From a thread over in fandom wank...
elzezuk: Well, if it's any comfort to you, I get constant messages from underwear shops that bras are supposed to look like weapons of mass destruction or body armour. Look Ma, it's the underwire of destruction and protects my boobies from anything less than nuclear attack!
And as for buying dresses well, 2 options... I can either have them look like a tent around the rest of me or I can decide that breathing is overrated.
I like my boobs but sometimes they're just not worth the effort.
smo: I've heard the bra thing is very true of Victoria's Secret. If you don't have boobs and want to enhance your figure or whatever, they're all over it. But if you actually have them, they're all, "...look, a UFO!"
sarracenia: Word. I'm a 38H and dear god, the sheer hideousness of most the bras available. Not to mention paying $80 for these hideously ugly things that were probably bridge supports in a past life. I just went bra shopping 2 days ago and am still bitter from the experience. But I found a swimming suit! That fits! And offers support! For the first time since fifth grade!
Believe me, you haven't known misery until you've been in 100+ degree weather with a pool in your backyard and no swimsuit.