Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Home for the Girls

Okay ladies, you've all heard the statistic that something like 70% of the women in this country are wearing the WRONG bra size, right? Well due to my recent weight loss, I'm pretty sure I'm one of them. But I'm about to change that.

Friday morning while the kids are at school I'm going bra shopping. Girls, I need your help. Well, to be completely accurate, the girls need your help.

I usually buy Playtex underwire "half size" bras for about $10 at Wal-Mart. I'm willing to spend more, but not a whole lot more. I can't justify spending $40 at Victoria's Secret on a bra. That'd be a little like putting hundred dollar chrome hubcaps on a beat-up '73 Dodge Dart. Kinda like false advertising.

So, here are my questions:
1) Where can I go to get fitted properly? (dept store in a mall is what I'm thinking) I just went to the Playtex website, followed their fitting directions exactly, submitted my info, and got the following response: "We're sorry. We cannot determine your size." What am I, some kind of freak? Of course, I don't own a fabric tape measure so I was using my husband's mini pocket-size metal tape measure that he uses at work. That might have something to do with it.

2) What's the best bra for small-chested chicks? I want to enhance my profile but not push those babies up to my nose. I'm used to underwire with a little bit of padding--not so much that the ratio of real, live boob to fiber fill is just depressing, but enough so that everyone in the room can't tell when I'm chilly.

3) I always buy flesh colored bras because I think it's really trashy to see a white bra practically glowing in the dark under a white shirt. But sometimes I want a fun, flirty color with panties to match. There are fun bras and serviceable bras and I'm looking for both. Is that possible?

4)If I find a really great bra in a department store, what's the best place online to buy more of them at a cheaper price? I have to try it on first, but I'd be willing to buy several more if I find a good one that actually fits.

5) What's the best way to wash your bras to make them last longer and retain their shape? So that they can retain MY shape. I often end up looking like my boobs are dented when I wear a fitted T-shirt because the padding dries funny.

Help me, Oh Internets. My girls will thank you. Well, not personally, but you know what I mean.


Three Fold Cord said...

I love the Ambrielle bra's at JCPenney. They usually have a good deal and they aren't more then thirty without a sale. Hope that helps. My bras are the fullcoverage smoother.
As a matter of fact when I put it on this morning I thought to myself after two babies, nursing, and weight loss these girls look pretty good!

Teble said...

Well, I did it. Thanks to Three Fold Cord and my Seppie friends, I bought new bras and I love them. Check out the Cabernet line at Dillard's. So cute!