94135888_MThey say “bigger is better.” However, that might not be the case if you’re blessed in the chest, but not in the wallet. That’s because every gal with a cup size of “D” or higher knows all too well the price they pay for that perfect bra – and it’s more than their sisters with “A,” “B,” or “C” cups pay. But why is that, exactly?

Different design

To start things off, larger bras are designed differently than smaller ones. It’s not just a matter of adding more material to certain parts of the bra. There will probably have to be multiple sketches made, research completed, cutting patterns altered, size grading tweaked and fitting tests finished before the final product is ready for sale. Many more samples must be sent back and forth between designers, suppliers and factories before the bra is considered “just right.” All this takes more time than producing smaller bras and so, yes, more money.

Different parts

Just like with the design process, the parts of the “bigger bra” are distinct from those of the smaller one. Weaker bands, straps and wires just won’t do to support large gals. A bra for enhanced busts needs thicker fabric, higher-grade metal, and stronger elastic to do its job well. And with those hardier components comes an equally hardy price tag.

Different process

A bra for fuller figures must often undergo a more rigorous manufacturing process than bras for smaller ones. The former types of bras are more complicated, and are often made up of 30 or more pieces of material. The likelihood of making mistakes during this process is higher, which is reflected in the price.

High-prices bras can be a pain

We know that paying for a high-priced bra can be a pain, but the alternative is wearing one that’s the wrong size for you. This can be uncomfortable at most and downright unbearable at worst. So do yourself a favor: Invest in your breasts, no matter what size they may be!