We hear you and rest assured you’re not alone! We’ll aim to tackle each point in future blog posts.
1. Its hard to find a bra
Hard to find a bra that fits, that is cute, that is comfortable, that is $20 (like my friends buy all the time) that supports and lasts. Quite a list!!!
If you do find a bra that fits, then you can usually bet that you will be a different size in another brand, or even in the same brand in a different style. Such a headache to try bras on all the time, because they do not have just one hook and eye to do up, they have quite a few. It’s not easy when you’re in a fitting room to adjust your straps either. If you find one that is cute, find your size and realise it’s not that cute anymore, even if it is available in your size – not likely.
If you do find one that is cute and in your size then it’s highly likely that this will not be very comfortable for very long, nor very supportive and might fall to pieces after the first couple of gruelling wears.
2. Feel the need to wear a bra at all times
The first thing you want to do when you get home is rip off that structured bra. The wires are hard, the straps are rigid and you just want to get comfortable. But you might need to pop down to the shops later, you might be expecting visitors, you might have a flat mate or live with your boyfriend’s parents. So, that bra stays on right up until you go to bed. In some cases, girls wear their wire bras to bed also.
3. Outerwear style restrictions
Do you ever get the feeling that your best friend has to compromise on her bridesmaid dresses knowing that you can’t wear a strapless one? Spaghetti straps, tank tops, cami tops, and racer backs – the list goes on for what you can and can’t wear without seeing your bra straps. If you have ever tried to wear a strapless bra for a time, I’m sure it would have been a short time due to its lack of comfort. It’s summer and you don’t want to wear straps, so wear this corset-like thing that you can’t breathe in – perfect.
4. High impact exercise isn’t easy
Even running to catch the bus can be a bit of a pain. High impact sports bras are quite genius. They can sometimes also be quite restrictive on your lungs and that means you’re unable to breathe as easily. Some girls actually wear two sports bras to ensure there is limited movement. It’s a good excuse to not do that HIIT anyhow.
5. Button up tops always gape
Unless there are 20 buttons and who wants to do these up? Actually, who wants to undo these? They usually gape and it’s a pain because there are so many work outfits that are button up tops. When you are wearing them, you’re always conscious of your gaping boobs.
6. You cant help but look sexual
Job interviews, first dates, graduation, your parents wedding etc etc. There are many times when you’d prefer not to have attention on your boobs (sometimes not) and you just want to blend in with the crowd. Having a larger bust makes this difficult to be able to wear something that is nice and not a sack. There’s a fine line. And avoid that bright red lipstick while you’re at it. Having a larger bust makes this difficult to be able to wear something that is nice and not a sack.
7. Guys pay too much attention to your boobs
Girls do too. It’s hard to tell if someone is being genuine if they can’t maintain eye contact. Have I dropped some salsa on my protruding boobs? Are they listening to me? Why is that girl death staring me? Why is that old man flirting with me?
8. Your back hurts
“Stand up straight and sit tall. Belly in and chest out, shoulders back.” This is what we hear from a young age. If you’re self conscious about your bust line then you will automatically slouch and cower, sometimes using your arms to cover your chest so that people don’t really see what large breasts you have. This can lead to a strain on your upper spine and possible permanent hunching.
If you have good posture then most likely, you will be putting a lot of strain on your lower spine and the muscles on each side that can lead to daily dull pain. There have been many cases of scoliosis because of the inconsistent distribution of weight of female’s breasts.
If you are experiencing back pain, you could consult your chiropractor for exercises and help on daily muscles movements. You could also find relief in a posture back brace from your pharmacist.
9. You never know what it’s like to free boob
Remember when all those girls are giving you jealous looks because you’ve gained the attention of their boyfriend for a second too long? They are now wondering why you’re jealous of them. They can wear a tank top without a bra, and they can go for a walk in one and sometimes a skip in public too. That’s a feeling that you may never know. (…. ‘Sigh’)
10. Struggle with the latest fashion
Not only is it hard to wear the strapless, thin straps and racer back styles. It’s impossible to wear a midriff top, high waisted shorts or a tucked in blouse. The list continues. If it doesn’t make me look like an over zealous ‘Pamela’ then it will simply make me look ridiculous and cut in half. Without getting boring, stick to the styles that you know work for your body type and bust type combined.