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.
I wrote a nightgown with bust support page about a year ago, and found some decent nightgowns, but they've all been discontinued. Not sure why. I can't possibly be the only big busted gal that would like a nightgown with some support.
And I'm not talking about lingerie. I'm talking specifically nightgowns. There's a big difference. You don't wear lingerie around the house infront of your kids or extended family Christmas eve.
I need a nightgown people. A soft, comfortable, modest nightgown AND I want some sort of soft cup bra that supports my bust. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.
I searched everywhere online yesterday. I found a couple possibilities, but they were A) Expensive and B)Either to low cut, to short, or to sheer.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a prude who thinks women should shroud themselves in fabric for bed. But I do think that that when you're walking around your house (or someone else's house) you should be covered enough that it's not embarrassing.
I managed to find one item that peaked my interest.
You ever heard of the "Brajama"? Yeah, me neither. Until yesterday. I found it on the QVC.
It looks like this....
And supposedly it has some sort of wire free bra. I wish it would have had some pictures of the bra. I want to see if it's adjustable (supposedly it is according to a review) And I wanted to see how big it is. And I wanted to see someone wearing it that was bigger in the chest than the size B model.
Since I couldn't find out anything definitive from the description, I decided the next best thing would be to order it.
So I did.
I ordered it.
I plan on putting the Brajama through the ol' bigbustsupport wringer. I promise lots of pictures. Lots of analysis. Lots of opinions. Kind of like when I reviewed the Prima Donna Bra and the BreastNest.
The bad news is that my Brajama won't be here until Dec. 2nd. So I must exercise my patience. (Which is pretty much the only exercise I'm doing throughout the holidays.)
Dolly is awesome.
She's at the top of my list of ladies I would love to have lunch with. She always seems so cheerful, genuine, confident, and funny. Great lady.
Imagine, coming across this spud out in the middle of your potato farm. You'd probably get a pretty good chuckle out of it.
That's the exact response Kevin Stokes had when he found the breast shaped potato while sorting through his pile of potatoes.
The farm reports that they've never seen anything like it in the 30 years of growing potatoes and are trying to keep the potato from spoiling by keeping it a dark, cool drawer.
Good idea, you don't want your boober tuber to get all wrinkly, and soft. ;)
I'm sure some of you have seen the recent news coverage of Kerisha Marks. She's a woman who recently underwent a breast reduction.
She was a 36 NNN before going under the knife. She looked like this....
I'm not sure if your reaction was the same as mine, but I'll admit I grimaced and said, "whoa baby!".
Maybe you wouldn't expect a reaction like that from the woman who created BigBustSUPPORT, a site dedicated to helping women love their self and their shape, but I believe my response was an honest response.
I didn't grimace at her picture in disgust or amusement or pity, like others might.
I looked at Kerisha's before shot and I was immediately filled with compassion, empathy, and admiration.
What a strong woman she must be to carry around breasts that big for so long. And I'm not talking physical strength (Although there is definitely some physical strength that comes from carrying around 15 pounds of extra breast tissue ;)
I'm talking about the strength of character, and strength of mind that one must have to face the knowledge that you are being constantly oogled, pointed at, and judged by strangers, and associates.
We can all relate on some level to what Kerisha faced.
When most people looked at Kerisha they didn't see the kind smile, or happy eyes. They saw only one thing. Her breasts.
There are many people out there who believe no woman should ever go under the knife to change their appearance. They should just accept themselves as they naturally are.
I am not one of those people.
Yes, I'm all about people loving themselves and self acceptance is a fantastic thing, but as someone who has desired and considered a breast reduction since my teenage years I can not pass judgement upon anyone who has decided to go under the knife.
I don't care if your breast size is 36NNN or 40G or 34DDD, the choice to have a breast reduction is a personal one and support should be given regardless.
Kerisha reports that now after the surgery she feels 'normal' for the first time in her life.
And I'm truly happy for her.
It's okay to want to feel 'normal' and if it takes a surgery to get there, then I think a woman should have surgery.
I could be wrong, but I don't think that Kerisha will ever sit down to reminisce about the past and say, "Getting that breast reduction was a mistake."
In most cases, women who have breast reductions never ever regret it and that's saying something.
You look great Kerisha! I wish you a long and healthy life!
FYI: You’re about to enter motherhood and your breasts will never be the same, like everything else in your life! Your breasts will grow & this brings new challenges. Don't worry I've got some tips!
The big bust junk drawer is the place where I put all the 'extra' stuff on BigBustSupport.com. Funny pictures, celebrity stuff, jokes, weird boob products. It's really just a whole mix of stuff.
When it comes to bras for large breasts, just one won't do! We need a whole arsenal. Underwire, strapless, everyday, sports bra, even a sleep bra. We have to be prepared for any big bust occasion!
Yep, we've got boobs. Do we really need a sign hanging around our neck advertising the fact?
Nothing says classy like wearing a little black dress with a
pearl underwire bra necklace.
Obviously someone didn't read my 'How to Choose the Right Necklace' page.
On a completely different note. I'm working on redesigning my site.
The changes won't be huge, but I'm starting to replace a lot of my links with image thumbnails. (You can see my work-in-progress on my homepage) I'm hopeful that this will entice you to check out more of my extremely interesting pages. ;)
I'm sure you've all seen this infamous photo...
Yep. It's an iconic photograph.
We've probably all wondered if Sophia Loren was really thinking what it looked like she was thinking...
Well, thanks to a recent phone interview between Entertainment Weekly and Sophia Loren, we now know the truth.
But first a little background about the picture.
Sophia Loren was burning up movie screens all across Europe and her popularity was growing in America.
She was a bombshell in every since of the word.
So, when Sophia finally paid a visit to our fair shores, Hollywood welcomed her with a huge party.
Everybody who was anybody was there. Including Jayne Mansfield.
Jayne Mansfield was also an actress and loved to be the center of attention. (As you can clearly see in the photo.)
Sophia reports that Jayne was the last to arrive and made quite the entrance in her low cut dress. Jayne knew everyone was watching as she headed right for Sophia's table.
The next part must be retold in Sophia's own words. It's classic.
"She came right for my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down.
And now, where are my eyes?
I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate.
In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table."
How awesome is that description?! Doesn't it just describe the look on Sophia's face perfectly?
Sophia WAS looking at Jayne's breasts on purpose. It wasn't just a passing glance either. Sophia was staring.
It would have been hard NOT to stare. Apparently Sophia stared at Jayne's breasts more than once. As is evident by this lesser known photo....
So, this leads me to my question for the day. Does cleavage make people uncomfortable?
Here's my opinion. Take it for what it's worth.
I think that when women show excessive cleavage it IS uncomfortable for people.
I'm not talking about the occasional flash of cleavage when a woman bends over, or a peek of cleavage showing over the top of a dress. I'm talking about the "Oh my heck! Her boobs are falling out of her shirt" cleavage.
I don't care if it's Jayne Mansfield's cleavage or the old woman at Walmart.
It's not appropriate and it makes me uncomfortable. Save it for the bedroom.
Took me all day, but I finally finished my big bust sweater page! I think you'll find it full of fun and interesting information. Tons of graphics.
To read my sweater page just click the link below!
I'm so excited the weather has finally turned cold enough to wear sweaters.
Sweaters are AWESOME! Do you know why they're awesome? Because our womanly curves ROCK sweaters. Overall, boobs look good in sweaters.
I've been researching and studying like crazy to prepare a 'Dos and Don't' page when it comes to wearing sweaters if you have a big bust.
For example, will ribbed sweaters make your chest look bigger? (hint: see comic above ;) The answer is yes, but do you know why?
What kind of sweater neckline looks best?
Should you layer your sweater?
How long should your sweater be?
All these questions and more will be answered on my BBS sweater page.... Hopefully to be posted later this week.
I'm a little vague on my posting timetable because I did a crazy thing and ordered 80 pounds of fresh, boneless chicken breasts to be delivered tomorrow. Yeah, I'm an idiot. It's okay to agree, my husband thinks so too.
In a moment of weakness I had this grand vision of being one of those wives/moms who is ultra organized and has all her meals prepared for the next 42 days. How hard can it be, right?
80 pounds of chicken?! I have a feeling clicking the 'buy now' button was a mistake of epic proportions.
Who am I kidding?! I'm not Julia Childs! I sit around all day looking at comics, articles, clothes, and bras for big busted women. I don't know what to do with 80 pounds of chicken breasts, except tell people what size of bra it should wear.
Should be fun.
Should have guessed it wouldn't take someone long to come up with this costume...
I found it on....
Keep those pumpkins safe tonight.....
And Have a Happy Halloween!
I'll be back Monday!
It's the day before Halloween and most of us are up to our eyeballs in costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and empty candy wrappers(because we've eaten all the candy we bought to handout to the trick-or-treaters...three times;)
Halloween is awesome, but I can't let October end without mentioning breast cancer one last time and how important it is to check yourself.
I saw these statistics today.....
I always think that breast cancer will never happen to me or anyone I love, but the odds are very good that it could and will at some point in my life. And that thought is scarier than any haunted house.
So, please take 2 seconds and read through these steps about what to look for when examining your breasts.
It could save your life.
Hollywood is all about illusions.
Honestly, there' nothing the special effects department can't pull off. Of course their magic doesn't just stop with fiery explosions, alien births, and realistic dinosaur skin.
Physical appearances of actors and actresses are altered using special effects as well.
Nothing is off-limits when it comes to shaping a person into the character they're portraying.
Reality is altered, if not through CGI (computer generated images), then through good old fashion make-up, tape, and padding.
Even a woman's breast size is scrutinized, molded, and changed according to the role she's playing.
Example....The beautiful Keira Knightley.
One of the few women in Hollywood to proudly keep her natural breasts. LOVE HER! Keira's breast size is reported to be 34B. (Which is considered 'flat chested' by Hollywood standards)
So, how does a woman's bust go from looking like this.....
to looking like this....?
Well, I could tell you how Keira's boobs seemingly grew 2 cup sizes, but Keira does a better job explaining how that happened....
I guess the reason I wrote this post today is just to show you that it doesn't do any good to compare yourselves to any one else. Especially women in movies.
Their bodies have been changed into something that isn't real.
It doesn't do any good to watch Pirates of the Carribean and start whining, "I wish my boobs looked like Keira Knightley's boobs!"
Because guess what!? Keira Knightley's boobs don't even look like Kiera Knightley's boobs!
Halle Berry has been in the news lately. I'm a Halle Berry fan. I think she's gorgeous and talented.
Anyways, Halle is launching a new lingerie line at Target. Her "Scandale" brand boasts that it will give women an affordable option when it comes to underwear. Bras for 18 bucks, briefs for 6. I was excited!
Skeptical, but excited.
I was excited because I wanted to review one of her bras for you.I reviewed a $124 bra last week and I thought reviewing a touted 'affordable' bra would be a fun contrast.
So, I clicked on over to Target.com (since I don't live in a town with a Target) to check out the Scandale Bras....
Yep, there they were! 5 of them.
Pretty, aren't they? Unfortunately, I knew right off the bat that they weren't going to work for us 'busty' girls.
How can I tell? Well look at the straps for one. See how thin they are?
Also, all of the bras are either 'push up' or 'demi' style. Neither of these styles work great for naturally large breasts. Just not enough 'wrapping' on the packages if you know what I mean. ;)
My suspicions that these bras were not 'busty bras' were confirmed when I clicked on the size selection.....
Only 10 sizes are listed!The Biggest size is a 40D. :( I need a 34F.
Kind of disappointed, but no worries. There are lots of affordable bras out there for us. Maybe not $18 dollars affordable, but $35 dollars isn't bad to pay for a bra.
Despite the fact that I can't wear any of Halle's bras I thoroughly enjoyed reading some of her quotes regarding bras.... I took my favorites and made them into memes for you!
If you want to read more about Halle's new lingerie line here are a couple articles to check out.....
A man walked into the ladies department of a Macy's, and walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, "I'd like to buy a bra for my wife".
What type of bra?" asked the clerk.
"Type?" inquires the man. "There is more than one type?"
"Look around," said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material.
"Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only three types of bras," replied the salesclerk.
Confused, the man asked what the types were.
The saleslady replied "The Catholic type, the, Salvation Army type, and the Baptist type. Which one do you need?"
Still confused the man asked, "What is the difference between them?"
The lady responded, "It is all really quite simple. The Catholic type supports the masses, the Salvation Army type lifts up the fallen, and the Baptist type makes mountains out of mole hills.”
I wish it was always as easy as digging a chip out of my cleavage.
For the past 10 days I've had some kind of wicked chest cold invented by the devil himself. :( Not fun people.
Hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to spend Saturday focusing on keeping my lungs on the inside of my body.
I hope you've all had the chance to check out my Prima Donna Bra Review It's definitely one of the most popular pages on BBS!
We've got 7 days til' Halloween! Do you have your costume yet? Do you dress up?
Yeah, I know. I'm a party pooper, but by the time I get my kids ready I don't have the energy to dress up as anyone else.
Here's another funny costume idea for you Halloweeny diehards out there.
T-shirts and 2 beach balls and you're ready to go!
Happy Hump Day!
In honor of our 'lovely lady humps', I have an awesome short video for you!
Here's what Courtney, the creator of this video, has to say... (I'm going to underline my favorite parts!;)
"I find that most women have a hate relationship with their breasts whether their small, large, lopsided, saggy, or too wide, and that makes me sad. I hope to inspire women with this video that to completely love ourselves, we need to love and accept our boobs.
They don't define us but they are definitely a part of us. I feel that a large part of this dysfunctional relationship we as women have with our breasts and with our bodies are directly stemmed from what the media portrays to be what is perfect and the ideal of beauty.
I hope to inspire women that we aren't defined by our breast size how we are defined by something greater."
~Courtney from FrySauceandGrits.com
How do you feel about your breasts? Do you hate them? Do you see them as an annoyance?
This video gave me a chance to reflect on my own womanly figure.
I'll be perfectly honest. I've hated how big my breasts are for a majority of my life, but it was extra hard during two distinct stages....
The 1st was during high school. I was definitely the 'biggest' girl in school. I felt like such a freak. It was especially terrible during school dances.
All of my 'formal' dresses were home-made because I had such a hard time finding dresses that fit and were modest.
Confession: I actually turned down a date because the boy asked me 3 days before the dance and I knew I wouldn't have anything to wear. Of course I didn't tell him that. I can't remember what excuse I made up, but the truth was I hated my body. That's pretty sad. And it was a heavy load to deal with for a teenage girl.
The 2nd stage was when I was pregnant/breastfeeding. Good Golly Miss Molly my breasts were huge during this time! Seriously. NOT FUN!!!
I really related to the woman in the video that talked about how large her breasts got during breastfeeding.
Okay, enough of my personal pity party. I liked the quote, "[Our breasts] don't define us, but they are definitely a part of us."
It would be silly to try to completely separate ourselves from our breasts because, um... hello!, they are a very distinct part of us!
Celebrate today by giving your boobs one honest compliment!
If you can't think of one you can borrow one below...
"Thanks boobs, for always holding my cell phone!"
"Thanks boobs, for making my waist look teeny!"
"Thanks boobs, for feeding my babies!"
"Thanks boobs, for being the exact size my husband loves!"
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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
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.