A recent news report out of the UK has found that the size of the average woman’s bra is bigger than what it was 10 years ago. In just a decade, bra size has increased from a humble 34B to a whopping 36D!
The report, appearing in The Mirror, attributes the increase to a number of factors, including breast augmentation surgery (which is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for women in the UK) and hormone replacement tablets that boost estrogen levels in the body (which has been shown to promote breast growth) – essentially treatments that allow women to change their breast size.
Lingerie shops are noticing the change as well. Selfridges, a popular department store, reports that 25% of all bras sold these days are between cup size D and G.
But it’s not just breast size that’s on the increase. The average dress size of British women has increased as well. Today’s average is UK size 16, while back in the 1950s it was just a 12.
We know in Canada, the average breast size has gone up, too. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find what it is, so we’ll have to turn to American stats that are easier to locate; in the US, the average is 36C, up from 34B over 15 years ago.This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 8:35 am and is filed under General Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.