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Bras
December 6, 2007, 6:24 am
Filed under: Intermediate

 


Yasuro wrote a blog about bras, please check it out: http://linguaespresso.at.webry.info/200711/article_5.html

It is said that most American women are wearing the wrong size bra, because most have not had a professional bra fitting. With bras, the sizes have to do with the inches around the chest and the cup size. However, some women like to wear smaller cups so that their breasts look larger. Some women like to wear larger cups for comfort or so they can wear a larger bra. The most common cup size in the U.S. is 34-C, 34 inches around and cup C. The cup sizes start at A and then can go to the double sizes, such as EE. To be honest, I am not sure what the biggest size is, but most stores do not stock anything bigger than a “D”.

When girls start to “develop”, usually around 12 years old, they start wearing a “training bra,” and then graduate into an A cup later. This is sort of a right of passage, but is uncomfortable if the girl starts younger. She may be teased so she may try to hide it.

Now it has also become important to wear a sports bra when exercising. I once knew a women who injured her ligament in her breast from jogging without one. Ouch!

When I lived in Japan, bra shopping was not something I did. I ordered all mine from Victoria’s Secret and had them shipped to Japan, as it was difficult to find my size in the Japanese stores.

As Yasuro said, some women wear a prosthesis if they have had breast cancer. Also many bras now come with lots of padding so you can look bigger breasted than you actually are. At one time almost all bras were white or beige, and now they come in different colors, styles, patterns, fabrics, and some even come with matching underwear.

Some women in my generation refer to their breasts as their “girls.” It is important to take care of the girls!

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