|
|80-85 cm||32-34 in||80||36||36||95||4||14||80|
|85-90 cm||34-36 in||85||38||38||100||5||16||85|
|90-95 cm||36-38 in||90||40||40||105||6||18||90|
|95-100 cm||38-40 in||95||42||42||110||7||20||95|
|100-105 cm||40-42 in||100||44||44||115||8||22||100|
|105-110 cm||42-44 in||105||46||46||120||9||24||105|
|110-115 cm||44-46 in||110||48||48||125||10||26||110|
|115-120 cm||46-48 in||115||50||50||130||11||28||115|
|120-125 cm||48-50 in||120||52||52||135||12||30||120|
|125-130 cm||50-52 in||125||54||54||140||13||32||125|
|130-135 cm||52-54 in||130||56||56||145||14||34||130|
|135-140 cm||54-56 in||135||58||58||150||15||36||135|
|140-145 cm||56-58 in||140||60||60||155||16||38||140|
|145-150 cm||58-60 in||145||62||62||160||17||40||145|
|150-155 cm||60-62 in||150||64||64||165||18||42||150|
Remember: measurements are not everything!
The size that we obtain by subtraction or using a calculator or tape is only preliminary. It often happens that two people of identical size should wear bras in two different sizes. Much also depends on the shape and condition of the breast, as well as on individual differences in body structure.
For example: ladies with spherical busts will most likely have to choose a slightly larger bowl than the one received in the table, and for ladies with cone busts, smaller cups will probably fit than it would appear in the table.
A multitude of sizes and types of bras can give you a headache. Starting from bras for everyday use, through immobilizing sports bras, ending with breast enhancement push-up bras.
How do you know that the bra is badly chosen?
The clasp at the back of the bra floats up.
The back of the bra should be arranged in a straight line under the blades. If the clasp of our bra is rising, it means that most of the weight of the breast is based on the straps, and the circumference of our bra is too large.
The bra's circumference is tight.
If we can not move freely or deeply breathe in the bra, we should increase the size of its circumference.
Breasts do not fill the cups.
The breasts should not fall into the bra inertly and create an empty space in the top of the bowl. It's worth reducing its size.