Could I Really Be a D Cup?
- In 2009, the New York Times reported that the most common bra size sold in the United States was a 36D.
- In 2011, The Daily News reported that the most common bra size sold is now a 36DD.
Based on 4 years of happily fitting Twin Cities women at La Bratique, Tracy Anderson, owner and fit expert agrees, the average cup size is at least a D or above.
When we properly fit women in their true bra size, many arrive wearing a B or C cup and leave wearing a DD or sometimes even a G cup. By having one of our experts find just the right balance between cup and band size, you will no longer have to rely on your straps to do all the heavy lifting. Your support will come from the bottom up, rather than from the top down.
Don’t be one of Oprah’s statistic that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. We recommend everyone wearing a C cup or above schedule a private bra fitting by one of our experts. GO
All Cup Sizes Are Not Created Equal
Let’s face it, we all have the same parts, but none of us are put together exactly the same way. Just as a woman is unique, so is each and every bra. At La Bratique, we understand the subtle differences between cup size, fabric, shape and fit, so you don’t have to guess. We find that many women aren’t just one size, but maybe two or three different sizes depending on overall fit. Make an Appointment
The Top 5 Signs a Professional Bra Fitting Is a Great Idea for You
- You shorten your bra's shoulder straps hoping to get better lift or support.
- Your band is riding high in the back. (The band should sit parallel or lower than the front.)
- The center wires are not sitting against your chest between your breasts.
- Breast tissue is spilling out the top, the bottom, the middle, under your armpit or out the side of the underwire.
- Straps fall off your shoulders.
If any of these signs sound familiar, please contact us to make an appointment. GO
Why a Simple Bra Size Calculator Isn’t Enough
You will find dozens of bra size calculators online to provide information about how to calculate your correct bra size. Measure here, measure there, subtract that from this, stand on your head, wiggle your toes, etc., etc., etc... Unfortunately, finding the right bra size is not as easy as following a recipe to bake a cake. Some call it a science; most fitters call it an art.
At La Bratique, we don’t even bother measuring your cup size, because most women’s current bra doesn’t fit well enough to complete a simple calculation. A quick glance at your bra can typically tell us all we need to know.
We know bras. Let us help.