Ah, another article about how women are getting their bra sizes wrong. At this point, it seems no woman has ever known her actual bra size and might as well just say she's a 67 ZZ. Chantelle Crabb, the PR and marketing executive for lingerie company Curvy Kate and self-proclaimed "Bra Whisperer," told Revelist that most women are choosing the wrong bra sizes in two basic ways. Great, another thing women are apparently doing wrong.
1. Back measurement
The first measurement women tend to get wrong is the size of the back band. Chantelle says that most women choose bras with back bands (that's the number portion of a bra size) that are too big for them.
The biggest mistake women make when buying bras is choosing a back band which is much too big for them. On average, women need to go down two back sizes or more, which, incidentally, means you need to increase your cup size by two sizes to even this out. So if a woman thinks she’s a 34DD, chances are she’s more like a 30F.
2. Cup size
The second mistake is changing the back band size, but not changing the cup size to account for the new back band.
The cup size (the letter) makes no sense unless it is teamed with a back band measurement (the number). A D-cup isn’t one specific size of breast; it changes depending on what size of body it is coupled with. For example, a 34D and a 40D would not be the same volume.
So there you have it ladies. Yes, you're doing it all wrong, but see how easy it is to fix the error of your ways?
Now for the really important part: there is a woman who has dubbed herself the Bra Whisperer (check her site out, here). "Chantelle Crabb, Bra Whisperer," reads her business card. Imagine the dinner table conversation:
"How was bra whispering today, honey?"
"Oh, it was okay, there was one really feisty strapless, but I managed to calm 'er down and get her back onto those breasts."
"You know I worry about you working with all this wild lingerie."
"I know, and I promise you I'm careful every day. Now, if you'll excuse me, I just got a call from Farmer McHenry, he's got a really dangerous C-cup cornered in his barn and he's afraid it's going to eat the chickens."