What does a full figure strapless bra have in common with the Taj Mahal?
Everyone stares at them and wonders,"What's holding those beautiful domes up?"
All joking aside, I will firmly state that shopping for a plus size strapless bra is an experience I wouldn't wish on anybody. It can be horrifying, embarrassing, and hilarious all at the same time. Hopefully you'll find some ideas and suggestions here to make it an easier experience.
Question: Are all full figured strapless bras uncomfortable?
Answer: That's a tough question, most likely you'll experience some discomfort.
Whenever stiff fabric, wires, and boning support come together (main
ingredients in a good strapless bra)some discomfort could ensue - mostly
in the form of itching with the occasional poke and pinch. Like an
Every woman is different and what is comfortable for one, might be misery for another. The strapless bra I reviewed for this page (see below) was actually pretty comfortable for most women. It just depends on your body type, and the individual bra.
Question: If there are no straps on my bra, what keeps it from falling off?
(side note: when you see a man staring at a woman wearing a strapless anything, he's wondering the same thing ;)
Short Answer: Magic
Real Answer: The support on a strapless bra comes from the band and underneath the cup area, so it's important that it fits right.
Question: When should big busted women wear strapless bras?
Answer: Only when they absolutely have too.
A full figure strapless bra is considered a special occasion bra. Last time I checked, going to Wal-mart is not a special occasion. Save your strapless bra for a wedding dress, brides maid dress, any formal occassion. Trust me, you won't want to wear this thing anymore than you have too.
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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.