Britain is getting bigger, with the average woman now three dress sizes larger and two stone heavier than she was a century ago. And there's one part of the female anatomy that's growing the fastest: our breasts. Over the past years, the average bust size of UK women has ballooned from a petite B-cup to a buxom DD. Scroll down for video. Poor diet - dry bread, potatoes and cheap cuts of meat - meant flapper girls had small busts and boyish figures, like the musical star Bebe Daniels, a 31A in the s, above. Experts say the increase is as much as 6. Now scientists warn that our swelling chests aren't good news. This week, it was revealed that big breasts are behind an epidemic of backache, with one in five UK women under 40 admitting to suffering from debilitating back or neck pain. Right: Rationing in the s meant that even stars like Angela Lansbury, 33B had a sparse but healthy diet.
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Some experts put the trend down to hormones caused by unhealthy diets and others suggest the contraceptive pill. Still more believe it could have something to do with the increasing number of women delaying motherhood. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, demand for the surgery increased by 13 per cent last year. One comparison website reported a 60 per cent increase in interest in this procedure among women aged between 14 and Top plastic surgeon Dr Max Marcellino said he has noticed soaring numbers of women wanting breast reductions.
Scientists have measured the assets of nearly , women born in different countries aged between 28 and 30 — excluding those who had had surgery, were pregnant, breastfeeding, or had been pregnant in the past year. Amazingly, a quarter of Caucasian American ladies had breasts weighing 5. American Caucasians had an average breast size bigger than a European F, although researchers admitted that weight played a part in this, and Americans overall topped the scale. Canadian women were found to be the second most well-endowed, averaging an E, while ladies in Ireland came in third, Poland fourth, the UK fifth, the Netherlands sixth, and Iceland seventh. The researchers feel that there needs to be more awareness about international difference in boob size because, according to them, it is directly correlated with both self esteem and social standing. Sign in. All Football.