View Full Version : Higher prices for larger sized bras

6th May 2009, 18:27
The BBC is reporting that some women are taking Marks and Sparks to task over the fact they charge an extra 2 GBP for cup sizes over DD. One women is to "confront" the M&S chairman at the next shareholders meeting for an explanation. She is recorded in the article as possesing a 30G cup requirement. I did double check the article to make sure I got it right and wasnt just letting my imagination run riot.....

Now, two things spring to mind (pun intended):

1. If it is larger than most, it therefore takes more material and labor to manufacture so shouldnt it cost more? - Are the skinny girls being overcharged??
2. What in heavens name does a 30G breast look like?? (From a proportion point of view, I do have a general idea of what they look like :) )

I'm sure this will generate some good, on/off topic humour if nothing else.


6th May 2009, 18:36
Will their complaint be upheld? Is it a storm in a G cup?

6th May 2009, 18:42
If you haven't just got terribly short legs, please post a photo.. :E

6th May 2009, 18:48

Can we see before and after support photo's ?

6th May 2009, 18:51
That looks like someone's decently-sized buttocks - otherwise overly (if not artificially) top-heavy in the other case...?! :uhoh:

6th May 2009, 18:54

I could be... anyone got a tissue? :8

6th May 2009, 19:11

I think it is worth every penny extra of the £30+ per bra I pay to lift them off my knees!

Ahh.. but some women I know choose to let them hang down---they tell me it pulls the wrinkles out of their faces..

Capn Notarious
6th May 2009, 19:18
It is well known that large bras are purchased and the two cups are separated.
Then they are suspended underside helicopters and used for fire fighting.
The water is released through portals created at the lowest point.

6th May 2009, 21:03
One women is to "confront" the M&S chairman at the next shareholders meeting for an explanation. She is recorded in the article as possesing a 30G cup requirement.

AGM July 2009:D

I'm buying tomorrow so I get an invite...

Beatriz Fontana
6th May 2009, 21:07
I'm told anything more than a handful is a waste...

Scumbag O'Riley
6th May 2009, 21:18
one could spend a whole night with those puppies and never visit the same spot twice.

6th May 2009, 21:18
One much prefers a pert derriere than an elevated bosom in one's ladies. One invariably forgets the pain in the arse that usually accompanies same.

Hot 'n' High
6th May 2009, 21:21
I'm told anything more than a handful is a waste...

Oh, I don't know..........! :}

6th May 2009, 21:25
Talking about 'derrières'....

Why did this instantly remind me of airlines charging .... err... 'weight-challenged' passengers double because they need two seats?


Ken Wells
6th May 2009, 21:49
I am sure M&S will be "up front" with the complaints. They have always been "abreast"of the latest trends.

I think this is just a storm in a "D cup" anyway. But there again M&S have always had their "Knockers".

It's all good advertsing anyway, Tesco must be feeling a right Tit they didn't take the lead.

mr fish
6th May 2009, 22:09
don't believe all that "more than a handfull is a waste" rubbish.
the object of the exercise is to not be able to breathe!!!

put your head between them and go "flubber dubber dubber" etc!!!

my dear wife buys hers at GEORGE AT ASDA, the only time i enjoy
shopping with her:E:E

p.s, she's a 38G, boy i love those puppies:ok:

6th May 2009, 22:18
One invariably forgets the pain in the arse that usually accompanies same.

Er, Sprogget.. you must be doing some thing very wrong - are you sure you're dating women?

6th May 2009, 23:36

I've developed an overwhelming urge to play motorboat.:p

7th May 2009, 01:15
My significant other is quite generously endowed, she reports the issue for her is finding sufficient comfort and support at whatever price.


7th May 2009, 01:28
You old sailor you!!!!

YouTube - Motorboat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBtN1i3O4fY&feature=related)


Captain Sand Dune
7th May 2009, 01:54
"I'm told anything more than a handful is a waste... "

You were probably told that by a woman with a chest like a surfboard.

Howard Hughes
7th May 2009, 05:34
G you say? Me too!:E

I've been looking in the wrong spot all these years...;)

PS: How many times can we get the same photo into this thread?

7th May 2009, 05:56
My ex had a breast reduction operation.

It was only a bit of backache, the selfish bitch.

7th May 2009, 06:23
First post... Comfort over price ... ain't a bad deal anyway

AC Busted
7th May 2009, 06:52
My significant other got breast implants about a year ago. Up from a B to a D. I tried to talk her out of it because I loved her the way she was (true), but she had them done anyway. I'll finish paying for them in 2012 apparently.

I must admit they do look mighty good and the bonus was that she doesn't wear a bra anymore.

I feel sorry for our 21 year old son who can barely look at his mum anymore. Strangely, his mates dont seem to have that problem.

7th May 2009, 06:57
I am confused. I thought the rule with women's lingerie, and beachwear, was that the less the amount of material the higher the price. :confused:

7th May 2009, 06:58
Have we got an inverted photograph so that we can see the size to weight ratio!:} Presume M&S charge you the service of a load master.

7th May 2009, 07:02
Well a minimal amount of material is needed for coverage of the essentials...and in the larger size range a good bit of load-bearing structure I should think...

7th May 2009, 08:32
Happily wed to a 32G. :ok:

7th May 2009, 09:18
I prefer to play windscreen wipers.

Standard Noise
7th May 2009, 09:38
G? That's nothing, there was a young girlie on 'Embarrassing Bodies' (Ch4) last week with a set of JJ's. Said they made it hard to breathe when she lay on her back. I'm surprised she didn't have her own set of scaffolding!

Hot 'n' High
7th May 2009, 09:41
PS: How many times can we get the same photo into this thread?


Purely in the interest of establishing something of a record!!! :ok:

Flame Lily FX,


Need you ask such a question in JB? Just hope you’ve not started a widespread “inferiority complex” amongst some of the other PPRuNettes! :}

Lon More
7th May 2009, 10:13


Ahmed was a high ranking official in King Akbar's court. He had one
long standing wish: to suckle at the voluptuous breasts of the Queen to his
hearts desire. Every time he passed the queen he got frustrated. One
day he revealed his desire to the King's chief advisor, Birbal, and begged
him to do something which would allow him to achieve what he yearned
for more than anything else in the world. Birbal, after much thought
agreed on the condition that once his desire had been met, Ahmed
would pay him 1000 gold coins. Ahmed agreed.

The next day Birbal prepared a high octane itching lotion and poured
it into the Queen's bra whilst she took her morning bath. Soon the
itching started and grew in intensity, and the King became very concerned
indeed. Consultations with the doctors and with Birbal to whom the doctors
reported revealed that only a special saliva applied for four hours
would cure the malady. Birbal also advised the King that, in the whole of
Arabia, only Ahmed's mouth carried this saliva.

King Akbar immediately summoned Ahmed and ordered him to apply his
special saliva to the Queens breasts for four hours and Ahmed
dutifully set to the task by licking, biting pressing and playing with her
breasts for the prescribed period thus achieving his heart's desire.

Satisfied, he returned to Birbal but, to Birbals rage, refused to
honor his agreement by paying him the agreed 1000 gold coins knowing,
as he did that Birbal could never reveal the matter to the King.

But Ahmed had underestimated Birbal.

The very next day, Birbal put the same lotion into each piece of
King Akbar's extensive collection of underwear,
just before he left for an extensive vacation.

The King again summoned Ahmed.........

7th May 2009, 10:23
Do we have comparables to the Decollatage to see if its true.

7th May 2009, 10:34
Oh Flame, I thought I'd gone deaf in stereo, I said I thought I'd....

7th May 2009, 10:42
racedo: has "decolletage" ever popped up, as it were, on the "last two letters" thread? :E

Lon More
7th May 2009, 10:42
Q. What is the definition of true male eloquence?
A. When a guy can describe Dolly Parton without using his

7th May 2009, 11:03
has "decolletage" ever popped up, as it were, on the "last two letters" thread?

It may have but can guarantee it will soon. Set it up and it will.:ok:

8th May 2009, 09:50
I see M&S have now acknowledged their "boob" and set prices the same for all sizes. I think that the rather attractive campaigner (Beckie Williams) should be showing us exactly what the problem was. :E

BBC NEWS | UK | Victory for customers in bra war (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8039332.stm)

8th May 2009, 10:23
Was she known as Beckie Baps at school ?

(totally sexist comment that mods will probably delete)

cockney steve
8th May 2009, 10:50
Whilst we all like to joke, it must be recognised that the structural demands of the bigger garment are very real. So, It's noy just the amount of materials,but also the type/quality.

A large underwire is a much more substantial piece of steel, than a small one,being both wider and thicker....also, of course, it's considerably longer.

Straps ,adjusters,hooks and eyes all have to be bigger and stronger. small sizes can have a single or double hook fastening...large sizes may have 4....all cost and all need thread and time to sew together.

~10 years ago, a lady of my acquaintance struggled to fond anything in a DD size,at a reasonable price,anywhere other than specialist shops.
Now they're readily available around £20 (still seems expensive! )

It seems the population is getting bigger-busted,so as manufacturers achieve volume, prices will drop.

Meanwhile, I think it's unreasonable for the well-endowed to expect to be subsidised by the "skinnies."

In case anyone wonders,- I did look into bra-sales as a business (virtually every woman buys 4 a year...do the math!!!! )
Take the number of brands, X by the number of styles, X by the number of colours, X by the number of sizes, x by the cup-sizes in each one. :eek: :ooh: the sheer cost of stocking, makes a shoe-shop look easy business...Oh, I forgot the "fashion" element.....like anything else, the shape and style alters (Jayne Mansfield, anyone? )....so your unsold stock has to be regularly sold off cheap.

Still, there are a lot worse things to take a keen interest in! :}

8th May 2009, 10:55
Didn't Howard Hughes invent the first wired bra to "support"
Jane(?) Russell's fine pair of assets?

Mr Grimsdale
8th May 2009, 11:03
~10 years ago, a lady of my acquaintance struggled to fond anything in a DD size

To fond? Now there's a Freudian slip!

Standard Noise
8th May 2009, 11:49
Busts4Justice? Are we going to see drive by bappings? Or irate busty girlies scaling the Houses of Parliament dressed in only brassieres with banners declaring 'Justice or Bust!'?

Mr Grimsdale
8th May 2009, 12:07
Are we going to see drive by bappings?

Where can I apply for one of those? :}

8th May 2009, 13:28
Didn't Howard Hughes invent the first wired bra to "support"
Jane(?) Russell's fine pair of assets?

One is of the opinion that the iconic assets of Ms Russel need review:


8th May 2009, 13:53
Thank you Lars.

Um... lifting...
8th May 2009, 14:05
I'm sorry, but this is all just a tempest in a 'DD' cup.


Old Photo.Fanatic
8th May 2009, 14:17
Brings a whole new meaning to the expression!.
"My cup runneth over";)

8th May 2009, 14:26
"My cup runneth over"

As a helpful wee soul, I'm happy to catch any overspill. :E

8th May 2009, 14:48
Are we going to see drive by bappings?

Sounds like a mass motorboat opportunity.

8th May 2009, 15:03
Don't forget your ear defenders.

Um... lifting...
8th May 2009, 15:10
At the time, the censors had a lot of trouble with this... and of course, it was filmed in 3-D.

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8th May 2009, 15:14
She couldn't sing, but who cares?

8th May 2009, 15:20
She couldn't sing, but who cares?

She was singing.....never noticed:)