A Brief History of Breast Implants and Boobie Trends

The desire to change the shape or size of your boobs is not a new thing. In fact, experimental (and disastrous) breast enlargements date back to 1889! We all know that throughout history different body types, hairstyles and clothing have gone in and out of fashion... but so too have boob sizes and shapes.

Let me share with you a brief history of boobie trends!

Ancient Boob Vogue

Through the ages boobie preferences have literally been all over the map.

Ancient Egyptians seemed to prefer, well, minimal boob. Ancient Greeks appear to have had a taste for the small and perky, and in Ancient Rome (take a deep breath) women with large breasts were actually made fun of!

Modern Boob Vogue

The early 1900's started strong with large bosoms all the rage, but once the androgynous flapper style appeared during the 1920's we were back to no boobies being the fashion, with women often binding their breasts. (Don't cry, it gets better!)

Once bullet bras came on trend in the 50's, big boobs were back with a vengeance! It was all about curves, curves, curves.

Since then, small boobies and big boobies have learned to co-exist. Some women prefer small boobs that stay out of the way (especially in the world of high fashion), and some prefer a more noticeable size. :-)

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Modern Breast Implants Arrive!

The first modern silicone breast implant surgery took place in 1962 but it wasn’t until the 1980’s and 90's that breast implants themselves became a trend.

Silicone breast implants were actually banned in the US in the 1990s (except in trials) because of health fears, so saline breast implants were the only option for breast augmentation for a while.

Silicone came back on the market in 2006, and nowadays around three quarters of women opt for silicone. I however, am a saline girl. ;)

The Boob World Is Your Oyster

We are now in the land of choice and opportunity.

Big boobs likely won't fall out of favor anytime soon, but in recent years there has been a trend for the micro boob job (a more modest enhancement).

All this talk about trends and styles may have your head spinning. Don't feel like you have to have big boobs after a breast augmentation, it's all about doing what's right for you on your totally awesome and unique journey.

Fashions come and go and at the end of the day you won't find real happiness in any glamour magazines. I’m pretty sure the most attractive thing a woman can be is confident, whatever size her boobies are.