When it comes to boobs, gravity is a bitch.
I’ve had big boobs my whole life. I was the first one in Grade Six to get a bra. But thanks to ageing and some recent weight loss, my boobs are not the perky, full fun bags they used to be.
Now I’m 41 – and if I take off my bra my boobs roll out like a red carpet.
And I’ve heard it just gets worse. Friends who’ve had babies say their boobs are just not the same as they used to be.
My mum is in her mid 60s and she has a lot of trouble bra shopping. Straps slip off her shoulders and she wears minimisers rather than anything sexy. She figured it was just her lot as an older women.
Well, turns out she was wrong.
Triumph bra stylist, Paula Svobda, says with a properly fitted bra women of any age can have perky breasts.
“We can make you have 17-year-old boobs again. Absolutely!," she says.
Here's Paula's advice...
Right. So here are Paula's top tips for perky boobs:
* Get fitted by a professional, every single time you buy a bra. "There are huge differences in sizing between brands so if you’re a 14D in one brand it doesn’t mean you’re that size in another brand. Even with in the same brand, the bra size may differ. For example black bras are tighter than white bras because of the amount of dye in them,” she says.
How can I have hit my 40s and not know that fact?
* Choose a 'cut and sew' style. “That means the bra has a seam, because if you’ve lost that fullness the cut and sew will give you the projection you will need.”