Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bra Shopping Confessions

As I fretted a few posts ago, I bit the bullet and actually went to a shop that specializes in bras. No, not Vicky Secret (we don't have many in Canada, although I think Toronto is getting one!). The store was called Marianne's. I also mentioned my fear of the matronly lady named Olga.

Well Olga wasn't there but I did have Olinda who was a dear. Sweet. Did her job. No measuring, just eyeballing. And I was successful. The Girls are now happy.  

I'm a 40 C but one of the girls is a bit smaller than the other. Did you know you should buy for the biggest boob? Olinda did offer to hand me a kleenex or two but it isn't a big deal as the lacy band pulls everything in tight. I guess it's hard to get the size identical with a breast reduction. One is a C, and the other a C minus.

I took Joey's direction and stuck to lace bras. I tried a couple of those other cutsie bras but they had no support. The ones I ended up with didn't cost a fortune!!

I've heard so much about having to spend over a hundred dollars or more for a bra but I got two different ones. A lacy white number for about $65 (~$US 65 since we are almost at par) and the other one, a beige Warner bra shown in the picture. OMG, it was only $36.

This picture is so not me. Only in your dreams. But it is one of my bras. And as an added bonus, when I was in Walmart they had the exact same Warner bra for $24 so I just bought it. It was in a box. It is white. But I will say that it was worth having Olinda size me up for the extra bucks. And I tried some black ones. They didn't fit. But the same style above comes in black, so maybe on my next trip to Walmart.

Phew. I'm good to go for another 3 years.

(Now for undies that fit!)

15 comments:

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Very nice. I would love to just wear a lace bra, but I am barely a B cup! I need a little padding to have any sign of a little boob in there! When I go to AZ, they have the store that Joey mentioned there. I am going to check it out.

Maria said...

You guys are inspiring me to go bra shopping! I just noticed mine are getting to big in the band and are not doing the job anymore.

Kinzie said...

I so need to do this! I am harder to fit than ever now and am still pooching out the top of my 38-40 DDD - it's weird because I swear they are getting smaller but my cup size is larger. I either had it wrong then or really got it wrong now...hahaha. Who knows. Good for you!

Barbara said...

Sounds like a lifting experience.. and glad you got those girls in a comfortable spot.. unfortunately I have lost weight so quickly, I believe two band aids will do for now! hugs to you Sandy.. cant wait to hear about your trip to Mexico!! (thank you for all of your sweet, kind, comforting comments)

Drazil said...

Olinda - such a cute name. Glad your girls are all held up good and proper now!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

So happy to hear that you have satisfied "the girls" :)

On my shopping trip last week, I bought a Playtex bra - 40DD - very comfortable and was about $36 - when I started this journey I was a 44 DDD and oh , how I hated those bras :( !

Still I wish I could have a Stacy or Clinton from What Not to Wear to get me into a proper bra.... oh well maybe next shopping trip I will try and find someone to size me up !

Rachel said...

I think excellent bras are a good investment...regarding your job post below...have you tried transferring or looking elsewhere? Seems like you are very together and highly functional and healthy. You deserve to be in a place where you don't get bullied.

Gen said...

Nice work!!! Glad you went for it and got the support you deserve ;).

Bonnie said...

Eventhough I am small chested, I still have a hard time finding bras that fit. Looking forward to that. Glad you found some nice ones.

Read said...

I'm so glad your girls are all nice and comfortable and where they are supposed to be just in time for MX. I hope you (and the girls too) have a wonderful time!!!

tagyourit said...

I need to follow your example and get fitted again. I have lost 50 lbs and my bras are all a bit loose. Congrats on finding bras that fit well and did not cost an arm or a leg!

tessierose said...

Good for you and the girls!

Joey said...

woo hoo!

yes, now for the undies!

Jess said...

There's nothing like a well fitted bra! It can boost your confidence like no other! Woo hoo for you!

amandakiska said...

Glad you finally did it and that it went well! Enjoy your new bras!

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