Friday, June 24, 2011

Buying a Bra

I, like most women, love to shop.  However, there is one item that I HATE shopping for:  the dreaded bra.  Does anyone else feel this way?  Seriously, I would rather go to the dentist than go bra shopping.  But it has to be done.  I had put it off as long as I could, but today I just had to go get it done. 
First, I  had a dilemma about the correct size.  Did you know approximately 70 - 80 percent of women wear the wrong bra size?  No wonder!  You have to be practically a genius to figure out the appropriate size.  Not wanting to be in that 70 - 80 percent, I thought I'd be smart and use a bra calculator on the Internet to help me.  Trust me--there is such a thing.  I got out the handy dandy measuring tape, put my measurements into the bra calculator, and voila!  There was my supposed size.  Okay!  I was good to go, or so I thought.
I got to the store, went to the lingerie department, and started looking.  Rack after rack of bras beckoned me in.  Padded bra?  No.  Wonderbra?  Hell no.  Push up bra?  No thanks.  Strapless?  Sports?  No wire?  You get the idea.  Finally, I reached the racks for ladies with, shall we say, ample bosom. 
5 bras in hand of the appropriate size as recommended by the internet bra calculator, I headed to the dressing room.  Wait--what??  These weren't right.  Something is definitely wrong with that bra calculator.  Back to the racks.
5 more bras in another size and back to the dressing room.  Uh-oh.  Those weren't right either.
 Back to the big girl racks.  5 more . . . by then I was just tired and sick of the damn 3 way mirror.  Finally, this time, I think I've found a few that I like.  Well, maybe like is too harsh of a word.  I guess "tolerate" would be a better word.  These will do, I convinced myself.
With the size tags flashing like neon (I swear I thought everyone in the store was thinking "Really?  She really wears THAT size?"), I went to the cash register.  Thank GOD my check-out clerk was a woman.  $75 and 2 hours later, I was on my way home.  I sincerely hope I like these new bras and they last a while, because I really don't want to go on another bra shopping trip any time soon. 

1 comment:

  1. Funny you should post that. I just went bra shopping on Friday. I tried to get by with a few I picked up at Target, but you get what you pay for and they didn't last long. I totally dread it. I went into VS for the semi annual sale. I was there for an hour and spent 200, but for the first time, the lady working there just gave me an entire box of bras in my size (because you know even the same size fits differently based on cut). I wish someone would have done that years ago, because it made it SO much easier.