As we approach the Skirt's 11th Birthday Boobie Run, we've realized there's so much to say about our boobs when it comes to many facets of our lives. Do you remember puberty and the growing pains? How about your first bra? Pregnancy and nursing, well we all know what that does to your boobs! How about as we get older? It seems like for so many of us as our age goes up, our boobs go down! We've had emotional times with breast cancer, mastectomies and implants. So much revolves around our boobs, and so we've asked members of our Skirt Family to chime in about their boobs, here's what they've had to say...
Kim P. "My daughter and I were just discussing this yesterday as she struggled to find 34D bras. She wishes hers were smaller. I wish mine were bigger. I am a 36B. The struggle is real."
Jessica S. "I never paid much attention to my boobs until I started my fitness journey more than 10 years ago - I was so upset to see them shrink as I lost weight! Why is it that they're the first to go?! From time to time I wish they were a bit bigger or perkier (losing 100+ lbs definitely didn't help there), but as I get older I realize they're perfect the way they are - just like me!"
Marilou D. My "boob acceptance" story: "I'm on the small side. When my 1st husband and I split he valiantly announced "Marilou, I know you don't cook and can't sing so I'll tell you what - I'll buy you a pair of boobs so you can find a new husband". I looked down at my chest and decided I liked what God had given me. At that very moment I realized how shallow he was and how lucky I was that he had decided to move on. (btw, I declined the new boobs, recently started cooking, still don't sing and am married to the most wonderful man ever)"
Nicole B. "When I was in high school, I was constantly teased for my huge knockers & I felt like that was all anyone would see when they looked at me. I started running when I was 18, and my breasts finally settled at a more comfortable size for my for my body. Even though these 34c's are still on the "larger" size -> I definitely don't care like I used to and I'm very happy for my body and the strength it has...big boobs and all! I can happily thank running for helping me find comfort in my own skin!"
Helen D. "I have always wished mine were smaller and think that even more since I've been a runner. I'm a 36D or DD depending on how bad my diet is at any given moment. (It's a blessing/curse that extra weight zooms right to my boobs!) For real though, my running bra is more important to me than even my shoes. When I travel to a marathon I make sure to carry my favorite sports bra and my marathon skirt in my carry on bag because I can replace anything else at the expo but not those two things. I'm jealous of the women who can wear the cute strappy running tops that are out now but I also like that I am a curvy hourglass and look pretty good in lots of other clothes so it's a tradeoff I'm mostly OK with."
Jennifer T. "I come from a family of large chested women...however I can barely fill an A cup. While I always thought I'd look better with bigger, I was born with small boobs for a reason. I learned this while nursing - big boobs and I were not a good fit. I decided I was grateful for my barely-there's and came to love never having to worry too much about them."
Montana R. "I've been self conscious of my boobs for a while, but I think that's because literally all of my friends have big boobs and I have smaller ones. I haven't noticed a change in them since I started working out and my boyfriend is happy with me the way I am so I've learned to accept them. I'm a 34B."
Deb M. "I'm fine with my size...their aim, though, is just one more thing that makes my life like a sitcom. My husband says if they were guns, his toes would be shot off by the right one thus I'm continually having to hike that one up so the headlights are aimed in the same direction! Here's lookin' at ya!"
Siobhan M. "My boobs have been on a downward trend since college. I was a full C in college, but also heavier than I am now....The real change came after I had my daughters, not an unusual story I'm sure, but I have dropped almost 2 cup sizes since having children! I am now a wimpy B cup...probably could get away with an A cup. My changes have come about from nursing both daughters and also getting in shape. I have dropped 2 dress sizes since having my daughters, exercising and eating with more purpose and awareness. I'm okay with my deflated, 'ski-slope' boobs because it symbolizes dramatic, positive change in my life!
Jamie M. "I used to be a happy size A. After birthing and breastfeeding two babies, I'm a D. Yes, D. As in DAMN. On a positive note, they're still perky-ish; they're not hanging down to my knees."
Pahla B. "I often joke that I got my first training bra in sixth grade...and I can still fit into it! I used to wish my boobs were bigger - I even seriously looked into plastic surgery in my early 30s - but the more miles I run and the more gravity is claim its due on the rest of my body, the happier I am not to be saddled with a huge rack. They were perky enough to land me a fabulous husband and bountiful enough to feed my babies, so they're good enough for me! And on a much more serious note: both my mother and sister are breast cancer survivors, so I am grateful beyond measure that mine are small enough for very easy (and frequent!) self-examination."
Erika H. "I used to think I wanted bigger boobs, but after spending 6+ years pregnant and nursing with a full size D, I was thrilled when my boobs went back to their usual barely a C size. I will never again look enviously at women with real cleavage."
Tiffany P-M. "I always hated my DDs growing up and then I nursed my 3 children each for 18 months and now I at least feel like I got my money's worth out of them with all the money I saved not buying formula. Now I at least respect them!"
Sandy S. "I don't really think about my boobs much, but I swear my husband thinks about them 24/7. After nearly 20 years of marriage he still acts like a teenage boy around them. Sure, they used to be a little perkier, but my 38C's they always make him smile.
Joy G. "I liked my size B's, until running came into my life. I went from a B to a WTF? AA!! I got implants after a lot of research and have been happy with them. As I get older I really wouldn't care if I have them or not. I'd be ok either way."
Kristen G. "I have mad love for the "girls"! They may not be as perky as they used to be, but heck, neither am I!" ;)
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Kim R. "Pre pregnancy, I was a C and pretty happy with my size. After baby #1, I gained two cup sizes that never went away even at a size 4! After baby #2, I was a size J! I didn't even know 36J was a size. I had to order my bras from the UK since I couldn't find my size in the U.S. After some weight loss, they didn't shrink, so my doctor recommended a reduction. it was the best $8,000 I've ever spent! Running with a C cup is more comfortable and sports bras no longer cause chafing! my breast size used to hold me back, now I can enjoy running again!
Anne M. "I used to always get teased by people/family that I had no boobs. Once in college I even got a bottle of Prell Shampoo in a box from my mom and my brother had written "Go from flat to fluffy" on it. Suddenly, when I was about 28 or so, I got boobs. They're a good size and can look awesome or kind of 'meh' depending on my current weight situation! I'm lucky that I don't seem to lose them like others do when they lose weight!"
Lisa W. "When I joined the cross-country team in high school, I realized a "jog" bra was mandatory! Gotta protect the girls! Today, I use the Skirt Sports bra collection for all my cleavage-corralling needs!"
Aleasha L. "For my first thirty years, I thought someday I'll buy a nice REAL set. Two kiddos later, I can't seem to set aside training to get those girls. Skirt Sports Everyday bra conceals my concave *headlights and gives them a little boost to feel like I'm a true A cup."
*Headlights after nursing two kiddos are now fog lights but that's just semantics.
What can you tell us about your boobs? Running and breast health is so important and the Skirt Sports product line includes a Sports Bra for all shapes and sizes. We know that a good jog bra is essential so come join us for our 11th Birthday Virtual Run and celebrate your boobs with a free Skirt Sports bra from Skirt Sports! The Skirt Sports Boobie Run.