Big Bust Support

The Big Bust Blog is an important part of Big Bust Support. This site is constantly growing and changing. (a lot like our bosoms in those early adolescent years) This blog will

* let you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Big Bust Support.com

* keep you up-to-date with other postings or interesting news about big busts.

* this is a place for me to get things off my chest. ;) I'll vent, think aloud, laugh, and share my feelings.

Sep 17, 2014

War of the Roses and a Couple Questions

Happy Hump Day! Do you know why I'm so excited today? Because, starting tomorrow my husband and I are redoing our kitchen floor!

Right now I'm waiting for the UPS man to deliver my groutable vinyl tile from Home Depot!

I know, I know. Vinyl tile sounds cheap and yucky looking, but I've done my homework and read everything I can about this stuff and I have high hopes. I promise to keep you posted. Besides, it can't be worse than what we have.

We've been slowly remodeling our kitchen since we moved in 7 years ago. And by 'slowly' I mean "we've-painted-hung-new-curtains-and-replaced-the-light-fixtures-in-7-years-slowly."

So this is a. big. deal.

When we bought our house the kitchen had rose wallpaper, rose curtains, and rose linoleum. My kitchen was one big Ring Around the Rosey, but not in a cutesy, nursery rhyme kind of way, more like a spooky, Nightmare on Elm Street kind of way.

We've removed the wallpaper, replaced the curtains and now all that's left is the linoleum. The end is in sight!

I can't wait to see what it looks like 48 hours from now...

Until then here are 2 questions from that old interview I told you about a couple days ago. Enjoy!

Question: How did you cope with a larger bust when you were younger? (When did you develop a larger bust and how did you cope with other students or colleagues being "different" than you?)

Answer: I mentioned in the first question that I didn’t cope very well with my larger bust when I was younger. It’s hard to be a young girl and have to deal with the attention that comes from having ‘the biggest boobs in school’.

Having large breasts affect how you interact with young men and makes it difficult to feel comfortable and accepted for who you really are.

Unfortunately my self esteem was greatly influenced by my big breasts. I could (and probably should) write a book about the topic of teenage breast development in a ‘barbie doll’ society, but I’m not a psychologist or a sociologist so I guess I don’t have the credentials. But I’m considering it!

Question: What is your #1 advice for women out there with larger busts?

Answer: My number one advice for women with large breasts is this. Don’t fight your figure – love your figure! (It took me decades to realize this)

Find the right bra, find the right type of clothes and be you! You might be able to squeeze yourself into a 34C, but that doesn’t mean you are a 34C. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a 34F or 32G if that’s what size you are!

Take advantage of the awesome online stores that cater to big busted women. They are a blessing!! Love your body, recognize it for the blessing it is!

THANKS FOR READING! I'll be back tomorrow.

Sep 16, 2014

A Sports Bra for Men? YES!!

Are you looking for a sports bra for men? Women have been wearing sports bras forever, it's time we share our wealth of knowledge with the men in our lives

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Sep 15, 2014

An Old Interview

Good Monday Morning!I thought you might enjoy reading an old interview I did. These answers are from a couple years ago so they're slightly outdated. Also, I couldn't post the entire interview (it's too long) so I'll post two questions now and the rest later.

What compelled you to design your website?

I had just given birth to my third daughter and my boobs were HUGE!!! I was busting out of all my shirts. None of my bras fit and I was in desperate need of a big industrial strength nursing bra.

I did a ton of research online and I found out that there were (GASP!) actual stores that made bras, clothes, and even swimming suits for big busted women just like me! You just had to know what to look for. Then I had my ‘lightbulb’ moment. What if there was one site where women could go for answers to all their Big Bust questions.

I couldn’t find anything online that resembled what I pictured in my head so I decided to create my own website and bigbustsupport.com was born.

My family has been unbelievably ‘supportive’ throughout the whole process, especially the men in my life. My husband gave me the confidence to believe that I could actually do something like this and my dad came up with the name, BigBustSupport. My brothers are always sending me interesting information that they find and one very tech savvy brother just recently helped me revamp the entire appearance of bigbustsupport .

Of course my mom and sister have been great resources too, I guess I was just surprised at how involved the men in my family have been.

How do you cope with men constantly looking at your chest in everyday life?

Funny you asked me this question because I just got back from a Hardware store where I caught two men ‘checking’ me out, but I guess I can’t blame them, after all, I was standing in the check-out line!

In all seriousness, here’s my opinion about ‘oogling men’.... 90% of the time it’s not a big deal. It doesn’t bother me. I do notice that it happens more when I’m by myself. I hardly ever notice men checking me out when I’m with my husband or other men like my brothers. I don’t know why this is the case, maybe ogling men just do a better job of being stealthy when other men are around to ‘protect’ us.

It really bothers my husband (and me!) when he notices other men checking me out especially if they do it in a way that’s vulgar or excessive. I must also say that I make a conscious effort to dress in a way that never makes the statement, “Check out my cleavage!” I believe that men have the responsibility to treat women with respect, but at the same time women have the responsibility to dress in a way that asks for their respect.

==========To Be Continued============

Sep 13, 2014

Mostly Ramblings

Do you know what? Dick Van Dyke teeth used to be pretty bad.

I told you we were going to watch Mary Poppins last night and we did. One thing I noticed was everyone's teeth. I'm weird like that.

Mary Poppins was filmed in 1964, 50 years ago and obviously people didn't have crowns or veneers back then. It seems like nowadays everyone on tv has such perfectly straight, white teeth. I guess I just got used to seeing it.

But by today's standard pretty much everyone on Mary Poppin's had bad teeth. The little boy, Michael,one of his front teeth was actually gray, like it was dead.

I'm not complaining or 'bad mouthing' Mary Poppins, quite the opposite actually. It was refreshing to see normal people on the big screen and I thought it added to the authenticity of the movie.

The funny thing is that I've tried to find some photos taken from the movie so I could show you examples and in every single one everyone's teeth looks pretty darn good. So they were either photoshopped afterwards or I'm just crazy. I would bet on the latter.

Have a wonderful weekend, maybe watch Mary Poppins on your HD TV and see if I'm right. I'll be back Monday with a post that has something to do with boobs I promise.

Sep 12, 2014

Necklaces are Hard Sometimes

Before I start today's post...I just have to say something wonderful happened to my family yesterday.

Something we've been hoping and praying for for months. I'm not going to go into specifics, except to say a huge financial burden was taken off our shoulders. I've figuratively been holding my breath for 8 months and feel like I can finally breathe. Tonight we're going to celebrate by eating pizza and ice cream and watching Mary Poppins with our girls.

Man, life is a roller coaster, isn't it? YeeHaw!

Okay enough personal info for today.

One of my hot pages right now is my "How to Choose the Right Necklace" page. And it's a page I'm pretty proud of. Tons of information and tips. I think you'll really really like it.

You'll read about the '3 Hs' you should avoid when choosing a necklace (Hit, Hook, and Hang) and also 6 things you should consider. I call them my '6 Cs', Consider your Canvas, Cover your Canvas, Clear your neckline, Cleavage?,Chunky!, and Confidence.

This little comic does a pretty good idea of highlighting some of what I talk about.

You can check it out by clicking on the "Continue Reading" button below.

TGIF!

Continue reading "Necklaces are Hard Sometimes"

Sep 11, 2014

Vogue Before Breakfast?

Do you know what I love? Sitting in my paint splattered blue jeans and black faded t-shirt while surfing fashion sites like Vogue and Elle.

Yep. And I have the audacity to wrinkle my nose in obvious distaste with every runway picture I click. My mumbled audio commentary goes something like this....

"What in the world?"

"uhhhhhh?"

"The shoes are nice"

"Who are these people?"

"Hunger Games Anyone?"

"I'm confused"

And so on and so forth. Newsflash: I'm not really into high fashion and expensive clothes.

Do I get bonus points for loving Project Runway?

Here's what I figured out. You have to look at pieces and elements of a runway outfit and not the outfit as a whole. Because the whole outfit might be ridiculous, but the basic ingredients are good and easily translated into real life.

For example look at collection.

Kind of CrazyBalls huh? But look at the 'pieces' not the whole.

Here's what I see as 'hot' fashion for fall/winter 2014 in this picture.

*sleeves that cover the hand

*soft sweaters

*neutral colors

*oversized, comfortable

*lots of texture

All of those things sound pretty good to me. I think I could pull off several outfits that fits that criteria.

Here's a couple of fashion tips heading into the colder months of 2014

Turtlenecks are hot this season but....

NOT for us with big busts! I talk about the specifics on my 'shirts' page, but the short of it is that turtlenecks will draw attention to your bust. Avoid turtle necks and look for oversized, soft sweaters with a v-neck and long sleeves. If you absolutely can't live life without wearing a turtle neck then make sure you wear it under a long belted jacket to create that 'v' look.

Here's some great news. A-line silhouettes are HOT HOT HOT in fashion right now. And we look HOT HOT HOT wearing an A-line Silhouette. Here's what an A-line silhouette looks like on the runway.....

An A-line is tighter on top and flares out slightly. It will accentuate your waist and give you a wonderful hourglass figure.

You can accomplish this with a great fitting skirt. It doesn't have to be a dress. Here are some real-world outfits to get you thinking....

Your goal for this week: Find yourself a smokin-hot a-line skirt. I promise you'll love it!

Sep 10, 2014

One of my old 'swimming suits'

I was going through some old pictures yesterday.

I'm trying to organize all my digital photos, ugh! So far I've gone through about eight thousand and I'm only to 2007! It's a seemingly overwhelming project, but it's been so fun to remember memories.

That's kind of funny, "remember memories". If they're memories why do I forget them? Probably because they're buried under hundreds of 'important' things I have to remember. Like buying milk, paying the credit card bill, doctor appointments, etc.

The important memories are in my brain somewhere. Looking at old photos help to dig them out. You should try it.

Anyways, I found a picture of one of my old 'swimming suits' that I wore to California in 2006. I say 'swimming suits' because it was really just a cotton tanktop with a bra and workout shorts (underneath my capris).

Please excuse the farmer's tan, that's what you get when a stay-at-home Utah mom goes to the beach. Keepin it real folks.

Man, that was a loooong time ago!

Oh and because I know people will be curious, I was wearing a 34 DD bra in this picture. Don't ask me how I remember my bra size from 8 years ago. I'm kind of a savant when it comes to breast size. (And it doesn't hurt that I still have my bras from a decade ago. ;)

Okay, back to my swimming suit.

8-10 years ago there just wasn't a ton of options out there for us with larger breasts when it came to swimming suits.

Online shopping was just starting to become prevalent and there weren't awesome companies that catered to us curvy girls. So I was left with the option of 'inventing' my own swimming suit. Hence the tank top and bra (I never claimed to be creative)

I'm mostly posting this picture to remind myself how lucky I am to have access to a plethora of swimming suits with built-in bras.

It is a blessing! I know, because I can remember life before the internet gave us access to so many wonderful things! We are lucky girls!

FYI: If you want to read some of my webpages dedicated to swimming suits just click on the link in my navbar titled "SwimWear".

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sep 09, 2014

'People of Walmart' just got classier!

I just figured something out. All this time I thought women went to Walmart without bras on because they were too busy/lazy/drunk/crazy/carefree to fully dress themselves.

Nope.

Turns out these braless women were just freeswingin' it to improve their health.

I don't know if you remember, but back in the 90s a study came out that claimed wearing bras (especially tight, underwire bras) could cause cancer. Something about compressed mammary glands and lymphatic drainage blah blah blah.

I failed to put 2 and 2 together. These 'natural' women weren't committing fashion faux pas, they were simply making a healthy decision based on the latest scientific research. Who looks like a big idiot now? Not Them.

Except for one little thing....

A new scientific study was released this week that basically makes the old scientific study look as foolish as....well the People of Walmart.

Turns out that researchers are now saying there is NOT a link between bra wearing and breast cancer.

“No aspect of bra wearing, including bra cup size, recency, average number of hours/day worn, wearing a bra with an underwire, or age first began regularly wearing a bra, was associated with risks of either invasive ductal carcinoma or invasive lobular carcinoma,” the study says. “Our results did not support an association between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women.”

This is great news for women everywhere but bad news for those of us who love to people watch.:(

So, I'm sounding the "Buy A Bra" rally cry to women everywhere! Watch out Target! Walmart is about to take it to a 'hole 'nuva level.(to quote one of my favorite comedians, Keegan-Michael Key.)

Sep 08, 2014

Do Breast Reduction Pills Work?

We're all skeptical when it comes to breast reduction pills. They seem too good to be true, and I wouldn't get my hopes up, but there might be a few with merit.

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Sep 06, 2014

15 Things You should know about Breasts

Confession: I spent way too much time studying this infographic. Care to join me?

My Thoughts....#1 doesn't surprise me, especially the fact that breasts make up 5-10% of our body fat. They are almost completely made up of fat which is why they shrink when we lose weight.

#5 was interesting. Were there no men in the Middle Ages?

#9 Blew my mind. Who in the world thought it was a good idea to build breasts out of ground up rubber! And Glass Balls?!! Gives new meaning to the phrase "Lost your marbles!"

#10 Makes my back hurt just thinking about it! However I'm slightly intrigued with her story. Might have to research Sheyla more.

#15 Because lung cancer, stinking breath, and yellow teeth aren't motivation enough to quit smoking.

Have a Great Weekend! See you Monday.

Sep 05, 2014

The Busty Baker!

Remember a couple days ago when I dyed my hair from blonde to dark brown? (scroll down for a picture...it was my September 2nd post)

Anyways. I was surfing the internet looking for scientific studies relating hair color to bra size. Yes. For reals. I'm nerdy like that.

I reckoned if the government spent $500,000 to figure out why chimps threw their poop and another $176,000 to see if Japanese Quails were more likely to have sex when high on cocaine then surely there was some scientist somewhere with a doctoral thesis on busty blondes vs bombshell brunettes. Imagine my surprise when I found nothing. Shocking right?

BUT all is not lost. I discovered these....The Brown Butter Toffee Blondies!!

HTML tutorial

This little cookie manages to celebrate being a woman with either brown or blonde or toffee or butter hair! (Don't judge. We've all had those 'butter hair' days)

It was as if the cookie bars were singing to me in a Michael Jacksonesque voice "It don't matter if you're brown or blonde!" It's all yummy.

AND HERE'S THE BEST PART!! I found these cookies on a blog called.....wait for it....The Busty Baker! (shriek) I kid you not. How perfect is life sometimes?!

Here's a little blurb from The Busty Baker explaining how she got her name ....

Why The Busty Baker? Why not? This is my world, and I make the rules. Just kidding. Kind of. It's a name my boyfriend, aka Boyfriend, came up with when I first started this blog 2 1/2 years ago. Much more fun and clever than my original "La Dolci Vita" name, which only stuck around for less than a month, but somehow still manages to live on up there at the top of your screen in your web address bar. (Maybe someday I'll change that.)

I wanted something that stood out in this big scary universe, something that people would remember. A legacy.

Boyfriend, having an uncanny knack for coming up with totally awesome names, suggested The Busty Baker. Honestly, I hated the name at first. I didn't want to be known as the "busty" baker! How awkward! But the more I thought about it, the more I couldn't get it out of my head. It just sounded right. I changed the blog title that night. And here I am, 2 1/2 years later, introducing myself to the whole world as "busty". But don't get any ideas. This is about the cake. Not the cups.

So, I'm off to make some Brown Butter Toffee Blondies. Feel free to join me in a virtual sense from your own kitchen or check out some of the other fabulous recipes on The Busty Baker by clicking on the link below. And remember, Life is about 'the cake, not the cups'!

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Sep 04, 2014

Tea for Two?

I came across an old photo today on pinterest and it made me smile.

Sometimes I think about my ancestors (No this lady isn't related to me...pretty sure:/) and I picture these somber, stern, colorless people. Most likely because this is how people looked in all the old photographs.

Then I see a picture like this and it makes me think this woman had a personality I think I would have enjoyed. She had a sense of humor and liked to laugh. I can see the twinkle in her eye.

Do you think it was her idea to pose like this? Did the photographer bet her she couldn't balance two saucers on her chest and she did just to prove him wrong? Was there hot tea inside and that's why she's suppressing a laugh, so she won't upset her precarious setting and burn herself?

You can tell she's a classy lady. She choose to balance 2 delicate teacups on her breasts instead of 2 crystal liquor decanters.

After seeing this picture I got curious. Exactly how big does your chest have to measure in order to balance tea for two? So I ran a couple of scientific experiments. Factoring in the upward lift provided by a corset I was able to balance two quarters AND a pen AND our cordless phone on my 34DDD bust. What? I was sitting in my office. I stopped short of attempting to balance the inkjet printer, but I did get about 32 jumbo paperclips.

I didn't have a rose printed tea set to fully recreate the photo, but I did try with 2 plastic kid size cups filled with kool-aid and it was an epic fail.

So I feel I can confidently deduce that our busty pioneer sister in this photo is atleast a size H although some would argue that she is easily a T cup. :)

Forget planking, I predict that the next huge viral sensation will be 'busting'. You game?

Sep 03, 2014

Um....Okay?

People are weird and they say weird things to you when you're pregnant.

I am NOT currently pregnant, but my cute sister is expecting her 5th baby (You go girl!!) and she posted this today on our family blog.

"I saw someone from my church today. She ran right over and said, "I just heard you were pregnant, I had no idea! And I even saw you yesterday! You don't look pregnant...well actually I had noticed you were looking WAY bustier. Your boobs are huge!" ======================================

Arrrgh why is it that the minute you become pregnant people feel like they have the right to be tactless, and can analyze your body out loud?"

I'm sure this lady was well intentioned, I mean, who doesn't want bigger boobs right? She probably thought she was paying my sister a compliment.

But here's the truth: nobody (especially a hormonal, sleep deprived, pregnant lady) appreciates a play-by-play analysis of your observations when it comes to our changing bodies whether its due to pregnancy, plastic surgery, or weight gain. Keep it to yourself people!

Fact: It's common knowledge that our breasts change during pregnancy, I guess some people just like to state the obvious.

PS: Here's a link to the page I wrote about breast changes during pregnancy.

Sep 02, 2014

Hair Color = Busty?

Okay Friends. Today was a big day for me. After being a 'blonde' my entire life, I went dark. Really dark.

I'm not sure why I took the plunge. Chalk it up to a moment of weakness or a desire to see someone different staring back at me when I looked in the mirror. Either way, it's done.

Do I like it?

Uhhhh.....Jury's still out. I think I do, but I've caught my reflection a couple times and found myself grimacing, probably because it's so different. I hope I don't look like Moe off the 3 Stooges.

When I was leaving the Salon I had the thought, "Well, I guess I'm not a 'Busty Blonde' anymore.... hope Ryan doesn't mind."

(Face Palm) What a stupid thing to think!!

I know my husband will love me even if I have ZERO hair. Being a 'Busty Blonde' has nothing to do with why he's loved me for 14 years. (Although I'm sure he's not complaining that I am...or was ;)

Does society have a preconceived notion that busty = blonde (or is it blonde = busty)?

Maybe busty goes with blonde because it's easy to say, kind of rolls off the tongue.

Does having a certain hair color automatically assume a certain body type as well?

Something to think about anyways.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to wait by the front door. My husband's coming home from work and there's a busty brunette dying to give him a big kiss.

Aug 01, 2014

A bra size converter can help!

Why a bra size converter? Have you found the perfect bra online only to realize that it's sized different than you're use to? I'll help you fully figure it out. (See my pun there...ya, I'm a dork)

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New Survey!

Having a big bust is hard because...
They make me self conscious
Finding a shirt is impossible
Running, Duhh!
Sore Back and Shoulders
All of the Above

Our Boobs are Growing!

Lingerie manufacturer Frederick's of Hollywood reports that in 1996, the average size of bras they sold was 34B.

Currently, the average is a 36C.

And I'd bet my best bra that nowadays the average bra size is closer to a D cup

Big Breasts Are Global ;)

Similar data about the increase in average breast size comes from England, where busts grew from 36B to 36C in a 3 year period.

According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, breasts across Asia grew from 34A to 34C between 1980 and 2000.