“THE GIRLS” . . . I was kind of a late bloomer, pretty flat-chested until about 14 years old. I remember thinking about my breast development, or lack thereof, from the age of eight. Why so early? Well, I had a childhood friend who could run really fast AND she had the biggest rack ever (for her size anyway). At school they gave her the nickname Dolly Parton. She was probably a 32b or c which just looked huge on a 3rd grader. So, at that time I asked my mom to buy me bras. I searched for them in JCPenney and Sears catalogs, even found out how to measure myself. I was clearly an AAA cup, but I desperately needed that single elastic band, lemon yellow Calvin Klein pre-teen bra with cups the size of Dorito chips. I think my mom found that fancy thing at Dillards.
Speed ahead some years and I had fully developed into a full DD cup. I bought 38DD bras for the longest time, changing to a 40DD band during my pregnancies. I breastfed with “the girls” quite a few times. I started feeling in the last few years that bras were not fitting me quite right. Thank God, I did research and visited LindatheBraLady http://www.lindasonline.com , she is a bra specialist in NYC that advocates for better bra support and measurement. Her formula worked wonders. My real problem was that my cup size had increased and I didn’t account for that. Just because you can’t find your size at Target or another local store, doesn’t mean you should just buy an improperly fitted bra that rises up, causes quadraboob, or just doesn’t support. My current true size is 38 DDD or 38F, depending on the maker.
In relation to my overall body size and shape, my chest is well-balanced. It is full and oh, so sexy in a bustier. I don’t fit most in-store bikini tops, my cup size is too big, too wide. However, I have never felt I had back problems from a heavy chest, like I said my large frame and wide back are built for this.
All in all, I am happy with “the girls”. I discovered not too long ago how certain breast shapes carry weight differently than others. I actually always noticed, but did further research. My chest tends to carry more weight towards the bottom. They are defined as “pear shaped breasts”. If I want that fuller “spilling over” look, I have to wear a push-up bra. Some women are meatier at the top of their chest, so they always look full, no matter the style of the bra.
Check your breast shape here.
I have nothing more to say about “the girls”. I think they are pretty cool with my body!
*Remember to get your breasts checked ladies* (Dedicated to my mom, a recent survivor of breast cancer)
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