What is the average size by country?
According to World Data, the average volume of a natural female breast is roughly 327 millilitres - which is about the size of a European B cup.
Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian women have far and away the largest breasts in the world, with a 2016 Target Map reporting an average size of a D cup and bigger across these regions.
North America, Colombia, Venezuela, Iceland and Germany follow closely behind, with an average D cup representing the statistical majority.
The majority of women from African nations such as Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria boast B cups, while Asian females from nations like China, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia have the smallest busts with A cup size being most common.
Latvia has one of the smallest average breast sizes in Europe, with Peru taking the title for smallest boobs in Latin America.
What is the average bra size in Australia?
In 2006, The Age ran an article claiming the average breast size in Australia was steadily increasing.
A study conducted by Berlei lingerie reported the average breast size across Oceania to be a C cup, the same as Italy, France and the UK.
The most popular bra sizes in Australia are 14C and 12D.
Louise Woods, product manager at Berlei, said the cup size of Australian women is gradually growing bigger while the diameter of their back is becoming smaller.
Which country has the highest rate of breast augmentation surgery?
According to the global statistics from the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Germany, France and Italy had the most breast augmentation surgeries of all European countries in 2015.
This figure includes breast implants, lift procedures and reductions.
What is the average bra size of teenage girls?
Puberty is a complex period in any girl’s life, and young women can expect to experience some serious physical (and hormonal) changes throughout the course of their teenage years.
The rate of breast development varies greatly from person to person, but case studies from New Kids Centre cite the following as a reliable guide for the average boob size of growing teens:
13 year olds: B cup. Around the age of 13, the breast bud forms in a process known as budding. The area surrounding the nipple called the areola darkens in colour and expands in size.
14 year olds: B cup. Boobs start to become more prominent with the areola widening further.
15 year olds: C cup. Between the ages of 15 and 16, boob size begins to mould into the shape of an adult breast. Nipples begin to stick out and become slightly raised.
16 year olds: C cup or above. The breast is almost fully formed with slight growth and modifications possible until the end of puberty and beginning of adulthood at age 20.
How do you make breasts appear bigger naturally?
Elle Australia recently shared a list of tricks to help you achieve the illusion of a bustier look, without the pain and recovery time of going under the knife.
One tip was to tighten your t-shirt or blouse by pinning it at the back, as tighter material gives the impression of a better endowed chest.
Make up is not designed solely for the face, and many artists recommend contouring the top surface of your chest with a dark shade of bronzer and blending it gently into the cleavage to make your boobs stand out.
Wearing a bra with padded inserts or chicken fillets is another stress free option for maximising your assets, while crossing straps in a racer back fashion will lift your breasts and make them look bigger.