04 June 2010

Research has found that Britain's average bra size has increased from 34B a decade ago to 36D today. The Mirror reports that there are many reasons underlying the increasing size of Britain's boobs, including the more widespread use of hormone replacement tablets as well as the growing affordability of breast surgery, which allows women to modify their breasts to be more in proportion with the rest of their figure.According to the Mirror, today's women are also bigger all over than in previous decades, with the average dress size now being 16, compared to size 12 in the 1950s. Larger women have plenty of options to help them cope with their breasts however, including the recent launch of Britain's biggest bra, the KK cup Panache Harmony, providing much needed support for larger breasts. With department store Selfridges revealing that one in every four bra sales is for cup sizes between D and G, it seems likely that more options will become available to give women the support they need in the future. Women who have found their busts naturally growing to un-proportional sizes are likely to need special bras to offer extra support or to consider solutions such as seeking breast reductions to alleviate back pain and other forms of discomfort that may be caused by breasts too large for their figure. What's more, boob jobs are still the number one plastic surgery choice among UK women, with the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reporting that 8,537 boob jobs were carried out by registered surgeons in 2009.