Women have size issues, big and small. Whether it’s with a dress, jeans or shoes, women always have this fear of large numbers (or letting go of the smaller ones for that matter). Same goes for bras. The average bra size in the United States used to be 34B, but that was a long time ago. Some people blame it on the general weight gain in America, others blame all the chicken and milk being consumed (we can get into that hormone talk another day), but the average size today is a 36D.
Did you hear me? That was a D! Preceded by an “average”! D is average!
Ever since Oprah had her bra revolution on national TV, women have been realizing that they have been wearing the wrong bra size for years. They started going in for fittings realizing that not only were they wearing their bras too small, but that most bra companies were cutting off at D, which meant that D was big. Cute bras were for small-busted women, and larger sized women had to special order old-lady bras. Well, thank goodness that has all changed. Size D’s-the world is now your oyster.
Brands like Panache, Le Mystere, Wacoal, Elomi, Freya, and Curvy Kate have all begun catering to D, the new average, and larger-and their choices are endless. There are t-shirt bras, fashion bras, molded bras, strapless bras….all readily available up to size G (and in some cases M).
I always tell women to forget about size…it’s just a number or letter after all. Cut out your tags if you really don’t want to be reminded of it, keep it a secret, never tell your spouse, who cares! Just buy the right size and be proud in it! Some of our most notable sex-symbols today are Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. Just as they aren’t a size 2, neither are they a size 34B. Hallelujah!
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Tags: bra-fitting, Oprah, women