I recently went shopping for new clothes suitable for the office as I have started a new job. Specifically I felt I needed things that showed less cleavage. On my first day on the job, I noticed that I was not the only one with such considerations.
I mentioned this to a (female) colleague who informed me that the other amply-chested colleague had been warned about her décolleté. This bothered me because, over the last couple of weeks, I have not seen any immodesty or attention-seeking in this person.
So for any male colleagues, particularly management, who may be reading this blog, the following should be noted:
- nature endowed me with big tits
- I endeavour to restrain them
- you should think about doing the same with your eyes and not blame it on me if you can’t
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I have naturally very large breasts. Unfortunately, many button-down shirts that are designed for women do not have buttons all the way up to the collar (becuase it’s assumed that most women won’t wear ties with them). However, when the shirt manufacturers scale up the size, they don’t take into account how low the top button will be on someone like me. I generally just wear a tank top underneath, but it’s still very irritating that shirt makers can’t give me one extra button and hole.
@catgirl WHY DO THEY DO THIS? a “large” is *not* just a bigger small! Is it *that* hard to make a shirt/shoe/bra that fits someone with a non-standard body?!
never mind. I know it is. *sigh*
And thank you.
Amen! This kind of thing irks me to no end. I did not wake up one day and decide to sprout D-cups in order to shamelessly trap all the poor, innocent wandering male eyes out there. So please stop treating my body as if it’s something inherently shameful and provocative by telling me to cover up, when you should be the one exercising a little adult self-control over those wandering eyes and minding your own business. So in other words, I second what you wrote. Thanks for this post.
Exactly! I even sew clothes for myself when I can, and it is industry standard for pattern companies to print patterns drafted for a large B cup. I’m not even that well endowed as a D cup, and I have to go to extravagant lengths to re-engineer patterns. I’ve pretty much given up on purchasing a shirt off the rack unless it is a stretchy knit shirt. Thank goodness I work in a business casual office where cute knit tops are considered appropriate office wear!
Wow! Did not expect so many comments on this post! Yes, friends, had not thought about the other problem whereby clothing manufacturers assume larger must mean in width and not on “depth” if you see what I mean. I am so fed up of having to buy bigger shirts that are not cut properly so they don’t gape at the front. And I’m only a C/D.
If you can afford it (it’s pricey), Bravissimo (lingerie for the well-endowed) now has a clothing line called Pepperberry. You order by waist/hip-based dress size then tack on a curvy/really-curvy/super-curvy to the size to say how much to add on to the chest area.