There are three (3) primary considerations to be made in deciding what size to select for breast forms.
1.Is the form for a male or female body ?
Some males may be considered in the female body category if they have a very small chest width. This generally occurs around the 34 and 36 sizing for men.
The reason that the size body type is important to consider is because what would look like a 38C on a male would be in reality much larger than what would look like a 38C on a female body. Since the male has a wider chest, the 38C of a female if it were transplanted on to his chest would not be wide or long enough to match the female proportions.
We have learned to use the following system when determining the first part of our formula—in a female body the inches around the chest rounded down to the nearest even number would be equal to an B cup. While in a male, however, that number would equal an A cup.
2.What is the basic Bra (Band Size) as indicated by inches around the chest at the bra band point ?
This measurement is accomplished by taking a measuring tape around the chest at the point where the bra band would set. Most bras have some stretch so we generally round down to the nearest even number.
3.What is The Cup Size ?
We use the following description to determine deciding what cup size to go for:
B = Average cup size breasts;
C = Full cup sized breasts;
D = Large cup sized breasts
DD = VERY Large cup sized breasts.
Let’s get the Breastform Size for a hypothetical wearer (from our experience):
You are male and measure around your chest and get a measurement of 39 Inches, so we will consider your first number a 38. For cup sizes use the following formula:
to obtain a B then add 2 to the bra number. (38 + 2 = 40 /38B)
to obtain a C then add 4 More to the B Size (For some people who want to be a little conservative, they may opt for +2 for a larger B or smaller C compromise) (38 + 6 = 44/38C)
to obtain a D cup then add 2 more to the C cup (38 + 8 = 46/38D)
to obtain a DD cup then add 4 more to the D cup size. (38 + 12 = 50/38DD)
38B = 40 38B+ = 42 38C = 44 38D = 46 38DD = 50 40B = 42 42B+ = 44 42C = 46 42D = 48 40DD = 52 42B+ = 44 42B+ = 46 42C = 48 42D = 50 42DD = 54 44B = 46 44B+ = 48 44C = 50 44D = 52 44DD = 56