Woman On TikTok Demystifies Bra Sizes Using Fruit

Many women sometimes struggle with finding bras that fit them perfectly. Even though we get measured and sized, not all bra companies and brands fit the same for everyone. Therefore, many women take time to try on bras to find the right ones that fit their "girls." When it comes to shopping for bras, sometimes the sizing can get a bit confusing and overwhelming.

Most people know that there are two factors that go into a bra's size: the cup size and the band size.

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Many people believe that the band size is related to a person's weight and the cup size is related to the size of their breasts. However, this is not always the case.

As a matter of fact, cup and band size go hand-in-hand.

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Many believe that cup size and band size don't have much to do with each other. However, band size and cup size matter in terms of a bra creating the absolute best fit.

To explain this further, one TikTok user broke down bra sizing using fruit.

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TikTok user Madison (@madisonanneh) broke down exactly how bra sizing works by using differently sized fruits to represent different bras sizes. She used limes, lemons, and apples to showcase different cup and band sizes.

Madison pointed out that having a D-cup doesn't automatically mean that you have large breasts.

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But, Madison pointed out that you may be a D-cup and not have big breasts at all. It all depends on your band size.

Madison also pointed out that someone with a 30-band size can have breasts that are a similar size to someone with a 38-band size.

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In fact, because band size and cup size go hand-in-hand, you can have the same sized breasts as someone with a different cup size. This is because the band size impacts the cup size.

As the band size on bras get bigger, the cup size gets bigger, too.

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While people don't believe it, bigger bands lead to bigger cup sizes. In fact, if you have a larger band size, you have a larger cup size. So, a size 38D is much bigger than a 32D.

Madison pointed out that if you buy a 34D and it doesn't fit well, you don't want to exchange it for a 32D.

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If you go down a band size, you are also going down a cup size. So, if you buy a 34D and it doesn't fit well, you don't want to get a 32D. Instead, you may need a C-cup.

Madison gave examples of sizes that would work just as well.

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If you buy a size and it doesn't fit, you have to try other cup sizes by selecting ones with a slightly larger or smaller fit instead. It is always trial and error, but don't just stick to the one cup size you think you know.

Just as an FYI, even though these band and cup combinations seem way different, in the case of these "apple" sizes, they are known as "sister sizes" meaning that they all have pretty similar fits.

Madison reminds us that you can't try to squeeze everything into a one-size-fits-all when it comes to bras.

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Instead of trying to stay in one cup size, try to find a cup size that fits better now knowing how band and cup sizes work together. She also reminded everyone that no matter what size you are, you're still beautiful. Informative and inspiring!

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