Dear male readers,
Best regards, Jen
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Okay lady readers, I know we’ve talked about bras here before, but some things bear repeating.
If you have never been professionally fitted for a bra, get yourself to a department store, fine lingerie boutique, or Victoria’s Has-no-secrets and put your rack in their capable hands. Even if you have been fitted, if it’s been a while and your body has changed in the intervening years, you might need to be measured again. Here’s why:
Example #1: I cannot tell you how often I see women who are clearly wearing bras that either do not fit or are so worn out that they’re practically waving white flags of defeat. It’s nearly every day. And believe me, I’m not on the lookout for examples. I don’t care how large your girls are, geographically speaking, they do not belong anywhere south of your lungs. You want them framing your heart. If you think underwire bras are not comfortable, I can promise you that you will feel better, not to mention look amazing, if you have everything hoisted up properly with a well-made, properly-fitted one. A good bra supports everything. Your shoulders and back will appreciate it, not to mention your ta-tas themselves.
Example #2: This excellent post by Mrs. G. Go read it and learn from her. I still can’t believe she’s a convert to my way of thinking, because I thought she’d be the last holdout on the planet.
Example #3: Along those same lines, a friend of mine also recently got measured professionally for the first time in a while and found out that she was wearing a bra that was one band size and two cups sizes too small. Her clothes look and fit better now as a result.
I’ve told you before: the cheapo bras from Target and Walmart are not going to cut it. Even if you are teeny tiny, your girls are worth spending a little extra money on them. They’ll appreciate the lift and support too. Say what you will about Victoria’s Not-so-secrets, that store does offer coupons and sales on a regular basis, so a better-than-bargain bra doesn’t have to be too expensive. (Also, if you’re teeny tiny and want some oomph, you can get padding that will boost you by a cup size or two.)
Ladies, most of us wear bras all day, every day. To put it in perspective, that translates to around 4,800 hours of bra-wearin’ every single year. If you have three decent bras, each one is going to see around 1,200 hours of use in the first year. That translates to a penny or less per wearing. Invest in your bosoms.
Thus endeth the sermon. Amen.