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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Ok how far do a cups go...like whats the smallest and latgest size in a cups?

ik this is stupid but im bra shopping :-/

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Numbers are the size of your back in inches. You are to measure exactly below your breasts (your torso), with arms on the sides, not up. This is called your frame size, or underband.

    To calculate the band size, add 5" if the frame size is an odd number, or 4" if it is even (bras are available in band sizes separated by two inches, and are all labeled by an even number)

    Next measure around the chest including the fullest part of the breasts, while standing straight with arms to the side. This is the bust size or overbust.

    The cup size is then the difference between the bust size and the band size, converted into a letter using the following table:

    0" to 0.5" AA

    0.5" to 1" A

    1" to 2" B

    2" to 3" C

    3" to 4" D

    4"... etc.

    The actual volume of the bra cup depends not only on the cup size calculated as above, but also increases with the band size. In fact, most bra manufacturers use the same cup volume for bras which are related by an increase in cup size and a decrease in band size. For instance, the cup volume is the same for 30D, 32C, 34B, 36A, etc. It is for this reason that bra sizes have "sister sizes" which are related in this way by having the same cup volume (e.g. 32C and 34B). Although it is important that a wearer has a correctly fitting bra, it is sometimes possible that two adjacent sister sizes fit equally well, since the cups are the same size, and the difference in band size can be accommodated by fastening the back strap on a different hook.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you are not sure what size you need then go to a shop and have them fit you for the right size bra. You don't have to buy what they fit you for but then you at have at least been measured and fit and can go from there. The smallest is usually a AA cup and the largest is around an H cup or so. Remember band size is JUST as important as cup size so get measured and fitted professionally.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's not a dumb question, don't worry. The smallest cup size you can buy is a AA. Then, it increases alphabetically. If you are unsure, go to a specialty bra store, or go to a langerie (SP?) store, like Victoria Secret or Lasenza, and get yourself measured. It's the only way you can know for sure what size you are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Got to a dept. store and ask the sales lady to help you..If this is your first bra you might need a beginner bra or a size A cup plus you need to measure your chest under your breast..sizes 28 through 40 inches

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think the smallest is 32 AA and the largest, well, I have no idea what the largest bra is. In stores, usually 42 DD.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    smallest is no letters [ex: 38, 24,36] and biggest is around "K" or higher but after "DD" you have to go to specialty stores or online.

    Source(s): family members
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