Ah, the bra... the 'over the shoulder boulder holder'. Most of us wear them, and after an augmentation your bra is going to be one of your most important wardrobe items. They're a must to protect your investment against the unavoidable pull of gravity (i.e. support your breasts). So, it's really important that your bra fits properly.
At some point during your boobie journey you’ll hear the phrase “they’re sisters, not twins” in reference to breasts... It's a phrase used to reassure you that no one is totally symmetrical and small differences between your breasts are totally normal.
But have you heard about the other sisters- the bra "sister sizes"? (Game changer alert!)
Before I explain, let's cover some bra basics...
Do you know what your bra size means?
- The band size (the number part) - is the size of your ribcage (underbust)
- The cup size (the letter part) - is the size of your breasts in relation to your ribcage
Pretty easy so far, but it's about to get a bit more complicated so stay with me...
Cup size is not static.
So, a 32E is not the same volume as a 34E.
Take my fictional lady above "Miss 30F", her breasts are the volume as "Miss 32E", "Miss 34E", "Miss 36D" and "Miss 38C". They all wear a different size bra but their breasts are the same volume.
They are bra sisters.
Bra Sister Sizing is a hidden secret to many woman. Knowing the bra sister sizing system (and your bra sister sizes) can be very useful when shopping for bras.
What is means is... you will actually fit in to a few different bra sizes!
Find your bra size in the above chart and your sister sizes are the sizes to the left and right. For example, "Miss 30F's" sister sizes are 28G and 32DDD/E.
In short, it means that there is more than one size bra that will fit you. That’s got to be a YAY if you’re hunting the racks for a 32DD and your choices are limited, because it means you can also look at 34D or 30E bras.
So, next time you head to the store on a bra mission maybe try the sister sizes if you think a bra doesn’t fit... your perfect bra may just be a different size then what you’re expecting.
And, if you get stuck just remember:
Up a band, down a cup
Down a band, up a cup
Happy bra shopping ladies :)