This isn't the first time I've heard the statistic that the average bra size today is 36DD, up two cup sizes from ten years ago when 36C was more common. That's surprising because based on female friends, coworkers, people I see on a regular basis (though maybe not family; also, I'm not staring at anyone's chest but I would notice the particularly busty in my midst) that's bigger than I would've thought. Maybe I just know a lot of B's and C's.

The part I'm stuck on, though, is that this is supposedly the result of Americans getting fatter not getting implants, which is what I would’ve assumed. But if you gained enough weight to go up two cup sizes, how would the band stay at 36? Twenty pounds, and I went from a 38 down to a 36 while staying a D.

Or at least that's what I think I am. I always thought a 36D was on the substantial side of average. Turns out I'm totally wrong and petite. I really want to go to one of those Manhattan fitters like Orchard Corsets (though I'm slightly frightened of a Hasidic woman fondling me) and find out the truth. You know, these experts are always featured on TV saying that 85% of women wear the wrong size bra and they'll fit a woman who thinks she's a 32A when really she's a 38D. I don't see how it's possible that a woman could be that far off in assessing her own figure, but I am curious, nonetheless.

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