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.

Mar 27, 2015

How would you react to being 'Photoshopped?'

Sometimes we need a reminder like this.

Mar 11, 2015

The difference a man has made in my life....

This week my husband and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. We were married young. I was 20 and he was 21.


He is my first love (and my first kiss...yeah, I was 19 before I was kissed ;).


There were lots of things that made me fall in love with him. He's selfless, loyal, a hard worker, smart, sexy, makes me laugh, and seeks righteousness. Really the whole package in what a woman should look for in a man. I got big time lucky when I convinced him to marry me. ;)

Most of you didn't come here to read all this cheesy, romantical drivel. So, I'll get to my point.

I get numerous emails from women with self esteem issues. They hate their bodies, they hate their boobs, they wish they were different. And I can relate 100%. I've been there. I've had those feelings. I've hated my body and wanted to change it.

BUT

I don't anymore. It's been a long journey of self discovery, self worth, and self acceptance and it all started with the love from one man.

To him I am the most beautiful girl in the whole world. My body is perfect. He compliments me endlessly. If he looks at me and likes what he sees, he tells me.

I need that. I crave that. And I have thrived on his love and attention.

He was the first man who made me realize that I was beautiful and in the 15 years I've known him he's never let me forget it. Through all the weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, bad hair days, PMS etc. I've never been anything but beautiful to him.

He has treated me like his Queen and I'm am blessed beyond measure by my eternal union to him.

You could say that he has changed me into the woman I am today, but that would be wrong. He didn't change me. He opened my eyes to the priceless woman I've always been and helped me to see the vision of the elect lady I can choose to be.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
~Anais Nin

Mar 02, 2015

Bra Shark = Art?

I'm not the most cultured person you'll meet, but I'm no hill-billy either.

I like looking at art. I appreciate colors, lines, and form as much as the next girl. But I tend to shy away from all the in depth artsy, political, psycho-analysis stuff.

I like art that looks good. If you were to ask me why I like a particular art piece. I'd probably answer, "Because it's pretty?" That's about as deep as I go.

So, when I stumbled across an artist who uses bras as her medium (that's a fancy art word for the material an artist uses to create art - see, I'm cultured ;) I took a minute to appreciate the beauty of her work....



Aren't those fun?! My very favorite design of Louise Loo (the artist) is this one called, Fatal Attraction....


The Bra Shark is made out of over 300 used bras. The artist, Louise Loo, created this unique art for a crazy reason....

Apparently, it's considered bad luck in Asia to show your underwear indiscriminately. So, the artist is slapping superstition in the face and showing people it's no big deal to flaunt your bras. Because hey, if a giant shark wearing 300 bras isn't bad luck, nothing is right?

Feb 23, 2015

Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress Winners

And the winner is.....See my picks for the Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress winners. I'll tell you why these dresses are flattering and how you can recreate the look.

Continue reading "Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress Winners"

Feb 19, 2015

Bodybuilders want breast milk! WhaddaHeck?!

(squint)
(rub my eyes)
(grimace)
(furrow brow)
(mutter to myself "What in the world?")
(squint again)
(long sigh)

You're reading my reaction when I first saw the articles that have been plastered all over the news for the past couple days.





I even watched this short report by USA Today.


Here are my thoughts: I think grown men drinking breast milk is 'udderly' ridiculous. I know, I know. They believe it has magical properties. And breastmilk does! FOR BABIES!!

Up until this point I've kept religion off my site, but there's a verse from the bible that perfectly sums up my feelings....

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Come'on guys! Grow up!

Do you see a lion nursing from the lioness? Do you see bulls hitting the udders of a cow? Have you ever seen a male pitbull lay down with the pups to suck?

NO!!

Finally, I'd like to say something to the women who are selling their breast milk.

I say, "Good for you!" Keep your prices high! Milk these idiots for all they're worth! They say there's a 'sucker' born every minute....How true it is.

Feb 17, 2015

My Sports Bra Comparison

I'm finally getting around to my Sports Bra Comparison! My two 'competitors' are the Panache Sports Bra and the Glamorise No Bounce Cami. Find out which one I liked the best.

Continue reading "My Sports Bra Comparison"

Feb 10, 2015

My Glamorise Sports Bra Review: Does it really work?

I saw a glamorise sports bra on sale for $25 and wondered to myself if it could possibly be any good especially since I have a big bust. Could a cheap sports bra outperform a 70 dollar sports bras?

Continue reading "My Glamorise Sports Bra Review: Does it really work?"

Feb 09, 2015

My panache sports bra review

I've been waiting to post this panache sports bra review until I was sure I'd had enough time to fully analyze it. Here's what I think....

Continue reading "My panache sports bra review"

Feb 03, 2015

Cleavage on Display in Latest Super Bowl Ad

The Super Bowl set massive viewer records on Sunday. Maybe you watched it for the football, maybe you watched it for the commercials, maybe you weren't actually watching it at all and it was just background noise for your super bowl buffet. Either way, chances are that you saw 1 or more super bowl commercial.

One commercial in particular caught my attention, the Game of War commercial.

Wowzzers! Talk about cleavage! Maybe it's just me and the fact that I spend copious amounts of time studying, researching, thinking about big breasts, but all I could see when watching that commercial was the beautiful figure of the leading lady.



I didn't even know what the commercial was for. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with armies, swords, mythical creatures, and maybe some flaming cannon ball thingies, but I'll admit (somewhat embarrassed) my eyes were looking at her breasts the entire time. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't staring at her in a 'drooling' type manner, it was strictly business. I have a website dedicated to big busts afterall. ;)



I'm a little rusty when it comes to celebrities, so my first question was, "Who is she?", quickly followed by "What size is she?". Yeah-Yeah. I'm sure most the male population, and half of the women knew immediately it was Kate Upton and her bra size is 34DD, but in my defense I'm a stay-at-home mom who spends most of her time listening to podcasts while cleaning the house and folding clothes, so cut me some slack


I spent this morning doing a little research on Kate.

Of course it's no surprise that she's a super model with several appearances in Sports Illustrated and about 50 other well known companies. She's got a bombshell figure and has definitely leveraged her 'assets' to create a very successful career.

Something you might not know about Miss Upton is that she's an extremely accomplished horseback rider. She rode horses and was a regular on the national horseback riding circuit before she became known as the Hottest woman in 2014.


So, if Kate looks completely comfortable racing on a stallion through a medieval battle scene, it's because she is.

Also, many people have wondered and speculated about the authenticity of Kate's Curves. Are they real, are they fake?



Well, why don't we let Kate answer that question....

Feb 02, 2015

My sports bras came today!

Wasn't that the best Super Bowl Ever?! (Unless you're a Seahawk fan, in which you have my sympathies, that seriously sucked for you, I'm sorry)

I wasn't cheering for a specific team. I just wanted a close, exciting football game and I wasn't disappointed. LOVED IT!

So anyways, I mentioned last week that I was on a mission to find an awesome sports bra. I ordered two from herroom.com and the mailman delivered them this morning....



Here they are, my two competitors....


Can you tell which one was $70 and which one was $30? I'll give you a hint, the one folded up like men's underwear was NOT the most expensive. Shocker, right? I'm not one to 'judge a book by it's cover', but consumers like presentation in the packaging. Just look at apple products. Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that I was impressed with the presentation of the Panache over the Glamorise.

I've already taken lots of pictures and I'll get a page up with my thoughts asap!

I don't want to give away anything, but I will say that one competitor surprised the heck out of me.

Jan 29, 2015

Laura from 'Little House on the Prairie' Gets a Breast Reduction!!

Interesting sidenote about me: I've seen every single episode of "Little House on the Prairie". I love that show. Me and my sister would watch it every night after dinner. Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, and Baby Carrie real people to me.



So when I saw this headline....

How Melissa Gilbert Feels About Going From Size DD to ‘Just an Average B’ on yahoo.com this morning I couldn't click the link fast enough!

Hello?! Two of my great passions, Laura Ingalls AND big boobs in ONE article?!! Yes and Yes.

I read the yahoo article (written by Good Morning America) and it covered the basics, but I wanted more of the story. So I did a little digging and found Melissa Gilbert's Blog

Melissa wrote a huge post all about her relationship with her breasts, the story behind deciding to get breast implants in the first place, and why she decided to have them removed. I found it extremely interesting and Melissa is a very entertaining writer. (heads-up:it does have the 'f-word' a couple times)

I could spend the next hour trying to summarize her story, but why waste my time when you can just hear it straight from her?

Check it out...Melissa's Mid-Life Musings: The Tale of Two Titties

Jan 28, 2015

It's the Super Bowl of Sports Bras!

I have a sports bra that I absolutely love. It's this one....

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I've owned it for at least 4 years and I've used the heck out of it. It's an awesome bra and I love it, but it's getting old.

So, I'm shopping around for a new sports bra.

I figured I could just take the easy route and reorder the Wacoalicon because I already know it's awesome. OR. I could order a couple of different sports bras and compare them to each other and my longstanding favorite.

Who knows. Maybe I'll be surprised and find one I like even better. Doubt it, but it's possible. ;)

So, meet the competitors hoping to knock out the reigning sports bra queen......

Competitor #1 is the Panache Full Busted Underwire Sports Bra for $68.00icon

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Why I choose this bra: Well it got fantastic reviews from over 500 ladies, so that piqued my interest. But quite frankly I chose it because of the cute colors it came in. I ordered the gray one, it's so cute!

Also, the design of the Panache is very different from the Wacoal. They're both underwires, but the Wacoal separates each breast, while the Panache looks more like a traditional sports bra. I wanted to see which design was more effective in a sports bra (I'll explain more later)

Meet Competitor #2! Glamorise No Bounce Cami Sports Bra for $36.00icon

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Every game needs an underdog and I consider this sports bra an underdog. (I always cheer for the underdog when I'm watching sports. I love underdogs.) Here's what I chose this bra. 1)The price. When I ordered this sports bra on Monday it was 25.00! For some crazy reason the price jumped $10.00 in 3 days -BOO :( But still $36.00 is a darn good price if this sports bra performs well.

I wanted to compare a $70 sports bra with a $25 sports bra. Is the extra money worth the cost? Also, this sports bra is wirefree. I've had a wirefree sports bra before (it was the Shock Absorber D+ Maxicon) And wirefree sports bras can be very effective in preventing bounce, but I'm not crazy about the 'shape' they give my bust, my shock absorber made me 'pointy'. I'm interested in seeing how this wirefree bra, compared to the underwire ones.

So there you have it, 3 very different sports bras. Should be an interesting game. The competitors are ordered and on their way to my house!


My predictions: Wacoal Wins! Will there be an upset?...

Jan 27, 2015

The 'Crazy 8' of Breast Movement!

Well, I've learned quite a few very interesting things about breast movement in the last 24 hours! And NO it wasn't from watching reruns of Baywatch, I found actual scientific studies!



Breasts Move All Over the Place!

Breast don't just move up and down, they also move side to side and in and out. Kind of in a sideways figure 8 pattern.

Researchers found this out by attaching little sensors to different points on a woman's breast and then monitored the movement while the woman ran on a treadmill.

Researchers found that all breasts, regardless of size, moved in this same pattern. They studied women with a variety of breast sizes including sizes DD, E, F, FF, G, H, HH, J and JJ!

Do Breasts bounce 'higher' when Sprinting compared to Jogging?

I thought the answer to this questions was yes....HOWEVER.... the truth is, that breasts move (or bounce) as high during slow jogging as they do at maximum sprint speed!

WHAT??!!

Yep, it's true. Researchers learned that breasts 'bounced' the same distance regardless of the exercise performed.

Why does it feel like my boobs are going to rip off my chest when I sprint then?!

The distance the breast moved is the same regardless of the exercise, however, the SPEED of the breast bounce increases as your running speed increases.When you increase the speed of an object you increase the amount of energy. It's the increase of this energy and speed of the movement that makes us think our boobs are bouncing 'higher' when in fact they're not, they're just bouncing faster.

This was super surprising to me. For the longest time I refused to sprint, and stuck to jogging because I thought my 'boob bounce' would be smaller. Turns out the boob bounce is the same size. They just happen to bounce faster when I run faster!


How much do boobs move?

New studies suggest that breasts can move up to 21cm (8 inch) during exercise! That's a lot of movement! Especially when you consider the 'mass' of large breasts.

Can Breast Movement Affect My Running Form?

YES!!Researchers found that breast ‘sway’ did, in fact, have a significant effect on a woman’s running. When runners were braless, their strides changed. (Yeah, my stride would have stopped altogether! ;) The more breast movement, the more change in a woman’s stride. So, yes, a woman's 'form' when running is directly related to her breast movement. :(

Well, that’s all I have room for today! Here are the links to the studies I read….

Bouncing Breasts Spark New Bra Challenges

Breast Speed Not Movement Causes Pain

The Right Kind of Sports Bra

University study looks at the impact of doing exercise on women’s breasts

Jan 26, 2015

Sprinting....Not for the faint of heart



I hate running. I've hated it since about 5th grade, which interestingly enough correlates to when I started wearing a bra....

I hate the obvious bouncing, the burning in my lungs, and the overall dreadful masochistic feeling that comes after I run for more than 10 minutes.

With that being said, I realize there are bonafied health benefits that come from running. It's good for your heart, it's good for your waistline, and apparently some people find it mentally, emotionally, and spiritually cleansing. (Those people are weird ;)

One of the hottest trends in running right now is sprinting or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Long story short, you run as fast as you can for a very short distance, catch your breath and then do it again and again and again.

It burns fat like crazy and cuts your actual running time down from 30-60 minutes to like 5 minutes. Whoot whoot!

Now, 30 seconds of hellish running I can handle, there's only one drawback... Boob bounce.

It's one thing to go on a nice, leisurely jog. After a few minutes of jogging 'the girls' settle into a manageable swinging motion. It's almost hypnotic. But... you suddenly start running like a bat out of hell, and your boobs are going to bounce like Richard Simmons on his 5th cup of coffee.

And this brings me back to the picture I posted at top of this entry.

Is this true? Do our boobs dictate how fast we can run? Do our boobs actually move more when we sprint compared to when we jog? Do smaller breasts move differently compared to larger breasts?

I've got lots of questions! Now to find some answers! I'm off to research more about what happens to our breasts when we exercise! I'll be reporting back throughout the week!

Jan 22, 2015

Couple more Nightgowns I found

Hey Ladies,I recently reviewed the 'BraJama' - a nightgown with a built-in bra.(You can read that review here if you missed it)

Since then I've had a couple people email me about the nightgowns found on www.bravissimo.com. I haven't ordered one yet, but they look promising. Kind of the same idea as the brajama.

Here's a picture of the inside...




Here's a picture of one...



And I like the red one too...

One of the things that I really really like about these nightgowns is that you order them according to your bra size. (Unlike the brajama, and the other nightgowns I've talked about). So you can customize the sizing better than just S,M,L. These nightgowns come in cup sizes from 28D to 38J.
Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that there are some other nightgown options out there.

I've updated my nightgown page to include these new finds, along with information on where to buy them. Click Here to open my nightgown page scroll down a bit to find the newly listed nightgowns.

Jan 14, 2015

Agree?


I read this quote and I really liked it, but then I started thinking about how I get really carsick on curvy roads especially when I'm trying to read. My husband on the other hand LOVES driving on curvy roads especially on his motorcycle.

So moral of the story. I like my roads and my men straight. My husband likes his road and his woman curvy. We're a good match.

Jan 12, 2015

Bra History Infographic!

I wrote a few pages on the history of the bra a couple years ago. I spent hours researching and reading all about the bra and it was FASCINATING to me! But maybe it's just because I love history.

Today I was bummin' pinterest (because pinterest seems to be my current hobby/job/drug etc) and I found a cool infographic about the history of the bra. It doesn't cover everything, but it's interesting nonetheless. Thought I'd share it with you!

I specifically found the information regarding how the 'bikini' got its name interesting.

Jan 08, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

How do you feel about New Year's Resolutions?
I'm kinda torn between the 'They are pointless' and the 'At least they show you're trying' camps.


I'm 34, I've made 'Resolutions' faithfully every year for the last 15 years. Never kept a single one. In fact, I only know one person that has ever kept a 'New Year's Resolution'. (My brother swore off carbonated drinks for one year starting January 1st and succeeded for the next 365 days).

Maybe I'm just completely out of the New Year's Resolution Success Story circle. Is there like a facebook page or a website where people go to brag about completed New Year's Goals?

I'm not talking about standard 'goals' set throughout the year. Because I know people set goals and achieve them all the time. Heck,even I have set goals and achieved them. I'm talking about bonafide, January 1st, New Year's Resolutions. Do they work?


I guess you could say I'm resolutionally conflicted, but my internal struggle wasn't enough to stop me from making my own resolutions for 2015. I mean, it's tradition right?

I have learned something about myself and New Year's resolutions over the past decade and a half so I guess the process isn't a total waste.
1)keep 'em simple.
2)think outside the box.
and 3)allow yourself ample room to fail.

So, what are my resolutions for 2015?

I have firmly decided that in 2015 I will...
1)Write my Grandparents a letter bimonthly.
and
2)Wash my 'everyday' bra at least once a month.

I know, I know, that's gross, nasty, etc etc. But it is what it is. (I'm talking about the bra washing, not the letter writing of course)

Jan 06, 2015

The "Full Figure" Label

I got an email from a woman named Erin recently that caused me to stop and think about the definition of "Full Figure" and what exactly is a "Full-Figured Woman"?

To summarize the email, Erin was venting to me the fact that women with large breasts, regardless of the rest of their body size, is labeled as 'Full Figured' by society and bra companies.

For example, Erin wears a size 6-8, but because her bra size is a 36DD she falls into the category of 'full figured' in the clothing industry. And it bothers her because she equates the words 'full figure' with the word 'fat'.

It kind of took me by surprise because I've always considered myself "Full Figured", but never fat. Like Erin I wear a size 7-8 and a 34E bra.

If someone came up to me on the street and said, "QUICK! What's another word for 'full figured'?" I would probably shout, "Curvy!" or "Busty!". The word 'fat' wouldn't have crossed my mind.

However, a quick search of GOOGLE revealed to me that perhaps my own personal definition of "full figured" is wrong and it gave Erin's claim some credence that, in fact, full figure is a euphemism for 'fat'.

For example...

And another example



See what I mean?
So, after wrapping my head around the fact that perhaps the world's definition for 'full figured' truely is 'fat', 'plump', 'ample' I have this to say to Erin and all the other women out there. You are not defined by what the labels say.

In my mind a healthy full figure will always equal curves and I have curves. A full figure is an hourglass and I have an hourglass.

I wear full figured bras because they fit me, just like I wear size 7 jeans because they fit me.

Sometimes I wear a size XL sweater because it fits me. The sweater doesn't make me Extra Large.

Give me a word and I will define it, give me a definition and I will defy it.

Jan 05, 2015

My Brajama Review

I decided to do a brajama review over the holidays. Finding a nightgown with a built-in bra is almost impossible, so when I saw this product I decided to give it a shot

Continue reading "My Brajama Review"

New Survey!

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.