Reminder: there are benefits to a B-Cup

Dudes: please excuse the girl talk today. We will be on to more androgynous topics soon enough.

My boobs aren’t 19 anymore. These mama’s are pushing 35, as a matter of fact. The comparison was sharp as I thumbed through old photos in my in-laws attic over Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s just say 15 years and two kids makes a difference. And although it would be fun to sport those young (and oh so enthusiastic) gals every now and again, the subtle rack of my 30’s has it’s own set of perks. Which reminded me of a list I made a few years back…


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, 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 (college years) and an enormous D (postpartum). I write this as a smallish B who is grateful to have some, but not much. Each size has it’s pluses and minuses. But, we’re 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.
  • Cleavage-free! A/B Cups can wear just about any neckline without putting out a “lookie here” vibe. I feel for those gals with fuller chests who have to choose between: 1.) a constrained wardrobe; or 2.) the demeaning attention from “boob guys”.
  • Sweat-free! Speaking from experience, cleavage and under-boob sweat is just about the worst. You know what I am talking about. Minimal/no cleavage + smallish cup size = negligible boob sweat. Okay, enough with 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 and don’t have to mess with those damned unwires. Given my casual style, I find no use for any other type of bra. Except for a sport’s bra, of course. My sports bra of choice works well with small cup sizes, and it’s comfortable and low profile enough that I often wear it with streetwear.

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.

b cup benefits - running to the beach in a bikini


Question for y’all: What is your sports bra of choice?

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