Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Time to Start a Revolution

Somewhere between 60-80% of women wear the wrong bra size. So the statistics say, anyway. Who's fault is this? Is it the woman with the breasts in the wrong holder? I say no! It's due to the fact that there's voo-doo measurements needed to buy the "proper size" bra. Most men probably aren't aware of this, but here's basically how women are to determine their size:
  • With a tape measure, measure under your breasts, around your rib cage.
  • Add 5 (some say 4) inches to this measurement. This voo-doo number is called the "band size".
  • Now measure around the fullest part of your chest, including your breasts.
  • Take this new number and subtract the band size from it. That number will help to determine the "cup" size. If the remainder is 1, you are an "A" cup, 2, you're a "B" cup, 3, you're a "C" cup, etc, etc.

So, whassup with the "add 5 inches"? Wouldn't it just be easier to say, "Hey, my chest measures 27 inches and the measurement around my breasts is 6" bigger, making my bra size a 27A."???

Who do I need to talk to about this? Is there a bra-size-standardization committee I can talk to? By the way, would you sign a petition to encourage the bra industry to make a change? Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I would sign the petition!!!

Cat said...

Awesome! Thanks for stepping up! Anyone else?

Fuzzy said...

After reading your post, I went searching to see if anyone else had stumbled upon this wacky form of breast measurement.. and I found this site: