What’s the largest commercially available bra size?

Dear Cecil:

By the way, what's the largest size bra commercially available on a non-custom job basis?

Cecil replies:

“By the way,” huh? You don’t fool me. I know that underneath that urbane offhandedness there lurks a slobbering, nail-biting, red-eyed sex maniac. In other words, you’re normal.

The largest size I’ve been able to find on retail shelves (you have no idea how embarrassing this job can be at times) is 48DD. However, one lingerie company I’ve come across does list a size 52E in its catalog. Staggers the imagination, don’t it?

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