Why is my bra size so confusing?
February 27, 2007 4:27 PM Subscribe
Boobfilter: Bras are confusing. Why does my tape measurement say one thing, but my well-fitting bras say another?
posted by nakedsushi to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This might actually be two questions in one. I'm a small-chested girl. Going by the tape measure, I would *barely* be a 36A. But when I try wearing A or AA cup bras they don't fit right. There's usually too much space between the cup and me. However, when I wear a B cup with the same size band, everything fits fine.
So upon further research, I realize that you're supposed to measure for your bra size while wearing a well-fitting bra. (previously, I had always measured sans-bra) That sounds circular to me. If I had a well fitting bra, wouldn't I already know my bra size then? Also, wouldn't that measurement vary depending on if your bra's cup has a lot of padding or none at all? Why would they suggest you measure yourself with a bra on?