36D Breast Size
How large 36D cup breasts appear depends on a woman’s body shape, but generally speaking a 36D bra size is on the large side of average women’s breast size. Having said that, the “D” cup size is not the only reason a 36D size is considered large: the 36 band measurement also plays a significant role. For example, a woman with 40D cup breasts has significantly larger breasts than a woman with 36D boobs even though both sizes have D cups. Similarly, a woman with a 28D bra size would have breasts that were visibly smaller in comparison to a woman who wore a 34C size bra, even though a “C” would presumably be smaller than a “D.” Most people don’t know that the size of a bra cup is in proportion to a woman’s back size measurement so cup sizes get larger as the band size increases in size. For example, a 36D bra cup is nearly the exact same size as the cup of a 38C or a 40B bra. In this comparison, the 36D bra fits a woman with a smaller bone structure compared to the frame of women who wear the D cup but in larger band sizes.
36D breasts can appear to be relatively average or extremely large based on a woman’s bodily proportions. For example, if a woman has a “pear-shaped” body, meaning that her weight is predominantly carried in her bottom half, 36D boobs would look fairly average from the front since her hips are wide and balance out the size of her bust. If this same woman had a small amount body fat on her stomach, her 36D breasts would look very noticeable when viewed from the side since her breasts would protrude much further than her stomach. On the other hand, if a woman has an «apple» shape, meaning that she carries a lot of weight in her stomach, 36D boobs would appear to be smaller since there would be little definition between her breasts and stomach. Using this same logic about bodily proportions and breast size, a narrow hipped woman with low body fat and 36D breasts would appear to have large breasts from all angles.
Since 36D boobs are generally on the larger side, there is more variation in how they will appear compared to smaller sizes. Some factors that impact the appearance of a 36D natural breast include her age, genetics, and lifestyle. 36D boobs are large enough that many women with natural 36D breasts wonder how they can reduce the chances that their breasts will begin to sag, or sag more than they do naturally. Assuming that a healthy lifestyle is maintained and that bras with sufficient support are worn, most women with natural 36D boobs will not experience a noticeable increase of sagging until they are in their early 30s. Sometimes a breast lift or a small implant is pursued as a surgical option for women with natural 36D boobs who want to stop their boobs from sagging.
Some women with larger sized breasts assume that they have a higher risk because they think more breast tissue means that the odds of suffering from breast cancer increases. According to research published by Cornell University, “most studies have found no association between breast size and breast cancer risk.”* While it is strongly encouraged to get regular exams regardless of the size of your breasts, you do not need to worry that you are at an increased risk if you have 36D breasts simply because you have more breast tissue than smaller sizes.
36D breasts with implants can be the result of either a woman with naturally smaller breasts inserting implants to increase her size up to a 36D cup size or a woman with natural 36D breasts inserting a small implant to make her natural bust appear to be perkier and fuller. Plastic surgery experts tend to suggest that women pursue implants which are within two cup sizes larger than her original size if she wants to achieve the most natural look. With this advice in mind, women with natural 36B or 36C breasts would appear to have a relatively natural looking bust if they opted to have a breast augmentation that brought them up to a 36D with implants. A woman with a 36A bust, however, would probably appear to be obviously surgically enhanced if she were to select implants that would bring her up to a 36D bra size.
36D breasts will generally appear lower on the chest than smaller sizes, so many women with 36D breasts opt for bras that offer a lot of support and lift. Although many women like to make their breasts look as large as possible, sometimes women who have larger busts like a 36D may wish to minimize attention to this area by wearing compression undergarments. Regardless of the bra worn or clothing choice, a woman with a 36D size bra will never look like she has small breasts, but she can choose whether she wants to wear clothes and undergarments that draw attention to the area.
A 36D bra will be noticeably larger than that of smaller cup sizes with the same band size. For example a woman with 36A size breasts could probably get away with not wearing a bra since there is very little to support, but a woman with a 36D bust would need to wear a bra. Boobs that require a 36D cup size are most likely larger than a handful; a 36C would be about a handful; a 36B would be about half a handful; and a 36A would appear to be a compact bump.
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 36D boobs to show women with a 36D cup size that they are in good company!
- Actress/Model Carmen Electra
- Model Holly Madison
- Actress Raquel Welch
- Model Shannon Tweed
- USA: 36D
- Australia/NZ: 14D
- UK/India: 36DD
- Europe/China/Japan/Hong Kong/Korea: 80E
- France/Spain/Belgium: 95E