DDs when in reality more like B cup

DDs when in reality more like B cup

55 posts
3 April 2013
Lisaliz
Model
Lisaliz
It is really a very simple matter, but a lot of people get their bras in a twist over it!

The calculation includes the back size, so it means that a mahoosive lady with a realtively undramatic chest may have the same cup size as a slimmer sister with more pronounced boobs.

I measure as 30F in some shops and 32E in others. Which sounds like I have great enormous boobs, but I don't.
Posted 3 April 2013
mickyb
Photographer
mickyb
Apparently my 84 year old, 7 stone wet 'mother in law' is a 32c. Firstly I wouldn't want to do a shoot with her but more importantly I certainly wouldn't ask her to take her bra off! There's not a lot of meat on her bones but she does have a small back.
Needless to say I will be looking elsewhere to shoot a c cup, something with a bit more volume I think

Posted 3 April 2013
Edited by mickyb 3 April 2013
swalsh58
Photographer
swalsh58
Lisaliz
I measure as 30F in some shops and 32E in others. Which sounds like I have great enormous boobs, but I don't.
They look pretty fine to me, whatever size you call them!
Posted 3 April 2013
I got mine measured last year, they measured as a D cup.

My profile says "C"... So I basically have false information on my page, I don't see myself as a D cup. No doubt the men on this thread who appear to be experts in womens breasts wouldn't see me as a D cup either so rather than have a bunch of boobie collectors being disappointed or presume I'm a liar I just say they are C cups. Nobody provides me with a bra for a shoot so its irrelevant really and for the type of modelling I do I really don't think the size of my breasts are relevant. I rarely wear a bra, people can see my boobs by looking at my pictures.

Posted 3 April 2013
It's come about because you don't have to add the 4" (or 5" if it's an odd number) to your back size to get the band size. This is because bra straps are stretchy these days.  I have faux-vintage bras (1950s style bullet bras etc) from What Katie Did and my vintage size is different to my modern/high street size. I wear a 34D in bullet bras (none stretchy band) and a 32F in high street bras.

The old rule was that you took your underbust measurement and added 4/5" - that would make me a 34/36 band size. But even 34s are too loose and ride up my back.
Then you worked out your cup size by finding out how many inches different it was to the band size. If it was the same as the band size you would be an A cup, 1" bigger = A, 2" bigger = B, 3" bigger = C, 4" bigger = D and so on.

So these days, the way of working out cup sizes is the same - 1" bigger than the band size is an A etc. But the band sizes are taken from the actual body measurements, rather than having 4" added on. A 'vintage' 34D is the same cup volume as today's 30FF. I find the 32F is tight enough on my body, so I don't go down to the 30FF, I'm scared it would cut off my circulation!
Posted 3 April 2013
Edited by Violet_Ecstasy 3 April 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Or one could look at the model's pictures, probably a better guide to the "suitability" of their figure? Must admit I try to look beyond "cup size" as I tend to attempt photography that doesn't purely focus on breast size...!

Posted 3 April 2013
When I got my new boobs they were supposed to take me up by a cupsize or two.
I was totally thrown when I went bra shopping to find that I had gone from previously a 34b to a 32E o.O
Thing is, they are not 'that' big, just wider....
Posted 3 April 2013
OldMaster

Or one could look at the model's pictures, probably a better guide to the "suitability" of their figure? Must admit I try to look beyond "cup size" as I tend to attempt photography that doesn't purely focus on breast size...!



Thing is judging from the comments on here many are already looking at the models breasts in images and then saying "must be lying, shes clearly not a D" .
I could understand the frustration slightly if they stupidly book a model who doesn't post topless images on her portfoio and has no example of what they look like out of a bra for a topless shoot but then the people specifically shooting for breast magazines or porn sites which caters for that market really should keep up to speed on things and how they have changed and shoot a model who usually works to that level and has examples on their portfolio.

So I lie about my breast size, I don't want anybody sitting saying "shes a liar, shes not a D" when I was measured (at M&S) and they put on quite a few bras to see which cup fit me best and it came back as a D. The people who book me don't seem to give much of a hoots though about my boobs/their size because its not really an important feature, they see clearly what my body looks like in my images and book me based on that. They may search for models but chances are they tick the "nude" box and nothing more. I do think though having the "C" listed on my portfolio might be an advantage though in some ways becuse people who do search on boob sizes maybe do look for D and above so its fine by me if I fall under their radar.

So models have up to date measurements and have been measured by an actual expert as to the what bra size to wear but we have GWC's calling them liars, maybe back in their day a D was larger but times change - a D cup doesn't mean a massive pair of boobs. 
Posted 3 April 2013
Edited by Chrissie_Red 3 April 2013
LadylikeMedia
Photographer
LadylikeMedia
It all depends on the back size and difference between the 2 measurements. Good guide on here http://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/comments/rh26h/is_getting_fitted_for_a_bra_as_humiliating_as_it/c469bi0
Posted 3 April 2013
LadylikeMedia

It all depends on the back size and difference between the 2 measurements. Good guide on here http://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/comments/rh26h/is_getting_fitted_for_a_bra_as_humiliating_as_it/c469bi0


I was going to post that link, and while it's useful for the ladies I decided it would be too wordy for the men  My post was probably too much information for them to deal with. 
Posted 3 April 2013
Chrissie_Red

Thing is judging from the comments on here many are already looking at the models breasts in images and then saying "must be lying, shes clearly not a D" .
I could understand the frustration slightly if they stupidly book a model who doesn't post topless images on her portfoio and has no example of what they look like out of a bra for a topless shoot but then the people specifically shooting for breast magazines or porn sites which caters for that market really should keep up to speed on things and how they have changed and shoot a model who usually works to that level and has examples on their portfolio.

So I lie about my breast size, I don't want anybody sitting saying "shes a liar, shes not a D" when I was measured (at M&S) and they put on quite a few bras to see which cup fit me best and it came back as a D. The people who book me don't seem to give much of a hoots though about my boobs/their size because its not really an important feature, they see clearly what my body looks like in my images and book me based on that. They may search for models but chances are they tick the "nude" box and nothing more. I do think though having the "C" listed on my portfolio might be an advantage though in some ways becuse people who do search on boob sizes maybe do look for D and above so its fine by me if I fall under their radar.

So models have up to date measurements and have been measured by an actual expert as to the what bra size to wear but we have GWC's calling them liars, maybe back in their day a D was larger but times change - a D cup doesn't mean a massive pair of boobs. 


Totally agree, especially with the part I made bold.
Posted 3 April 2013
jes
Model
jes
Violet_Ecstasy

Well perhaps they are the ones who need to change, this is why women struggle with their own bra sizes. Because they think that D or above means massive. 


So true!  I was measured as a 32C but I wouldn't put that on my profile as I know photographers would expect larger in reality!!

Posted 3 April 2013
jes
Model
jes
There are a lot of photographers who lie about their experience..  "Experienced/professional when in reality more like amateur and novice"!! 
Posted 3 April 2013
to be honest i have no fecking clue what size i am because in day to day life i dont wear bras overall most of the bras i own are 32B but i know that's not my real size as it rides right up my back, i also sometimes have issues with the width of boob in the cup but its the most comfortable fitting one i can find in ann summers i used to be a 28 back (before kids) and wore 32 A as that was the smallest i could ever find (although back then i only owned 2 bras lol i am aware my right boob appears to be a size bigger than the left though so how do you list that as for dress size that can directly be related to boob size, most of my friends with big boobies are size 16+ not because there fat but because there top half is so big due to there boobs dress sizes are strange im an 8, always wear an 8 in dresses but im a 6-8 in tops and a 12 in bottoms
Posted 3 April 2013
Edited by RattusRock 3 April 2013
PeterH
Photographer
PeterH
Chrissie_Red

 but then the people specifically shooting for breast magazines or porn sites which caters for that market really should keep up to speed on things and how they have changed  


Well I have tried to keep up to speed, and have asked the question several times over the past few years about why and when the 'classification' of breast sized changed. I no longer ask for cup sizes, but ask for 'big' boobs and refer the model to picture on my profile which illustrate my definition of big. But that doesn't change the fact that I used to be able to advertise for big boobed models, D-cup or bigger, and everyone who replied with a D cup *did* have significantly larger than normal boobs. 

For the purposes of this thread, i'm more interested in the academics of the why/where/how of the change, which seems to be more confusing.
Posted 3 April 2013
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