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Bras by the Numbers

In honor of bra month, I've rounded up some of my favorite bra-related trivia. (It might not be laced with most critical, life-saving information, but oh well—it's interesting.)

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$12.5 million

The cost of the world's most expensive bra—the Heavenly Star Bra by Victoria's Secret.

Source: Guinness Book of World Records

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$16 billion

Money spent on bras worldwide per year.

Source: Redbook magazine

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80

Percentage of women who wear an incorrect bra size

Source: Chiropractic & Osteopathy Journal

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70

Percentage of women who wear underwire bras

Source: The Washington Post

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6

Times the average woman's bra size changes in her life time

Source: Redbook magazine

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1934

Year when people started abbreviating the word "brassiere" into "bra"

Source: Uplift: The Bra in America

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7

World record for the number of bras put on and taken off in one minute.

Source: Guinness Book of World Records

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