I never understood the whole push-up bra thing. I, a woman who does not have ample breast tissue — at all, never saw the appeal in it. However, there’s clearly a market for it, just like everything else: a company by the name of M&S has designed a push-up bra to bulk up your boobs two cup sizes. You know … Two cup sizes is a lot. Like, a lot even for a breast augmentation. That’s huge, excuse the pun.
According to the new product line:
Unlike other push-up bras, which usually just squeeze the breasts together, the new product by Marks & Spencer is meant to make them look bigger overall.
The ‘Add 2 Cup Sizes’ bra uses a super-light foam insert weighing half that of the gel pads used in other boosters.
I mean, the concept is a hell of a lot better than plastic surgery, but how is it even an option for some women? I can understand that push-up bras come in handy when trying to fill out that shirt or dress that’s just a hair too big in the chest, but if you’re a B-cup walking around with D-cup-appearing breasts, aren’t some people going to wonder what’s up? Dating someone and giving them the impression that your cups literally runneth over, only to find during a hot and steamy moment that your breasts are more like half-deflated balloons than voluptuous ripened mangoes? I’d imagine it’s got to be kind of awkward — but don’t read me wrong; I don’t mean awkward in that a woman should care what a mate thinks of her breasts, but awkward in the obvious difference between pre-bra removal and post-bra removal. I kind of think it might cause some discussion to a certain extent, yeah? Or at the very least, confusion?
A lot of men and women would consider it “false advertising,” (though it’s not like we should be “advertising” anything at all) and it kind of gives one the wrong impression of who we are physically. I’ll tell you — physical embellishment is much, much more apparent than say, that of a personal character nuance, clearly.
On the flip side, I think push-up bras could be great for those women who are staunchly opposed to (or don’t have the cash for) a semi-permanent surgery. It gives women the, uh, confidence, I guess, to strut their stuff as if they had some stuff to strut. But yet it comes full-circle once again, leading back to the negative. See the aforementioned example. The facade can only last so long, ladies.
So, ladies (and gentlemen!). What’s your take on the push-up bra, especially a push-up bra that exaggerates your bust size two cups? A little much, wouldn’t you say?