Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Giving some love to Bitch Ph.D., who really does save the world one bra at a time

This post is about bras. And *everyone* love conversations about bras. (That said, Fast Fizzy, since you're my brother and all, you might not want to read this. I don't mind if you do, but *you* might not want to.)

Because of Bitch Ph.D., her blog, her commenters, and countless discussions of women's undergarments, which I am too lazy to go find, I finally high-tailed it to Nordstroms a few weeks ago (when I was in a town *with* a Nordstroms), whose bra-fitters are known to be among the best (according to at least one person on one thread at Dr. B's -- or perhaps Dr. B herself, I can't remember) and got myself measured by a professional. I also did this because I'd been *mis*measured at evil V's Secret, where if they don't sell your size (and they have a limited range) they'll convince you you're one of their sizes.

Well, I marched into Nordstroms and said to the fit specialist: "I think I'm a 32C, which I have been for some time, but some idiot tried to convince me I'm a 34B and I don't think that's right." Well, she measured me, and lo and behold, I was NOT 32C, but -- wait for it -- wait for it -- wait for it --


Sweet Jebus, how did I end up a D cup?! (Granted, it's still on a small frame, and cup size is relative to band size -- yes, guys, there are many kinds of D cups -- but still! I'm shocked!) But sure enough, the 32C bras (which she still had me try on because I was a smidgen in-between) didn't fit. I got that "double boob" lump thing from them.

And also because of Dr. B., I told the clerk I was interested in Wacoal bras -- which she concurred were well-made and came in a variety of sizes and style. Well, they certainly did come in a vast array of varieties! It was actually all a little overwhelming. So many styles! So many sizes to sort through to find mine!

In the end, I found my size in one of those convertible numbers where you can arrange the straps in numerous ways, so it was like getting five bras in one, which was a good thing, because those damn things are expensive ($50 and up). One of these days I'm going to have to get some more, but one at a time is all I can afford at the moment.

But now at least I have one appropriately fitting bra that actually does its job and holds me up.

Thanks, Bitch Ph.D.! The 'internets' is truly a wonderful place with you in it!


La Lecturess said...

Sorry to be all over your comments today, but I thought I'd just note that I've bought brand-new, tags-still-on Wacoal bras on eBay for about $20 a pop. Beats the hell out of paying retail.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

I just asked my Mom for a Wacoal for Christmas after having read about them so often at Dr. B's. But I'm realizing, after reading your post, that I haven't been measured by people who really know what they're doing in years. Maybe I should remedy that!

And thanks for the tip, Lecturess: I'll have to pass that along to Mom!

Dr. Virago said...

AW: Yes, get measured. Who knows what you'll learn!

Lecturess: yes, thanks for the tip, though I have to admit I'm really afraid of eBay. Seriously. I've never used it. But maybe I should get over it and check it out! After all, Virgo Sis bought a freakin' *car* on it, and if a *virgo* can take that much of a risk, so can I! :)

Dr. Virago said...

PS -- Lecturess: you'll welcome here and all over my comments any day!

Dr. Virago said...

Er, make that *you're* welcome here.

bitchphd said...


Fast Fizzy said...

I am a spatial relations wizard. I volunteer to measure any woman who isn't related to me.

Dr. Virago said...

Um, yes big bro', you *are* a spatial relations wizard, but other readers might take your offer as, well, a bit trollish. Behave yourself in my blogspace! (Said in a friendly but firm tone.)

Please, everyone, ignore him when he gets this way. He has too much time on his hands and would enjoy the attention too much. :)

Dr. Virago said...

And Dr. B -- thanks again!

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Uhm, I know I could be accused of encouraging him, but I thought it was funny. Hee!

Dr. Virago said...

Oh no, AW, don't encourage the dirty old man! ;) Ew, it's my *brother*! LOL!

(He knows I'm teasing. And I know he's just being funny. And clearly *you* get that. Just want to make sure everyone else knows!)