Yesterday, over 80,000 of us were flaunting our cleavage for Boobquake.
I’m guessing that more than a few of us wish our cleavage was a little easier to flaunt. Having and nursing babies doesn’t do much for the shape or firmness of our breasts.
A great bra can totally pick up the, um, slack. Maybe you’re one of those lucky women whose chest is a 34C, and you can find fabulous bras that fit you perfectly in the bargain bin at Target. If so, you can stop reading now.
The rest of you should run, not walk, to a Fancy Bra Store. The Fancy Bra Store here in the Boston area is called Intimacy, and it’s in the Copley shopping plaza.
I’ve also heard good things from Bitch PhD about Nordstrom‘s. Intimacy is the kind of place I expect to be escorted out of by security, not pampered in. You have to make an appointment to shop there, and the two bras I’ve bought there in the past year represent 90% of the money I’ve spend on clothes in that whole time.
They were totally worth it. For the first time in my life, I own a bra that fits me. Two, actually.
That’s changed my posture, and my profile, and my wardrobe. All of a sudden I can wear all these foxy little tops from my pre-baby days that I had about given up on.
I have always had a weird bra size. Since high school, I’ve had to buy my bras at Lady Grace or the back of the department store. They all look like military issue body armor. If we have ever gotten drunk together, you have probably heard me rant about the fact that everyone talks about how big boobs are sexy but no one actually makes pretty bras for them.
Well, it turns out they do. In Europe. And you can buy them here for a LOT of money.
What’s a frugal girl with a 30G bust to do?
Here’s my approach, shamelessly yanked from the friend who initiated me into the mysteries of Intimacy:
- Go to the fancy bra store. Let them fit you, and try on everything in your size. Take not of all the brands you like, and what styles work well on you.
- If your budget allows it, buy one. Just one. Because they are really hard to resist, and the nice ladies at the shop do work hard.
- Then go home, and track your preferred brands/sizes/styles on Ebay. Occasionally something will pop up, and you can grab it for a lot less than you’d spend at the retail shop.
- Also keep tabs on discount websites that sell bras. Now that you know your correct size, you don’t need to pay the premium to be fitted perfectly into every bra you own. You can watch for online sales and save your pennies.