Friday, December 09, 2005

Required reading on bras

Bitch PhD explains it all in a DDD-sized post on bras. How to measure your proper bra size (the odds are excellent that you should really be wearing a smaller band size and a larger cup size). Where to shop. What brands to seek out. How to check for proper fit. Maternity/nursing bras. In the comments section, there are many more reader tips for situations Dr. B doesn't address, like bras for small-breasted women. Go read it, ladies, and send the link along to the women you know.

My only quibble is that Dr. B says to use the tightest set of hooks on a bra, whereas Oprah's bra experts said to use the loosest (leaving leeway to tighten the fit as the bra stretches out over time). I vote for Oprah's method, as it lets me fit comfortably into a smaller band size than I'd been wearing.

Additional info: Click this link for more on determining your correct bra size, courtesy of a bra-fitting expert who contacted Dr. B.

6 comments:

Sergei C. said...

Somebody is going to have to demonstrate all this.

Orange said...

Sergei, I'm sure your wife can help you out with that...

Itchy said...

I went through this whole "drama" earlier this year when I finally realized that my bras just really did not fit me the right way. Then I measured, and remeasured, and even measured again. My boobs do not adhere to the rules that have been set forth. They are rebels that cannot be classified in one category and I still don't know if I'm wearing the right bras or not...

Maine said...

This is why every woman should wear pasties instead of a bra. Pasties always fit.

ding said...

alas, pasties do nothing to support the gals. until they invent a magic pastie that can thrust 'em up and out, you're SOL.

shane said...
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