While my friend and I were trying on bras at the Care for the Cause event at Linda’s last October, one of Linda’s employees said something that astonished me: “I wish I could wear your bras.” Since this was my first encounter with anyone who envied the bra options available to women above a D cup, I did what any self-respecting full-busted blogger would do: I asked her to write a guest post for us.
My name is Kim and I wear a 32D. A small 32D. Believe me, there really isnâ€™t anything big about a 32D in the first place. (Remember, the smaller the back, the smaller the cup. So a 32D is two full cup sizes smaller than a 36D, for instance.) I have worked as a bra fitter for 7 years and currently lead Linda the Bra Lady’s marketing and social media departments. I still write and talk about bras and breasts all day long , and since Lindaâ€™s carries bras from AA-N cup , I have heard the viewpoints of every cup size out there. Now hereâ€™s my very own 32D view on things!
My favorite complaint from fuller busted women is â€œThey donâ€™t make anything cute for big boobs.â€Â I implore you, take a look at the stock at Lindaâ€™s â€“ itâ€™s FULL of gorgeous bras and swimwear for D cups and up that we D- women wish we could wear!
Are the bras available to D- women more delicate-looking? This sounds like shoes to me. I wear a size 8 in shoes and I always think that the size 5 sample looks so cute! Then the salesperson brings out a big, ugly size 8 that looks nothing like the delicate shoe on the showroom floor. But just like you wouldnâ€™t wear a size 5 shoe when you really wear an 8, you canâ€™t wear a size 32B bra if youâ€™re really a 38H. And it has to look different â€“ itâ€™s a different size! And more importantly in bras â€“ it has to be made differently to give you the support and shape that you want. A â€œdelicateâ€ little bra is totally useless to a fuller bust. Not only will it look terrible, but a flimsy bra will feel terrible, too. I have to be honest. Iâ€™m happy that I can wear some bras that are a little more â€œdelicateâ€, but I feel like they accentuate the â€œpetitenessâ€ of my bosom. I want to look buxom sometimes, too! And to do so, I have to reach for a padded push up bra. And thereâ€™s nothing delicate about a lot of padding. Have you ever worn a water bra? Didnâ€™t think so. Guess who has!
As far as more variety, in the world of underwear, I know that there are more companies that carry only B-DD cup or A-D cup, but they are a dime a dozen. I mean, I used to work for years for a very sexy and well-designed company (that will go unnamed) that only made A-D cups, and they were just decoration. They really didnâ€™t support very well. I loved these bras, donâ€™t get me wrong, but I put a lot more stock into well-constructed bras that do their job. And their â€œjobâ€ is not just to be pretty. A braâ€™s job is to lift and shape.
As a D-, I wish I could fill bras out like this!
Hereâ€™s another sexy full coverage number that I canâ€™t fill out.
Really, my bust is not really that petite, but I have almost no fullness in the middle. I really have to rely on my bra to shape my breasts into a nice forward, round, somewhat full shape.Â I can never fill out full coverage bras or very open shaped bras that are made to accommodate fuller breasts.Â Iâ€™ve learned to own my shape and enjoy wearing plunging v-necks–again, like NO breast tissue in the middle of my chest, no kidding–but wow I wish I could fill out a sassy bra like this!
Thereâ€™s just no way. My bust would never fill it up, even in the right size. Size is just one part of a good fit â€“ style and cup shape is a biggie!
Also, I am a big retro fan and love the style of pin ups from the 1950â€™s. That buxom, curvy look is so feminine, and I wish I could fill out a sassy bra and dress the part!
Truly, Iâ€™d love to walk around for a day (maybe a week, or a month?) as a 32G! One of my favorite sizes. Iâ€™ve helped girls who are a 32G who have cried because of their newfound size, horrified by their big busts. I try to be understanding. A womanâ€™s view of her body is such a personal thing. But, if only she knew that little boobies like mine wish they could look as glamorous as hers! Â I think full breasts are gorgeous.
Ultimately, though, I wouldnâ€™t change a thing. Hereâ€™s why: I think I have a different view than most women in general because of my vast experience with breasts. I have been fitting bras since I was 19 years old. It has given me great perspective on my body and my breasts. At 19, I was in college for theater and surrounded by super thin, waif-like dancers and actresses. I hated my body. Then, I started working at Lindaâ€™s and saw naked women all day long. It took less than a week for me to be thankful for what I have!Â It sounds terrible, but it was a real eye opener for me. I saw very droopy breasts, post surgical breasts, totally uneven breasts and mastectomies. You name it â€“ Iâ€™ve seen it. So, that being said, I do not think my breasts are perfect, but I wouldnâ€™t trade them in. Iâ€™m happy to have what I have. Iâ€™m down right proud of my boobies! (I also make it a mission to tell young women all the time to be thankful for their perky little bodies. They wonâ€™t stay that way forever, ladies!)
I am also thankful that I have such a vast library of bra styles and knowledge at my fingertips, so I know how to dress them up, pump them up, put them here, put them there, etc., etc. Iâ€™m sure that if I didnâ€™t know what I know about bras and boobs, Iâ€™d probably want to trade them in everyday. And honestly, thatâ€™s how everyÂ woman in any size cup feels if she isnâ€™t â€œbraducatedâ€. The grass is always greener. Those that have them donâ€™t want them, and those that donâ€™t have them want them. My best advice is to love what you have, get a proper bra fitting, and learn to dress for your bust – not someone elseâ€™s.