Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Unmentionables"

Warning, this is about women stuff and I doubt if the many men could relate.
   Several months ago, MissRose shared a bit about my bra problems in a story. I know that I have also told the blogging world about my weight, how I hate it, and it is causing major challenges. Thought I might share this funny challenge.
   Let’s discuss bras-what? I am of the old school generation when nice girls didn’t discuss underwear in public, at least I usually don’t. The older I get, the more proper I’ve become, heavens I don’t even watch the Victoria Secret commercials. However, bras have been a topic of discussions at my house for several weeks now.
  I've told about my problem with not being able to get bra on or to find the right size. I only wear a "king size" sport bra when I leave the house, and then when a jacket or sweaters on to make sure things are covered. A week or so ago I mentioned to Bruce something about this.
   He replied, "I think we have enough money to buy you a new bra." Sunday morning I was upstairs on computer, he was downstairs watching TV. Later in the day he said, "I watched an infocommerical and found you a new bra. It's called the Ahh Bra. You put it over your head like a t-shirt. No hooks."
   I burst out laughing...the thought of this old 75-year-old man watching a bra commercial. I teased him, asked if the Victoria Secret ads were too much for his heart. I did get Bing search to see what an Ahh Bra is, nothing more than a sports bra like the ones I have. However, I got on eBay, bought an arthritis bra to try out.
   Fast forward to Monday with the package arrived with 2 new bras. I couldn’t wait to see if I really could fasten it with only 2 fingers. When I opened the package I thought, gee that looks very big. It is, by at least 4 inches. Silly me, I didn’t even think about measuring myself, kind of guessed based on sport bras I have. They fit OK, but are just tight enough to press on my spine and my “ouch area”. Therefore, I went up a size. What I hadn’t taken into account was sport bras really don’t have bra cups, regular bras do.
  The old carpenter and tailor rule goes, “Measure twice, and cut once”. Next time I will measure. (I am putting the bras into the clothing to be donated to thrift store.)

9 comments:

  1. I would like to know how you do on this MissDazey. Interesting and until a person researches, there's no telling what resources may be out there.

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  2. Oh, that's funny, m'dear. I have to admit, there's almost nothing I hate more than buying and fitting bras. It's hard to find comfortable ones, too, unless you're willing to pay $60-$100, and believe me, if you're going to spend that sort of dough, you're gonna make sure they fit!

    Nice of you to donate the new, too-big bras to the thrift store. Someone will get good use from them. In the meantime.... um... tape measure! ;o)

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  3. I have the worst problem measuring with one hand. And not about to let Mr.Bruce know those numbers. LOL

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  4. Winter's coming you mean you couldn't have wrapped those bras around your hands for mittens? Sheesh...repurpose!

    heh heh heh

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  5. Sports bras are my favorite, more comfy than any and I hate shopping for bras.

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  6. The search for the perfect bra continues here too!

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  7. I had a similar incident when I lost weight last year. Those sport bras are so darn comfortable and yet, I wanted to go back to a regular bra. Bras have changed. The cups are custom formed now so the size has to be right or no way will it fit.

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  8. The sports bras make for the uniboob look. There..I said it. :-)

    Anyhoo..I use 'em at night when I go to bed and not for sport :-) but to keep the run off contained.

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  9. LOL, I have no hand strength to put on a bra. Luckily I have a caregiver do it, but it ain'y peerty. Just a cotton sports bra, soft and loose, don't even know why I bother. I think I may turn IT into mittens!

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