During lunch I went to Lane Bryant. I've been in need of some new bras both for every day sexy wear and for the gym. Sports bras cause the dreaded uni boob and I was hoping to remedy that with something less unattractive.
So, I ask the sales woman to help fit me for a new bra. She takes my measurements and tells me that I'm a 48 DDD!!! I just stared at her for a second and asked her to kindly remeasure me. She explained the science of bra fitting to me like I was a moron and went to suggest a few bras for me to try on. Now, as women we all know that not all bras are created equal. I've once tried wearing a demi cup and that was "my size" and I promise that thing was like 4 sizes toooooo small because I could hardly keep the girls contained and to top it off - it wasn't exactly an attractive look either. Unless, the hooker look is back in? I dunno maybe in some states.
Here's a picture of a demi cup. You'll notice that there's nothing covering the upper area.... seriously so much can go wrong with all the flesh just hanging out there!
I was also made aware that Lane Bryant is now offering bra extensions. Did you ever hear of such a thing?! These extenders will add anywhere from 2"-4" per bra. You can purchase 3 for $8.00. So, that makes me wonder...If I purchased a 44 or 46 bra would I still wear the same cup? I don't get it because according to the bra science a cup is the difference between the bra line and the fullest part of the breast. Wouldn't that change the cup size some?
Soooooooo, I find a few bras to test my skepticism. One of the bras I tested was a 46C and when I tried it out it fit perfectly around the rib cage but the cup seemed like it was still to large. I called in a new sales lady into my dressing room and ask her to remeasure me. She did and we found that now I was a 48DD. Seriously?!?! I've dropped a cup size (yay!) but I'm standing before her in a 46C. She couldn't give me any answers.... I need answers! I'm so confused.
Thus far this has been my favorite bra for everyday wear but naturally they didn't have my size in the store and I can't exactly wear this bra to the gym because it's way to pretty for sweaty use and once the under wire snaps it becomes a death trap!
The madness of being a woman..... I laugh thinking about my first training bra. It was yellow and had little smurfs on it. haha so embarrassing now that I think about it!