Drawer Update and Seasonal Sizing
So if you’re familiar with any of my previous drawer updates, you’ll notice that my drawer looks pretty different now than it did not too long ago! Here are all the bras that you’re used to hearing about:
They are tucked away in a box. Why? Because my boobs inflated!
I’m currently wearing 26G/28FF-26GG/28G bras, so all of my smaller lovelies will have to wait in their box until my breasts shrink back down. Recently I’ve been throwing around the term “seasonal sizing,” and that’s something that I’d like to talk about in more detail now.
Last winter, my breasts grew to about the size they are now as well. I didn’t think much of it and figured it was just a temporary fluctuation, so I got through the season wearing a Freya Deco (28F), Strapless Deco (30F), Edina (28FF) Jolie (28FF) and a bunch of bras that were too small in the cups. When the warmer weather hit, my cup size decreased and I found that 28F bras fit best again, just as they did in the previous warmer seasons. So what does this mean? Well, if I’ve increased a cup size again this winter (independent of my monthly cycle) it means I will likely continue to increase and decrease in size as the warmer and cold weather comes and goes. Thus, the term seasonal sizing is born.
So instead of wearing bras that really don’t fit remarkably well for many months at a time, I’ve decided to build a bra wardrobe for my larger size as well as my smaller size, hence the totally different looking contents of my drawer (okay not totally, I didn’t stray too far from my previous bra styles). Now, to explore why my size would increase in the colder months…
- I’m less active in the winter. I don’t exercise a lot as it is, but in the winter I stop walking and biking as much. I probably gain a bit of weight as a result.
- I tend to eat junkier food during the months that I’m attending school, which coincides with Fall/Winter. Once again, it probably contributes to come weight gain.
So there you have it. Seasonal Sizing! 26FF in the Spring and Summer, 26G in the Fall and Winter. Anyone else deal with Seasonal Sizing? If not, what sort of fluctuations do you guys have to deal with?
I haven’t experienced any seasonal sizing really. My boobs tend to only inflate, not deflate at all! For example, my junior year of high school I gained about 15 pounds and that’s when my boobs grew from a “34D” to “34DD” and then I was fitted as a 30FF, so that’s a 3 cup increase from gaining weight. When I lost weight, my boobs stayed the same size. I went on the pill last August, and since then I’ve gone from 30FF to 28J (or bigger?! My next EM order is a 28JJ and a 28K :O ), even though I haven’t gained any weight (aside from that 5 pound fluctuation that everyone seems to have).
According to my Bratabase measurements, I’ve gained 1.2″ of boob circumference, and lost an inch off my band size since May! I will not be surprised if it doesn’t go away. I know the pill can make your boobs grow, but now that I’ve been on it for over a year and they’re still growing, I don’t know if that’s the cause anymore!
PS I am so jealous of your super organized bra set up. Currently all of my padded ones are hanging on clothes hangers and my non padded ones are hiding unworn in my “lingerie” drawer.
My friend is actually having a similar issue with the pill. She started in September and has just continued to increase in size gradually since then! I think she’s increased about 2 cup sizes. I use Nuvaring though and found that it didn’t really affect the size of my breasts (which is a relief).
And thanks, I’m a bit anal about organization sometimes. It’s strange what things get organized and what don’t though. My video game area is in shambles, but my lingerie drawer is immaculate 😛
I only play PC games and all through Steam so I don’t have to worry about video game cleanliness, but my books and school papers are in a state!
I hope your friend’s boobs don’t keep growing as long as mine have (unless she wants bigger boobs, I guess)! I think it’s normal to have growth in the first 2 or 3 months, but I wasn’t expected for growth over a year later!