Ok, so I thought it would be fun to Google “biggest bra ever” and I was launched into a world I never knew existed. First of all, I discovered this picture of a man made sculpture of a bra. Not too sure where the picture is from and spent some time searching for its origin, but came up short. But from the looks of the background location, it appears to be either from a “Burning Man” event in California where crazy hippies smoke a lot of pot and come up with extreme art creations or my second guess would be it looks like the picture was taken on the Salt Flats of Utah, and in that case, it would be the creation of a repressed Mormon who wanted to get in touch with his or her feminine side. Being from Utah, I chose the latter.
Also as a gag gift, I found a website where you can buy a 3-foot bra as a gag gift although it didn’t have the size dimensions and I don’t think it was intended to be worn.
OK, now we really get into the non-fictional bra sizes. I was able to find history on two women who have claim to the largest breasts in the world and by default, will have the largest bras made. Both of their stories are kind of sad unfortunately.
First up is the American born Norma Stitz, real name Annie Hawkins –Turner. In 1999, the Guinness World Records declared Norma as having the Biggest Natural Breasts in the world and also the owner of the largest bra. Her measurements at the time were 70-48-52″. Her bra size was 48V. Each breast weighed 28 pounds and she weighed 270. Since then her breasts have grown up to 72ZZZ and she tops the scale at 345 pounds. I did some calculations, and at her current weight, 3 of her boobs weigh as much as me. I don’t know if that is awesome or scary. She has an online porn website and is featured in many men’s magazines. She says that this was the only way that she could make a living in life and put her daughter in school even though she has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Jackson State University.
Next we have 28-year-old Sheyla Hershey of Brazil was the proud owner of the world’s largest silicone breasts — with a staggering, life-threatening bra size of 38KKK. In May 2010, ABC News reported that Hershey’s bra size was 34 FFF after eight surgeries and one gallon of silicone. But she wasn’t done yet. On her way to achieving her dream, she encountered certain roadblocks, like Texas law. The state limits the amount of silicone that one person put in their body because the implants could kill her. Also her boyfriend at the time threatened to leave her if she got the surgery. So she headed to Brazil, which has no such restrictions, and walked away with the breasts of her dreams and her boyfriend did as promised and left her. Within three months, Sheyla got staph infections in both of her 38KKK breasts and had the implants removed. Although she compared her plastic surgery addiction to body building (she’s gone under the knife 30 times!) and said she is tired of others’ negative attitudes, she confessed that she does wish she could go back in time. She remarked, “I realize that after this problem I’m going through, it wasn’t worth it.”
After doing the research for this post, I don’t think it would be fun to have a larger bra size. It seems that it comes with complications mentally, physically and socially. Not to mention how impossible it would be to buy lingerie and bras. I like being able to find the latest bra trends in my size and not have to be stuck with ugly, unflattering bra styles because when you get into the large bra sizes, they make alot of them in granny white style.