June 27, 2006 3:43pm CST
i am looking for a bra for my wife as a gift...her size is 36 ..how shud i knw about the cup size
• United States
27 Jun 06
Is there any way that you can look at one of her other bras? Step One: Band Size Using a soft tape-measure, measure around the ribcage directly under the bust. The tape should rest on the lower band of your bra. Be sure the tape is snug, smooth across the back and level with the front. Add 5 to this measurement to obtain your band size. For example, if your ribcage measurement is 29" + (5) = 34" band size. If the resulting band size is an odd number like 33", you can usually go to the next even band size (34"), but you may also want to try the next lower band size (32"). Step Two: Cup Size Measure completely around the bust at the fullest point, holding the tape measure straight but not tight. The difference between this measurement and your BAND size is your cup size. Each inch of difference is equal to one cup size. For example, if your band size is 34" and your bust measurement is 35", you wear an "A" cup. if the difference is: less than 1 inch = 1 inch = 2 inches = 3 inches = 4 inches = 5 inches = AA cup A cup B cup C cup D cup DD cup If you can't get it figured out write back. Usually on the average, most women are a "c" cup. I would say that if you can't figure it out, it wouldn't hurt to either buy a gift certificate for the store you want it from or go ahead and buy the cup size you think it is and if its wrong, you can always exchange it. Just be sure you leave the tags on the bra. I would say if you get a c cup you would be ok and not offend her. Like I said if you can't get it figured out and need more help or need help with anything else write back. Have Fun!