This girl eventually resigned herself to a life of A cups, but then something happened. She went to college and starting eating fast food and she got boobs- a wonderful set of Bs- Life was good! After that eventually she got pregnant, and her beautiful Bs blossomed to Cs. Cool, she thought. After pregnancy her Cs increased to Ds. And as the weight slowly crept on over the years, so indeed did her bust. It was so subtle, she didn't even notice. Or maybe she was in denial.
She noticed when wearing t-shirts that she had the dreaded "double boob" (NOT my boobs!) effect going on- her cup literally runneth over, so she adjusted the straps. She is an educated woman. She knows that like 75% of women wear the wrong bra size, but not her! One day when driving, she noticed her bra kept digging into her forearm and her side causing quite a bit of discomfort. This was the final straw. It was time for a new bra. I swore I'd never write in third person, but it's kinda uncomfortable to write a post about my own breasts. I mean, I have before, but it was light-hearted. This on the other hand (boob) is serious. I decided to go bra shopping, but I drove past Victoria's Secret and headed for a specialty bra shop here in town- The Fitting Touch. I don't need for my breasts to be two cups larger. I don't need sexy cleavage. I want these suckers locked and loaded.
Lots of places offer bra fittings, and I've had several throughout my life. They are simple and painless- besides being in a bra in front of another woman who is in way better shape than you. They are experts. You can measure yourself at home (and here's a very thorough link from Her Room's website), but it involves way more math than I want to deal with. Leave it to the experts.I sometimes struggle with admitting that I am officially "plus-sized" but when she brought that first batch of bras for me to try on; of course, I immediately checked the tag. "Oh, no, no, no," I argued. "This is way too big! I wear a 38 D." She was very nice, but turned me to face to mirror and pointed out all the boob spillage going on in my current bra and said, "See all that breast tissue outside of the cup? You need a bigger cup." So I strapped on a 38 F (or 38 DDD, depending on the brand), and you know what? It fit way better than my other bra.
|Again NOT my boobs, but a pretty fair representation of what was going on. See all that|
breast tissue hanging out the sides and top? Yeah, not supposed to happen!
photo : http://foreveryourslingerie.ca/before-and-after/
- If you can see breast tissue being pushed out over the top of the cups, you need a larger cup size. All breast tissue should be contained with the cup of the bra.
- If the bra band rides up in the back, you need a smaller band size.
- If the center of your bra does not lie flat against your breast bone, then you need to buy a larger cup.