Both men and women are obsessed with breasts. Men tend to ogle women’s “head lights,” while women wish for a different size than what they carry. Florence Williams authored an entire book on the subject in 2012, in which she said that the average bra size has grown from a 34B to a 36C in the last 15 years.
Yet, according to sales data and customer surveys collected by national lingerie retailer Intimacy, the average American cup size has gone from 34 B in 1983 to a whopping 34 DD in 2013.
The change might be due to better education on bra fit, breast augmentation, and obesity. And a woman’s breast size can reveal more than just how big (or small) her breasts are — it can speak volumes when it comes to her personality and lifestyle.
Intimacy (and Cosabella) believe that the demand for larger sizes comes from a mix of better customer service and an awareness among the customers themselves. “Instead of forcing D+ breasts into A to D cup bras, women are beginning to purchase larger cup sizes (G cup, for example) that actually fit properly,” said a rep. “[Twenty years ago] the American market carried less than 20 sizes, so women with bigger breasts squeezed into bras that were two or more cup sizes too small. Therefore, the idea that breast size is increasing is perhaps slightly inflated due to women actually purchasing larger (and more accurate) bras for themselves.”
BIGGER BREASTS, HIGHER IQ
Contrary to popular and unfounded belief, large-breasted women actually have higher intelligence than their less-endowed counterparts. A 2011 University of Chicago study found larger-breasted women scored an average of 10 points higher than other women in IQ tests. Women with average-sized breasts also scored higher than those who were the smallest size in the group. The women were divided into five categories based on their breast measurements: extra-large, large, medium, small, and extra-small breast sizes.
It has not yet been determined why the correlation between breast size and intelligence may exist, but it’s suspected to have something to do with sex hormone levels. They help determine a woman’s breast size. Also, it could be linked to the possibility about natural selection where intelligent men prefer larger breasted women for reproductive partners to ensure their offspring will inherit a larger breast size and higher intelligence.
Top photo: Betty Brosmer is the co-founder of Shape magazine, which has been the number-one women’s health magazine for decades. Now in her late 70s, Brosmer continues to write two magazine columns that are syndicated worldwide and seen by several million people each month.
Bottom photo: Lisabeth Scott went back to school at USC when she was in her 40’s and her film career was finished. She became involved with Real Estate.
A Thank You to “Racked” —Erika Graham
This is not referring to an animal fox, but a young and beautiful women. dievca read that this is derived from the ancient British word of Foxismonitism, meaning attractive or sexually appealing. But she is not sure — the sources were sketchy. Whatever the truth, the word fox has evolved over the years to become a more well-known, slang word, foxy.
dievca remembers her first real compliment in 7th grade at the local Park District pool. she was sitting near a boy she had a crush on (8th grader) and overheard him talking to a High School boy. The High School Boy said, “She a Fox!” and dievca was astounded when she realized that the guy was talking about her!
A moment hidden in dievca’s memory banks until she bought this chemise during the end of the year sales and saw the name on the tag. she may be a bit (o.k. a lot) older and not quite as appealing, but she can still be considered Foxismonitism in certain eyes (and light). XO
dievca bought the Cosabella “Never Say Never” Foxie Chemise in Aloe
In the beginning, Master would tell dievca what to wear — but when He figured out that she loves fashion, He gave dievca free reign as long as the focus was dressing for Him. Now, Master rarely tells dievca what to wear because He likes to be surprised, but as a change of pace — Master commanded dievca to go braless.
This is a bit of a challenge, as dievca has a full Bust. she decided to face the challenge full-on and wear one of her favorite semi-vintage lingerie pieces. A Cosabella Sheer Fishnet Thong Turtleneck Bodysuit.
Here is the gist of it:
dievca’s piece is NOT the Alexander Wang Mesh/Fishnet Turtleneck.
But, dievca’s piece IS a green tighter weave fishnet Cosabella turtleneck thong bodysuit.
When she takes off her leather jacket she hopes the effect will be very similar to the photo above.
she couldn’t find a photo of her exact turtleneck, but here are some green fishnet samples to get you in the frame mind:
- The weave on the fishnet tights is very similar to dievca’s turtleneck
- The color on this Lanvin Sweater is the color
- This is a bodysuit from Martin Margiela that dievca covets
- This is a bra from Free People that dievca covets
dievca’s planned outfit:
- This is an Akris Tulle turtleneck body suit, insert dievca’s Cosabella favorite instead
- Golden Goose belted black leather jacket
- Black knit skirt
- Wolford Stay-Up Tights
- Alaia Thigh High leather Boots
- Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Thin Collar
Depending upon where Master takes dievca, she will leave the jacket on closed or open, but if there is an opportunity, she will take the jacket off. (Look—her breasts are an asset and well-shaped. BTW, since 1992, it is legal for Women to bare their breasts for non-commercial activity in NY. No Laws broken. XO)
In her search for the Cosabella photo she did run across the information that Cosabella is celebrating 30 Years of Color. Look for a future post about the brand!
And wish dievca luck going braless! She will be taking deep breaths to be BOLD!