I recently went for a bra fitting at a bra store (appropriately, if oddly, named Bosom Buddies). I've been fitted in the past by the children who work at Victoria Secret in Tucson. I thought they were nuts when they told me I was a 40 D. Before kids, I was barely a B! (I really miss those days. Wearing a bra only when I felt like it, which was rare.) I tried on a few of their D cup bras and while the band around the body part fit well, I didn't have enough stuff up front to fill the damn thing. After trying several different styles, I walked out.
At this other place, a much older woman, fitted me and pronounced, "38B". She asked what kind of bra I was looking for and brought me several. I didn't want the giant cup granny bras, I refuse to wear underwire (seriously, bras aren't uncomfortable enough, we need to stick metal in them?) and I'm trying to get away from sports bras. I want a nice, feminine, not itchy bra. Another thing I refuse to have, along with underwire, is that stupid seam that goes right across the nipple. WTF? Hate that.
Anyway, I was trying different styles and again, after about 12 different ones, I had to leave. They were all, too.... bra-ish. I won't wear shaped ones, or fiber-filled ones (are they bras or stuffed animals?). I've found some decent ones at Target that I like but they only come in white or beige. A girl wants comfort and color!
By the way, when I was at the bra store trying stuff out, there was another customer trying stuff out across the little dressing area. (They have this hallway sectioned off with curtains.) The other lady was very, very pregnant and trying out nursing bras (which this place seemed to specialize in). She was struggling to latch the bras behind her back. I always thought that was odd.
I once had a client at the spa who was in her 70's and after her massage, she asked if I could help her latch her bra for her as she couldn't reach behind her anymore. I asked why she needed to reach behind her, I've never put on my bras that way. I put the hooks under the goods in the front and hook them, then I slide the hooks to the back and put my arms through the straps. I told this older woman that and it was like a light when on! She'd been having her husband help her with her bra for over 10 years!
How do you guys do it?
OH! Almost forgot - I got this meme from Romi.
I am to open a book I am currently reading to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence on the page.
"The mansion's phones really were out."
Not real inspiring but it's a decent read otherwise! It's Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell. I've never read any of her stuff before and I'm about half way through this. It's pretty good. Entertaining but not blowing me away. Yet.
Now for my 5 tag-ees: Rachel H., Quail Hill Knits, Sophanne, NoMoreSweaters, and Kelly
B is also for books, Ruth!