Saturday, February 04, 2012

A Follow Up

You know when you start to respond to a comment but then it gets so long you might as well write a post? Yeah. That happened. It's not all directed at you Meredith, but your comment made me realize I ought to share a bit more about my regular bra buying experience.

Linda shocked me at first when she gave me my size. I really thought there was no way my bra size could have been off that much. I know I've put on some pounds, but didn't think it had made that much of a difference in my bra size. I decided to give it a try though and ordered a few bras. When I got them in the mail I was like NO WAY IS THAT GOING TO FIT and then it did.

Fit wise the biggest difference was the side coverage. It took some time to get used to it being higher up on the sides. I felt like my arms were rubbing on it. Less than a week and that feeling was gone. I guess I hadn't realized how much side boob I had going on in my old bras!

The next thing was that I no longer felt like I was carry the weight of my boobs in the front. I didn't have back or shoulder pain, but getting into the right size has made a difference comfort wise. I really didn't even know what I was missing until I got into a bra that fits correctly.

I will say that it was trial and error at first. Of the original three I ordered I only kept one. The next order of three I ended up with two. Another great thing about ordering on Amazon was the ease of returns. Some didn't really fit right. They were either too big or too tight. Others I thought made my boobs look pointy. I have two brands that I like and so now I look for those in stores when there are big sales going on. I think I'm up to 7 great fitting bras and have spent maybe around $150 because of sales. It's been a great investment so far.


  1. I know! Those bra sizes can definitely through you for a loop when you are properly fitted. I finally broke down and went to a professional shop late in the summer and walked out feeling so much more confident - then my husband and I finally committed to and 'eat-right' plan and now I'm down 20 lbs but the bras I bought no longer fit properly... I guess I'm due for another visit :)

  2. Now, where do you go for a professional bra fitting? I went to Victoria Secret when I was pregnant because I knew I had changed sizes, but they told me I should be in the same size I was already in - even though my bra CLEARLY did not fit correctly, so since then I don't really trust the people at VS when it comes to sizing.

    I actually came across your blog a couple years ago and wrote down the address so I could check back later - and then I never did. I found the scrap of paper recently and thought I'd drop back by and say hello. :-)

  3. Callie - thanks for stopping back by! I've had that same problem with VS. That's where I had been sized and those were the bras I was wearing. I measured myself and also had hubs measure me with the best fitting bra that I had. We both ended up with the same measurements and I plugged it into the Linda's website.

    If you want to go to the store I'd see if there is a boutique type store where you are. A La Perla or Soma maybe? Although I don't think either carry bras above a DD. You may also try a higher end department store - Nordstroms, Saks or Neiman's. You don't necessarily have to buy from the store, but you can get fitted and then try different styles to see what works.


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