Love EVERY Body #4: Chest

Love EVERY Body, Body love, Self-esteem
I can’t believe that it’s time for Love EVERY Body #4. Where has the time gone? And why does time insist on shoving me towards my first 29th birthday? Okay, so it’s in October, but at this rate I’m going to blink and open my eyes to a birthday cake dressed in candles. Not cool, Father Time. Not cool.

Anyways, this month’s mission, should I choose to accept, is to fill y’all in on my lovely lady lumps. (No, that doesn’t mean flashing you! Pervs!) Obviously, I jumped at the chance to discuss my lady bits because who wouldn’t? Talking about myself, boobs, and getting to quote a Fergie song? Complete and total yes!

So in case you haven’t been focusing on my body these past few months (I know you have, creepers), I am what they call a pear shape. Basically, I have plenty of junk in my trunk, but not a whole lot going on up top. Just see for yourselves.

Eternally Wanderlyn

Holy cleavage, Batman!

In my more athletic days, I loved the fact that I wasn’t rocking some serious cleavage. Running and diving on the ground were a part of my daily routine as a volleyball and softball player, so I was always happy that my boobs weren’t getting in the way. Plus, on the days when I forgot my sports bra, it wasn’t a big deal. I just wore my regular bra to practice and kept on trekking. Unfortunately, my large chested teammates didn’t have this luxury. They became extremely adept at running with their arms across their chest.

As I got older and became more aware of the portrayal of women in the media, a few self doubts began to creep in. Were my breasts too small? Would I look better if the junk up front matched the junk in the trunk? And why did my sister take all the boobs and leave me none? It didn’t help that all the people closest to me in my life were card carrying members of the large breasted society, while I had always been a full fledged member of the itty bitty titty committee. Hell, one of my high school friends used to joke that I was the president.

At least, I had a leadership position.

Now a days, I’m becoming more aware of all the issues women have surrounding their lady lumps. Small chested women are assumed to be more intelligent and less slutty than our large chested counterparts, but we get overlooked when a large breasted woman is in the room. We’re also constantly made to feel inferior for having a smaller chest. Large breasted women are assumed to be extremely sexual and men gravitate towards their globes, but often overlook their intelligence or personalities. And all of this is just plain ridiculous.

I mean, I am pretty much a genius, but that has nothing to do with my chest size. Larger breasts are also not the universal signs for ‘easy’ and ‘ditz.’ That’s just not how it works. Unless we opt to go under the knife, breast size is not our choice and does not dictate our personalities, intelligence, or likeability. It’s pretty much time people get over these humps and focus on us, as people, not a pair of lady lumps.

All that being said, I am learning to love my lady lumps again. They are small, but perfectly hand sized for that special someone. They are perky allowing me the freedom to go bra-less whenever I want. I never have problems finding cute and supportive bras. And they give me options: I can wear low cut shirts without worrying about over the top cleavage; or if I want to fill out a dress, I can put the girls in a pushup bra. So I suppose that, overall, being a member of the itty bitty titty committee is not such a bad thing.

What do you all think? What’s your favorite thing about your lady lumps/chest?

  • I’m glad you have a healthy attitude towards your lady lumps. My dad says ‘More than a handful is a waste.’ So there, small, perfectly formed and no wastage, that sums up more petite shirt potatoes. 🙂

    • Hah! Shirt potatoes still makes me laugh. 🙂 And thanks Leah! I’ve also had boyfriends that said all anyone needs is a handful.

  • Rachel Charlton-Dailey

    Im glad you love your lady lumps, yey for small boobies!

  • Nic

    I love this post and your attitude towards your boobs is just wonderful :). xx

  • Amanda

    I was a late bloomer. Mine are substantial and I like them but sometimes it SUX… some days I’d love to have a smaller chest so I could go braless more often! haha

    • Going braless is definitely on my list of favorite things to do! Hah. 😀

  • Rhonda Dempsie

    I love reading your posts – your sense of humour really shines through and makes me smile! I used to have a boyfriend who said nore than a mouthful was a waste as mine are too small even for a handful lol!!!x

    • Thanks, Rhonda! I’m glad that you enjoy them. 🙂 And there are definitely lots of perks for small hand size (or smaller) boobs. LOL

  • I think your lady lumps look fantastic, and I must admit I love that song!

    Don’t get older Level Up with me! Level 29! WOOOO!!!

    It’s a shame women are judged by breast size, imagine if we did the same to men? A lot of guys already feel inferior due to their penis size, so I think it would kill them to have the same kind of comments thrown at them!

    • Thanks! And I love that song too. 🙂

      I’m completely in for leveling up with you! It sounds much better than aging or getting older. But I think I may stay at level 29 for a while. LOL.

      Oh, I think men would be crippled by similar comments. It’s such a shame people can’t just avoid commenting negatively on other people’s bodies.

  • Brittany

    Hmm…well I have little and I like that they are small. I used to want implants and was looking into it at one point. So glad I didn’t get them.

    • Hah! I also went through the wanting implants phase. I think that would have been a major regret.

  • Love that you love your boobs like that, they sound perfect, just enough but not to much 🙂

    • Thanks! It’s like Goldilocks and the 3 bears. They’re not too big and not too small. They’re just right. Haha!

  • Boobs rock! They can even be someone else’s food source! 🙂
    Being at peace with your body is so important. Glad you are with yours.

  • It’s better to have a healthy attitude, because it’s all a matter of taste. Those who think a woman is dumber or smarter in relation to her breast size highlight their own non-intelligence and flock behavior.

  • My mom used to tease me when I was young and called me the itty bitty titty committee. As I grew older, she was saying it less and less and by the time I graduated, I was twice her size. I told her it was her teasing that made them grow. They didn’t want to feel inferior. :p Still, I’m not too huge of a fan of the attention they gain, but when people pay more attention to my boobs then who I am, I just walk away now. It would be helpful to not have to wear a sports bra at the gym though!

    • It’s crazy how much attention boobs get! It’s like people forget they’re attached to a person. Good for you for walking away. 🙂

  • I was one of the girls running with my arms crossed over my boobs to stop them from jumping all over!! Hahaha.

  • It is truly wonderful to have a positive and healthy outlook on your body – you are in no way overweight. You have gorgeous curves and should be flaunting them – classily.. like you are!

    New follow! I really enjoyed this inspiring post xx

  • Lisa

    Yup, another arms over boobs girl here! I think all sizes of boobs have their advantages and disadvantages. Its just learning to love what we have. At the end of the day, men just love boobs!! lol.

    I wouldn’t say you have really small boobs, they are just pert and shapely. (like mine were up until about the age of 20). I wish I could wear the awesome clothes I could then. Now I would look like I should be stood on a street corner if I wore some of the same clothes, lol xxx

    • I completely agree. There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to both. And I must admit I do like being able to wear some low cut tops without looking like I belong on the corner. LoL.