An “Un-mentionable” -ly necessary rant

80% of all women wear the wrong bra. We’ve all heard that statistic, and we shake our heads in judgement and disapproval at those poor saps… But, you may as well stop because this means YOU! Knucklehead. Do the math…

YOU’RE wearing the wrong bra!!!!

Don’t feel too bad. So was I πŸ™‚ After I had my, shall we say, “reconstruction” done I was professionally fitted for a bra. And, no, I don’t mean at JCPenney, people.Β  I mean REALLY professionally fitted at a lovely establishment called Barbara’s New Beginnings.

This is the Indianapolis location I went to

I’m gonna drop some numbers… not to seem boastful or whatever, but to prove a point.Β  We’re all girls here, no pun intended, so I’m just gonna say it: I was fitted as a 32C at Lane Bryant. At Victoria’s Secret, I was fitted as a 36D… Not all bras are created equal, even from the same establishment so often times, at VS for example, I would get a 36C or 34DD or a 38D… crazy! I just wanted to know what my flippin’ size was!Β 

Thank God Barbara was there right when I needed her πŸ™‚ My size is actually a 32F (32DDD).

I could only afford 2 that day. And, I have to admit, I was kind of in shock. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an “F” bra. But, it must be “my” size because I’ve purchased bras elsewhere, since. Usually, I have to get them online. Happily, Victoria’s secret even has them πŸ™‚ No matter where I purchase them, 32DDD is a perfect fit EVERY single time.

I told my friend Billie (whom you’ve seen in several a blog posting) about my bra fitting…

Remember her? (And awesome baby Lucia!)

Billie was less than convinced as well. “MY boobs are Waaaaay bigger than yours and I’m only a DD!!!”

I’d like to submit, for your approval, exhibit A:

People don’t listen to reason, but they will listen to images on Pinterest…

Cup size is relative to the band size, as visually spelled out by this chart. Someone who is a 44D cup is going to be larger, obviously, than a woman who’s a 36D. In summation, All “D” cups are not created equal. Nor are all “A” cups or “B” cups and so on and so forth… It’s actually quite simple when you think about it.

The point of this rant is to 1, get a “Professional” bra fit! And 2, keep a bit of an open mind… We don’t all fit into the generic A, B, C, or D molds of department stores.

That rant and soap box moment aside… let’s get to today’s refashion πŸ™‚

This is NOT a 32DDD… πŸ˜€

After ALL that… I have a bra here that is decidedly NOT my size. I got this at Job #2. I can’t say ANYTHING about that job online. I can say it’s a plus sized establishment, and that’s about it. Obviously, the bras we carry are “plus” sized as well. The smallest size we carry is a 38C.

Anyhoo, this bra just-so-happens to be a 38C πŸ™‚ If you’ll consult, once again, the afore mentioned pinterest chart you will see that, in terms of cup sizes, 38C and 32F are one in the same. This cup size fits me perfectly, but the band size is too loose. I needed a nude colored bra desperately! The one I purchased from Barbara just before my wedding is all but falling apart at the seams! Nude bras are boring, but they’re functional because they blend in with your skin and no one sees it under your clothing. I don’t know about you, but I kind of don’t want people to be able to see my bra under my clothes… ew.Β 

These bras were on MEGA Clearance. I am NOT going to pass up a bra that’s only $9.99!!! All I had to do was cinch the band size and I’m golden.

Taking it in with a straight stitch.

I did this on both sides

We want to be “even” don’t we? πŸ˜‰

Now, I didn’t want to cut off the extra fabric… so I just tacked it down.


This is the end result

Taken in, and tacked down!

I trimmed the thread tails and called it a day. Obviously, I’m not going to post an “after” picture of myself in my refashioned bra πŸ™‚ Just trust me when I say it’s a perfect fit… it may not have been a manufactured 32DDD… but it’s a 32DDD now, baby! πŸ™‚

So worth it for $9.99!


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