The H cup size is among the very largest cup sizes. In this article, we’ll discuss what exactly it means to be an H cup size, how to figure out if you are an H cup size, what H cup boobs look like in reality and a bunch of other things related to the H cup bra size.
Important: This article talks about the H cup size as it’s measured in the US and in the EU. However, if you’re from the UK or Australia and you were looking for the British H cup size, that is equivalent to the American and EU K cup size.
With that out of the way, let’s dive in!
What Does an H Cup Size Mean?
Being an H cup size means that the difference between your bust measurement (measured at the center of your breasts where they’re the largest) and your band measurement (measured right under your boobs) is around 8 inches (~20 cm).
Although this may seem confusing, we’ll explain what it means and how to measure your cup size in detail.
Bra sizes are usually comprised of a number and a letter, with the number indicating your band size (measured below your breasts), and the letter representing the difference between your bust size and band size.
It’s essential to get both the number and letter parts right when determining your bra size. Luckily, it’s not as difficult as it may seem.
The first thing to measure is your band size. Using a tape measure, measure around your rib cage right beneath your breasts. Stand straight to get the most accurate measurement.
If your measurement gives an odd number (such as 35), round up to the nearest even number (36). This is because bra sizes are usually represented by even numbers.
Adding four inches to your band measurement is not necessary. There was an outdated method that suggested adding 4-5 inches to your band measurement once you measured it.
Although this was true at one point, it is no longer relevant. Despite this, the advice still circulates on the internet. If you come across it, ignore it completely.
In addition to the band size, you must also determine your bust size. To do this, measure all the way around your breasts. Rather than measuring underneath them, measure across the center of your breasts, where they are the largest.
In summary, the process involves measuring two things: your band size (the measurement around your chest below your breasts, also known as the “number” component), and your bust size (the measurement where your breasts are largest).
After obtaining your band and bust measurements, determining your cup size is a simple task. You just need to subtract your band size from your bust size. If the difference is 1 inch (2.5 cm), your cup size is A. If it’s 2 inches (5 cm), it’s a B cup size, and so on, according to the table below.
If the difference is 8 inches (20 cm), your cup size is H.
Let’s take a closer look at how to calculate your bra size with an example. If your band measurement is 38 inches and your bust measurement is 46 inches, your bra size would be 38H. This is because the difference between your bust size and your band size is 8 inches, which is equivalent to a H cup size.
Remember that the band measurement always represents the “number” part of the bra size. We only calculate the “letter” part in the previous examples, which is the cup size.
More About the H Cup Size
The H cup size is considered very large. On one hand, many people find very large breasts attractive, which can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
However, having H cup breasts also has some downsides. Most notably, such large breasts can cause physical discomfort, such as neck and back pain.
Unfortunately, having H cup breasts can also lead to objectification and unwanted attention. And, finding bras in this size can be more difficult compared to finding smaller bras.
As large as it is, there are even larger cup sizes than the H cup size, such as the I cup size.
What Do H Cup Boobs Look Like (H Cup Breasts Examples)
To gain a better understanding of what it means to have H cup size, let’s look at some real-life examples of celebrities who have this size. As this cup size is relatively uncommon, there aren’t that many examples.
It’s worth noting that even if two women have the same cup size, their breasts can look different because of their band size. For instance, a woman with a band size of 38 inches and a bust size of 46 inches, and a woman with a band size of 42 inches and a bust size of 50 inches will both wear H cup size bras.
However, these two women will look quite different.
A famous celebrity who is reportedly an H cup is Kelly Brook, English actress and model. She is 34H, meaning that her band size is 34 inches and her bust size is 42 inches.
Another celebrity with H cup boobs is American model and rapper Amber Rose. She is supposedly a 36H cup size, meaning that her band size is 36 inches, and her bust size is 44 inches.
H Cup Size in Inches
If we measure in inches, an H cup size means that your bust size is 8 inches larger than your band size. This means that if your band measurement is 38 inches, your bust measurement is 46 inches. And if your band measurement is 40 inches, your bust measurement is 48 inches.
H Cup Size in cm
If we measure in centimeters, an H cup size means that your bust measurement is 20 cm larger than your band measurement. This means that if your band measurement is 85 cm, your bust measurement is 105 cm. And if your band size is 95 cm, your bust measurement is 115 cm.
H Cup Size Chart
H Cup Size in UK Sizes
Cup sizes in the US and in the UK are the same for the more common cup sizes. However, from DD boobs and larger, cup sizes start to differ.
As stated already, when the difference between the bust and the band is 8 inches, that equals an H cup size in US standards (the same is true for EU standards). In the UK, this same size is referred to as the FF cup size.
How Big Is an H Cup Bra?
If you’re an H cup size, it means that your bust size is 8 inches (20 cm) larger than your band size. However, how big an H cup size is cannot be said unless you know your band size. A woman with a band size of 38 (38H) and a woman with a band size of 44 (44H) will have different breasts, even if both are an H cup.
In this article, we dove deep into a cup size considered very large, which is the H cup size. We discussed what it means when someone is an H cup size, how to measure it, what H cup boobs really look like, and many other aspects of this cup size.
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