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To feel odd about having bigger boobs than I used to?

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GrandDesespoir Mon 12-Jun-17 20:55:51

I'm feeling a bit weirded out by changes in my body shape (as a result of medication), specifically cup size, and wondered whether people would mind answering a few questions. (Not sure whether simply stating this holds any weight, but I'm not a journalist.)

What would you consider to be a large breast size?
How would you feel if you experienced a significant increase in cup size?
What would be your reaction, if any, if you noticed a significant increase in another woman's breast size?

Thank you.

Redken24 Mon 12-Jun-17 20:58:15

I wear a G cup. I consider J cup as large. I wouldn't notice really unless in a badly fitted bra (much more noticeable)

TestingTestingWonTooFree Mon 12-Jun-17 20:58:23

Cup size can't be considered in isolation. I'd consider 34g+ to be big. I'd feel irritated at having to buy more bras. If it was overnight I might wonder at surgery or pregnancy but wouldn't comment because it'd be none of my business.

Onceafortnight Mon 12-Jun-17 21:01:14

I'd find it odd on myself. I would be concerned if I felt uncomfortable or if the difference was very obvious. Having said that I probably wouldn't notice on someone else. It would also depend on body shape, weight and proportions.

GrandDesespoir Mon 12-Jun-17 21:01:48

Thanks. I'm 30F - used to be 32A. Are people likely to have noticed?

Onceafortnight Mon 12-Jun-17 21:02:39

Not sure re cup size. I am D and my breasts are large in proportion to my body as I am very slim so E upwards would be big to me.

Onceafortnight Mon 12-Jun-17 21:03:20

Have you put on weight all over?

GrandDesespoir Mon 12-Jun-17 21:04:00

I'm a size 6-8 which hasn't changed. Just feeling a bit freaked out and wondering whether they will grow any more.

phoenix1973 Mon 12-Jun-17 21:06:48

I went from b to DD 10 years ago after childbirth.

I still cannot accept them

Iamastonished Mon 12-Jun-17 21:06:51

What medication are you on? I could do with some of that.

AnguaResurgam Mon 12-Jun-17 21:07:22

- which way are you measuring bra sizes?
- any (sudden) body changes would probably lead me to take medical advice. Possibly after POAS if it's boob increase
- I doubt I'd notice change in boob size. I don't really stare at other women's tits. Unless accompanied by overall weight gain/loss, if a change were dramatic enough for me to notice, I'd probably assume surgery (augmentation or reduction)

GrandDesespoir Mon 12-Jun-17 21:11:33

No, haven't put on weight all over. The medication is oestrogen, for osteoporosis.

What's POAS? The changes have been over a few years. I thought they'd stopped, but I've recently gone up two more cup sizes.

I'm "measuring" simply by noticing my bras don't fit any more and trying the next size up. Keeping the back size the same.

Redken24 Mon 12-Jun-17 21:17:34

There is an excellent bra calculator which I used from a recommendation on here. I cannot find it. You give four measurements and one is wen your bending over to see how full the cup is. If your back has been the same I'd be surprised if your cup is right - not sure why

Redken24 Mon 12-Jun-17 21:19:50

thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-advice.html?m=1

showmeislands Mon 12-Jun-17 21:27:26

That's quite a size difference you've gone through! Yes I think that would be noticed.
Unless you wore very padded bras before or you wear very baggy clothes.

I went from a 32c to a 34E during pregnancy, and now I'm breastfeeding my 2 month old DC and am a 32FF. I find it pretty odd having much bigger boobs, mind you my whole body has changed a lot since before having my baby. It is very noticeable though - my DH comments on them a lot (favourably) and several friends have made remarks. Others seem to like them more than me! I'm not quite sure how I feel about them, though I'm happy they're feeding my baby of course,

AnguaResurgam Mon 12-Jun-17 21:30:50

POAS = pee on a stick, ie take a pregnancy test

GrandDesespoir Mon 12-Jun-17 21:32:00

If your back has been the same I'd be surprised if your cup is right - not sure why.

No, me neither!

That's quite a size difference you've gone through!

Yes, I know! shock blush

Redken24 Tue 13-Jun-17 08:51:48

Did you try that link?

Palomb Tue 13-Jun-17 08:55:05

Mine have just got bigger as I've aged. They were a G cup as a teenager and they're now a G.

I hate them tbh mainly because I find finding clothes so hard.

FreckledLeopard Tue 13-Jun-17 08:57:27

I'm still in denial over my breast size. I used to be a 32 A/AA before I had DD and then they increased in size quite significantly and never went back again (I'm now about a 34 C/D). I miss having tiny, pert breasts. In my head I'm still a size 6 with a tiny chest. The reality is somewhat different now, sadly.

BigBlockofCheese Tue 13-Jun-17 09:05:47

Interesting to know it works both ways. Before dc I had been on the combined pill my entire adult life and the oestrogen made me a b/c cup which I was happy with. Post dc the gp has advised I have to be on a progestogen only pill and since stopping bf I have two deflated balloons. If I'd always been an a cup I think I'd be fine with it but I'm very disappointed that my body has changed and eating/exercise etc won't make a difference. I'm stuck with it unless I get implants (which i don't want) or go back on the combined pill against medical advice. Maybe I'll get used to it over time...

AnUtterIdiot Tue 13-Jun-17 09:08:52

I'm a 38J normally. Am pretty sure I have gone up a cup (pregnant) but waiting for them to settle before I buy more bras. I've always had big boobs, but I'm 5'10 and generally quite curvy. So not that bothered about it in principle but wish there were more options for people of my size.

AnUtterIdiot Tue 13-Jun-17 09:11:13

Oh, and every now and again people try to guess my size and always get it wrong. I think people just think in terms of "small, medium, large".

Floisme Tue 13-Jun-17 09:16:29

I used to be 32A and following the menopause, I'm now 28F. It was a very gradual change and I didn't even notice it myself - it was a very good friend who suggested I needed a new bra!

I still don't consider my boobs that big but previously they were non existent. It's changed the way I dress and I spend a lot more on underwear than I used to but I quite like my shape now.

There are some very knowledgeable, very helpful posters on Style and Beauty.

GrandDesespoir Tue 13-Jun-17 18:50:20

Did you try that link?

Yes, I have read it, thanks, although bra-fitting wasn't really the point of my post!

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