Back in the days of puberty, I feel like a lot of girls my age were really concerned about when they would get boobs. I guess I never really thought much about it, which maybe was fate letting me know that a fairly flat chest was in my future. Well, that’s what happened, but honestly, for me it’s no big deal at all because I actually really love it.
I have basically been wearing the same bra size since I first got one in middle school. There’s not a ton that I want to relive from my middle school days, but if this is the thing that sticks with me, I’m okay with it. No joke, I have a few bras that I’ve had for ten years (which may not be something to brag about because it reveals I need a major wardrobe shake-up, but whatever, they still work!).
Some other perks, you may ask? Well, being super forgetful, I was always forgetting sports bras in my gym bag. No need to panic though… I would just wear the bra I had on all day at school because it was more than enough support. Problem solved!
Another pro to my bra size: I’m always comfy! I remember my mom once bought me a bra that had an underwire and it was so uncomfortable (like wires digging into my skin uncomfortable), but the more annoying thing was that I didn’t even really need it there because it did nothing. Today, I have zero bras with wires and all the ones I own are glorified bralettes. I only have a handful of “regular” bras. Honestly, when I try to wear any bras with padding they look kind of ridiculous.
Now, I don’t always see a lot of really glamorous bras in my size, which I could see as a negative. I try to instead focus on the positive, which is that I can often get bras that do the job way cheaper. I can wear whatever is in the juniors section at a department store, and I don’t need to shell out money at Victoria’s Secret (plus, their sale pickings for my size are usually slim to none). I can even ditch wearing a bra altogether for some dresses without even thinking twice about how everything is going to stay in place.
Okay, fine. If I have to gripe about my small boobs, it sometimes gets a little annoying going shopping. I find that clothing sizes sometimes factor in your bust size, so considering that I tend to like to dress in looser clothes, there has been a number of times where it all fits great – except for the super amount of empty fabric just hanging off my chest.
I’ve found that wearing V-necks is kind of a pain because I don’t really have any boobs to help keep the shirt up. As a result, when I bend over, you can basically get a giant eye-full of my whole front, which makes me uncomfortable. To deal with this, a lot of the time I’ll wear V-necks backward. I remember seeing Amanda Seyfried wear a dress backward on purpose to some event and thought it was the coolest thing, so I worked it to meet my own style needs. The big V in the back shows off my shoulders and usually the shirt then fits me better in front.
So yeah, sometimes I get annoyed about having small boobs, but for the most part, I really try to only dwell on the stuff that I do like about it. I don’t know what it is like to be shaped any other way, so I just try to celebrate what I like about my small chest and find ways to accept or work with the aspects of it that make me a little less confident.
In the end though, on those days where I’ve tried on more padded bras just to see how they would look, the body I see in the mirror doesn’t look like mine anymore. I guess I just feel like the way I am built is perfect for me.
Do you worry about your chest size or do you not care? Is it something that you talk about with your friends? Tell us in the comments.