The Problem with Having Big Boobs
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and not suffering too much from the dreaded Monday blues. Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know I spent yesterday shopping for bras. They will also be aware as I tweeted about it, this activity caused me a great deal of rage. 24 hours later I am calmer, but still annoyed about the whole bra buying thing, and this is why……..
I have large boobs……… When I say large, I don’t mean just quite big, I mean HUGE. I do in fact share the same cup size as Jordan at her biggest, but mine are all natural (meow!!). This in itself isn’t the cause of my rage. I quite like my boobs actually.
When they are properly hoisted and draped in a gorgeous top, they do indeed look rather splendid. There are however downsides to owning these beauties. Some of these are unavoidable and as such I have learnt to tolerate them over the years. Things such as the inability to eat food of any sort without wearing half of it by the end of the meal. It is a simple fact, however close you sit to your bowl or plate, your boobs will always be in the way. I now resort to covering my ample chest with napkins when going out to eat.
The one downside of having large boobs that I have not learnt to accept over the years is the trouble buying bras. There is a greater choice of outlets for the larger chested lady these days, but by and large these are online retailers, and I don’t like shopping for clothing online.
Living as I do fairly close to the city of Gloucester (great city for cathedrals, rubbish for bra shopping) I knew there would be only one department store that would likely have anything my size in stock. So off we trotted to the lingerie department of our local Debenhams (we are me and the hubby. He is actually a very good shopping partner).
We were greeted by a vast display of underwear. There were delicate pinks, blues and greens. Sexy purples, reds and blacks. Stripes, spots and florals. Lace, silk and ribbons.
But …….no…….wait…….. this delectable display of gorgeous underwear was not for the likes of me, these were only available for ladies with ‘normal’ sized boobs. At the very back of the shop was a display of underwear for ‘The fuller bust’. There was no silk. No ribbons, or embroidery or lace. The colour rage was limited. Very limited. You could have BLACK…… WHITE……. OR BEIGE. A whole wall of bras in these three colours.
Well im sorry, but my rage was quite well developed at this point and there was no way I was going to buy anything from that range, and was ready to flounce out of the store in disgust. However my hubby is a far calmer character than me, and he suggested taking our time to look at the other displays to see if there was anything that did go up to my size.
And fair play to him, he did manage to find three pretty silky bras that went up to my size in colours that I liked, and we did think we were going to be successful. Alas, this was not to be. The thing that prevented me purchasing these items was THE COST!!!
Now I am not stupid. I realise I cannot expect to pay Primark prices for my underwear (how I envy people who can buy their bras in Primark) but what is so damn special about a bra that it warrants you spending £50 on it!!!!!
When buying clothes, I can understand when they charge extra for larger sizes. There is significantly more material and time involved in making a plus sized dress for example. However there is no way they can justify the hikes in prices for larger cup underwear based on increased materials.
The makers of bras are unscrupulously blackmailing larger breasted ladies. If you want to look pretty and feminine you will have to pay our extortionate prices because you don’t have the option of shopping elsewhere.
So to finish my tale of bra shopping, I did not give in to this blackmail, primarily because I couldn’t afford to. So now i am the ‘proud’ owner of several new bras in, yes you guessed it, black, beige and white. Hence the rage I felt on return from my shopping trip yesterday.
Do any of you suffer from what Twitter has coined #bigboobproblems? Or have you have found somewhere to buy bras that doesn’t cause you rage?
As always I would love to know what you think about my post, so please make me smile by adding a comment or two Xx