An Unexpected Side Effect
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Losing back fat is a VERY good thing. Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy to be getting rid of those unnecessary extra wobbly bits that I carry around in an area I can't see, but being skinnier back there comes with a small price.
It is a truth universally acknowledged (at least among bra makers) that most busty girls are plus size, and most skinny girls are small-breasted. Those of us who defy those norms in some way -- and I am getting down to the "skinny" sizes now, so this means me -- have a heckuva time shopping for bras, especially if we only want cheap bras because, let's face it, our size will change again in 3 months. (Also, with working out at the gym almost daily, I need more than two or three bras, since I am always sweating into them. I'm sure I don't need to tell you that that amount of sweat requires a frequent schedule of handwashing my delicates.)
But getting back to the original intent of my post, which is a treatise on bra shopping...
While 38DD is considered plus size and falls within the norms of most bra makers (and therefore tends to be available in brands that sell $20 bras at WalMart), 36DD breaks the norm. The only bras at Walmart in that size come packaged in boxes, and I am definitely not a "boxed bra" type of gal. Nope. Give me underwires, padding and shaping and molding, and most of all -- no seams!
Luckily for me, Sears is only a small step up from Walmart, but they carry brands that make 34DD and 36DD. And with a good sale, I managed to find four bras my size (and preferred style) for a total cost of under $100. The sales slip said I had saved $50. So I guess I am okay for a while.
However, if I ever reach 32DD, I will really be out of luck when it comes to finding bras that fit. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there, though. I'm really not sure what's going to happen to my shape as I lose the next 20 or 30 pounds.