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    16 Struggles Of Being A Girl With Broad Shoulders

    :: Sneezes and button down shirt rips open:: The problem is as wide as it is broad.

    1. While other girls get to describe their figure as something fancy, like "hourglass" or "pear", you get to describe yourself as an "inverted triangle".

    2. It is impossible to be comfortable in a button-up shirt because your shoulders feel like they're going to explode out of it.

    3. Jackets are an issue as well.

    4. Honestly, there is a never-ending list of things you can just never wear.

    5. Sometimes an article of men's clothing doesn't even fit right.

    Wearing the boyfriend's large v-neck & the shoulder line still doesn't fit me...#broadshoulderproblems

    JuneLee@JuniieBJonesFollow

    Wearing the boyfriend's large v-neck & the shoulder line still doesn't fit me...#broadshoulderproblems

    10:59 PM - 31 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. Choosing what to wear becomes solely about how your shoulders will look in the outfit.

    7. Everyone asks if you're a swimmer, which can be taken offensively whether you are or not because they are clearly focused on your shoulders.

    8. Trying to get through any narrow space becomes a sick game.

    9. Getting down a crowded bus or train aisle makes you feel like a football player.

    10. And it doesn't get any easier once you've gotten to a seat.

    Can never comfortably fit in certain seats between people on the bus #broadshoulderproblems

    François Dillinger@swebb27Follow

    Can never comfortably fit in certain seats between people on the bus #broadshoulderproblems

    8:42 AM - 08 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. You're sometimes asked if you're wearing shoulder pads.

    12. You worry about working out your upper body because it's already so big.

    If I did P90X, I'd come out of that thing looking like a linebacker. #BroadShoulderProbs

    jayme@jjaymelwFollow

    If I did P90X, I'd come out of that thing looking like a linebacker. #BroadShoulderProbs

    2:45 PM - 10 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. Trying to get out of a tight sports bra involves jumping up and down.

    14. If you have boobs it just adds to the amount of surface area below the neck, and if you don't, you are just screwed.

    15. You're often told you look "strong".

    16. No matter what dance move you're attempting, your shoulders are the stars of the show.

    But having broad shoulders isn't all bad, because you can shimmy it out better than anyone else.