You are not weird. Your boobs are not weird. They are just yours. It is not their fault or your fault if your bra doesn’t fit.
Just like weight is only one data point, so is a bra size. It is not an indication of your worth as a person. Small or large, it is just a number. Don’t let it define you.
Bra sizes consist of 2 pieces of information: band size and cup size. You cannot have one without the other. DD is not huge. It’s not small. It is meaningless without the band size. 28DD is very different than a 38DD or a 48DD.
There are more sizes available than just what you can get at Target or Victoria’s Secret. A lot more. Bands can go from 26 to 50. 28 and 30 are becoming more common. Cups can go from AA to K. Yes, K. Or even larger.
It is crucial to know what sizing system the bra uses. The UK sizing system is the most consistent and accurate.
- Measure your underbust, right below the root of the breasts.
- Measure your bust at its largest point. You may need to measure both standing up and bending over and get an average.
- There is no third step.
Your underbust is your band size. The difference between bust and underbust is your cup size.
- Scoop and swoop all your breast tissue into the cups
- The band must not be able to be pulled out more than 2” from your body when fastened on the loosest clasp
- The band must be parallel to the ground
- The center gore must tack against your rib cage
- The top of the cups must not gape or cut into your breast tissue
- The straps must not be able to be pulled out more than 2” from your shoulders and should not dig in