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Bra Sizes Up Three Sizes In Just Two Years, According To Study

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The Huffington Post     First Posted: 10/09/12 02:04 PM ET Updated: 10/10/12 10:57 AM ET

Ever have one of those frustrating bra shopping experiences? You know, the trips where you try on pair after pair but nothing really fits?

It turns out, you're not alone. In a survey conducted by British high street store Debenhams, it was revealed that 78 percent of women have been squeezing into bras that were smaller than the size they should be wearing. That's a pretty hefty percentage of uncomfortable women...

The survey also found that British busts have actually grown significantly in the past two years -- three whole sizes, to be exact. Back in 2010, Debenhams reported that their best-selling size was a 34B. But, by 2012, the 34DD bras were the ones flying off the shelves the fastest. (We assume that the "boob map" will be updated accordingly.)

Another interesting find was that women aren't just physically increasing their bust size; they're shopping to create their aspirational figures. The retailer reported that 70 percent of their bra sales this year have been for padded and push-up bras compared to 36 percent in 2010. Hey, if Sofia Vergara credits her bust for part of her fame, it might not be such a bad investment...

What do you think of Debenhams' findings? Have you gone up a bra size in the past two years?

Check out some celebs who opt out of wearing a bra completely!

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  • Nicole Richie

    June 2013

  • Katie Holmes

    June 2013

  • Halle Berry

    November 2012

  • Olivia Palermo

    September 2012

  • Miley Cyrus

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Diane Kruger

    September 2012

  • Kendra Wilkinson

    September 2012

  • Nayer

    May 2013

  • Emmanuelle Seigner

    May 2013

  • Miley Cyrus

    May 2012 (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Miranda Kerr

    July 2012

  • Lindsay Lohan

    February 2010 (Getty photo)

  • Lindsay Lohan

    April 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Rihanna

    December 2011 (Getty photo)

  • Rihanna

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Kate Moss

    September 2011 (Getty photo)

  • Kate Moss

    June 2011 (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Kate Moss

    September 2010 (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Sharon Stone

    May 2011 (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Sharon Stone

    February 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Meg Ryan

    June 2012

  • Sharon Stone

    June 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Lindsay Lohan

    June 2011

  • Olivia Wilde

    August 2011 (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Sharon Stone

    June 2012 (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Eva Mendes

    November 2009 (Getty photo)

  • Eva Mendes

    June 2011 (Getty photo)

  • Miranda Kerr

    June 2012 (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Miranda Kerr

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Janet Jackson

    March 2004 (Getty photo)

  • Janet Jackson

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Julianne Hough

    April 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Julianne Hough

    June 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Mischa Barton

    August 2009 (Getty photo)

  • Mischa Barton

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Kristen Stewart

    November 2009 (Getty photo)

  • Kristen Stewart

    May 2012 (Getty photo)

  • Olivia Wilde

    March 2006 (Getty photo)

  • Paris Hilton

    April 2008 (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Paris Hilton

    September 2006 (Pacific Coast News photo)

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