What is the Biggest Bra Size?

What is the Biggest Bra Size?

Ladies, let's talk about something we've all experienced: the frustration of bra shopping. You walk into a store, arms full of options. You grab a handful of sizes based on guesswork and hope for the best. But more often than not, you end up with a bra that digs in, pinches, or doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you've wondered, "Do they even make bras in my size?" For those with larger breasts, the challenge can even be greater. So, what is the biggest bra size? And more importantly, how can you find a bra that fits you perfectly?

You're not alone if you've ever felt frustrated by the bra shopping experience. Fear not; we're here to guide you through the labyrinth which is bras, especially with the biggest bra sizes.


Basics of Bra Sizing

Before we tackle the issue of the biggest bra cup size, let's understand the basics of bra sizing. Bra sizes are not as complicated as you might have believed. Here's how it works: your bra size comprises two parts: a number and a letter. The number represents the band size, while the letter represents the cup size. The band size is determined by measuring around the rib cage, just under the breasts. Wrap a measuring tape around your chest just below your breast; the tape should be snug but not constricting. This measurement is typically given in inches and is usually an even number, e.g., 34, 36,38.

The cup size, on the other hand, measures the volume of the breasts. This is determined by measuring around the fullest part of your bust and then subtracting the band size measurement from this number. The difference between these two measurements determines the cup size: a one-inch difference is an A cup, two inches is a B cup, and so on. The cup size increases as the band and bust measurements differ.


Understanding Bra Cup Sizing

Bra cup sizes typically range from AA, the smallest, to K, often the biggest. Each letter represents an increase in volume. However, cup sizes can be a bit intricate. Consider this: a D cup has to be bigger than a C cup. However, this is true for the same band size, but it might not always be so with different band sizes. For example, a D cup in the 32 band is smaller in volume than a D cup in the 38 band size. This is because the cup size scales with the band size. It is where sister sizes come in. 

Sister sizes are groups of bra sizes that have the same cup volume. For example, a 34D belongs to the same family as a 36C. It's easy to know a bra's sister size: when you go up a band size, you go down a cup size, or when you go down a band size, you go up a cup size.

Additionally, different sizing systems are used worldwide and with various brands. With some brands, sizes typically range from AA to D, then continue to DD, DDD, etc. With others, sizes follow a consistent alphabetical naming scheme. This variation can make finding the right size even more challenging, especially for those with larger breasts.

A double D represents the next cup size after D, i.e. (E). A double A means it's smaller than A. AA cups have a half-inch difference between the cup and the band size. ThirdLove offers bras in half-cup sizes. A half-cup size is exactly as it sounds: a bra that is half a cup larger than a standard size. This means you can get a better-fitting bra if you fall between the standard sizes.


Going Beyond Biggest Bra Size

When discussing the biggest bra size, it's essential to acknowledge that breast size varies greatly among women, and what is considered the "biggest" can be subjective. However, bras are available in sizes as large as K, and some brands offer specific sizes on demand. These sizes cater to women with very large busts and ensure they have access to comfortable, supportive bras.

But it's not just about finding the biggest size bra in the world. At ThirdLove, we believe that the number or letter on your bra tag doesn't define you. What's most important is finding a bra that fits well and feels comfortable. The letter on the tag is just a good starting point. Your bra should cover and support you without any digging, pinching, or overflow. When you get a well-fitting bra, it will make a world of difference in comfort and confidence.

Here at ThirdLove, we champion the idea that every woman deserves a bra that fits her perfectly. Our sizing inclusivity means we offer bras in a wide range of sizes, ensuring that every woman, regardless of her bust size, can get her ideal fit. As mentioned earlier, we offer bras in half-cup sizes, ensuring that the bra you get fits you perfectly, no matter your shape or size.


Finding Your Perfect Fit at ThirdLove

So, how can you find your ideal bra size, especially if you have struggled with fit in the past? We've got you covered!

At ThirdLove, we developed an innovative Online Fitting Room to help you find your perfect fit from the comfort of your home. The fitting room is designed to be very intuitive and perfectly attuned to your needs. It uses a series of questions about your current bra size, how it fits, and your breast shape, and based on your needs, it recommends the best size and style for you. It takes the guesswork out of bra shopping, so you can find a bra that fits well and feels comfortable.

We also offer a wide range of styles, so you can find a bra that suits your needs, whether you are looking for something for everyday wear, a special occasion, or working out.