Startling Bra Facts

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Let's kick off LGI Tuesdays with an Intro to Intimates post. Here are some fun, interesting, and sometimes startling facts about bras:

*8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra!

*Most women will change in bra size 6 times in their lifetime.

*A 10 pound weight change (gain or loss) can change a woman's bra size.

*Over the last 15 years, the average bra size has increased from 34B to 36C.

*The average fashion is designed for a B-cup.

*Cup sizes range from AA to JJ!

*Women have used bra-like devices to lift, separate, and restrain their breasts since as early as 2000 BC.

*A bust size of 34B bounces 3 1/8 inches (8 centimeters) with each step when running. (This is why it's important to wear a supportive bra when exercising.)

*The average number of bras the average woman owns is 9.

*The number of bras a woman wears on a regular basis is 6.

*The amount spent on bras annually worldwide: $16 billion.

*27% of women have decided against buying a particular clothing item because they didn't have the right bra to wear underneath it.

*The ancient Greeks highly prized breasts. Women would wear bra-like undergarments to push them up or show off how big they were. (Sound familiar?) The ancient Romans, however, were male oriented. Women would bind their breasts to keep them close to their chest and minimized. (Reminiscent of the 1920s in America...)

That's just a little taste of what's to come. Upcoming posts will build off of these facts. Stay tuned to read more about bra-fitting, bra-shopping, bra-history, and much more!

So I'm wondering, which of those facts startled you the most?


1 comment:

Maia Dobson said...

This trivia is quite hilarious! I think the reason a lot of women change bra size often is that they undergo Los Angeles plastic surgery to increase their cup size too.