Last week I started a rant about bras on Facebook. Well, given the post was basically for women it was one of my most popular posts!
The start of the ranting
I asked a simple question, why pad with gel and stuff to make a DD look even bigger? Well, one of my post popular posts ever, especially given that it was the first aimed at women for women to engage in! There was some discussion about whether DD was big! But we may have solved this conundrum – back size goes up cup size comes down so could be why some people have different views of what is big. Age could have something to do with it too as in the last few years the average bra size has increased.
Now, this is not about trying to convince anyone our boobs are bigger or con anyone or any of that stuff. For those of us left out in the giving of “In proportion of one’s body boobs” it is about exactly that. Making ourselves look and feel better. So many clothes don’t look right because they “hang” where they should be fitted so there are numerous nice clothes we can’t wear! (Or look daft doing so!) Sometimes a bit of padding helps, sometime it doesn’t! Now how does enhancing the boosting of your boobs so they are out of proportion the other way help?! It’s just not necessary and as one lady said she is a “36D and see a lot of padded!! I love my boobs but padded 36D is just greedy and they feel gross” I rest my case and good night.
Before I go though, here are the unanswered ranty questions and I don’t care that ranty isn’t a word. Nor do I care that 11 is not a nice round number.
1) Why aren’t bra cup sizes the same whatever the back size so we all know where we are?
2) Why is a 34c in one shop a 32 or a 36 or d or whatever in another shop?
3) Why are there so few matching knickers for bras?
4) Why are large cups, let’s say from a 36d upwards often padded to enhance the boobs when no enhancement is necessary?!
5) Why (this from one of the more blessed women) can you only get big uncomfortable pads or something like a net curtain in 32H? (Told she was quite blessed).
6) Why did all my female relatives get decent sized boobs but I got my father’s side of the family?
7) Why can’t bras be made where putting them in the washing machine doesn’t “ruin” them or make wires come out and block the machine?
8) Why, whenever you are in shops they so often have all the gel/padded ones in the larger sizes left and none of the smaller? Is this down to buyers not following common sense?
9) Why do all the pictures of bras to buy on line/in catalogues always show lovely looking models all in proportion and never a very small bust?
10) Why do the pictures of bras on line/in catalogues never show how bras look under t shirts etc?
11) Now, if a someone who is a 32B put on weight and it didn’t go on her boobs = 34A = 36AA = what happens at 38? This, this is the sort of thing that will happen to me. When I dropped a back size did I go up a cup size? No I flaming well didn’t, typically defying logic and all things fair. Will I go down a cup size if I go back up a back size? Yes I will.
I’d have a boob job but I know they’d only explode.
I shall try to discover answers. But in the meantime let me know if you have any more bra queries?!
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