RESULTS from one of the largest annual bra surveys in the UK have revealed that Lancashire’s boobs have ballooned from an average size of 34DD to a voluptuous 36DD.

Women from the North East of the country have an average B cup and those from the West have assets filling a full DD.


Boobs hailing from Wales and the Midlands rest happily in the middle, with an average C cup size.

Breast yet, many from the UK have admitted they like to go braless once in a while, with 60 per cent of those surveyed supporting this notion.

When we do decide to bra-up, black has been chosen as Lancashire’s favourite colour, with many people stating it makes them feel sexy, looks stylish under any outfit and keeps its colour for longer.

The Great British Bra Survey of over 2,000 people aged 16-75, sponsored by online lingerie retailer Bras and Honey, found that surprisingly six in ten women from Lancashire have never had a bra fitting, or can’t remember when their last one was.

Fit was claimed to be the least important factor when buying a bra, with an alarming less than one per cent buying a bra for this reason.

When exercising, 40 per cent of women admitted to not wearing a sports bra, although women across the nation own on average an assortment of eight different bras in their wardrobes.

Born in the first three months of the year? Lucky you; Britons born in January, February and March have an average E cup size whereas those born in April drop down to a B size. Those with June, July and November birthdays have a D-DD cup, with all other months filling a modest C cup.

Nicola Rodney-Crook, managing director of Bras and Honey, said: “This survey has bust the clasp on some of the UK’s most burning questions from the lingerie industry.

"We are regularly bombarded with stories about women wearing the wrong sized bra, so we wanted to support The Great British Bra Survey and get to the real truth about Britain’s boobs.

“An average woman will change bra size six times in her life so while it’s important to ensure that we review the bra market on a regular basis, we also have a responsibility to help educate women at the same time.

"For example, not many women know that their bra size will fluctuate throughout the month, let alone throughout the year.

"In addition, many women will have been professionally measured – or measured themselves – years ago; however, as our bodies change so too do our boobs, therefore regular measuring is important.”