If you’re feeling limited in an A or B cup, consider switching things up with a C cup. These midsize cups provide more room without adding too much extra detail, making them the perfect solution for those who require more room but still look great without needing major improvements.
Women across the US and Europe tend to favor larger cup sizes, such as C, D, and DD. So it’s no surprise that many lingerie brands now offer cup sizes up to a D.
This wide range is made possible by the fact that bra sizes are based on volume instead of visual projection, which makes a big difference. That’s also why it’s essential to select a bra with support from the band rather than straps, according to lingerie expert Madison Alexandra.
Karima Renee (aka The Philly Bra Lady), a professional bra fitter, suggests that those needing extra support but can’t fit a D or C cup should consider trying a petite-specific bra like Little Bra Company’s Lucia style. According to her experience, this brand uses narrower underwire and designs its cups closer together so they can fill smaller frames more comfortably.
Our bra size charts make it easy to determine your perfect band and cup sizes. Measure both your bust and underbust in inches or centimeters, then use the chart to find your size in US, UK or European sizing systems. If unsure what band and cup size to buy, start with one size lower than your bust measurement (i.e., if your bust measures 37″, try a 34 band). Once you know your size, read product descriptions carefully to ensure a secure fit.
It’s important to remember that while a C cup-waist fit may be a great option for many women, everyone’s body is different. What works for one person may not work for another, and that’s perfectly okay. It’s important to find a bra that fits comfortably and provides the necessary support for your unique shape.
When shopping for a C cup-waist fit, be sure to consider factors like the band size, cup shape, and overall design of the bra. A well-fitting bra should have a band that sits snugly around your ribcage, cups that fully enclose your breasts without causing any spillage, and straps that stay in place without digging into your skin.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes to finding the right bra size and fit. Many lingerie stores offer professional bra fitting services, which can be incredibly helpful in determining your correct size and ensuring that you’re wearing a bra that provides the best possible support and comfort.
Remember that bra sizing can be confusing, and that’s okay. It may take some trial and error to find the perfect fit, and that’s completely normal. Be patient with yourself and don’t hesitate to try different styles and sizes until you find the one that works best for you. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable, confident, and supported in your lingerie.