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Do You Wish You Had a Different Bra Size?

It's hard to guess the desired bra size du jour. Fewer women are getting boob jobs, but Christina Hendricks's ample assets grab headlines. Earlier this year, fashion spectators reassured bustier women that boobs are back, but then today's New York Times style section has a piece in defense of the A-cup. Which set of women is the underdog here, the flat or the filled out?

"It is commonly assumed that small-chested women feel that nature’s lottery has left them coming up short," the NYT piece argues. But lingerie shop owners report that in fact, less-endowed women don't want padded or push-up bras.

Each bust size has its perks. Larger breasts might give you plenty of cleavage-display options, while smaller ones give you the chance to go braless. Are you happy with what you have, or are you lusting over another size?

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Venus1 Venus1 6 years
Following up from my previous post, we come in all different sizes and should be proud of our breasts (one person here on Sugar has seen mine because it felt right!) not wishing they were different sizes, I do wonder though if articles like this hinder rather than help?!>
LaSigh LaSigh 6 years
5'6" with 34DD with birthing hips (hourglass)- I love my body because when I gain weight- it still looks like I'm thin (to a point) although downside- when I lose weight no one notices!
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I'm happy with what I have. Life can be complicated enough at times without stressing about boob size!
Jezebell Jezebell 6 years
I wish mine were smaller. They are DD and I breastfed 3 kids. I guess what I really wish is that I had my boobs, pre-kids. lol
Blackwood Blackwood 6 years
I'm with the people saying it's the shape, not the size. I'm a 36 full C, wear size 42/44 jeans (usually 44 but have it altered) and a 26 waist. I like my figure, but sometimes I feel my breasts hang too low (especially for my age) since they're tear-drop shaped, and that I couldn't wear strapless/backless dresses because they'd look like a granny's cleavage.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
turtle I'm very pleased to see how many women are happy with their A's and B's too. In my opinion no size is better than any other, but it's a common misconception that larger sizes are sexier and I'm glad to see so many on here aren't buying into that.
Amandapedia Amandapedia 6 years
I'm happy with my B, but I wish I had more curves! My boobs are fine and my butt is fine but I have no waist! I joke about being built like a 12 year old boy :)
turtleshell turtleshell 6 years
I'm pleased at the number of A and B cupped women posting here about how they are happy with their bra size. I'm another happy B lady.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 6 years
I was a C most of my life and a couple years ago they shrunk to a large B (not from losing weight). At first I was really bummed over it, but I've gotten used to it. I do with they were perkier though. I feel like I sag a lot, esp for my age. Both my sisters and mom have always been A cups and there are definitely pros and cons to big and small breasts. There are a lot of shirts I love that just don't look good on large breasts, but look great on my sisters. I have cleavage easily, but sometimes you don't want that. I feel trashy sometimes wearing a low cut shirt that my sisters could wear just fine. But I know they wish they had more cleavage sometimes. One thing they pointed out recently is how I kind of hold my boobs up with my arm if I'm bra-less (usually in pjs). Well, they are heavy and swing when I move, so it's just keeping them in place. Of course, they don't have to do this.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
Wish my boobs were one size smaller and firmer. Its very difficult to run with D's and wearing low cut shirts make me feel cheap and trying for attention.
Ladyseven Ladyseven 6 years
I wear a B/C (depending on the make)... I wouldn't want more than a cup size bigger, but with that comes the squish factor and even more painful trips downstairs braless (see example: my sister.) I still am happy with what I have, but I would LOVE to see them a bit perkier.
commonsense102 commonsense102 6 years
Yes, smaller please!
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
Love mine but my sternum is so large... mine are too far apart for Dcups, they look fake, it SUCKS. I can't do the trendy cleavage that looks like a midget a$$ in your shirt! haha.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Size is fine, I just wish the shape was better!
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I'm a 34 D and sometimes they do get on my nerves -- running with two sports bras, can't wear certain clothes/bikinis, them hurting if I don't wear a bra (or if I wear one for too long -- support goes away) but I like them. I wish they were just a tad perkier though =)
Datura2112 Datura2112 6 years
I would like bigger. I am a 34 aaa and they are not enough. I can't even find bras in my size so I don't even bother. I would be more than happy with regular old a's.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
No, I'm happy with my barely-b-cup. It surprises me so many of you say your boobs changed after baby, mine got a little bit bigger but that's it. Maybe when I'm in my forties or fifties I'll get mine done, just to keep them perky.
erinflower erinflower 6 years
After 3 kids I went from being the perfect B cup to being a AA cup. I would love to be a B again, but they served their purpose and I'm okay with my flat figure, I'm a small person and a good bra can fake it enough.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I'm a C and happy with them. Sometimes I wish I was smaller, but they fit my body :)
Skeptic52 Skeptic52 6 years
Yay for C-cups! Yay for being totally average, I guess :p. I like being able to still wear strapless bras, though sometimes I envied my friends who could pull off those teeny dresses only A-cupped gals can wear without looking trashy. *Side Note: I wish women actually understood how bra sizes worked...especially the numbers.
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