If the bra manufacturer uses the older, outdated system presented in this article, then it's the correct size, but many have their own measuring systems and often go by the actual measured band size without the 'add 3 inches' bull. As well, a woman's breast may be composed of both adipose tissue and glandular tissue, but that percentage is different for every woman - having more glandular tissue gives a woman breasts more "Oomph!" which is often not taken into account. For example, the article says I should wear a 42B - that gave me a good laugh. At 25 pounds heavier than I am, I was wearing a 40D comfortably, but thanks to a "growth spurt", fat loss, and strength training, I now wear a 38DD.
While this is a decent article, it should not be taken at face value. Always try on your bras, ladies, and make sure to see that you're comfortable standing *and* sitting.
- 11/29/2009 4:35:39 PM