34B Breast Size
B cup breasts are generally considered to be average, but on the small side in terms of women’s breast size. Having said that, cup sizes do not remain consistent across different band sizes, which means that a woman with 34B breasts has noticeably larger breasts than someone with a 28B bra size. Cup sizes are determined in proportion to a woman’s band size, so a woman with 34B boobs has nearly identically sized breasts as a woman with a 32C bra size. In this example, the woman with the 34B cup size has a larger frame than the woman with the 30C size. A 34B is comparable in size to the following sizes as well: 30D bra size and a 36A bra size. It is important to get measured properly since there are multiple sizes which may «fit» a woman, but do not actually fit perfectly.
In addition to cup and band size, a woman’s bodily proportions can change the appearance of the relative size of her breasts. Considering this, 34B breasts can range in appearance from between looking perky and understated to looking quite small. For example, if a woman is a «pear shape» (defined as carrying most of her weight in her bottom half) 34B boobs would look small from the front since her hips are noticeably wider than her upper body. If this same woman carried very little body fat in her stomach, her 34B breasts would look noticeable, though compact, when viewed from the side. If a woman were shaped like an «apple» (defined as carrying her body fat primarily in her stomach), 34B boobs would look very small since there would be little definition between her breasts and stomach. If an extremely slender and narrow hipped woman had 34B breasts, her breasts would look proportional, though on the small side.
Since 34B breasts are fairly small, there is less variety in size and «hang» than larger breasts. 34B natural breasts are less prone to sagging than larger breasts because the breast tissue does not create as much strain on the ligaments and skin elasticity. Although 34B boobs are not large enough that sagging is a common problem, women who have a 34B breast size as a result of rapid and/or dramatic weight loss may experience sagging. If a woman with 34B bra size wants to achieve a perkier and fuller look without increasing her size, she might pursue a breast lift. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery recommends that a woman may consider a breast lift if she has lost a significant amount of weight because breast sagging is a common side effect. As they explain «a breast lift can help restore a more proportional youthful breast shape by removing excess skin.» Whether or not a woman with natural 34B breasts pursues a breast augmentation, she should always make sure to wear a properly supportive bra, especially during exercise.
34B breasts with implants can be the result of either a woman with naturally smaller breasts inserting implants to increase her size up to a 34B, or a woman with natural 34B breasts inserting a small implant to make her natural bust more full and perky. Typically, women who pursue breast implants are looking to achieve noticeably larger breasts, so it is more likely that a woman with naturally 34B breasts would be looking to increase from that size, rather than a woman hoping to achieve a 34B size through surgery. If a woman is hoping to achieve a natural look with breast implants, she should opt for a size that is within one or two cup sizes of her natural size. Considering this, women with natural 34B breasts would look great with an implant that increases her size up to a 34C or 34D. A 34DD would be an option as well, but this surgery would be more likely to look unnatural than a slightly smaller size would. It is difficult to achieve a natural looking result when increasing from a 34B to a very large size because the woman would be unlikely to have enough skin on her chest to allow the implants to sit comfortably. As Jennifer Walden MD explains «the most challenging patients are those with small breast bases and tight tissues.» When a woman has small breasts and tight tissues, it is more difficult to dramatically increase the size of her breasts because there is not very much space or flexibility for a large implant. However, if a woman had 34B breasts due to a dramatic weight loss, she would probably be a candidate for a larger size than typically recommended because she would have extra skin.
In addition to the physical elements that a woman should consider before choosing her desired breast implant size, doctors also stress how important it is to manage expectations. Many doctors cite that patients with smaller breasts may want huge implants because they have been self-conscious about their chests and think large breasts will be a quick fix to their insecurities. These patients also tend to think that as soon as they get the implants, they will never have to worry about them again. This is a myth, as all implants (especially implants that are too big for a woman’s frame) run the risk of medical complications and are likely to be required to be replaced at some point. As Dr. Jewell, who has conducted clinical trials for implant manufacturers, says: «women are used to having their hair or nails done on a regular basis to maintain their appearance […] ultimately, breast implants may also be a matter of maintenance.»
The appearance of 34B breasts with clothes on depends a lot on a woman’s body shape, the bra that she chooses to wear, and her clothing choices. Regardless of body type, wearing a push up bra with a tight top will make the breasts appear more noticeable than wearing no bra and a baggy sweatshirt. Generally speaking, the thinner a woman is in her midsection, the larger her breasts will appear proportionally because fabric lays across the part of the body that protrudes furthest. 34B breasts are very easy to dress because they are not large enough that a woman would need to size up her clothing to accommodate her breast volume. In fact, a woman with 34B breasts would be more likely to need to wear padded bras in order to fill out certain clothing. In contrast, a woman with a 34E bra size and average body size would most likely need to buy dresses and tops that were larger and tailor her clothing to fit her body. Women with compact breasts sizes, like a 34B, are able to pull of certain clothing that large busted women can’t wear. For example, dresses or tops that plunge very low on the chest would look great on women with small breasts.
A 34B bra will be noticeably larger than B cups with a smaller band size, or an A cup with a band size 30 or smaller.
Although every woman’s breast appearance is unique, sometimes it is interesting and reassuring to see how other women’s breasts look when they share the same size. Below is a list of some celebrities with 34B boobs to show women with a 34B cup size that they are in good company!
- USA: 34B
- Australia/NZ: 12B
- K/India: 34C
- Europe/China/Japan/Hong Kong/Korea: 75C
- France/Spain/Belgium: 90C