Bra size calculator

  • 1 year ago

Thanks to a RealSelf member, I came across this link to an online bra size calculator (with a convertor and international measurements as well.)

Looks handy! What size are you?

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Just looked at the bra size calculater, even though I just had my op 5 days ago I am wearing a surgical bra which is 36D which fits perfectly at the moment but according to my measurements I am a 36C.
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Ladies- pre BA I was a 12 b/c I grabbed a couple of sports tops off eBay in a 12 DD the ones that have two double hook bra clips, one around the chest and one higher up, they also have adjustable straps. No wires at all , just a sports crop top ( st Isla brand $18.00 ea incl post to aust). Then I purchased some double hook bra extenders also on eBay $2.50.. Have I painted a picture here? These have shrunk with me as the swelling has subsided and I am guessing I will use these as gym tops in a couple of months with a full support sports bra underneath.. ;-) jj
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32 AA. lol, so sad
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Our practice annually does hundreds of breast implant surgeries and we do not recommend bras after surgery as they place stress on the incisions and can cause irritation and rarely fit properly. The bra does not effect the result of the surgery, the surgeon, technique, implant choice and healing do. If one of out patients must wear a garment for comfort we recommend a Coobie (one size fits all) or camisole, but no tight elastic or underwire bra is recommended.
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Is a cami like shelf bra ok? I have been using a "Barely There" cami when out in public as my nipples are on the larger side and show through most clothing. My PS said no bras for I think 3 or 6 months and then no underwire for a year. But I have to cover my nipples somehow. I had nipple work so those stick on covers are out of the question I believe.
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Is there anyway to guesstimate the size bra you will need for right after surgery, I normally wear a 36A and wanted to have a few extra zip front sports bras on hand but not sure what size to get? I'm getting 400cc silicone under, should I get a 36D to accommodate swelling or what?? Help, lol!
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I wanted the same thing after surgery. But I found out that the breast isn't "pliable" yet. The implants will still be high & you'll still be swollen & possibly bruised. So I got sport bras that I could step into that would stretch. Bc the zip ups seemed to stiff & they actually were very uncomfortable. So I settled for the sports bras that had thin straps that I could easily slip into. I think champion makes them. Hope that helps
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Thanks, I bought one of the zip front Danskin bras in 36D and it was too tight for the first week, but it is ok now 10 days post op. I have a pull on one that I actually like much better though.
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Awesome!!! Glad u have one u like. No one ever tells use how crazy difficult it is to find one :)
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I was a 36A before my op and when I went to get my surgical bra the lady told me to get 36C but instead I got the 36D and glad I did cause I have a lot of swelling and it fits perfectly at the moment. Always remember there is swelling and you will have stitched so you don't want anything tight. I am very happy with the 36D as it is not tight at all and fits perfectly. Good luck!!
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Howdy. My patients have the same questions about bra fitting with or without augmentation, or after breast cancer. Nordstrom does a great job for all our patients. For an online resource, check out our resource page at duncanMiles.com.
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Thanks for the info. I had my BL BA the end of February. Waiting to get my first measurement.
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Remember that this is not how to measure enhanced breasts. This type of measuring is only for natural breasts. For augmented breasts, you measure from the breastbone (between the breasts), over the fullest part of the breast until you reach the outermost swell. You can google specifically how to size for augmented breasts.
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Great link! Thanks!
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Thank you! This helps so much!
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Thank you! This helps so much!
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Most women are wearing the wrong bra size because they add 4 or 5 to the band. This is absolutely incorrect, a scheme concocted in the 30s by manufacturers to shoe-horn all different women into a few sizes. Your band size is your ribcage measurement. If you've tried a smaller band in the past and it didn't fit, it is because the cups are still too small! And you must make sure you "scoop and swoop" all breast tissue into the cups.

http://www.sophisticatedpair.com/bracalculator.htm http://www.lindasonline.com/bra-fitting-calculator.html

These are two much more accurate calculators. For example, I was wearing a 32B or 34A, turns out my best fit is a 28 F. And that sounds huge! It's not, cup size is relative only to band size, so an F cup on a 28 band is really not that big. Some places that carry 30 band sizes: Nordstrom, sometimes Dillards/Macys Places that carry 28s: brastop.com, herroom.com Happy bra shopping...

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Thanks for your input!

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Just came across your post and am happy to say that I've learned something new! There is one thing I don't understand: how is cup size relative to band size? Is a C cup on a 30 inch ribcage smaller than a C cup on a 38 inch rib cage? Thanks!!
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A 32 C, for example, has the same volume as a 34 B, which has the same volume as 36 A. So a woman wearing a 36 A has breasts of the same volume as one wearing 32 C, but the lady in a 36 A has a larger ribcage. When you go down a band size, your cup size increases. That's where "sister sizes" come from. But sister sizes aren't accurate because the bra's support comes from the band, and if the band is too big, the bra isn't a good fit.
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Makes great sense...I would remember that after the swelling goes down
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yes.. think of the cups as literally cups, and the rims sitting on your rib cage.. someone who wears a 32, and someone who wears a 38, would hav different size "rims" on their cups.. their breasts are bigger around. But, since the shape is still similar, the volume it takes to fill your breast "cup" is more if you have a bigger rim... like a woman with a 38 band, has a 16 oz cool cup, vs a woman with a 32 would have the 10 oz....crude, yes, and thank goodness breasts aren't solo cups, but a woman with a 32 C would have a smaller amount of breast tissue than a woman with a 38 C. Just noticed the post below, which also explains... will leave this for others who may want a different perspective at it! (I am 2 weeks post op, and looking forward to going bra shopping, for once!) :)
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What where you pre-op??
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36d
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I tried this and a few other online bra calculators and the sizes I got where funny and impossible lol... Pre-op I was barely a 36A, according to the calculators I was a 38A, then I tried it again it said 38AA and a third time it said 40AA lol!! So I looked for a different one it said 36B, and finally the last calculator said 38DD/38E.. Idk what I was doing wrong, maybe the measurements?? But a few days ago I went to Victoria Secret and they measured me at a 38C, and those bras fit me good, so I guess that's my size lol(:
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