Growing up I never wanted boobs. I mean sometimes I wanted them, but because I’d been dancing from the age of 6, boobs were not something I coveted. My dream was to be a ballerina, unfortunately as puberty hit, I realized I just didn’t have the body type. I still remember when I started to develop breasts, how uncomfortable I was in my leotards. Today’s post I share with you my relationship with my breasts. This blog post is in partnership with Upbra. I want to thank Upbra for inspiring this post and I hope the topic of breasts and the female body becomes an open discussion.
HALF THE POPULATION HAS BOOBS
As I got older and noticed boys more, I started to like my boobs. They made my outfits look good. I also realized how every woman has something to say about their breasts. They're too big, too small, uneven, not round enough, sagging, the list goes on.
My mom never really talked about female development with me growing up, but I clearly remember going to buy my first real bra and my mom telling me I was a 34B. Looking back, I realize she told me this because she was a 34B. Mom had some weird logic.
THE WRONG SIZE
So you can image without ever having someone measure me properly, I just bought 34B bra sizes from 15 to 28. They always felt a little off. That’s because I finally walked into a store and had myself measured properly and found out I was a 32D! I didn’t believe the woman when she told me and refused to buy the right size. This went on for another few years before I finally bought my size bra and realized how much more comfortable and flattering it was.
BOOBS FREAK ME OUT
For whatever reason I was embarrassed at how big my boobs were/are. When you look at me you don’t necessarily think I have big boobs probably because I’m rather small everywhere else. I was freaked out because growing up I never wanted them. There was also this idea in my mind that I didn’t have them, it’s weird how ideas can be projected onto you.
ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU GOT THEM
Now that I’ve come to terms with my breasts, I’m happy. I know how to shop for the right bra and I also know how to dress for them better. Big, small, uneven, there’s no shame in them. They are natural. Upbra makes easy to size bras that help accentuate your assets. SHOP UPBRA HERE.
WHAT IS UPBRA?
Upbra® bra is the world's first fully adjustable cleavage lift up bra. You can feel and see it lift right before your eyes. You control your cleavage. Just pull the magic cleavage control straps and the Upbra bra lifts you up from UNDERNEATH and AROUND the sides of your breasts.
Upbra provides cleavage for small breasts and lifts for large breasts. Because the bra is fully adjustable, this is perfect for any size discrepancies as well. Many women deal with uneven breast sizes and Upbra can even them out under your clothes.
My Upbra Picks
Strapless Bra When it comes to strapless bras, I struggle hard. Big boobs and strapless bras don’t mix, but the Upbra strapless bra gives me the support and lift I need. The extra grip also helps keep the bra inplace.
Find out how the Upbra system works HERE
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
What’s your boob story? I’d love to know if you had any experiences that have stayed with you good or bad. I think it’s important to talk about these things. I know if I ever have a daughter, I’m going to take her to be properly fitted for her bra. I also know I want her to have a healthy mindset of her body image and to love herself and be proud of her body.