One of the most common questions I get as a professional bra fitter is where do I find a DDD? There are several reasons moms are having such a hard time finding their bra, even after they have been measured.
1) They don't understand the cup size equivalents.
2) They haven't been properly measured.
Let me address the measurements first. If your bra fitter did not take three measurements, she has been trained to fit you into certain brands of bras. Many companies do not offer cup sizes larger than a DD so they use two measurements and add 4 or 5 inches to make up the difference. Another problem with fitting is when moms measure themselves, the asume the size under the bust is equal to the band size.
Here is the scoop on bra fittings:
1) Make sure you get three measurements.
2) Understand whether you are buying a full figure bra or a standard bra.
Not all bra companies use standard equivalents which is why we don't offer the Goddess bras. They are completely different than any other brand. Most brands like Bravado Nursing Bras, QT Intimates, La Leche League Intimates, Fancee Free, Elila and Amamante Nursingwear are as follows: 6" difference between under the bust and the fullest part of the bust = DD, 7" = DDD/F, etc. That is where the confusion comes in so let me make it clear. A DD cup = E for full figure bras, DDD = F, but if you are used to buying a standard bra that comes in cup sizes B-DD and no higher, there will be about a half cup size increase between the DD in a standard style and a DD/E in a full figure style. To clarify, full figure styles start at D cup size; they do not make the B or C cup. That's how you know if a DD will equal an E.
To make things even easier, go to our fitting room for full measuring instructions and a sizing chart.
Shop by nursing bra size here.