• Sat, Jan 21 2012

Are Small Breasts Becoming Fashionable Again? [NSFW]

For those of you who still haven’t seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you’re missing out. Not only because it’s a great film, but Rooney Mara‘s breasts are spectacular. In a society that once placed such great importance on large boobs, the pendulum seems to be swinging the other way and it’s about time.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is definitely having an effect on the fashion industry. Not only has it sunk its claws into clothing, with H&M releasing a line inspired by the film, but Mara’s breasts also seem to be a topic of discussion. A beautiful woman with beautiful small breasts — who would have thunk?

Simon Doonan who, as a gay man knows a thing or two about breasts (I’m being completely serious here), has, to use his words, “seriously posit the notion that big boobs might ‘go out of fashion.‘” As he points out, he’s old enough to remember the world, Hollywood and the fashion industry especially, when small boobs were quite common because people weren’t saving their pennies to get bigger jugs. You know, back when bigger is better wasn’t the “thing.”

Although the first breast implant dates back to 1895 when surgeon Vincenz Czerny used a patient’s own tissue to repair a breast that was damaged and misshapen after he removed a tumor, breast implants as we know it didn’t start until the 1960′s. It was then that the French company Laboratoires Arion introduced the world to the saline breast implant. The procedure would be around for almost two more decades before it would take off and make faux-breasted women something you see in everyday society.

In his piece, Doonan recalls:

As far as my pals were concerned, boulder boobs were for barmaids and strippers. Cool girls like Twiggy, Ali McGraw, Mia Farrow… were all highly desirable, despite being small of tit.

One memory of his in particular was that of Michele Breton in Performance. He admits he was more excited about the possibility of catching a piece of Mick Jagger‘s nakedness than anything else, but what he does remember quite clearly is Breton’s small breasts and how his (straight) buddies viewed them. When he saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all of that came flooding back to him. He wondered could this gorgeous human being and her natural breasts possibly “possess the power to usher out the era of the porno-hooter? Can she put the natural knocker back up where it belongs?” Well, can it? [tagbox tag="breasts"]

Breasts in all their sizes and shapes are beautiful and one of the most amazing physical features on a woman. Artists since the dawn of time have been honoring the perfection that is a woman’s curves in their work, and boobs are a very important asset in that equation. As to whether or not small breasts are about to become “fashionable” is anyone’s guess. In a society that loves excess it’s hard to imagine that large breasts, and fake ones at that, will become entirely passé. Ultimately it comes down to each woman’s personal take on their own breasts and the potential health risk they may want to take in the name of big tits. But hey, to each his own.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of our favorite small-breasted women who, despite what others may have suggested, kept their racks to a gorgeous minimum.

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  • Somnilee

    I think natural breasts of any size are better looking than fake breasts (I’d say of any size, but the tendency with fake boobs is to be huge). I’m a small breast fan, but I definitely find the breasts of someone like Samantha Fox more appealing than say, Heidi Montag’s (first ones that came to mind).

  • Chloe

    It’s all well and good to be small-breasted in Hollywood, as long as you’re incredibly thin to match.
    How about instead of referring to people’s natural body shapes as “trends” we just stop judging them for their bodies? My breasts are natural D’s, but even if they were implants, it would be nobody’s business but mine.

  • Nikita

    I hate that the term “natural breasts” usually refers to smaller breasts. I have naturally larger breasts. Does that mean my body is out of fashion? Regardless of contemporary fashion, naturally larger breasts will always be “in fashion” not because of what certain people in the industry tell us, but because of our survival instincts to feed our young.

    • Leigha

      I’ve always heard that breast size has nothing whatsoever to do with milk production, so why would large breasts be “in fashion” because of the need to “feed our young”?

      From my understanding, the evolutionary bias towards somewhat larger breasts (though generally not very large, any more than very small) is due to a correlation with fertility. It’s also not a universal or exclusive bias. The average person may or may not find them the most attractive, and most will like a much broader size range.

  • Lo

    I look forward to the day that variety is in fashion. (I brought along a sleeping bag and a ton of sandwiches).

  • Alanna

    Everyone’s body shape matches the rest of them (not counting ridiculously large fakies, of course) buuut as someone who has been flat chested forever…. YAY! Even if it’s not coming back ‘in’, it is still really nice to see women who are beautiful and small chested.

  • Cee

    Why cant just all types of bodies be “in fashion”? I’m petite but have C almost D cups. So I’m outdated? one day its curvy, one day its big butts, another long legs, toned stomach, toned legs, big breasts, small breasts…everyone is different, its not a fashion item , its our bodies and all should be accepted.

    • Big Baby

      petite is nice..
      C’s and D’s in school – not so good..
      C’s and D’s on you – perfect

  • Alexandra

    I don’t know…I think it’s bizarre for something that you can’t control to be in fashion. I think boobs are awesome at any size as long as they’re perky although I don’t think anyone has better boobs than Lara Stone. There should be an international law in place that requires her to be topless at all times just because they’re that amazing.

  • Bee Weiner

    I saw the movie and Rooney was fantastic, I hope she wins an Oscar. Would I want her breasts, no, too small, always a favorite for gay designers. Popular with straight men, no way. Just like Moss, Rooney will be featured in all the women’s magazines and never mentioned by straight men. Rooney is a talented actor, she’ll probably be around for a long time. Moss is a fashion Icon with a tenth of Rooney’s talent. If Rooney stays off of drugs, I’d rather be her. I can’t imagine ever wanting to be Moss.

    • sara

      “Popular with straight men, no way”

      That’s not true at all. My husband and my ex-boyfriend prefer small breasts. Not just mine because they dated/married me :) As in they sought out to date only small chested girls and all the porn they look at is with smaller chested girls (not flat flat, but like Full A to B cup. They both had similar reasons which was mostly they like the perkiness.

      Different strokes for different folks! Just please do not summarize all men and continue the myth that all men prefer big breasts. I was so insecure I used to want breast implants and I’m glad I’ve grown up and realized that their are all types of beauty. My husband would be grossed out by implants!

  • Carolyn

    I think it is SO SEXY when a woman with small breasts wears an extremely deep V that shows off her collar bones and decollete. When a woman with big boobs wears a neckline like that it can come off as trashy so I think us smaller breasted women have an advantage that we can pull off more looks….

    • Opheliax

      Agreed! As a DD I hate that the only styles that are flattering are trashy in everyday life. All I want are As or Bs, I’d be happy with my old C cup back!

  • Sam

    As a member of the i.b.t.c (itty bitty titty committee), I enjoyed this post :)

  • denny

    Sorry, but my body is ALWAYS in fashion. Damn straight. LOL.

    • manna

      I totally agree… I have huge boobs, I’m curvy, I’ll never be a waif and as far as I’m concerned, I’m always in style. Trends are overrated and fleeting… so fuck them!

  • Kj

    I am *so over* body parts being in style. I didn’t grow big boobs because they were in style. Just saying that certain parts are “in style” implies that bodies are something that can and should be changed according to fashion.

    Secondly, I don’t think Rooney Mara really counts as “flat chested.”

    Finally, how many *really* successful actresses do you know of that are surgically enhanced? It’s not like we are coming from some mystical time when implants were a prerequisite to get an Oscar… quite the opposite. Does anyone really respect or admire the careers of the Pam Anderson/Carmen Electra bunch? Noooot really.

  • Ashley

    “Fashionable”…? I’m sorry, but if my large breasts have ever been “fashionable”, someone forgot to inform me. Fetishized? Sure. But clothes are certainly not made to fit my physique, and I rarely see women resembling me on the catwalk or red carpet. Small breasts are usually associated with a leaner physique, which has unfortunately been held up as the paragon of “fashionable” body types for years.

  • MR

    Supporting my response to a comment made by Amy awhile back: From my one guy perspective, all women have unique features that compliment their individual beauty – aka a women with small breasts most often has nice legs, beautiful eyes….ect. As a man, I will never buy into what ‘fashion’ says is beautiful.

  • Ruby

    As someone with naturally large breasts since the age of 13 I find this article really fucking irritating. We are a second decade in which small breasted waifs have dominated the fashion industry and our societal model of beauty. Yes, those small breasted beauties may not have been leered at, groped and catcalled at by their teachers, bosses and complete strangers- what a shame, I dont know how they’ve managed. As a twenty year old who has wasted nearly ten years of her life starving and purging I can assure you that curves, chestal or otherwise, haven not been fashionable for a very long time, objectified? Frequently. Treated with admiration and respect? What a joke. Women with large breasts are treated like zoo animals in the media and are taught body-shame and self loathing from the second they hit puberty. Articles like this only further body anxiety in women of all shapes and sizes as the notion of bodies coming “in” and “out” of fashion like disposable items of clothing only furthers a cultural conception of women’s bodies and persons as interchangeable and disposable. End of rant.

    • Chloe

      Amen. Seriously, thanks for saying everything I was trying to.

    • Jenny

      Thank you Ruby!!!

      I have large breasts and I can assure you, I would not describe them as “fashionable”. Large breasted women cannot wear at least half of the trendy, cute, fashionable clothing out there. Clothes aren’t made for my body type. I own enough camisoles to clothe a small city – because, most tops and dresses I buy, that would look cute and appropriate on a smaller breasted woman, verge on lewd on my frame without them.

      Can we all stop hating on each other? There is no war between small-breasted and large-breasted women. There is no war between women at all! The one thing you hate about your body, might just be the same thing another woman covets.

      I love my body, but I’m jealous of smaller breasted women that can wear things I can’t. I love my curly hair, but at times I wish I had straight hair that I could “do” more with. I love my fair skin, but I sometimes wish I could go to the beach without causing people to avert their eyes from the glare.

      Stop hating each other and start learning to love yourself.

    • Alex

      “Articles like this only further body anxiety in women of all shapes and sizes as the notion of bodies coming “in” and “out” of fashion like disposable items of clothing only furthers a cultural conception of women’s bodies and persons as interchangeable and disposable.”

      - Thank you. Totally agree.

  • LCT

    From an A/small B cupper: God, I hope so. It would be nice to be able to find tops that fit off the rack that I don’t have to get my tailor to take in the cups.

    As many commenters have noted, obviously in an ideal world, all body shapes could be celebrated. As it is, I think it’s better for all of us if surgically-enhanced breasts fall out of fashion. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you don’t, flaunt that too! As an earlier commenter said, I too am glad that I have come to accept my breasts for what they are–to love them, and feel sexy no matter what size they are. My husband’s input has helped this tremendously, too.

    • Kerry

      And actually, if you really really want bigger boobs enough to have surgery, then why the hell shouldn’t you flaunt that too?

  • Katy

    I love the gloss.
    I hate this article.
    As a natural chested, fit weight, DD -I have never felt I was in style. I can’t wear many of the stylish tops. When I was 12 I was teased mercilessly whilst being accused of stuffing my training bra (already a C cup). I have nothing but admiration for the Kate Winslet’s of the world- that can have a shape & still be considered a great stylish icon- that certainly hasn’t been in vogue on the day to day in a long, long time.

    Of course, I have no animosity towards the smaller breast counter part. And having friends of all shapes & sizes, of course there are benefits to both sides. You should embrace your body & be super stoked if you are fit & healthy regardless of your hourglass, boy shaped, pear shaped or whatever box you happen to fit in.

    Like I said, I love, love, love the gloss & all other of the sister sites (I found thegloss through blisstree), but saying that it’s so great that small busts have come into style due a backlash of fake breasts makes me self conscious. Just as it would make a very naturally thin reader squirm if you were to say curvy is so superior in a backlash to eating disorders.

    *steps off soapbox* Thank you

    • Kerry

      Thanks Katy – great comment!

    • Amanda Chatel

      I would like to point out to you and your buddy, Kerry, (and Ruby, too) that this post stems from one man’s thought on whether or not small breasts were coming back into fashion- his words, not mine. The post was meant to spark conversation, because it’s such a ridiculous thought.

      This article was in no way knocking breasts that are either big or small. Last I checked, TheGloss was meant to evoke thought all while commenting on something that’s seemingly absurd like Simon Doonan’s statement.

      So go ahead and call the article “utter shit,” but like you, Doonan, myself and every other person out there, all are entitled to their opinion– even if you don’t agree with it.

      I fear that some of you missed the point.

  • Kerry

    This article is utter shit. We should be supporting other women to feel good about their bodies no matter what they look like, not fueling an imaginary competition between big and small boobed girls. Like there aren’t enough things that divide us already?

    I’ve always been big boobed and felt different and COMPLETELY unfashionable as a result. Ruby and Katy said what I feel about this article better than I ever could so thanks girls!

    I expect better from The Gloss.

  • Jess

    This article just made my day, thank you for this. I am a 34A with a very athletic form…I hate shopping for bathing suits and dresses because everything is too darn big! Your slide show was great, I appreciate seeing celebrities with bodies similar to mine who choose to embrace their natural bodies (sans surgery). Regardless of size and current fashion, I hope we all see the day when bodies of all sizes are appreciated in their natural form.

  • Amanda Rose

    ATTENTION WOMEN: LOVE YOUR BODY NO MATTER WHAT GAY MAN SAYS OR WHATEVER THE “FASHION STATEMENT” OR “TREND” THAT IS CURRENT. I AM A 32A AND I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED MY BODY…EVEN WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BEFORE THE DRAGON GIRL MOVIE CAME OUT!

  • Catherine Wright

    Are big dicks becoming fashionable again? For those of you who still haven’t seen David Beckham’s recent underwear shoot, you’re missing out. Not only because it’s great underwear, but Beckham’s cock is spectacular. In a society that once placed such great importance on a discrete package that wouldn’t spoil the line of a man’s trousers, the pendulum seems to be swinging the other way and it’s about time.

    • jmb

      Ha! funny CW

  • Dawn

    Thanks, the Gloss, for re-hashing a horribly offensive article that judges and demeans women’s bodies (women as people don’t appear to be even considered). No one breast size is universally attractive to straight men. And, I find it far easier to find mainstream media representations of women with A and B cup breasts than above D. Of course, the women represented, whether natural or augmented, tend to have breasts that are almost exclusively of one shape, and almost exclusively slender frames regardless of breast size.

    As someone said is way better than me:
    But really, what the Doonan article comes down to is who is considered a “woman” in his estimation. Because he’s not talking about women generally — he’s talking about women who are stereotypically bangable. Women who are thin and white and young and able-bodied and have big tits but otherwise might have small tits. Not women who are fat, or who are old, or whose big breasts aren’t at a right angle from their rib cages, or whose “mega-breasts” aren’t DD cups but are F or G or H cups or larger, or who just aren’t “hot” for whatever reason. I’m pretty sure women like that aren’t even on the radar screen here.

    http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2012/01/20/itty-bitty-titty-committee/

    • jmb

      I agree Dawn. I found this article annoying as well. What is the point? Are bigger breasted woman supposed to feel that they are not correct or “in fashion” now that the judge and jury have decided that smaller breasted woman are desirable, fashionable, or whatever? Maybe woman wouldn’t feel so compelled to get implants if people stopped with their retarded “insights” and observations on sexuality, and what is appealing or more womanly. I have D cups, but I wouldn’t care if I had A, B, or C. This article reminds me of the butt debate- Are woman with smaller backsides less appealing? Are bigger butts sexier? If I could count the number of times I hear woman in fitting rooms cry out “these pants look terrible because I have no ass!!!” or “I wish I didn’t have an ass, I look fat!!! ” Funny that culture makes us forget that an ass is two halves with a crack in the middle and everyone has one.

  • Holly

    As someone who has always had huge boobs (even after a reduction six year ago) I WISH I had smaller boobs.

    I would LOVE to be able to wear half the shit they get away with – When I wear stuff like that, it looks like I am trying to show everyone my tits. I have always had to buy bikinis in mix and match – small on the bottom, x-large on top.

    With that said, it is what it is. Not much I can do about it. They arent going anywhere, any size I am – they tag along with me.

    • Tania

      While I definitely get where you’re coming from – I have a few friends who’ve either had or want a breast reduction, it’s not necessarily easier to find clothes that fit being small-breasted.

      I’m an extra-small on the top, and can go from medium, and sometimes even large, on the bottom. I can’t buy bikini sets, either.

      And while I might be able to wear low-cut tops without looking like I’m showing off my boobs, well… I also can’t ever show off my boobs because there isn’t enough of them to get any cleavage. At all. Those cleavage enhancing bras do nothing for me.

      “The grass is always greener,” as they say.

  • Kit

    Yaaaaaay! Altho Rooney is bigger than me. I have ribs poking out. & have an ample butt (not anorexic.)

    I don’t see how you endowed have ur panties all in a bunch. Maybe the grass is greener on the other side of the pasture… I agree back problems suck. & it’s hard to dress to not look like a porn star. But you’ve no idea the cruelty I faced growing up… Flatland (a geometry book), landing strip, etc. I am so self conscious about being flat I don’t like doffing my top when getting intimate.

    Plus you just need to undergo one surgery to get rid of the excess. I would need to insert foreign objects that will subsequently need to be replaced. And/or will harden anyway.

    There is no doubt our society today idealizes big boobs. There are FAR more augmentations than reductions being done.

  • Big Baby

    they have always been fashionable to me..
    I have always preferred A’s and B’s…

  • Emily

    Hey guys breasts aren’t actually a fashion statement. All breasts are beautiful as are all healthy bodies so why is this even a thing.

  • ADL

    You might get a laugh out of this: a properly-sized D cup on a slimmish frame is… pretty small. Most people would see that size and think B. Take a look at these ladies, especially 30F on the far right:

    http://adland.tv/files/imagecache/storyinside/bravissimo.jpg

    And this girl’s wearing a 28J:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kHfr8vpIyJk/Tx8mlG8jphI/AAAAAAAAAco/dCOYo06IWZs/s1600/100_2389.JPG

    So maybe, now, C and D-cups are coming back into fashion.

  • Evelyn

    WHAT THE HELL.

    I soooooo agree with Ruby.
    This article has filled me with rage.
    As did this stupid fucking article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/fashion/02Small.html

    From 2010.
    Two years ago.

    You’d think the Gloss would want to be posting articles by writers who are actually forward-thinking enough to know better than to write that
    “the pendulum seems to be swinging the other way and it’s about time.”

    O RLLY BRO?

    I guess I am being a bit of a hater right now, which isn’t helpful either, but it’s because THIS ARTICLE HURT MY FEELINGS.

    So please think about that, Miss Chatel. Your reply above is shitty too. You are basically using this man as a scapegoat. Correct me if I’m wrong, but your reply sounded to me like “YA WELL HE SAID IT NOT ME AND ANYWAYS I’M ENTITLED TO MY OPINION.”

    It’s ok to be wrong — which you are — just own up to it.
    We are trying to educate you.

  • feminist666

    THIS ARTICLE CAN SUCK MY BIG FAT DD TIT

  • H

    Interesting, considering Lisbeth Salander goes on to get breast implants in the second book.

    • Bee Weiner

      I saw all of the movies, but I didn’t know that. So did she get them for the guys or girls or both?

      And does that mean that Rooney will have to get them for the next movie?

      I believe that we should be happy with what we’ve got. If someone wants more, or less (hopefully the kids are done with them), that’s their decision and who are we to judge.

      But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, gay men and thin female fashion magazine editors have no idea what straight men find sexy, and typically they are wrong. I’ve heard maybe three straight men comment that they thought Moss was sexy, and about 100 who don’t understand it at all.

  • kris

    It shouldn’t be a matter of large and small, but rather real and fake. We can’t help where our bodies put weight or how much we develop…or lack there of…but we can shift against all this fake bullshit and move towards realizing that our natural bodies can be and are…beautiful.

  • Opheliax

    This pisses me off, and not just for the fact that every mention of large breasts comes along with a mention of plastic surgery.
    I’m in the EIGHTH GRADE with DD breasts. Not even going into the unwanted attention from creepy, older males, I have back pain, problems finding attractive bras in my size and price range, and am very unhappy with my body. I can’t wear clothes from the same stores as my friends, I want to wear modest clothes that don’t make me look awkward. My mum works in a lingerie store and day after day small-breasted women come in and complain about breasts that I think are beautiful. They can wear beautiful clothes without looking ridiculous!
    As for the small-breasted who suggest we all just go get breast reductions if we’re so unhappy, realize that breast reduction surgery results in often misshapen, unattractive and hard-to -fit-into-bras boobs. Breast implants even look more natural!
    And Gloss, don’t pretend small breasts is a new fashion thing. Small breasts have been fashionable for some time- the normal anorexic fashion model tends to be pretty small, and that’s the body I’ve been taught to crave. My big hips, thighs and breasts are a constant worry for me.
    Think before you complain!

    • Mouse

      Oh, cry me a river. The media bombards us with images of huge breasts and there’s a clear advantage to having them. Why else would there be so many breast augmentations? I hear jokes everyday about how flat-chested women aren’t “real” women and can’t be sexy. I’m technically underweight and am consequently a 32a-32b. I can’t gain weight. If I could have “big hips, thighs and breasts” I would.

  • mm

    This is really unfortunate because I usually like your articles. This one, however, literally has me irate. JUST LIKE IT’S NOT OKAY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SMALL BOOBS, IT’S NOT OKAY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BIG BOOBS. You’re doing the exact same thing to girls with big chests with this article, even if it’s unintentional. It’s about time?? It’s about time people just learn to be accepting of all shapes and sizes. Small boobs have always, always been fashionable in the fashion industry. It’s nothing new. Fashion just has a far larger platform these days with the internet, it’s no longer as exclusive as it used to be, and people are more exposed to it daily. The extremely skinny with no boobs look is in now more than ever before.

    I am an average height at 5’5″, I am thin, and I have DDs no matter what I do. I even starved myself to under 100 lbs to shrink my boobs (among other things.) Guess what, they only got to a large C. Skinny girls with no curves have been the look that millions of people aspire to for years, it’s nothing new. Not all big boobs are fake, not all girls with “boulder boobs” are “barmaids or strippers” as your eloquent(SARCASM) quotee stated. It’s in bad taste that you even used that quote. Coming straight to you from someone who has always, always longed for a smaller chest to be able to fit into gorgeous clothes without the need for a bra…someone who became gravely ill trying to fit the small-breasted ideal that the fashion industry projects to everyone….this is not cool. Don’t perpetuate the idea that one size is better than another. All sizes should be accepted for how beautiful they are.

  • lalala

    “I would like to point out to you and your buddy, Kerry, (and Ruby, too) that this post stems from one man’s thought on whether or not small breasts were coming back into fashion- his words, not mine. The post was meant to spark conversation, because it’s such a ridiculous thought.

    This article was in no way knocking breasts that are either big or small. Last I checked, TheGloss was meant to evoke thought all while commenting on something that’s seemingly absurd like Simon Doonan’s statement.

    So go ahead and call the article “utter shit,” but like you, Doonan, myself and every other person out there, all are entitled to their opinion– even if you don’t agree with it.

    I fear that some of you missed the point.”

    If that was, indeed, the point…you needed to make it much clearer. The whole “and it’s about time” etc pretty much seems to me like you agree with him. Actually, the whole article until the last paragraph seems like that, and that’s why people are so incensed. Just like another commenter stated, this is hurtful to those of us who struggle with having a big chest in a society where everything we’re told is beautiful is tall, thin, flat chested, and devoid of curves. Girls with big boobs are called sluts for the simple fact that they’re genetically predisposed to having big boobs. Even if they’re COVERED all the time, in sweatshirts and the like …”oh so and so is a slut because damn those are some big titties.” Guys hit on you constantly, which is truly disgusting…once again no matter what you wear. I honestly think there is MORE discrimination towards girls with big boobs.

    You’re a woman. I expected more from you. Now stop blaming the guy who you never should have quoted and own up to the fact that you maybe said a few things you should have thought about more before posting to the internet.

  • Kat

    I liked the article and the photos, but I guess that’s because I’m flat chested. I think that the media exploits and puts so much pressure on women that they feel inferior if they have small breasts.

    Breast augmentation is the most common type of plastic surgery performed (certainly more than breast reductions). According to PRWeb; “For the fifth year in a row, more American women have had breast augmentation than any other cosmetic surgical procedure. The newest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the number of breast implant procedures performed in the U.S. in 2010 was 269,203 — a 39% increase over 2000.”

    When I was a teen (I know I’m dating myself) and went shopping for bras, there was an abundance of bras in A and B cups. There were even bras in AA and AAA cups; but not anymore. I’m so flat, I don’t need a bra, but when I go shopping for other lingerie I am flabbergasted at the bra sizes. Pretty much anything smaller than a B cup is non-existent, and they just get bigger from there.

    Anyhow, my hope is that with some media attention promoting small breasts as being fashionable, less women will feel compelled to get breast implants. It is such a huge pressure…

    In addition, I think that MOST women are unhappy with some aspect of their breasts. It wasn’t until I went to a website that was created to show what normal breasts looked like, that I was able to feel good about myself. I think that if more women would go to the website, they too may realize that everyone is different (big, small, uneven, etc.), most of us aren’t happy with our breasts, but that we are normal, and that we are OKAY. Here’s the link: http://www.007b.com/

  • Anya

    Ok. I am an Australian size 10 top, with Cup size E, skinny (could be more toned, i’ll get there) and have a butt that my boyfriend likes and says is big, but its not like HUGE, but I have one. Anyway, back to breasts. All I can say is F*** this sh*t. How can breasts be a fashion statement? We can’t help our sizes, unless we get breast implants or reductions. And its good to appreciate all sizes, and respect all sizes, which I feel doesn’t happen enough; I notice very big breasted/large women find it hard to find a bra, and same with big breasted/small women (If not more difficult), though I notice lots of younger generations are getting big knockers at early ages, and bigger sized bras (with small sized torsos) are becoming a bit more accessible, I still find it hard to go out looking for bras, its not easy finding size 10e in stores like big w and target and kmart which have cheapies, instead I have to go somewhere where I have to pay top dollar.

  • Anya

    And after saying that, though we’re all beautiful in our own way, and we should try not to envy one another, I do often envy small breasted women; mainly after I see a girl strolling around in pretty and feminine tops/dresses without the need for a bra! There’s lots of clothes I look at that I wish I could wear, but no point trying on because it just won’t suit. And yes, it is hard trying to dress (in everything, whether in everyday clothes or going out) without looking sl*tty or ridiculous and or feeling self conscious about how i look, simply because of how people have perceived big boobs….

  • Jamie Peck

    Show me a currently working straight size fashion model who has giant knockers. Besides Lara Stone, I mean. Small boobs have been “in” for a while!

  • Alice

    Beauty is highly swayed by perceptions of statues, however, there are a few things that are ingrained within us as a whole. We are animals, whether you like it or not there are somethings that will always be attractive and there are somethings that will not be. You will never look at a person with eyes that don’t look in the same direction and think “wow, that’s so in, I find that attractive”. You can learn to love oddities, but you will never be instinctively attracted to them. There are people out there that find oddities attractive, but those people are very few and far between and represent oddities in themselves.

    Traits that will always be attractive to people are those that signify health and fertility on a primal level. These do not change no matter what fashion trends are out there. Acne will never be sexy to the general population, neither will any other condition that affects the health of the individual in question.

    In terms of breasts, I don’t think that many people really ever found disgustingly large implants attractive. But I can tell you that girls with large, symmetrical, perky, and shapely breast have always been the centre of attention from what I’ve seen in terms of the opposite sex. And if you understand evolution you understand why. Larger breasts come with puberty and the ages of fertility. Fertility is attractive to members of both sexes. Large healthy breast are an indicator that basically say on a primal level “hi, I’m fertile”.

    As for “fashionable” that’s another story. It’s a fact that the fashion industry is made up of a majority of women and gay men. That’s not just a stereotype, it’s a reality. A more attractive form to a gay man will be the form or a man, and youthfulness has always been appealing to both women and men. This combined gives you your average emaciated 15-18 year old model. The girl that has the body of a 13 year old boy because she eats nothing but rice cakes. The slender lines make clothing appear to have more of a flow, and straight lines are easier to design around than curves. But this is not attractive per say. The author of this article speaks of men finding smaller breasts more attractive because they will be in fashion. The fact remains that small breast have always been in fashion because they’re easier to work around. It’s easy to fill in a model’s position if all of the models have little to no breasts. If a dress is made for a B cup and your only replacement is a DD you’ll have problems.

    Fashionable and attractive are two different things, the fashion world operates so far out of the scope of reality it’s ridiculous. I’ve seen the rise of models like Kate Moss and her ranks, and though all of these years I have never heard a single man say that she is attractive. I’ve heard girls say that she is pretty, or cute. But these are all titles that revolve around juvenile traits. Men are genetically codes to find larger, perkier, shapelier breast attractive because they are indicators of health and fertility. I’m not talking about cartoon like boulders, I’m talking about real women and real breasts. When I think of large breast I think of C-DD, above that I think are HUGE, but usually suffer penalties that take them out of the scope of attractiveness. With that much mass they loose perkiness, shapeliness ect.

    So in final, yes, they probably are going to “come into fashion” but the reality is that they never left fashion. The fashion world is filled with people who know that it is easier and cheaper to make models fit clothing than clothing fit models. If you really need an indicator, watch a Victoria’s Secret fashion show with a bunch of guys, I know I have while being trained in the Army on one of our only days off. They booed the girls with no curves, cheered for the girls who bounced when they stepped. You know what guys like when they are all cheering BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE, and LOOK AT THAT ASS! Yes, start the eye rolling, but honestly, they’re guys, what do you expect?

    • MissThis

      Wow. There are men who like small boobs…and no, they are not gay men or perverts, or pedophiles…they just do…and why wouldnt they?