Some women may envy my size 8 figure and 30G bust but, believe me, they don’t come without their own particular challenges.
I haven’t dared run for a bus since 1976, for example, and have lost count of the number of men who look me firmly in the breasts when talking to me, without making a single moment of eye contact.
But perhaps the biggest problem of all is finding clothes that actually fit when, like me, you have a bust that’s bigger than the rest of your figure. There are many thousands of us big-busted girls out there.
Indeed, a third of UK women say they have to buy a bigger dress size just to accommodate their breasts.
Dresses, bikinis and anything that fastens at the front (from shirts to jackets) are generally off-limits: for if they fit round the bust, they undoubtedly look like a tent everywhere else.
If they’re a perfect fit around my waist, then they gape and strain, fit to burst, over my bust. Neither is an elegant look.
So it’s not before time that a canny clothes manufacturer has designed a new range for big-breasted women of any size, cut with extra room so you no longer need to wear a circus marquee just to ensure your chest remains under wraps.
The genius of the Pepperberry range by Bravissimo is not only that its size 8-18 clothes come with carefully positioned buttons, darts and seams to give even the largest-busted lady a more streamlined shape, but that each item is available in Curvy, Really Curvy or Super Curvy, depending on just how much extra breast room you need.