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American Breast Sizes Are Getting Bigger

By April 10, 2009

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What the New York Times is reporting today can only be described as an adolescent boy's fantasy. It seems that women are going up in bra size, if only because designers are changing the cup sizes of the products they sell.

"These days, many women -- to their shock or glee -- are finding that DD is becoming the new C," writes Laura Holson.

Among the articles findings: At Wacoal America, one of the largest U.S. bra makers, 36DD is on track to replace 36D as its most popular size in 2009. (Three years ago, it was 36C.)

Unfortunately, this suggests that women aren't changing as much as the designers are redefining their sizes. My cup runneth over with mixed feelings.

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April 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(1) SAVERD HIKES says:

BOY OH BOY THE THINGS I COULD SAY BUT I WILL JUST SAY THIS I DONT CARE WHAT SIZE THEY ARE ONLY THAT THEY ARE NATURAL NO FILLER PLEASE

April 14, 2009 at 7:31 am
(2) Beth says:

Ah, um, well…. Have you thought that the oversized breasts may be a part of the whole oversized body problem? Plus, of course, if guys are now growing “man-boobs” due to growth hormones in our food, is it any wonder that women’s breasts are also growing larger?

Hey, maybe the chiropractors like this! Big breasts often means more back problems for the women who have them! ;P

April 24, 2009 at 4:16 am
(3) jacki says:

if this is got to do with growth hormones, then what foods have it? i would like to know why all of a sudden that there are alot of 12 and 13 yr olds with size 38. whats goin on ? this is over board for the age. i sure would like to have them big.

April 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(4) Ivi says:

Yes, it’s true but only because Americans are getting fatter. Too sad. Americans (and not just Americans!) will face many health problems in the future. Too bad. I whish women would stay a size C and stay healthy and fit at the same time. Oh, and those who “can’t keep up” go under knife and opt for a D cup. Too sad.
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August 15, 2011 at 12:14 am
(5) Dave says:

If women were topless all the time, they eventually wouldn’t be so self conscious.

Who cares how small or big they are? Let ‘em all swing in the breeze.

Yeah, buddy.

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