Shame on you ladies… why give in to Gravity?!?

Something about a woman in a bad bra just makes me cringe.

While waiting for the express train downtown, I counted 4 women – different shapes and sizes – wearing the wrong bra. This isn’t a recent discovery, but I just happened to notice it more today.

Fact is, you’re clothes really WILL look better if you have the right bra on, you’ll get rid of that nasty back bra bulge, and never mind how it can help fight gravity. We all know that gravity is NOT our friend and wearing the wrong bra doesn’t help fight gravity since you’re bouncing out of control. Why do I know all of this? In a past life of mine, I spent 6 years working in a Lingerie Department.

I don’t care what size you are, there’s a bra for you. Unless of course you’re larger than a LL, then I can see how you’ll have problems, but even those of you that think you’re on the small side run the risk of sagging too.

Let me ask you this. Do you know your size? No? Well don’t guess, go get sized. Any department store has someone that knows how to size you and then there’s always Orchard Corset Center, Bra Smyth, Town Shop and Intimacy. They all claim to be experts. I’ve never actually been to any of them, but I’ve heard pretty good things. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Victoria’s Secret is NOT the place to go for bras.

C’mon! We walk and run around this town way too much to do this wrong and I don’t want to hear the “I need to feel sexy” excuse. There are well made bras that are sexy. Besides, how sexy is it when you remove that “sexy” bra and your boobs fall to your knees.

Have I made my point?

7 Comments so far

  1. Anu (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    Hi Please cite some online references to suggest proper method for one to size one’s self properly…

    Thanks!

    Anu


  2. Melissa (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    Anu – you can check out this link from Bergdorf’s. This should help you.
    http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/category/popup/brasizeguide.html

    Also – don’t just buy any bra. Take the time to try a bunch on, adjust the straps to suit you, and use the middle hook on the back when you’re trying them on. Throw your shirt back on too so that you can see how it looks with clothes.

    Good luck!


  3. Cully (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    I’ve had lots of experience with this in my capacity as a costume designer. My favorite place to take hard to fit actresses is Bra Tenders (http://www.bratenders.com) they are incredibly caring and understanding about fitting and almost every actress I’ve taken there has ended up purchasing a bra (or two, or three) for themselves, besides the one for the show.


  4. Lisa (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    Sassybax came on the market a few years ago when it introduced back-smoothing seamless bras that don’t cause bra bulge. Instead of cutting into the vulnerable spots across a woman’s sides and back, they envelop these areas and smooth them out. Even svelte gals can get bra bulge, so everyone ought to own at least one — especially for when they wear fitted tops. Lots of celebrity stylists use them, and I can see why.


  5. Lisa (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    Sassybax came on the market a few years ago when it introduced back-smoothing seamless bras that don’t cause bra bulge. Instead of cutting into the vulnerable spots across a woman’s sides and back, they envelop these areas and smooth them out. Even svelte gals can get bra bulge, so everyone ought to own at least one — especially for when they wear fitted tops. Lots of celebrity stylists use them, and I can see why.


  6. Lisa (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    Sassybax came on the market a few years ago when it introduced back-smoothing seamless bras that don’t cause bra bulge. Instead of cutting into the vulnerable spots across a woman’s sides and back, they envelop these areas and smooth them out. Even svelte gals can get bra bulge, so everyone ought to own at least one — especially for when they wear fitted tops. Lots of celebrity stylists use them, and I can see why.


  7. Jessica (unregistered) on October 20th, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    I notice this, too! And people need to remember to get new bras every now and then. Elasticity wears thin after washes and use, so a bra that’s the right size may not still be the right fit.



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