(French version here => https://viksenlingerie.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/la-lettre-ne-veut-rien-dire-sans-le-chiffre/)
We often hear the same bra talks in the medias or among friends:
» – But an E-cup is huge!
– What’s a D-cup like? Is it the size of my hand?
– No but I got small boobs, they can’t be more than a B cup. »
And yet the first rule about bra fitting is: the letter (aka the cup) makes no sense without the number (aka the back measurement).
To put it simply, saying that you’re a C-cup gives absolutely no indication about the size of your breasts, if you don’t also disclose your back measurement (for example, 36).
It’s because cups do not match a certain breast size and that’s it. They are proportionated to the back measurement of the person who wears them. The cup of a 34D bra will be smaller than the cup of the same bra in size 40D. The cup gets bigger as the back size increases.
So, in fact, a F-cup can be smaller than a D-cup… If you compare two girls wearing a 32F bra and a 38D bra!
Amazing, isn’t it?
The pictures say it better – here they are!
MUA: Justine Gallien (http://www.justine-gallien.book.fr/ et http://justinemakeupartist.wix.com/justine-maquilleuse)
Photographer: David Rakotomanga
Concept: Viksen (http://viksen.fr/)
A big thanks to our wonderful models who helped us summarize a key lingerie concept in a few pictures!
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