Ladies, ladies, ladies. It’s time that we had a little chit chat.
Not a good look.
Consider this friendly advice from an old girlfriend or your public service announcement from yours truly. I’ve noticed lately that not all of us have gotten the memo. You know, the one that says your girls should be sitting nice and pretty half-way between your collarbone and the end of your rib cage? (Go ahead, check it out now.) Yes, that one. Some of us have left our girls to fall by the wayside, literally.
Nothing pains me more than to see a cute top with saggy, bunchy, pointy, or unsupported boobies behind it.
While in college I worked at Victoria’s Secret for about a year. In the legal field, this certifies me as a qualified expert in bra fitting. Yep, I’m an expert. So here’s my expert advice.
1) During my training at Vicky’s I learned that nearly 80% of us are wearing the wrong bra size. That means 80% of you ladies reading this very post are wearing the wrong bra size! Startling numbers, startling! So to the four of you that this post applies to, read on and pay careful attention because this post is for you.
2) Wearing the wrong bra size can have negative affects on your general well being. We’re talking back aches, shoulder strain, neck soreness, or saggy, droopy looking girls. Not pretty and not good.
3) Bras don’t last forever, not even your favorite bra. Most bras last about a year with proper care. One year. Maybe less. Between all the possible life factors mentioned in #4 below, and the pulling ons and offs, the washing and the hanging, bras can and do stretch out. They may even tear. Your under-wire may even bend and start poking you. (Ouch.) If you notice that your bra no longer fits nice and snug, get rid of it. Just toss it. Don’t try to pass it down to your sister or your BFF because you think your doing her a favor; you’re actually doing her a disservice. Toss it.
4) Get fitted about once a year. Sooner if you’ve gained weight, lost weight, had a baby, breastfeed, or any combo of the above. If your jean size has changed lately, mostly likely so has your bra size. If your bra size hasn’t changed since freshman year in college, please go and get fitted just to make sure. You can make the day you get your annual pap a day you go and celebrate your girls too. Have your size checked out. Go. fittings are free and takes only a few minutes. You can get fitted at most department stores by a trained bratologist. (Yes, I made up that term). That’s the lady who wears with the measuring tape around her neck, speaks with a German accent, and knows how to handle your girls like the best of them. Don’t feel at all embarrassed by what she may say or do. She really has your best interest in mind.
5) Every summer Victoria’s Secret has a semi-annual sale and it’s going on right now. This means you can get a great bra for a fraction of the price. Like $9.99 and up. If you make your annual bra fitting around this time of year you can some great deals on great bras. Even if you don’t make your bra fitting around this time of year, you should still go and check it out. (This is not a sponsored or paid post, this is just good information from me. Especially since you can never have too many good bras.)
What? I can’t cover everything.