Bras

What Do Bra Sizes Mean?

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.

What Do Bra Sizes Mean

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 SizeUS and UK sizeEU (Standard EN 13402)FR/BE/ES sizeAU, NZ size
XXS2860756
XS3065808
S32708510
M34759012
L36809514
XL388510016
XXL409010518
3XL429511020
4XL4410011522
5XL4610512024

Cup size

The cup size can be calculated using the difference between bust size and band size. Refer to the table below.

Bust/band difference in inchesUS cup sizeUK/AU cup size
<1AAAA
1AA
2BB
3CC
4DD
5E or DDDD
6F or DDDE
7G or DDDDF
8HFF
9IG
10JGG
11KH
12LHH
13MJ
14NJJ
Bust/band difference in cmContinental Europe cup size
10-11AA
12-13A
14-15B
16-17C
18-19D
20-21E
22-23F
24-25G
26-27H
28-29I
30-31J
32-33K

Web Visitor Questions and Answers:

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