For the first time in my LIFE I’ve finally purchased a bra in my REAL size. A size that FITS me. DD? Not so much. In fact, much more.
You see, I’ve been ridiculously unhappy and grumpy over the bras I have lately. Uncomfortable, too small etc…and I knew I needed to buy a few new ones, but…
I didn’t. I just didn’t, no real reason why. You know how it is, buying new bras is always so expensive and I should GO to the store and try them on and I HATE GOING TO THE STORE TO TRY THEM ON. And I need more than one and all the pretty ones don’t come in my size and have no support whatsoever for us bigger gals who need GOOD STURDY bras because we wear them out so quickly! The excuses go on and on…
HWMMS was sewing a 18th century lace-up vest bustier type garment for the Tavern Night at the Fort this past week and I realized. My girls need MUCH more support. The garment he laced me into was amazing. No bra needed and comfy and the girls held up!
And now my amazingly talented fiance is making me a personal set of stays (a corset) for my wedding dress too! He bought the canvas? material tonight and told me he needs to duct tape my shape into a tee-shirt to get started…um…yikes? But I trust him.
Where was I? OH RIGHT BRAS.
I happened upon a post from a woman like myself who is well-endowed talking about her bra size and ordering bras from a store overseas that actually fit…which was the last hint of inspiration I needed. I too wanted a bra that FIT. And since I was already properly measured by my own personal corset maker I looked up the measurements online and found out…well, um DD is painfully too small.
My bras arrived in the mail today. I opened the package and gasped. I could carry a small child in one of those cups! I could wear one of those cups on my head as a hat! In fact, it is the same size as a hat. OH MY GOODNESS!
WHAT WAS I THINKING TRYING TO WEAR A BRA LIKE THE ONE ON TOP (which I PAINFULLY had on TODAY) WHEN I REALLY NEED TO WEAR THE NEW ONE ON THE BOTTOM?
I’m strangely NOT weirded out posting a photo of my bra online, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing the size. Weird, eh?
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/POINT FOR THOSE STILL READING?
GET PROPERLY MEASURED FOR A BRA! NOW! If you are AA or DDD-E-F-G-H it doesn’t matter. Most of us are likely wearing the wrong size and I can GUARANTEE YOU that if I was wearing the wrong size almost every plus-size woman reading this post is probably wearing the wrong size too…