Byline: Natasha Courtenay-Smith
WITH their dark hair, strong noses and refined chins, it is immediatelyapparent that women of the Clark family are related. Each is a feature that hasbeen passed through the generations, and will no doubt appear in their childrenand children's children for years to come.
But there is one part of their bodies that does not appear to have been handeddown the family line: their breasts. The matriarch of the family, 69-year-oldYvonne Clark is a 36B, while her daughter Angela Stanton, 51, grew into aC-cup. And the pattern of increasing breast size continues into the nextgeneration: Angela's daughter Tracey's breasts are a 32G.
'I got my first bra when I was 11I was a 32A and one of the first girls at school to need a bra,' says Tracey,who lives in Buckinghamshire with her mother. 'After that, I developed at anunbelievable rate. At 15, I wore a 32E. It seemed unusual considering my motherand grandmother had never been that big, and most of my school friends werestill wearing B-cups.
I'm now a 32G and have been this size since I was 20.
'I love having big breasts. When I get dressed up to go out in the evenings, Imake the most of it. It makes for a great neckline and my friends associate mewith my big chest. I wouldn't want to be known any other way.' Some might callTracey lucky, but, in fact, she is part of a quantifiable scientific reality:British women's breasts are getting bigger with each generation. The averagebra size in the UK is now 36C, whereas just a decade ago it was 34B.
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