AND THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT
I've had enough of a shit time finding a bra that actually fits properly over the past 8 or so years that I'd actually given up and just stuck with sports bras for just about every occasion. Victoria's Secret had put me in a particular size years ago and it never did quite fit well... it'd slide up if I raised my arms or over the course of the day and with the whole swoop and scoop motion it tended to make my poor boobs look like a can of biscuits forgotten in a hot car (according to my aunt... thanks auntie)
I decided about a year ago that, as a proper grown up lady person I should probably own a couple of proper bras... real bras that you don't wear to the gym or to go jogging and that might actually look cute and such. Of course, as someone who likes the internet and hates spending any more time in an actual store talking to salespeople than absolutely necessary (but still wants to handle the actual product before handing over my money), I turned to the internet with a measuring tape in hand to figure out what size I should make a beeline for once entering the store.
Yay! I found what my size is!
And then I went to the store...
WHERE ARE ALL OF THE BRAS?!? Seriously... are we all supposed to happily just go with whatever one of a few basic sizes the major manufacturers feel like making fits us best? WTF bra makers?!?!?
So I tried the closest that I could find to the right size and tried to make it work... went through about 5 different sizes (EXPENSIVE!) and they didn't fit right... either they slid up or went all quad boob.
My mom and sis did not sympathize... they have delightful tall, willowy builds that clothes fit perfectly and look good on (though my mom got about $200 worth of bras that didn't fit me at all and fit her quite nicely). On the other hand, I'm short with t&a and if not dressed properly I tend to look rather chunky... and I know that I'm NOT chunky
And then triumph! I was wandering through TJ Maxx to pick up some more obnoxiously colored knee socks and I found a bra that was the right size on the sales rack... of a brand that I like as well.
It fit... I wore it all afternoon while cleaning house as a test and there was no slipping, no spilled boobage, no pinching and no sliding straps... it fit and it was comfortable.
Holy shit! Measuring really WORKS!
So anyone have any input? Any tips on where to find sizes that aren't in the normal 4 letter system in the US (not the bigger cities where people care about clothes and such)?
Anyone else have equal annoyance?
Note: I'm not even talking about Christina Hendrick's style cleavage here... normal looking boobs that don't fit properly into anything