Clarification of Answer by
17 Dec 2002 11:33 PST
Now, being she's a 38D changes the picture quite a bit. That's quite
a difference from 36D. No, I'm not basing my answer on 'just' the
sizing chart of 2 manufacturers. I even placed a call last night to a
company that's the major seller of Burton's for kids.
The gentleman told me (I'm only repeating what he said) that: XXL was
a size as far as he knew was not sold in kids sizes, but based on the
measurement you gave me, that would be a woman's size 12-14 and she'd
be comfortable in an XL - based on the 36D size. He also confirmed my
knowledge of how to measure and that would be across the fullest size
of the bust.
So, the first part of your question is to be answered as I stated:
YES, across the fullest size of her bust would equal the chest size
for her in a jacket, or actually any piece of upper body clothing from
a tank top to a t-shirt, to blouses, sweaters, jackets, and coats. :)
In measuring for a bra size, she would take the measurement from
underneath her bust, and if the measurement was an even number she'd
add 4 inches. For example: measurement is 30 inches, she'd add 4
inches and come up with a 34.
If it were an odd number such as 31, then she'd add 5 inches to round
up to an even number. Bra sizes vary starting with an even number of
let's say 30 inches on up to 40 inches. Maybe higher. But always an
Measurement for upper body clothing is ALWAYS the measurement around
the fullest part of the bust.
I hope this helps!
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