This page should help you understand what bra sizes mean. Bra sizes are a direct indication of breast sizes. The problem is if you don’t have an understanding of bras sizes, you’re still in the dark.
Bra Size Meaning and Bra Size Examples
You can imagine in general terms, from smallest to largest, bra sizes A, B, C, D, etc, relate to smaller, average, bigger, biggest. These letters are cup sizes and mean how big around the breasts are. So, what do bra sizes mean? For further explanation, the band measure, the number, indicates how far out they come from the body, when measured around with a measuring tape. To aid in this process we have listed the bra sizes smallest to largest below.
The number can be tricky, because a large framed woman may have an impressive sounding measurement of 38, but it could mean that she just carries extra weight. She may have small breasts but a big measurement.
A thinner woman with a 38 measure would be very large indeed.
Remember the Letters A, B, C, D, mean how big around. Imagine the difference between a coffee cup saucer versus a large plate. That is along the lines of understanding the letter. This covers the basics of answering what do bra sizes mean. From here you may want to see some of our other blog posts for a more detailed explanation.
Band size (frame size)
The band size is the size of the bra band around the torso. However, band sizes come in different measurements in different countries, in that sizes such as small, medium, and large, equate to different measurements.
|Band Size||US and UK size||EU (Standard EN 13402)||FR/BE/ES size||AU, NZ size|
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The cup size can be calculated using the difference between bust size and band size. Refer to the table below.
|Bust/band difference in inches||US cup size||UK/AU cup size|
|5||E or DD||DD|
|6||F or DDD||E|
|7||G or DDDD||F|
|Bust/band difference in cm||Continental Europe cup size|
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