1. 34H here (34I in American sizes)
I shot from an A cup to a DD by the time I was twelve, and it just kept going from there. It was certainly jarring, to have men in their thirties and forties give you that kind of attention when you’re still mentally a child. I was given hell from the girls in my year because of my shape as well.
I still struggle with the idea of being defined by them, if that makes sense; You get a lot of hurtful comments from men and women alike. It makes me insecure in most situations, if I’m honest. I don’t like them much.
From a practical viewpoint, they are a pain; I can’t find bras my size on the high street, so I have to pay £40+ for one bra. Aside from the expense, finding clothes is difficult. Because there’s such a difference between my waist and my boobs, it’s hard to find clothes that accommodate both to a flattering degree.
I’ve had back problems from mid-puberty, and I now weight lift – partially to build my shoulder muscles to support my chest. Looking down, I haven’t seen my feet in years, and running of any kind without three days’ notice and a small winch truck is a problem
2. My back hurts a lot, and also it’s hard to find bras that aren’t expensive if you want something that looks nice. I mean I’m 23, not 75 so please no thank you for the beige bras. Also you get dirty looks if you want to have a push up bra in those sizes because they’re big (but holy shit it looks so much nicer).
Another huge problem is the waist-breast ratio and the types of shirts I wear. I wear mostly shirts from a bunch of metal bands that I buy at shows, the female options are fucking horrid most of the time. Sometimes there isn’t an option either. As a result I have to get medium shirts and have my tits stretch out the logos or designs while my tummy is a looser fit. A large is way too big and a small squishes my tits to a B cup.
They look and feel awesome though so I’m happy.
3. I was an early bloomer and was already on the bigger side before i even turned 10. it’s the older people in your life telling you that you can’t pull off this top or this outfit or this low cut of clothing unless you wanna look like you’re a “hooker working the corner in the middle of a heatwave” as my “lovely” vice principal liked to put it one time when i wore a spaghetti strap to school(was 11 at the time mind you) when everyone else was wearing the same exact thing.
Avoiding running, jogging and jumping because it feels like you have weights attached to your chest, never being able to find a somewhat decent bra under 70 bucks (and don’t even think about some fancy lingerie that would leave you any money for the bills) and they always seem to get in the way.
You can’t sleep on your stomach without feeling pain, can’t ever feel comfortable wearing backpacks, seat belts or even your basic looking, expensive, tight ass bra without having an aneurysm over it feeling right.
4. I’m a 32DDDD.
Negatives: Regular department stores just don’t sell that small of a band size with that big of a cup. Bras are usually $50-$75 each. My breasts swell a full cup size bigger in the week leading up to my period, to the point that it is painful to stand up straight or not wear a bra. I get headaches if I wear a sports bra for too long because it puts too much pressure on my neck/trap muscles.
Positives: Bigger boobs give me the appearance of a more defined waist. They prevent my seatbelt from slidding up onto my neck. I’m not insecure about my breasts because I know society likes them this size.
5. It’s not that great. So, I have naturally large boobs so…they don’t just stay up and nice and perky when the bra comes off. I feel like a lot of men see large fake boobs (I’m going to blame porn and TV here) and think that’s how all boobs are. Nope. My boobs hang and droop when we’re in certain positions, they don’t just bounce around and look like perfect little balloons. Honestly, guys have been slightly turned off if anything by it.
But it’s never been significant. I don’t think it really affects much in any noticeable way at all.
6. Im 22, 5’1, weigh 150 lbs and wear a 34 JJ. Due to this I have extremely bad back pain, it is very difficult to work out, (I actually haven’t as much as jogged to my mailbox because of the sheer pain), I have never found a bra that fits correctly (I have been dammed to a life of ill fitting bras and having to wear tight underclothes to smooth out the boob leakage from the top of the cup). It’s a 15 minuets process to take my bra off everyday because once gravity sets in, it is the most pain I can think of, I literally have to unbutton my bra and let them rest for 5 mins then slide the straps off and let them sit for 5 mins. The other day my boyfriend was trying to be sexy while I was cooking and slid my bra down, I literally yelped and threw them on top of the counter (I’m really not lying) to alleviate the pain. When I sit down, because I’m so short, they cover my entire stomach and are almost to my legs. I wore a B cup in 3rd grade and had F cups in high school and was always thought of as a slut ???? It is impossible to wear anything that isn’t skin tight and not look like I’m packing an extra 50 lbs from how far out the shirt goes (especially if it’s a bit more snug around the bottom).
Not to mention the lesions I have under my breast from the constant rubbing and sweating they do.
I was pretty active and very thin for most of my life but after I graduated high school (110 lbs) and went to college, my freshman 15 really effected my breasts, they grew 2 sizes and since then I have not been able to exercise without being in pain, so I just haven’t… which has led to me gaining 40 lbs in the last year and a half and resulted in my 34 JJ.
7. It’s truly a pain in the ass. (or chest as it were…)
It’s uncomfortable. It puts pressure on your neck and upper back. You have to wear bras with thicker wires for proper support. Then the straps even if they are wide dig into your skin and they leave you with indents between your neck and your shoulder. And you don’t get to wear cute bras like your little tata’ed friends.
You can rarely wear button down shirts, unless they are oversized for the rest of your body or you get them specially tailored so they don’t look like a bag everywhere else. It’s a pain in the ass to find swim wear that keep those suckers in, and finding things like sports bras etc is a REAL drag. My friend can go to Target and get a cute Sports bra for $15. I have to get mine at Nordstrom from almost $100, and it’s not cute. It’s purely utilitarian. But there is no fitness without the proper support structure in place, so… yeah.
It sucks. I don’t understand woman who pay crazy sums of money for even crazier sized breasts. It’s bonkers to me. But to each their own…