Monday, June 23, 2008

Average Bra Size

So what I have on top is "Skittles" that is my nickname for my not so big chest size. Brohlen asked me the other day where my "boobs" were, and I was like UUUH DUH!!! Kevin laughed and said that maybe someday I would get bigger ones. So in my feel sorry for my little "SKITTLES" I decided to look up the average bra size, thinking that I am right in the average...

Average breast size breakdown
According to the information we have available, here's how average breast size in America breaks down:
AA cup: 2%
A cup: 15%
B cup: 44%
C cup: 28%
D cup: 10%
DD cup: 1%
So the average breast size is something of a Bell curve, with B cup right in the middle.

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.

UUMM I am no where near that AAGHHH

Now, granted those who purchase lingerie from Frederick's are not statistically representative sampling of American women. Nonetheless, this change is extremely interesting.
Similar data about the increase in average breast size comes from the UK, where busts grew from 36B to 36C between 1997 and 1999. According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, breasts across Asia grew from 34A to 34C between 1980 and 2000.
What's behind the increase in average breast size?

There's no solid answer behind the steady rise in average breast size, but there are some theories.

Some fashion designers believe that the increase in average breast size is a result of the garment industry. Many clothing manufacturers inflate or deflate sizes according to the times. As all women know, different brands of shoes and clothing fit differently. There's a big difference in a size 10 from two different companies. And as larger breasts have become more fashionable, possibly C cups have been getting smaller so more women can be proud to have a larger than average size.

Some sociologists point to the general weight gain among Americans as the cause of the increase in average breast size. Bigger people, the remind us, tend to have bigger breasts. And as obesity reaches epidemic proportions, the breasts of overweight women keep pace with the rest of them.
A final, and far more terrifying, explanation is that of excessive estrogens in the environment. Due to industrial pollution and widespread use of oral contraceptives, there are high levels of estrogens found in water in many places. In some rivers, fish are dying out because there's so much estrogen in the water that all the fish are born female. In this scenario, average breast size is growing due to this hormonal pollution.
WOW that is pretty darn interesting!!!
Well, I will just settle with my "SKITTLES" and just be all NATURAL.....


Three K's and Two P's said...

You are too funny! Just so you know, i think your boob size is just right. Not that i have been intently checking them out or anything. You make me laugh!

Jill said...

That was funny! What about bra size increasing because of all the silicone being pumped into everyone's chests!!!

Becky said...

That is too funny. I did hear that Victoria Secrets bras are made smaller than they use to be. Interesting.

Kacie said...

I am right with you girl. I am actually HAPPY to be a barely B because I think sometimes people who have bigger boobs look BIG....and not in a good way.

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Anonymous said...

i am actually happy to be a DD because i think people with smaller boobs look small......and not in a good way.

now doesn't that sound silly? i wish women would stop putting other women down to make themselves feel better about themselves. we have enough problems w society telling us how we should look.

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