You might be wondering how we came to choose Topaz Lingerie for our company. What does “Topaz” have to do with it?
Well, Topaz is a mineral and a gem, it's tougher than it looks (hardness of 8 on the mineral hardness scale), it comes in all shapes, colours and sizes, and it has what geologists call “perfect cleavage”! It seemed to be the perfect way to describe our customers at Topaz Lingerie.
It seems like in our culture, the 'DD' bra size is seen as 'huge' or 'desirable'. This statement in itself doesn't make sense, because a DD measurement is simply saying that the chest measurement is five inches larger than the rib cage measurement. It doesn't actually have anything to do with breast size. For a bra measurement, the same cup size will be assigned a different letter, depending on the band size. For example:
28DD = 30D = 32C = 34B = 36A
The cups in all of these bras will look the same; the band will just be a different length. This often means that women with small rib cages will have the most difficulty finding bras that fit because the average store doesn't carry an abundance of 28 and 30 band sizes, irrespective of cup size -- but that's another issue.
We have had customers go through the fit guide and find that instead of being a B cup, they turn out to be a DD cup, and they contact us because they're sure a mistake has been made -- their breasts aren't DDs! But when they try on the new size, they realize the difference it makes in fit and support.
So if you're on our website for the first time and think you might be here by accident because there's no way you're a D cup or larger, give us a chance. Ignore the myth and go through the fit guide -- you might be surprised at the result!
You’ve likely heard the stats – 70, 80, 90% of women aren’t wearing the right bra size. It’s probably because that most of the stores that are telling us this stat are misinforming us about how to be properly fitted into a bra. Go over to our fit guide to find out more about how to determine your size.
But as with any other article of clothing, you might fit a specific size in one brand, and it fits you perfectly, whereas there could be other brands that you try in five different sizes and nothing seems to work. So along with size, shape and style is more important than you might think! Are you narrow in the centre? Try a plunge bra. Are you full in the top? Try a full-cup bra. Do you find that there’s extra fabric in the centre of the cups, even if the rest fits right? Buy Freya or Fantasie. Are you more pointy than rounded? Try Panache or Cleo. Often, you’ll find that you’ll have better luck sticking with brands with similar shapes. If you’re stuck, or if you’ve tried so many styles and brands that you’re ready to give up, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We might be able to offer you a new suggestion.