What are the most common types of women’s bra cup sizes?
The average woman wears a size 34A bra. However, there are many variations in bra cup size. For example, some women wear a smaller or larger cup size than others. A few women have no discernible pattern to their bras’ cups at all! (We’re not talking about those “I don’t care” ladies! We mean the ones who like to shop!)
How do I know if my bra fits me?
You’ll need to measure your chest before and after wearing it. You can use a tape measure, a soft measuring tape, or even just hold one hand over your chest while taking another measurement. If you don’t have time to take measurements, then you might want to consider getting fitted for a new bra!
Why would I want to get fitted for a new bra?
If you’ve been wearing the same bra size for years, then it could be because you’re buying your bras from the wrong store. Many stores will only carry certain brands of bras. So if you’re looking for a particular brand, but can’t find it here, try going somewhere else where they sell similar styles.
When shopping online, make sure that the company carries your size! Another thing to remember is that one brand’s size may fit very differently from another brand’s size. For example, a bra labeled as a 36C in Company A may actually be closer to a 34D in Company B.
So what do I do?
When shopping online, search for a bra that will fit you best. You’ll want to find one that carries bra sizes that are the most similar to your own.
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