Last week a co-worker told me Lane Bryant was having a rockin’ sale on bras. Buy two and you get two free. I’ve never shopped at Lane Bryant but my co-worker said the band size starts at 36 so a win for me.
Here’s the thing, in my previous experience, when purchasing bras for larger breasties, they were not so cute. Black, white and beige are typically the colors of choice and even those aren’t too fancy. I’ve also been trying to buy some at Target but so far my luck has been sub par. I headed out to Victoria Secret a few months back and while I found some cute ones the support piece was a little iffy. Oh and there was quite a bit of spill-over, which at times made me feel harlet-esque.
On Saturday night I checked out the website and was pleasantly surprised by the selection – they were pretty! I ran out there on Sunday with my ATM card in hand. I was ready. Once there I started loading up on a variety of over the shoulder boulder holders. I wasn’t exactly sure what size I would be so I grabbed a large number. I asked for a dressing room and the lady there noticed. “When was the last time you were sized?” Me: “umm…” She jumped right on it and fitted I was.
Have you ever noticed how you are different sizes in different stores? I find this very annoying. I mean they are mathematical measurements! Or maybe it’s just that each store’s product fits differently? Man, this is so frustrating. Anyway, she helped me pick some out and then explained that different styles maybe need different sizes. Okay… I went in not feeling very optimistic. I tried the first on and the first words out of my mouth were:
MY BOOBS LOOK FANTASTIC!
Yes, I did yell this rather loudly. I’m not exaggerating – who knew the whole “lift and separate” was the real deal? The salesperson came in and agreed with me. She helped with some minor tweaks but other than I stumbled upon brassiere GOLD.
I tried on a few other styles and found three that worked really well for me. Funny side note, two of the three were the same size and the third fit well but had to be a cup size smaller – shenanigans friends. Just goes to show how important it is to try on each one you are thinking about buying.
So the moral of the story? When purchasing your under lovelies, set aside some quality time to spend at the store and even change up the stores. I was there for a little while and tried on quite a few items. Try on different styles – don’t just try on one and think that same size will fit in all styles. Stand in the dressing room and admire your perky bosom in all of its glory. Take notice how the when you put your old fun bag contraption on that the new ones definitely give your knockers some SPUNK! Lastly, the next day when I wore said new
torture device boob sling, I couldn’t believe how different I felt. My posture was better. I felt more confident. I looked thinner. I felt more supported. There wasn’t massive amounts of embarrassing jiggling. So freakin’ worth it.