Originally posted on November 19, 2021 @ 10:22 am
Last Updated on March 8, 2023 by inckredible
Men will never understand that moment when you get home from work and take off your bra at the door. It is not that the bras are so uncomfortable, but they don’t go well with relaxing, let’s say just that.
A good bra will give your breasts and your back support, and sitting straight in the chair is impossible without one if you have large, heavy breasts to put pressure on your back. Before we look at lingerie as sexy, we have to look at it as applicable.
Do we really need to wear a bra? Some research has shown that for smaller breasts, a bra is not necessary and that they can stay firm even without a bra. That is not the case for bigger breasts that need support.
Another research says that the majority of women wear the wrong bra size, most of them wearing smaller cups, and some of them wearing bigger ones. You can find out exactly the right size you need if you go on a fitting appointment that many stores offer. The trick is that there is no rule between brands, and what is 85B in one store doesn’t feel the same as 85B in the other store.
What Do All The Numbers And Letters Mean On The Size Chart?
To understand bra sizes first, you need to know that bra size is broken down into two components. The letter is for the cup size, and the number is for the band size. Since every woman is different, a combination of those two factors makes a perfect bra for every woman.
The band size is the size of your rib cage so that you will see numbers like 32, 34, 36, etc. Letters go from A to D, but in some stores, you will find M or O, which are the largest ones. In most stores, AA is the smallest, and DD is the biggest cup size.
It’s crucial to remember that the cup size does not indicate volume but rather the distance between your breasts and your rib cage. The letter alone is meaningless because it is computed in exact proportion to the size of your rib cage. D cup breasts on a 28 band, for example, have less volume than D cup breasts on a 40 band.
Many people don’t even know this one exists because it is so uncommon. Most of the stores don’t carry this size, and same as for huge sizes you have to go to a specialized store. The difference between these three cup sizes is less than an inch.
The most important thing is for all women to feel confident, no matter the bra size. Women are self-conscious about their bodies, not understanding that health and comfort are much more important. AAA bras usually don’t have wires, and their design can be anything you want. They are often made out of beautiful materials like satin or lace.
In most of the stores, AA is the smallest cup you can find. The cup is 0.5 inches bigger than the band. It is essential to know your size and wear your size because even smaller breasts can suffer in the wrong bra size.
When you find the right bra size, you won’t have slipping straps and awkward gaps. It might be challenging to find stores that carry small bras, but you should not compromise on this. Email your favorite stores to check if they have the size, and also, you can shop online.
Most women don’t like shopping online for bras because the size is not the same for all brands but check if the store has a good return policy or buy only one bra to check if it fits you.
A cup is 1 inch bigger than the band, and as one of the smallest cups, it is most commonly found in stores. When wearing the small bra size, you have the opportunity to shop for gorgeous styles and designs, which most of the large sizes don’t have offered.
Every woman deserves a well-fitting bra, and shopping at brands that offer a good quality bra for your size sends a message to the industry. Underrepresented bra sizes are everything that is not B or C, and most brands have a wide range of designs only for those two cup sizes, which is very disappointing.
One of the most common bra sizes is B, which is 2 inches larger than the bust. The problem is that one woman can fit into different cup sizes, depending on the brand and bust size. A and B are very close together, and an A cup with a larger bend size can feel bigger than a B cup with smaller band size.
There is something that is called a sister size, and it is when you can wear different sizes because cups have the same volume. This is the case if you wear, for example, 38C, but you can also fit into 36D and 40B. This is good to know if you can’t find the size in your favorite store so that you can try different ones.
A cup size that many women wish to have, C, is 3 inches larger than the band. Keep in mind that there is no CC or CCC, so if your breasts are a little smaller or bigger than 3 inches, you might want to check what fits best for you.
An international survey undertaken by the medical teleconsultation website Zava showed that 6 out of 10 women consider this size the best one, and also, little over 50% of men say the same. To men, D and DD cups are also preferable. But what is most important to every woman is not to compare herself and to be confident because confidence is the sexiest thing on Earth.
The D cup is the most common cup in the US, UK, and Europe. It is 4 inches large, and since the breasts are heavy to this size, the bra has to be of outstanding quality that can support your breasts, your back and relieve you of any pain you might feel.
You can still find great designs and materials in this bra size, but not as many as B and C cups do. It is harder to find a good bra when your breasts are bigger because a good bra requires sound engineering. If anything regarding your bra doesn’t feel comfortable, like a strap, or a cup volume, you should not wear it.
DD or E (D2)
Some stores will have this cup-sized marked as DD, and some as E, but it is D2, and the size is 5 inches. A retailer rarely has DD and E cups because they should be the same size, and it is maybe just different series produced by different names.
The trick in looking good with any size cup is finding a good-fitting bra. Measure your body before going to buy a bra, so it is easier for you to find the right one. First, measure the rib cage and then measure your body again but with breasts. You should then know how many inches you need for the cup and the bust.
DDD or F (D3)
These are the larger breasts that can still find bras in regular stores. But the bigger the boobs, the harder it is to find a bra. DDD, or F, or D3, is 6 inches from the rib cage. These can be quite heavy, and women often have back pain because of their breasts.
When having large breasts, you have to pay attention to shoulder straps as well because they are the ones that are holding your breasts. If they are too loose or too tight, wearing a bra can be painful or have no purpose at all. Exercising with big breasts is also difficult, and the bra has to be extra firm for that.
G cups are the same as the others, different across the board, depending on the bust size. This 7 inches large cup is not the same for a slim or full figure. For this size, you have to go into a specialized store or to an online store that carries the size.
Don’t compromise when it comes to your comfort and health, and make sure that the bra has maximum quality. The problem with these bras is that usually uncommon-sized bras are more expensive than common B, C, and D cups. Also, not as many different designs are offered.
Same as for G cups, with H cups, you have to look into specialty stores and online retailers for a perfect bra. H cups are 8 inches larger than bust size, and on a slimmer figure, they are much forward than the body.
It is a common misconception that this size is not natural and that it either needs a reduction or the boobs have silicone. No one can tell you what your breasts should look like, and any size is perfect as long as you are healthy. Having good support for your back is the most important thing here, and a good quality bra is a must.
With I cups, the difference between the breasts and bust is 9 inches. As a person with larger breasts, you should consider going for a fitting to make sure your cup size is correct. After that, buy a good quality bra with comfortable material that will give you support while doing everyday tasks like walking, exercising, sitting, etc.
Having a strong back and muscles doesn’t mean your back won’t hurt, but it can help you with not feeling discomfort all day long. Sven sleeping with large breasts can be uncomfortable, and wearing a night bra is a great option.
J size bra cup is 10 inches difference between the rib cage and the cup. Depending on band size, J cups can be much different in volume between, for example, 30J and 36J. J cup breasts weigh about 2lbs each, which is very heavy on your back, and a good supporting bra is a necessity.
If a good bra doesn’t help with neck and back pain, then reduction surgery is an option that some women take into consideration. However, if you are experiencing this kind of pain, you should know that most pain comes from ill-fitted bras, and you should check that first.
Wearing a K cup means that the overbust part of your body is 11 inches larger than the underbust. K-size breasts are cumbersome, no matter the size of the band, and your back will need as much support as possible. Having a strong bra is a must, but also proper posture, exercise, and good night’s sleep.
If you still feel pain even with a good bra, you might need to consider a consultation with a plastic surgeon. He can help you reduce your breast size and get rid of the pain you had to go through almost your entire life.
Having breasts that are 12 inches larger than your rib cage is difficult. L cup is equivalent to D9, and these breasts are very heavy. According to the Independent, only 1 in 5 women wears a correct bra size, and to help yourself feel comfortable, and you should check if your bra size is right.
Regardless of the body type or the bust size, L cups are hard to shop for. Not many brands have these in their offer, but you can find some cute designs online with excellent materials like satin, lace, or cotton.
When you wear M size, that means your cup is 13 inches larger than your underbust. At this moment the fashion and design are usually not your biggest problem, but the back pain is. Not many women have this bra size, and that is why shopping for M cups is difficult.
Except for several online stores, shopping in regular stores is almost impossible. You will rarely find great designs followed by good quality, and the quality is the most important here. At this size, finding shirts and dresses is also tricky, especially if you are a slim figure.
N cups are 14 inches larger than the ribs and often very heavy on your back and neck. Big boobs can hurt even when you are walking down the stairs, and a supportive bra that helps with your posture is a must.
Some online stores are offering pretty designs that are also practical, and those designs you can wear on any occasion, like a wedding, work, or going out. Match the color of your bra with the dress, and you will be confident and look fantastic.
O cups are the most giant cups found in stores online or regular retail shops, and the size is 15 inches above the ribs. It equals D12, and these are the heaviest and most challenging to have. Some women would feel self-conscious with large breasts as well as women with small ones, but that is not a good enough reason to be in a bad mood. Your body is always perfect, no matter the size.
Sleep well, eat well, and exercise and your back pain with the help of a good bra should disappear. If you feel like there is no help, then check out the breast reduction surgery, but as long as you are healthy and feel well, no surgery is needed.
Whatever the size of your breasts is, you should always take care of your body and make sure it is healthy, first of all. Wearing a right-fitting bra is helpful to any size of breasts, and even the smallest size will feel everyday comfort when wearing the correct size.
We all want to be without a bra at some point, but if you are experiencing pain in your back, wearing a bra all the time is helpful and necessary. Nighttime bras are great options to try for pain relief and also when your period gives you pain in your breasts.