|Skirt: eShakti (Available here)|
|Blazer: Eloquii (Available here)|
|Shoes: Anne Michelle Giovanni (purchased from eBay)|
My breasts continued to develop, and I remember picking out pretty lace and brightly colored bras that made me feel a little sexy. I think maybe wearing bras felt a bit like an equalizer. I may not have had the most expensive or trendiest clothes, but I could wear a pretty bra. It didn't matter that they were purchased from a discount department store.
As an adolescent, my areolas were a real concern to me. I saw the breasts of my mother and older sister and would very seldomly get a glimpse of a peer, but I didn't have a lot of knowledge about the variation that breasts have. Even though my mother assured me that all kinds of breasts were "normal," I still felt like perhaps my areolas weren't attractive. I compared my breasts to Samantha Mathis in "Pump Up the Volume," Beverly D'Angelo in "Vacation," and to other women I would sometimes see in movies, and I knew my breasts didn't look like theirs. I remember identifying with the breasts of Cordelia Gonzalez, the actress who played the prostitute from "Born on the Fourth of July." It was the first time I saw breasts that looked more like mine, and this view gave me a feeling of normalcy.
|Cami: The Limited (Available here)|
Interestingly, in high school and college, the few compliments I recall receiving about my bust were from gay friends who weren't out at the time. I remember being told by one friend how great I would look in a Renaissance-style costume, which I took as the intended compliment.
My breasts were not huge. I was probably a 36C or D and I was overweight, but since I have such a petite frame, my bust definitely appeared larger. I come from a family of large-busted women on both sides of the family, and sometimes, I felt like my chest was actually rather small.
|Purse: Forever 21|
|Earrings: New York & Company|
Weight gains and losses, having children and aging have taken their effect on my breasts, and I've watched them change over time. Now, my breasts are at their largest ever, but as my body mass has increased, I still find them very proportionate to my body.
I struggle now to find bras that fit me, and often I wonder back to my 10-year-old self and what I possibly could have been thinking when I thought that wearing bras was exciting! LOL
Throughout my adult life, I have gone through occasional "bra-less" phases where I decided it was sexier or more natural to go without. Even at my largest, I'm still not afraid to sometimes skip the bra if I feel the desire.
|Bracelets: Target and Ann Taylor|
Being so petite, I don't have a ton of room between my clavicle and bosom, so sometimes small amounts of cleavage are an unintentional part of life. For a while, I worried about this in relation to work, but now I just try to maintain a general conservative appearance and don't get overly hung up on a hint of cleavage.
I do tend to associate my breasts with sensuality, not necessarily sex, but with a feeling. So, with that, I'm drawn to a slinky fabrics or the feeling that can be associated with a particular cleavage-bearing look.
While I've had a few insecurities here and there about my breasts, they have more typically been a source of much-needed body pride, and at this age, I can unequivocally say that I LOVE MY BREASTS!!
What has your relationship been with your breasts? Have you compared your breasts to family members, celebrities, or peers?
To catch up with the first installment of Unconditional Body Beautiful, see here.
For the skirt in another look, see here.
For the blazer in other looks, see here, here, and here.
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