# 38c bra size equivalent

## Is 36C and 38D the same measurement?

No. Obviously, it is a different bra-size. But, since 36C is 1 band-size larger and at the same time 1 cup-size smaller than 34D, the real volume of the cup is the same, likewise for 38B, 32DD, 30E, 28F etc. This is called “cross grading”. It is always the same cup volume, so the actual size of the breast is the same.

## What is the equivalent sister size to 38C?

The rule of thumb is simple – up one b and size, down one cup size. Down one b and size, up one cup size. This is what is called a sister size – 38C is the sister of 36D and 40B. Let’s say that you have size 38C. If the bra has an elastic back, you can probably also wear a 36D as it will stretch over time and adapt to your body.

## What size bra is the same as a 36C?

The woman who wears 36C has the larger bone structure than the women who wear 32C. 36C may look relatively larger on a woman with smaller frame. A 36C bra size is almost equal to 32DD or 38B or 40A bra sizes as the cup volume are same. Getting the perfect fit bra is very important though there are options of multiple sizes.

## What size bra should I wear?

– If the measurement taken in inches comes out to be odd, then you should try bras of two sizes, one above this number and one below this number. For instance, if your band size is 31, you should try both sizes 30 and 32.

## What size is 38C equivalent to?

30FSo a 38C has the same bra cup size as a 30F.

## Is bra size 38C medium or large?

FREE Express Shipping Over \$100 (\$18 Value!)SizeBra SizeMedium36B,34C, 34DLarge34DD, 36C, 36D, 38BX-Large36DD, 38C, 38D, 38DD, 40B2X Large40C, 40D, 40DD, 42B, 42C, 42D, 42DD1 more row

## What does 38 C mean in bra size?

For example, a 38C means a chest measurement of 38 inches and a breast measurement of 41 inches. The difference between the two measurements is 3 inches which is a C cup. A 38D would be a chest measurement of 38 inches and a breast measurement of 42 inches. The 4 inch difference in the two measurements is a D cup.

## What is 38C bra size in us?

International bra size conversion tableEURUKUSA85C38C38B85D38D38C85E38DD38D85F38E38DD77 more rows

## Which cup size is bigger B or C?

If your bust size is less than 1 inch bigger than your band size, you’re a cup size AA. 1-inch difference = A. 2-inch difference = B. 3-inch difference = C.

## Is D cup bigger than C?

A D cup is an inch larger than a C cup.

## What is C cup breast size?

There are several c cup sizes, and their measurements range from small to the average size of a brassier. A c cup ranges from 33 ⅘ to 43 ¼ inches. The band size for a C cup is 3 inches smaller than the bust size. C cups breasts can look quite different in different human bodies.

## How do I know my cup size?

Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust. Subtract the band size from this measurement. Use this number to determine your cup size according to the table below. Example: if your ribcage measurement is 31, and your bust measurement is 37, your bra size is a 34C: 31+3=34, so 34 is your band size.

## What is the average bra size?

34DDYour breasts are unique The average bra size in the United States is 34DD. This figure can vary by country. In the U.K., for example, the average is 36DD.

## What size is 38 in bra?

Women’s Bra Band Size GuideBand/Cup3238C3238D3238DD3440DDD34402 more rows

## What size is 38 bra in UK?

bra band conversionUK/USEUAUS3475123680143885164090184 more rows

## Is 38C bigger than 36C?

SISTER SIZE UP: One actual size larger than your current Band size AND one letter name smaller than your current Cup. For example, if you wear a 34C, your Sister Size UP would be 36B….SISTER SIZE CHARTS:38 BAND SIZECurrent Bra SizeSister Size DOWNSister Size UP38B36C40A38C36D40B38D36DD(E)40C5 more rows

## Which is bigger 36B or 36C?

36C breasts are larger than 32C and 36B cup sizes, and are smaller than 36D, 38C and 40C. Women with a 36C bra size tend to have a bigger bone structure than those with 34C or 32C breasts.

## Is 36C bigger than 34D?

For example, if you’re wearing a 34C and the cups fit, but the band is small, you might think “I’ll just go up a band size and try a 36C.” However, sizing up that way will likely result in cups that are too big because a 36C’s sister size is a 34D.

## What is the best way to find the right bra size?

One of the most effective of these is the use of “ Bra Sister Sizes ”. You may be unaware that every bra size has several “Sister Sizes”- these are sizes which have an equivalent cup capacity, despite the letter of the cup size being different. Knowing your sister sizes can help you find your best fit when buying bras that run smaller or larger than normal.

## Is a 32F bra bigger than a 36B?

It’s a common misconception that the larger the cup size, the larger the bra, no matter what the band size (i.e. a 32F is larger than a 36B, a 34C is larger than a 38A, etc). However, this is not the case. During the bra manufacturing process the same exact bra cup may be paired with different band lengths to create multiple bra sizes.

## Bra Size Conversion Chart

US: USA and Canda
EU: Europe (most countries) and Japan
UK: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
FR: France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal
IT: Italy
AUS: Australia and New Zealand
Note about cup size: In this bra size conversion chart, all bra sizes start with cup size AA. This will work with most bra models.

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## What is a bra size chart?

Bra size charts are a measurement tool that lays out the basics of bra sizes and how they correspond to certain band and bust measurements . They organize bust and band measurements into a comprehensive chart that matches these measurements with bra cup letters and band sizes.

## How to measure the circumference of a bra?

Use a floppy measuring tape to measure the circumference of the area directly under your bust—where the band of your bra should rest. Hold the tape snugly but comfortably against your skin. Holding it too loosely or too tightly will result in an incorrect measurement.

## What does it mean when your bra cups don’t lay flat against your skin?

If your bra cups don’t lay flat against your skin or wrinkle, that means the cups are too large and your bust isn’t adequately filling them. On the other hand, if the cups of a bra are digging into your skin, that’s a clear sign that you need to go up a cup size.

## What is a bra cup size?

Your bra cup size is a combination between your bust size and your band size. Always measure your band size before measuring your cup size so that you know your band measurement and can compare it to your bust measurement to determine your ideal cup letter.

## Why is it important to know your bra size before buying a new bra?

Since your body changes gradually, you probably won’t even notice if the bra size you’re used to wearing becomes less accurate over time. Wearing an ill-fitting bra still causes you to receive inadequate support and leads to discomfort regardless of whether or not you notice your bra size has changed, which is why it’s so important to confirm your size before you buy a new bra.

## How to tell if bra is too tight?

The straps of a bra are a useful indicator of how well the band is supporting your bust. If the straps of a bra slip down over your shoulders or dent your skin, that means that the band of the bra is either too loose or too tight and is forcing the straps to pick up its slack in terms of support. Also, a bra’s band riding up or digging into your skin are also signs that it is too large or too small for you. Your band should stay securely in place and its center—the part in between the cups—should lay flat against your chest at all times. Test the fit of a bra’s band by lifting your arms up over your head when you try it on. If the band rides up at all, it doesn’t fit you correctly.

## What does it mean when your bra band is too loose?

The band of your bra is responsible for supplying the majority of the support your bra provides. If it fits too loosely, it won’t be able to offer enough support, which can lead to bouncing, discomfort, and long-term sagging.

## How to determine bra size?

When using the chart to find your bra size, keep in mind: 1 The band size increases as you move from left to right. Move left or right within the row if your band doesn’t fit. 2 The cup size increases as you move from top to bottom on the chart. Move up or down the columns if your cups don’t fit. In between cup sizes? Go up or down a half-cup! 3 Bra sizes that share a row are called sister sizes, meaning they share the same cup volume (though they have different cup letters). For example, the row with bra sizes 36C, 38B, and 40A all have the same cup volume, but have different band sizes. The same goes for the row with bra sizes 38H, 40G, 42F, 44E, 46D, and 48C.

## How to change bra cup size?

Starting on your current bra size, move to the left of the bra size chart for a smaller band and then move up to decrease the cup size. The cups and band are both too small: Go up in the band and the cups. Starting on your current bra size, move to the right of the bra size chart for a bigger band and then move down to increase the cup size.

## How should a bra band feel?

Band: The band should feel snug and comfortable on the loosest set of hooks. This allows you to move to the inner hooks to tighten the bra as it stretches with regular wear. The band should be parallel to the floor and should not ride up.

## How many bra sizes does ThirdLove have?

ThirdLove offers over 80 bra sizes from a 30 to 48 band and an AA to I cup! Using your current bra size as a starting point, you can refer to the chart above to refine your fit.

## What is the gore on a bra?

Gore: Also known as the bridge of the bra which connects the two cups, the gore should lay flush against your sternum. It shouldn’t hover over the chest or dig in.

## What is a sister bra?

Bra sizes that share a row are called sister sizes, meaning they share the same cup volume (though they have different cup letters). For example, the row with bra sizes 36C, 38B, and 40A all have the same cup volume, but have different band sizes. The same goes for the row with bra sizes 38H, 40G, 42F, 44E, 46D, and 48C.

## How does the band size change in a chart?

The band size increases as you move from left to right. Move left or right within the row if your band doesn’t fit. The cup size increases as you move from top to bottom on the chart. Move up or down the columns if your cups don’t fit.

## What is the difference between a 36C and a 34C bra?

A bra in size 36C has a bigger cup (larger cup volume) than a bra in size 34C (even though they both are labeled with C-cups). The same applies to i.e. a 36B and a 38B; the 38B has a larger cup volume than the 36B (but they both have cup size letter B). But what is very interesting, is that the 38B bra actually have the same cup size as …

## Can 36C and 38B fit the same bust?

In short: both 38B and 36C can fit the same bust – they are “sister sizes” with the same cup volume. 36B and 34C are also “sister sizes “. In short: More bra sizes can fit your bust! See which bra sizes that have same cup volume in the bra sister size charts below. Remember: Different “bra sister sizes” can be used by the same woman …

## International Band Size

International bra band sizes, which make it easy for you to calculate the difference between each country.

## International Cup Size

An easy international bra cup size that you can read, and understand the cup sizes by country.

## How To Use The Bra Chart?

Plentyofbra has created this bra size chart as a guide to help you find your correct size. The sizes are from 28 to 54 and AA to O bra size.

## Bra checklist

Time for you to fit into the perfect size bra, and the list below will be your guide to do so.

## How to determine your sister bra size?

To determine your bra sister size, move your current “number” (band size) and “letter” (cup size) by one unit in opposite directions. For example, if your wear 34C, you can also it a 36B or a 32D.

## How to measure ribcage?

Exhale thoroughly, and wrap the measuring tape around your ribcage under your bust. The tape should be parallel to the ground. Round the measurement to the nearest whole number

## Do sister sizes work for all women?

Although sister sizes are not guaranteed to work for all women, as we have different bust contours and body build, they are guaranteed to offer a more convenient and practical alternative to many.

## What is a sister bra size?

Your current bra size has “Sister Sizes” – alternate sizes where the cup volume stays the same even though the band size and cup letter changes. Finding a Sister Size requires a set of one-size shifts, in opposite directions (e.g., 34C and 32D) Don’t worry. We’re here to help!

## What is sister size down?

SISTER SIZE DOWN: One actual size smaller than your current Band size AND one letter name larger than your current Cup. For example, if you wear a 34C, your Sister Size DOWN would be 32D.