How the average woman’s bust has bloomed from a modest 34B to a curvy 34DD in 50 years!
in 1967, the average woman was a 34B, but fast forward 50 years and the average UK woman measures two inches more on the back and has gone up three cup sizes to a 34DD.
In the 1960’s the most popular size was a 34B and F-G cup bra’s weren’t even available to buy in the shops!
In the the 1980s, and with breast enhancement surgery now in its infancy, the average woman had grown again and so had her bust size – up to 34D! Research has shown that with improved health and more foods available to todays woman at an affordable price this has also increased the modern day woman’s breast size!
However weight actually has nothing to do with todays growing bust sizes! In a country where one in three women is overweight, you’d think there was a simple, fat-related reason for this, but obesity alone doesn’t explain the jump in cup size, nor the biggest growth area in bra sales: smaller back size and bigger cup size. Judging by recent underwear figures, there are more slimmer women with larger boobs than ever before.
In the past, women couldn’t wear the 32G or 34FF bras that are currently flying off lingerie department shelves, because they simply didn’t exist. Katie Halford, founder of vintage-inspired lingerie label What Katie Did, which creates glamorous underwear from 1940s and 1950s patterns and materials, says, “Only 10 years ago it was nearly impossible to find anything bigger than a D cup on the high street, and things have certainly improved. In the 50s, cup sizes only came in B to D and if you were bigger than that you were encouraged to go up a back size instead – I’ve got vintage corsettes in bizarre sizes like 56B.” Is it possible that boobs haven’t actually changed that much, but that underwear has finally been developed to cater for figures that have always existed?
So maybe boobs have always been this big but now shops have finally acknowledged this. One thing’s for sure though and that’s that bigger boobs mean more sag! Don’t worry though because that’s what we’re good at. Bra’s may be bigger now but our founder noticed that there was very little options that worked for larger busts in the strapless bra/ adhesive tape department!
That’s why Perky Pear lift & shape tape was created for A-G cups! You can now go braless with confidence with our breast lift tape that is sweat and dance proof and specialises in holding heavy breasts! Now you can be perky in plunge and backless dresses! Shop our tape range here: https://perkypear.com/shop/
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