So I went and got my boobs measured yesterday. I hadn’t had this done since I was a few months pregnant with Jenson so over a year ago I guess. I thought my bra size must have changed for a couple of reasons: one I have lost some weight so I hoped my chest measurement would have decreased; and due to Jenson’s milk feeds depleting, he usually has one when he first wakes up and very occasionally a comfort suck at bedtime if he doesn’t drop off by himself easily, my boobs have felt and looked a lot smaller as their content is pretty much empty I would think!
Before I fell pregnant with Burton I was a 36B and wore bras with underwiring in and on occasions if I went out I might push the ‘boob’ out and wear a push up/ plunge bra to enhance my assets depending on the top I was wearing. Mind you, I was never comfortable with revealing too much cleavage so I don’t really know why I bought push up bras actually.
Prior to my late 20’s I was a 36A cup and I probably only increased a cup size due to my weight doing the same as I got nearer to 30! Back then although I would have loved slightly bigger boobs, it was great that in the summer or if I went on holiday I could go bra-less and the same applied on nights out with my friends when I wore dresses, e.g., strapless or halter neck styles, I could get away with not wearing a bra.
|less fun more functional
Oh how times have changed – I will never be able to go bra-less again! After breast feeding two babies for the first 9 months of their lives during my mid 30’s, has meant that my former fun bags now look more like granny handbags,
and lets face it a lot of them pull shopping bags (on wheels) along behind them lol. I am not complaining it was my choice to breast feed and I am glad I did and certainly would not have contemplated not breast feeding my babies for vanity, and pert breast sake. However, I must accept that unless I wear a bra with good support I am never going to have boobs whose nipples face northwards again.
Anyway, I digressed.
When I was measured for my nursing bra’s with both pregnancies I ended up with 38D ones. So yesterday when I visited a well know high street food and clothing store to be measured, I was genuinely shocked when the woman told me I was now a 36 D !! I asked her if she was sure and she said yes! So I purchased myself a couple of tee shirt bras and one lacy balcony style which was in the sale and today I am wearing a bra which fits me- yay!
However, when I look at my boobs in my bathroom mirror I cannot help but feel my breasts do not look like 36D ones. I mean when I think of D cup boobs I think of those glamour models and celebrities that have them and how their boobs look nothing like mine! I know certain bras can enhance your assets to make them look bigger but page 3 girls aren’t wearing these in their photos. Having googled ‘celebrities with 36D breast’ I have discovered that I share the same boobage as these boobilicious ladies
Now for the purpose of this post I will spare you a photo of my boobs, but I can assure you that mine look nothing like these even if it was freezing cold and I was covered in spray tan!
So I am confused about my size really, but the important thing is, I am now wearing non maternity/ nursing bras again and one that is my correct size – even if I still have my suspicions!
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