>This post is about bras. And *everyone* love conversations about bras. (That said, Fast Fizzy, since you’re my brother and all, you might not want to read this. I don’t mind if you do, but *you* might not want to.)
Because of Bitch Ph.D., her blog, her commenters, and countless discussions of women’s undergarments, which I am too lazy to go find, I finally high-tailed it to Nordstroms a few weeks ago (when I was in a town *with* a Nordstroms), whose bra-fitters are known to be among the best (according to at least one person on one thread at Dr. B’s — or perhaps Dr. B herself, I can’t remember) and got myself measured by a professional. I also did this because I’d been *mis*measured at evil V’s Secret, where if they don’t sell your size (and they have a limited range) they’ll convince you you’re one of their sizes.
Well, I marched into Nordstroms and said to the fit specialist: “I think I’m a 32C, which I have been for some time, but some idiot tried to convince me I’m a 34B and I don’t think that’s right.” Well, she measured me, and lo and behold, I was NOT 32C, but — wait for it — wait for it — wait for it —
Sweet Jebus, how did I end up a D cup?! (Granted, it’s still on a small frame, and cup size is relative to band size — yes, guys, there are many kinds of D cups — but still! I’m shocked!) But sure enough, the 32C bras (which she still had me try on because I was a smidgen in-between) didn’t fit. I got that “double boob” lump thing from them.
And also because of Dr. B., I told the clerk I was interested in Wacoal bras — which she concurred were well-made and came in a variety of sizes and style. Well, they certainly did come in a vast array of varieties! It was actually all a little overwhelming. So many styles! So many sizes to sort through to find mine!
In the end, I found my size in one of those convertible numbers where you can arrange the straps in numerous ways, so it was like getting five bras in one, which was a good thing, because those damn things are expensive ($50 and up). One of these days I’m going to have to get some more, but one at a time is all I can afford at the moment.
But now at least I have one appropriately fitting bra that actually does its job and holds me up.
Thanks, Bitch Ph.D.! The ‘internets’ is truly a wonderful place with you in it!