I have purposely been using the wording “high cup sizes” to refer to D+ cup sizes as opposed to “large cup sizes” in my blog. The reason for this has been touched on in the blog topics themselves - cup size is proportionate to band size. This is why “high cup size” is more accurate than “large cup size”. A D cup is not necessarily large. It has little meaning on its own unless paired with a band size. “High” implies further down the alphabet, and also a higher numerical difference between the band & cup. “Large” implies a size, as if the size is static no matter the band size.
Bra by luxury lingerie line Fleur of England. Carried in “high” cup sizes (sizes: 28A-46J) at www.elouiselingerie.co.uk
Countless lingerie brands and stores that cater to D+ sizes refer to themselves as being for fuller figures and/or large cup sizes. This sends the message that D+ cups are always large and that women who wear a D+ cup are always voluptuous. This is not the case of course.
It’s a semantics issue, but a significant one, because it effects how bra sizes are viewed and how women who wear certain sizes are viewed. Erroneous views can lead to shying away from wearing the correct bra size and to bra manufacturers themselves designing bras in D+ sizes to suit the needs of larger busts only.
These are the very things that need to be counteracted and that blogs like mine are trying to raise attention to. This may not be a noble cause, but it involves an acceptance of various body types as being within the realm of normal, giving power to consumers so they can fulfill their actual needs and not be at the mercy of marketing, and helping women feel more comfortable physically and emotionally with their breasts. This is important enough and effects everyday life enough to make a little noise over, in my opinion anyway.