What It's Like to Wear a Size 28 G Bra

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Most women have some sort of issue with their breasts: they’re too small, too saggy, too far apart, and sometimes just too big. Yahoo Style spoke to Lauren Spanjar, a spunky Brit with a whopping 28 G bra size about what it was like growing up so well endowed. 

As told to Erika Ostroff.

YS: You’re so tiny! How did this happen?

LS: I have a really small back and big, big boobs. My bra size is a 28 G. I’m a two or four in US sizes.  At one point in my life I was absolutely flat-chested.  I remember being 14 years-old coming back from swimming class and overhearing two girls saying, ‘Ugh. Oh my god. Lauren is just so flat-chested. The walls are jealous.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my god. I am so flat-chested!’ And then literally overnight, all of a sudden when I was fifteen or sixteen I was like, ‘Holy shit. I’m starting to develop boobs.’ 

YS: Where did they come from?

LS: I happen to have Jewish genes so I think that’s probably where my big boobs come from. Both of my grandmothers, whom I loved so much, were chesty. And everyone used to say to me, ‘Oh, you’ll get “the boobs.”’ And I was like, ‘No fucking way. Look at me! I’m literally a stick insect!’ That’s what they would call me in school. When I started developing boobs around 15 or 16, boys obviously started noticing me. I remember walking into the pub once and heads were turning. And I was like, ‘Me? Is it me? What’s going on?’ And at that time I think they were just a really nice size. The boobs became a feature in my twenties. Wherever I went, the boobs would go first. And the older I got, the bigger they got. If I put on any weight, it would go straight to my boobs. And if I lost weight, it would come off everywhere else. 

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YS: What’s your attitude towards them? And what about boyfriends?

LS: I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with them my whole life. I mean, they are my children. I call them my kids sometimes. Various boyfriends have indulged in them. I don’t think I’ve had a boyfriend who wasn’t into them. I dated a guy once who was a bit of a bum man. And I’ve got a bum like a teenage boy; so he wasn’t the right one. 


Lauren Spanjar. Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Spanjar

YS: So how do you carry them off with such a small frame?

LS: You look at someone like Christina Hendricks who is very big-boobed and curvy. And I’m not like that. I’m really big on top and then the rest of me is not. I’ve got tiny, tiny hips, a small waist, and a small back so it’s kind of disproportionate; but for some reason it works. And over the years I’ve just tried to make the most of it. I’m not the kind of person that would walk around stooped. I am quite proud of them. 

YS: Have you ever thought about getting them reduced?

LS: I did go through the stage when I really wanted to get a breast reduction. But it’s a painful surgery and I don’t want to put myself through that unnecessarily. My fantasy is to get into an Herve Leger dress, but it would flatten my boobs and they’d end up hitting my chin. 

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YS: There’s been so much controversy about cat calling on the streets lately, do you get harassed?

LS: There have been times where I’m with my friends and I’m walking down the street and someone will take a picture of my boobs. I guess you have to have a sense of a humor about it. And the amount of times I overhear conversations about my chest is kind of crazy. I could understand from men, but I hear women talking about me too. It’s not the sort of attention I particularly like because I was never one of those girls that could flaunt them to get what I wanted; I’m not that type of person. I’m more of a girl who would love to run down to the beach with no bra but I can’t do that. I would just get two black eyes. 

YS: Jogging aside, why not go commando once in awhile?

LS: I would never not wear a bra. They’re so big it would just look awful and I’d feel very self-conscious. But I’m kind of lucky that they do stay quite upright, I think that that’s probably genetic. Along with exercise and tender loving care.