AlisonC wrote:I went for a make over a couple of months ago, the lady commented on the bra and breast forms I was wearing, 42 B saying it was too small. She measured me, like Fiona said, under the breast area and recommended 44C. Which I ordered along with new breast forms from "Forever Young". What gets me is that the breast form manufactures produce coded differently to the bra cup size so you need to use a conversion chart, why?????
Because cup size isn't an absolute measurement. Its a ratio between your band measurement and bust measurement.
So, in other words, if you picked a specific size breastform, lets say that particular form is a size B for a girl with a 42-inch band. If you put that exact form on a girl with a 44-inch band then it becomes an A cup. Conversely if you put that same form on a girl with a 40-inch band then it becomes a C cup.
Believe me when I tell you that I spent months researching bras, breastforms and all the different ways that manufacturers specify. The biggest error I see is the instruction to measure below the breast then add five inches. I read a great deal and realized that is totally wrong, like I said in my previous post. The chart can be a bit confusing at first, but after a one understands it's a ratio, it becomes clear.....
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