B-Cup Benefits

To any male readers, excuse the girl talk today. We will be on to more androgynous topics soon enough.

C Cups (and beyond) seem to get so much attention these days. So, today we celebrate the A and B Cups. To all you blessed C+ Cups out there, please don’t take offense. You have plenty of perks to make even the most confident A/B Cups envious.

Before I go much further, I must share my brief boob chronicle. These gals have been a variety of sizes since puberty. I have experienced everything from a small B, a perky C (early twenties), and an enormous D (postpartum). I write this as a smallish B Cup who is grateful to have some, but not much. Each size has it’s pluses and minuses. But, we are focusing on the A/B Cuppers today, so let’s get on with it!

A/B Cup Benefits:

  • Bounce-free! As an active person, I really appreciate not being restricted by my boobs. For example, last week I set out for the beach with my kids in the BOB (baby jogger). Since we were going to stay at the beach for a few hours, I wore my bikini (triangle top) under my running shorts and tank. I ran four miles in a triangle top bikini. Support is important and running in a triangle top bikini on a regular basis is not a good idea… but it sure was nice to be able to pull it off that once.
  • Neckline Freedom! A/B Cups can wear just about any neckline without putting out a “look at what I have” vibe. I feel for those gals with fuller chests whose wardrobe is constrained by their boobs.
  • Sweat-free! Speaking from experience, cleavage and under-boob sweat is just about the worst. Come on, you know what I am talking about. Minimal cleavage + smallish cup size = negligible boob sweat. Okay, enough of that mental picture.
  • Underwire-Free! This is just about my favorite perk of all. Because A/B Cups don’t need much support, we can wear comfy bralettes that C+ Cups only dream of. These styles are adorable and can be totally sexy given the right material/color/confidence. For example, this lace bralette by PINK Victoria’s Secret is cute and practical for an A/B Cup’s daily wear.
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PINK by Victoria’s Secret Bralette

Well, that about sums it up. I am so thankful for the list (albeit short) of perks; my barely B Cup runneth over!

As with the rest of our shape and body, we are who we are and have what we have. There is only so much we can do about it. To any bumming small busted sisters, remember there is a silver lining to just about everything, including a small rack.

I would love to hear how you gals feel. Are you happy with your cup size? How does your cup size impact your daily life – what you wear, how you move, how you feel about yourself, etc.

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15 Comments

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    Kay
    09/17/2013 at 10:36 pm

    LOVE this. I’ve been a number of sizes and always love to appreciate each one for its unique joys. Currently a 32DD but they’re shrinking as I’ve been exercising more recently and as much as I loved this size for all it had to offer, I’m really excited to drop a size so I can buy bras at most retail stores again.

    What I loved most when I was a B was the flexibility to play up the cleavage with a push up bra or keep my breasts to myself when I didn’t want the world noticing them. Playing pool was easier, as was wearing a seatbelt. I think I experienced the best hugs at a B – you could feel that the breasts were there but they didn’t hurt from being squished.

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      hellodaynatalie
      09/19/2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ It must be quite a challenge to find bras on the quick (and cheap). Have you found sports bra’s that are comfortable and offer the support you’re looking for?

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    Jodi Lane
    09/18/2013 at 3:38 am

    I love being nearly flat chested. My entire life, mine have always been AA to A, back and forth depending on how lean my body is. I have always enjoyed fitness and they are proof of that. I love having a small chest and being fit. I think it’s a wonderful look and people tease me all the time and have all of my life. They have more of an issue with it than I do–here’s a tip, people are ridiculous sometimes and it’s really themselves that they’re dissing, not us. ;o)

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      hellodaynatalie
      09/19/2013 at 2:11 pm

      It makes total sense that our boobs would fluctuate as our weight does, BUT I am still totally amazed every time it happens. My husband is usually the first to notice. Ha!

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      Z
      06/24/2014 at 12:06 pm

      You are so lucky having a flat chest. I always dream of having a flat chest. Im a B cup but I want to be an A or a AA cup so badly…but i dont know how. Im somewhat thin and work out sometimes. I wonder if I keep working out maybe I can decrease my breast size. Well do you have any suggestions?

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    kyotoredbird
    09/18/2013 at 6:28 am

    It took me a long time to come to grips with having a small chest. Bra sizing is a nightmare; some places tell me I’m a 28B while others have told me I should be in a 32AA. I have yet to find a bra that fits me both snugly and comfortably. I do know of several online retailers that cater to small busts, but it’s nice to be able to try something on before you buy it! Unfortunately, many local retailers do not see a need to cater to small band/cup sizes. Going braless is not an option that I am comfortable with, either (and bralettes don’t give me quite the foundation I desire under my clothes), so the hunt for a well-fitting bra continues! I have to just keep reminding myself that the problem is with the bras and the people who make them, not with my body.

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      natjtan
      09/18/2013 at 12:18 pm

      Hi…I have a similar problem! I have a small back though a slightly larger cup (I’m a UK 28E)! Check out http://www.figleaves.com a UK website that delivers to USA and has a good selection of 28 inch backs in all sizes.

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        kyotoredbird
        09/18/2013 at 12:20 pm

        I will definitely check them out. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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      hellodaynatalie
      09/19/2013 at 2:17 pm

      You nailed it – your body is not the problem. Keep reminding yourself of that truth. I wish you had better luck with a good fitting and bra size availability. That sounds like the worst… worse than shopping for jeans! Best of luck to you and your girls!

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    starr
    09/18/2013 at 11:19 am

    Love you Nate, you make me laugh!

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    natjtan
    09/18/2013 at 12:16 pm

    You’re a very lucky girl having the pick of the lingerie drawer! I’m a UK 28E (all mine!) and find it so hard to find bras that fit or are even nice. In the past few years, Panache and Freya (figleaves.com and they have lovely As and Bs!) have finally catered for us petite, got some girls. The only problem is that the choice is so limited and sometimes frumpy and wide straps! I am grateful now that panache do a great sports bra finally in my size and I no longer have to wear three (yes, three) sport crop tops to hold them running! As mother nature is always balanced, she also graced me with a flat behind, something As and Bs cup girls never really have a problem with!

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      hellodaynatalie
      09/19/2013 at 2:16 pm

      I am glad you found some sports bras that do the trick… cannot imagine wearing 3 at once! It must get hot up in there. I will have to check out Shock Absorber (love the name), Panache and Freya.
      Hope you’re feeling on the mend these days πŸ™‚

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    natjtan
    09/18/2013 at 12:29 pm

    My mistake. Shock Absorber, not Panache for sports bras.

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