It might be just me, but I find buying a bra a particularly embarrassing and degrading experience. It isn’t something I enjoy and I must admit to buying two of any bras I do find that fit properly just so I don’t have to repeat the experience anymore often than necessary.
I have….well…..big boobs…there I’ve said it….lol. I’m not as big as some, but there is rather more of me than others. After breast feeding three children and gravity taking it’s toll shall we just say my breasts are more on “low beam” or even “parkers” than “high beam” anymore, so I find fitting a bra even more difficult.
I’m not into the “push me up” ones – in fact I think men invented them so women with boobs bigger than a pimple on a pumpkin can fall out of them. Forget the “lightly padded” kind – I have enough padding as it is. “Convertable”….no thanks it would be my luck the convertable part would come apart just when I didn’t want it too. Lace – not a chance – I hate feeling like I want to peel my skin off just five minutes after putting on the bra. Seam line —- ohh please —not with the seamless and skin fitting tops that seem to abound in the shops today.
In short I want a comfortable bra, that holds me in, stops me jiggling and actually makes me look like I have a chest, not an addition to my waist line. I want to be able to wear it all day, not have to hook up the straps cause they are falling off my rather rounded shoulders, and I don’t want the back so tight that it cuts off my breathing. On the off chance I have to run – well I did say it was an off chance – I don’t want two black eyes cause the bra didn’t support me. Too much to ask??? Well after today I’m beginning to think so.
And further to my list of requirements – why can’t change rooms be big enough so you don’t hit your elbows each time you try a garment on? Even more important – why can’t they have mirrors that FLATTER rather than show evey flaw in a woman’s body when ever she has to go through this excerise? After all they invent the “W Bra”, knickers that hold your tummy in, socks that you can wear all day – surely it can’t be that hard to invent a mirror that you actually look good in?
I admit I don’t go to a shop that specialises in fitting women’s undergarments. The budget doesn’t run that far and the idea of someone else seeing me with nothing on does not exactly fill me with delight….sigh…so I struggle with the department store underwear and mutter and grumble under my breath as I do it.
It’s really sad when you think about it isn’t it? Please, please, please tell me I’m not the only one who suffers from all of this. When I think back to how easy it was to buy my first bra – well lets face it back then there were only a couple of choices – why now, some 25 odd years later, does it have to be so damm hard?
You will be pleased to note (or maybe not – depending on how you look at it….lol) I did manage to find a bra that fitted all my requirements and I bought TWO. So now at least it will be quite a while before I have to go through this again.
I sincerely hope your day has had a better start than mine. I might now go and try on the necklace I just bought to reward myself for perservering with the bra fitting……roflol….well that’s my story anyway….wicked grin
Have a lovely day.