Friday, May 03, 2013
If I were small chested to begin with, finding a bra would be no issue. Every store carries the most popular sizes up to a DD and if you're lucky up to a DDD. If you're larger than that, good luck, no store has anything bigger on the shelf, but they'll order it for you!
The problem with this is that in order to find the bra that fits right, you need to try them on and yes, they'll allow you to try them on in the store.
That is where the problem lies. I tried a bunch on a few months ago and found the one that fit just right for me. Then I lost weight again. The size I actually need is not carried in stores again. The cup size has not changed since I got the last bra, but the band size did. The last bra I got was the smallest band they carry for the cup size I need and since the store in which I bought the last bra no longer exists I have to try on bras again. I was so happy not to have to order a bra and just pick one off the shelf that fit! I am now one of those women wearing the wrong size bra again as most women are. Most women need to go down a band size and up a cup size because we're all in denial of our body shape.
For the majority of bras I should be in a 34 F, right now I have a 36 DDD that fits just right (in some areas DDD and F are the same thing, but some stores make it different). The problem is that the bra that I'm in is starting to be loose around the band again and is riding up again because where you measure for the band (right under the bust) lost 2 inches since the last bra. I refuse to pay $40 each for new bras when I just got some less than 6 months ago and that was only because the 40 F's were way too big. Stores do NOT carry a 34 anything over a DD. I have few options to even get that size on the internet, plus I hate not being able to try on a bra because they all fit differently!
If only the cup size would go down so I could buy bras off the shelf at any store, then I'd be a happy woman. I don't understand the women that think they need to have bigger chests. This only goes to having many issues. There are back problems, especially with the wrong bra size. There are gravity issues. I was perky when I was 20 and a D, but I had kids and breastfed and since I can not for the life of me find a comfortable bra, go without one at home all the time. They get in the way, did you watch the Simpson's episode where Marge accidentally got a boob job? She couldn't open the pantry or pick up her child right, well as much as busty women get around that, I still wonder where to put them when we're at a high table... Plus, good luck finding a bra!
I hope that with the last 25 pounds, I will lose the bust size so I can work with what is offered instead of having to find someone who makes the bra. That is why I hate bra shopping, no one carries the size I should really be wearing, no wonder so many women don't wear the right size when the stores don't carry the options needed. I hate being part of the curvy women shapes, especially now that I'm not in plus size clothes because the people who design clothes do not design them for a WOMAN'S SHAPE! They all design for early teen shapes. The most comfortable bra I ever owned was a strapless one from Fredrick's of Hollywood that was a 38 DD. Hopefully I'll be able to find something comfortable again.
Button up blouses... that's another problem.
Today's Holidays: Lumpy Rug Day, Garden Meditation Day, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, Paranormal Day, National Specially-abled Pets Day, International Tuba Day, World Press Freedom Day (some countries do not let the press say anything without fear of death from their government), Space Day, National Raspberry Popover Day, National Raspberry Tart Day and Orange Juice Day.
I could go for some raspberries now.