Brassiere measurement

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Brassiere measurement (also called bust size or bra size) refers to the size of brassière a woman wears. Bra sizes were first introduced in the 1910s. The sizes vary from one manufacturer to another.

Bra size systems are often used to label off-shelf bras and not custom-made bras.

The term cup, in relation to bras, began being used in 1916 when two patents were issued. Cup sizes are given in letters such as A, B, C, etc.