>Giving some love to Bitch Ph.D., who really does save the world one bra at a time

>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!


11 thoughts on “>Giving some love to Bitch Ph.D., who really does save the world one bra at a time

  1. >Sorry to be all over your comments today, but I thought I’d just note that I’ve bought brand-new, tags-still-on Wacoal bras on eBay for about $20 a pop. Beats the hell out of paying retail.

  2. >I just asked my Mom for a Wacoal for Christmas after having read about them so often at Dr. B’s. But I’m realizing, after reading your post, that I haven’t been measured by people who really know what they’re doing in years. Maybe I should remedy that!And thanks for the tip, Lecturess: I’ll have to pass that along to Mom!

  3. >AW: Yes, get measured. Who knows what you’ll learn!Lecturess: yes, thanks for the tip, though I have to admit I’m really afraid of eBay. Seriously. I’ve never used it. But maybe I should get over it and check it out! After all, Virgo Sis bought a freakin’ *car* on it, and if a *virgo* can take that much of a risk, so can I! 🙂

  4. >Um, yes big bro’, you *are* a spatial relations wizard, but other readers might take your offer as, well, a bit trollish. Behave yourself in my blogspace! (Said in a friendly but firm tone.)Please, everyone, ignore him when he gets this way. He has too much time on his hands and would enjoy the attention too much. 🙂

  5. >Oh no, AW, don’t encourage the dirty old man! 😉 Ew, it’s my *brother*! LOL!(He knows I’m teasing. And I know he’s just being funny. And clearly *you* get that. Just want to make sure everyone else knows!)

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