Part 9 - Choosing a size is not always obvious
Bra fitting for medicine students
BRA SIZE CATALOGUE
I am publishing a Bra Size Catalogue, hoping that it will help those of you who would like to determine approximately what bra sizes they may consider - no matter whether you are a woman wondering what size might be best for her or a man trying to roughly estimate the bra size his partner should wear.
I generally discourage men from shopping bras for their female partners because the risk of misjugding the size is very high. But I do realise there are some who will not be persuaded. This calatalogue is meant to give them some guidance, too.
Anyone believing that E stands for "enormous" or G stands for "gigantic" may be referred to the Catalogue to verify their opinions.
This is how it works:
The Catalogue contains photographs of women wearing well-fitted bras. It is in the form of a chart with clickable bra sizes. The chart contains more or less all the bra sizes that exist. Those in various shades of green already have photographs attached. Those in other colours (reddish and orange) still need illustration.
What do the colours actually mean?
Pale green and orange in the top mid section of the chart are the standard sizes, available at any local lingerie store and chain store. This includes cups from A to D, sometimes to DD, and bands from 32 to 38.
Bright green and raw brick colours are something that may be called "extended size chart". These can be bought from more and more stationary lingerie stores.
Now check the full table (available in very few lingerie stores) and see how many sizes are still outside the range offered by a typical bra store!
Bra sizes are typical for companies like Audelle, Bestform, Charnos, Cleo, Fantasie, Fauve, Freya, Masquerade, Panache, Royce and some others.
Even for some UK companies (like e.g. M&S) cups go: D, DD, E, F, G, H. For such company - if you want to search for G cup in a table, you have to count cup sizes above E - and then if you search a G cup of M&S, you have to check FF cup in a table.
For US cup sizes that contain only one letter - please check DD for US E cup size, E for US F (or DDD), F for US G (or DDDD), FF for US H and so on.
To make the Bra Size Catalogue complete, I will need the help of my readers :) Should any you be willing to submit her photos to the Bra Size Catalogue, you are welcome to do so, even if your size is already represented. The more examples of each size we have, the better!
Here are some guidelines for you to follow when submitting your photo:
- wear a well fitted bra :)
- you have some clothes on or just the bra - the choice is yours
- if you are wearing clothes, make sure it is a plain colour top (no patterns) in a relatively light/pale colour (no black, plum or navy)
- you can show your face or not - but if you cut the photo just above your neck, please make sure that 1-2 cm of you chin is shown
- your hips should also be shown, to give a better idea of the body shape and proportions
- semi-profile shots are best as they give an almost 3D impression
- please provide additional data: your height and details on the bra (name, brand and size)
I reserve the right not to publish the photos submitted.
How do you think - what is this? :-)
I think women in their 40-ties or above may find an answer quite easy. But for younger ones it might be not so simple :-)
Do other women's breasts are much different than mine?
This article is available by now only in Polish.
Check the site soon!
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