sister size
21 Nov
2016

Talking about Sister Size

Women are tired of hunting the right size bra for them. There are various factors making the task difficult than ever. The bra manufacturers are improving their designs and styles to make the hunt easy but the bra sizes are still very confusing than ever. Like every bad has its good, the hunt for the correctly fitting bra can be eased with various approaches. The bra sister size is one of those approaches.

Did you know about the bra sister sizes? Yes, the sister sizes. The acknowledgement of the sister sizes can make your life lot easier. It is important that you know your actual bra size so that you will find the correctly fitting bra for yourself. And it is equally important that you know the sister sizes of your actual size so that you can find the fitting bra even when you switch the brands.

 

What is Sister Size?

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The sister size bras are the bras related to your actual bra size which have the same cup volume. These are the alternate sizes of your actual size bra where the cup volume is the same even though the band size and cup size changes.

Sister size up: bra with one band size larger and one cup size smaller than actual size. For example, if actual size is 34B, sister size up would be 36A.

Sister size down: bra with one band size smaller and one cup size bigger than actual size. For example, if actual size is 34B, sister size down would be 32C.

Christine Faraj Savarese, the Bra Fit Expert says, “By going down in the band size and up in the cup size, the cup capacity of the bra will remain the same.”

 

Understanding the Sister Sizing

Many women do not know about the sister sizing or the sister sizes bras. Knowing the bra sister sizing can be really helpful while shopping for bra and you will realize that you can actually fit into more than one size. But bra sizing can be confusing with the ups and downs in band sizes and cup sizes.

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Sister size is all about the cup volume of the bra. An A cup is not always the same size and B cup is not always the same and same goes with C, D and so on. Bra cup size is depended upon the band size. With the increasing band size, cup size also gets larger. Thus, A cup size of 34C bra is smaller than the cup size of 36C bra even though they both are C cups.

Likewise, 36B has smaller cup size than 38B even though both are labeled as B cups. The cup of larger band size has the larger volume than the smaller band size. But the cup of 36C and 38B have the same cup volume despite their labeled cup is B and C. They both can fit the same breasts as they have the same cup volume or the cup capacity. They are called the sister sizes.

 

Do sister sizes really work?

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Sister size bra has the same cup volume as your actual bra size. These are the bras that fit you closely after your actual size bras. But there is a question; do sister size really work? If it is very difficult to find the bra of your actual size, you can always go for sister sizes to find correctly fitting bra. Sometimes you might not find your size available in the style you like, that is when you can try the sister sizes.

Remember:

  • You should not always wear the sister sizes, as they vary accruing to the styles and brands.
  • Different sister sizes can fit the same women but it is not sure that all band will also fit.
  • Always check your straps and band; adjust them accordingly.
  • Consider sister sizing only when you cannot find your perfect fitting bra to your actual size.
  • Sister sizes are just the substitute to your actual bra size; they shouldn’t be your first choice.

Sister sizes are solutions to your problem of finding the perfect fit bra but they might not always work.

 

Pros and Cons of Sister Sizing

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Every good has its bad. Sister Sizing has its pros and cons, which is why you should always try your bra before you buy it.

ProsCons
• You can switch different brands, designs and styles, yet finding the perfect fit.• Though the cup volume is same, the band size may not always fit.
• Bra shopping is lot easier with the knowledge of sister sizes.• The sister sizing differs with styles and brands; hence might not work every time.

 

Bra Sister Size Charts

Here are the Bra Sister Size Charts that will help you to find sister sizes of your actual bra size. The bra sizes in the same row are the sister sizes, having the same volume.

US Sister Size Chart

26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
26AA                            
26A 28AA                          
26B 28A 30AA                        
26C 28B 30A 32AA                      
26D 28C 30B 32A 34AA                    
26DD 28D 30C 32B 34A 36AA                  
26E 28DD 30D 32C 34B 36A 38AA                
26F 28E 30DD 32D 34C 36B 38A 40AA              
26FF 28F 30E 32DD 34D 36C 38B 40A 42AA            
26G 28FF 30F 32E 34DD 36D 38C 40B 42A 44AA          
26GG 28G 30FF 32F 34E 36DD 38D 40C 42B 44A 46AA        
26H 28GG 30G 32FF 34F 36E 38DD 40D 42C 44B 46A 48AA      
26HH 28H 30GG 32G 34FF 36F 38E 40DD 42D 44C 46B 48A 50AA    
26J 28HH 30H 32GG 34G 36FF 38F 40E 42DD 44D 46C 48B 50A 52AA  
26JJ 28J 30HH 32H 34GG 36G 38FF 40F 42E 44DD 46D 48C 50B 52A 54AA
26K 28JJ 30J 32HH 34H 36GG 38G 40FF 42F 44E 46DD 48D 50C 52B 54A
26KK 28K 30JJ 32J 34HH 36H 38GG 40G 42FF 44F 46E 48DD 50D 52C 54B
26L 28KK 30K 32JJ 34J 36HH 38H 40GG 42G 44FF 46F 48E 50DD 52D 54C
26LL 28L 30KK 32K 34JJ 36J 38HH 40H 42GG 44G 46FF 48F 50E 52DD 54D
26M 28LL 30L 32KK 34K 36JJ 38J 40HH 42H 44GG 46G 48FF 50F 52E 54DD
26MM 28M 30LL 32L 34KK 36K 38JJ 40J 42HH 44H 46GG 48G 50FF 52F 54E
26N 28MM 30M 32LL 34L 36KK 38K 40JJ 42J 44HH 46H 48GG 50G 52FF 54F
  28N 30MM 32M 34LL 36L 38KK 40K 42JJ 44J 46HH 48H 50GG 52G 54FF
    30N 32MM 34M 36LL 38L 40KK 42K 44JJ 46J 48HH 50H 52GG 54G
      32N 34MM 36M 38LL 40L 42KK 44K 46JJ 48J 50HH 52H 54GG
        34M 36MM 38M 40LL 42L 44KK 46K 48JJ 50J 52HH 54H
          36N 38MM 40M 42LL 44L 46KK 48K 50JJ 52J 54HH
            38N 40MM 42M 44LL 46L 48KK 50K 52JJ 54J
              40N 42MM 44M 46LL 48L 50KK 52K 54JJ
                42N 44MM 46M 48LL 50L 52KK 54K
                  44N 46MM 48M 50LL 52L 54KK
                    46N 48MM 50M 52LL 54L
                      48N 50MM 52M 54LL
                        50N 52MM 54M
                          52N 54MM
                            54N

UK Sister Size Chart

26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
26AA                            
26A 28AA                          
26B 28A 30AA                        
26C 28B 30A 32AA                      
26D 28C 30B 32A 34AA                    
26DD 28D 30C 32B 34A 36AA                  
26E 28DD 30D 32C 34B 36A 38AA                
26F 28E 30DD 32D 34C 36B 38A 40AA              
26FF 28F 30E 32DD 34D 36C 38B 40A 42AA            
26G 28FF 30F 32E 34DD 36D 38C 40B 42A 44AA          
26GG 28G 30FF 32F 34E 36DD 38D 40C 42B 44A 46AA        
26H 28GG 30G 32FF 34F 36E 38DD 40D 42C 44B 46A 48AA      
26HH 28H 30GG 32G 34FF 36F 38E 40DD 42D 44C 46B 48A 50AA    
26J 28HH 30H 32GG 34G 36FF 38F 40E 42DD 44D 46C 48B 50A 52AA  
26JJ 28J 30HH 32H 34GG 36G 38FF 40F 42E 44DD 46D 48C 50B 52A 54AA
26K 28JJ 30J 32HH 34H 36GG 38G 40FF 42F 44E 46DD 48D 50C 52B 54A
26KK 28K 30JJ 32J 34HH 36H 38GG 40G 42FF 44F 46E 48DD 50D 52C 54B
26L 28KK 30K 32JJ 34J 36HH 38H 40GG 42G 44FF 46F 48E 50DD 52D 54C
26LL 28L 30KK 32K 34JJ 36J 38HH 40H 42GG 44G 46FF 48F 50E 52DD 54D
26M 28LL 30L 32KK 34K 36JJ 38J 40HH 42H 44GG 46G 48FF 50F 52E 54DD
26MM 28M 30LL 32L 34KK 36K 38JJ 40J 42HH 44H 46GG 48G 50FF 52F 54E
26N 28MM 30M 32LL 34L 36KK 38K 40JJ 42J 44HH 46H 48GG 50G 52FF 54F
  28N 30MM 32M 34LL 36L 38KK 40K 42JJ 44J 46HH 48H 50GG 52G 54FF
    30N 32MM 34M 36LL 38L 40KK 42K 44JJ 46J 48HH 50H 52GG 54G
      32N 34MM 36M 38LL 40L 42KK 44K 46JJ 48J 50HH 52H 54GG
        34M 36MM 38M 40LL 42L 44KK 46K 48JJ 50J 52HH 54H
          36N 38MM 40M 42LL 44L 46KK 48K 50JJ 52J 54HH
            38N 40MM 42M 44LL 46L 48KK 50K 52JJ 54J
              40N 42MM 44M 46LL 48L 50KK 52K 54JJ
                42N 44MM 46M 48LL 50L 52KK 54K
                  44N 46MM 48M 50LL 52L 54KK
                    46N 48MM 50M 52LL 54L
                      48N 50MM 52M 54LL
                        50N 52MM 54M
                          52N 54MM
                            54N

 

EU Sister Size Chart

65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
65AA              
65A 70AA            
65B 70A 75AA          
65C 70B 75A 80AA        
65D 70C 75B 80A 85AA      
65E 70D 75C 80B 85A 90AA    
65F 70E 75D 80C 85B 90A 95AA  
65G 70F 75E 80D 85C 90B 95A 100AA
65H 70G 75F 80E 85D 90C 95B 100A
65I 70H 75G 80F 85E 90D 95C 100B
65J 70I 75H 80G 85F 90E 95D 100C
65K 70J 75I 80H 85G 90F 95E 100D
  70K 75J 80I 85H 90G 95F 100E
    75K 80J 85I 90H 95G 100F
      80K 85J 90I 95H 100G
        85K 90J 95I 100H
          90K 95J 100I
            95K 100J
              100K

 

Australian Sister Size Chart

8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
8AA              
8A 10AA            
8B 10A 12AA          
8C 10B 12A 14AA        
8D 10C 12B 14A 16AA      
8DD 10D 12C 14B 16A 18AA    
8E 10DD 12D 14C 16B 18A 20AA  
8F 10E 12DD 14D 16C 18B 20A 22AA
8G 10F 12E 14DD 16D 18C 20B 22A
8H 10G 12F 14E 16DD 18D 20C 22B
8I 10H 12G 14F 16E 18DD 20D 22C
8J 10I 12H 14G 16F 18E 20DD 22D
  10J 12I 14H 16G 18F 20E 22DD
    12J 14I 16H 18G 20F 22E
      14J 16I 18H 20G 22F
        16J 18I 20H 22G
          18J 20I 22H
            20J 22I
              22J

 

French Sister Size Chart

80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115
80AA              
80A 85AA            
80B 85A 90AA          
80C 85B 90A 95AA        
80D 85C 90B 95A 100AA      
80E 85D 90C 95B 100A 105AA    
80F 85E 90D 95C 100B 105A 110AA  
80G 85F 90E 95D 100C 105B 110A 115AA
80H 85G 90F 95E 100D 105C 110B 115A
80I 85H 90G 95F 100E 105D 110C 115B
80J 85I 90H 95G 100F 105E 110D 115C
80K 85J 90I 95H 100G 105F 110E 115D
  85K 90J 95I 100H 105G 110F 115E
    90K 95J 100I 105H 110G 115F
      95K 100J 105I 110H 115G
        100K 105J 110I 115H
          105K 110J 115I
            110K 115J
              115K

 

 

Bra sizes are not standard and they vary according to the manufacturers, brands, and styles. That is why sister sizing can not always be accurate but the above charts will definitely help you find the close to your actual fit bra easily.

You can learn about the bra size conversion from one country to other and make the right choice.

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1 comment

How to measure bra size? Nov 21, 2016

[…] The above cup measurements are correct only for a 34-inch band because cup size is relative to band size. Though the shape of each cup may differ, the volume of the cup is the same for 30D, 32C, 34B and 36A. These related bra sizes are called sister sizes. […]

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