10 Things About Big Boobs
Luckily, I didn’t get mine early or that would have added largely to my childhood awkwardness. They came later, but when they came they came big. I get mine honestly, from both sides of my family. I just have the genes for them. I only wear a C cup, but they are still pretty large on my frame. After breastfeeding three children for about two years all together, my breasts have been well used. Here are a few facts about living with them.
1. Sports bras are essential. I wear them like I wear underwear. No matter how awesomely a traditional bra is made, when it is holding up enough weight, it will always be uncomfortable. Going without any support is uncomfortable as well, my breasts pull on my shoulders and my back and they ache after a while. The only time that I am truly comfortable is when I have a sports bra on. They are lifesavers.
2. If we aren’t showing our boobs off to some degree, women with big boobs look heavy. This is why we often wear low cut or tight blouses. If we wear things that cover our boobs and don’t accentuate them, we pretty much end up with the figure of a burlap bag. So don’t always assume that the buxom woman in the low cut dress is attempting to show her boobs off, as much as she is just trying to have a shape.
3. Clothes are not made for average sized women with big boobs. I wear a regular size eight. I have tried on so many beautiful dresses that looked awesome on my waist and hips, but that I could not zip up over my chest. It is a true challenge to find clothes that fit me correctly. Cocktail dresses are a special challenge.
4. Sports are tricky. When running, I need to wear a sports bra that is a couple of sizes too small or my breasts will go flying all over the place when I bounce up and down. I practically have to bind them to keep them in place for a run. I once cracked up in the middle of a sword form lesson when I was being given specific instruction to move my arm out from the center of my chest, and when I tried to move there, I literally got stuck on my own boob. The instructor laughed at that one as well.
5. Bikini neck is inevitable. At the end of every day that I spend at the beach or the pool, I end up with a terrible soreness in the spot where my bathing suits tie. It is simply a lot of weight to support. I have tried avoiding this by wearing strapless suits, but they are such an accident waiting to happen, that they are almost more trouble than they are worth.
6. There are just things that we cannot wear. I have spent time in stores looking longingly at backless tops, trying to think up ways that I could possibly get away with wearing them. They do design all kinds of crazy bras to try and help us get away with some of them, but in my experience; the further that the bra strays from a traditional style, the more pain it causes.
7. We are typically jealous of women with small breasts. I think that this usually goes both ways, or at least it does with the women that I have asked. Some of it has to do with the fashion options that are open to smaller chested women, but in my case I really do think that small breasts are quite beautiful.
8. They are usually not the same size. I think that most of the women that I have talked to about it will admit that one of their breasts is slightly larger than the other, and the larger they are, the more pronounced it is. I am always tucking my left breast into my bra. It is just a little fuller and it always wants to jump ship before the right one does.
9. Push-up should be labeled push-out. Especially after all of the breast-feeding that I did, I would love to see my breasts successfully lifted higher. I have never owned a push up bra that did the job it advertised, however. Every bra I have owned that claimed to lift my boobs up, was much more successful at kicking them out of the bra altogether.
10. They are worth all of the trouble. As women we have to work hard to appreciate our bodies when we are living in a society that is always telling us what is wrong with them. Yeah, my boobs may require a little extra maintenance, but they are pretty awesome. They have fed and comforted my kids, and I have certainly never had to worry about filling out a dress before…and even after twelve years, they have never failed to grab my husband’s attention.