Big Breasts Today, Tiny Ta-Tas Tomorrow

It astonishes me when I talk to people (mostly men) who don’t know about this “miraculous” bra. Then I remember, not everyone gets Victoria Secret emails every morning… like me.

Victoria Secret offers a new level of wonder to the wonderbra. Not only is this bra a push up, I think it can qualify as pillow aid.

As you can see, if you wear this bra, you gain two cup sizes added to your current cup size. TWO CUP SIZES!! That’s freaking huge.

I don’t know about you all, but the mental image of myself walking around with double d’s one day and then back to c cups the next, seems pretty questionable.

My problem with these super bras, is not that women want bigger breasts, it’s that this type of bra is an effect of everyday societal pressures many women experience.

Last week I was in Victoria Secret, trying on their new “Body” line. Which, on a side note, is fantastic. When you go into the dressing room, many times the saleswomen there will hand you’re a drawer full of other bras in your size from different lingerie lines they have. I tried a few on and was a bit underwhelmed by the variety in my size. Then, I saw the Miraculous Bra. It was giant and neon pink. I’m not going to lie, I was definitely intimidated. After all, the bra seemed to weigh at least two pounds..

After I managed to maneuver it onto myself, the only thing that kept running through my head was, “I wonder if I ran into a wall (boobs first) right now, if I would bounce straight off!?”

Now, I didn’t try, but I’m pretty sure I would have.

I couldn’t imagine what I would do with a bra like that. Do I just wear it to go out? Do I wear it with everything? How can I wear a regular bra after I wear this? Won’t people notice my boobs deflated??

I think its important to recognize this type of advertising because it promotes a world where women are expected to be one nearly impossible “perfect” stereotype. The bra doesn’t just push up your breasts to make them look more full and give you more cleavage, they “shape” your breasts as well. This “shaping” is really bothersome to me, Victoria Secret is promoting that the ideal woman is one with breasts that are not only large, but unnatural looking. The amount of padding causes the bra to not only be really heavy, but also make your breasts look like globes attached to your chest… an idealized image society has manipulated us into thinking is how breasts should look.

It’s clear that this type of advertisement is what makes 13 year-old girls think they need to wear push up bras and what makes women feel like they need to look like Pamela Anderson to be adequate.

This just seems outrageous to me, breasts should look like breasts!

And I think it’s very respectable when women have the courage and self-confidence to wear unlined bras, or no bra at all! No one other than yourself should have the ability to dictate what you should want to look like.

Dear feminists, can we go back to bra burning?

2 thoughts on “Big Breasts Today, Tiny Ta-Tas Tomorrow

  1. I definitely have a deep appreciation for this article, I also tried on a “Miraculous Bra” and the effect was that my breasts magically resided somewhere between my second and third chin! Totally not where they belonged, if I do say so myself. In addition, when I looked at that bra, the only thing I could think was that this had nothing to do with being comfortable or happier as a woman in my own body. It had everything to do with giving the menfolk more to stare at, and to encourage that behavior as well. Pathetic.

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    1. Haha! Yes, so true. I can’t imagine why you would wear a bra which pushes your breasts vertically towards your face!
      I feel the same way, how can you be truly comfortable and happy with your body when you attempt to plaster foam on your body every morning? Seems unreasonable to me!

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