The realization that bigger boobs cost more money spent on bras suddenly hit body positivity activist Christine Cho when she realized just how many of her friends were able to find bras that fit so easily and for much less, reports Rachel Lubitz.

“It sucks not to be able to walk into Target and find something that fits,” Handsome told .Mic. “Why do I have to pay $60 to $80 for just the very thing that other girls pay $10 for?”

But as Cho and Lubitz readily admit, this injustice has less to do with a “rigged system” than it does with the legitimate costs involved in making larger bras.

Cora Harrington, who runs the lingerie blog The Lingerie Addict, points out that making a larger bra “really does entail a lot more work at every stage, from production to manufacturing to development,” notes Lubitz.

“Bras in higher cup sizes, because they have to do more ‘work’ (that is, support a heavier weight), also have to be made with stronger and higher quality materials. A flimsy wire or mesh that’s suitable for a smaller cup size is simply inadequate for a larger one,” Harrington told Lubitz.

Still, there are still ways to avoid overspending on larger bras, especially those you tend to wear every day. First and foremost, shop online. Also, keep in mind that bras typically don’t go out of style, so a bra from last year is certainly worth buying, especially at a discounted price.

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