Boobs, Breasts and Bras…

Yes, you read the topic ‘boobs, breasts and bras,’ correctly. This is a little chit-chat about your bosom buddies and they are nothing to fear or dread. Being a woman, you can’t disassociate from parts of you that accentuate your femininity and if you’re like most women, you know your breasts intimately – their ups and downs, how they fit into your bras, the way they look in certain dresses, what they feel like at different times of the month and perhaps if you are getting on in age, the changes they go through as the law of gravity helps them head downhill.

Interestingly, it took me getting to the ripe old age of my 30’s to get comfortable with my gals, and I attribute our delay in getting to know each other well to two main things: frustrating bra shopping escapades and lack of better insight on how to find the right kind of bras for me.

As odd as it might sound, choosing the right bra for your shape and size isn’t always that easy, and sadly, most women find the experience to be such an ordeal that sometimes after scouring through dozens of bras, sweating, huffing and puffing in the changing room, you end up leaving the store with nothing at all, or sometimes you leave with a bra that’s entirely wrong for you, which I presume is worse.

For those of us who have been well endowed in the upper chambers of boobs department, finding comfortable, yet beautiful and efficient bras that help to support our buddies and boost their confidence is truly a path to wellness and peace of mind. I vividly recall my last months’ foray into a well-known top brand store that I shall keep a secret, every bra – even though they were meant to be my attributed size – left me thinking that I had supplementary breasts and by the end of the frustrating escapade I’m not sure who felt more pained between the attendant and me. The whole experience left me feeling like an elephant trying to wear fripperies and negligees and I couldn’t help venting a little on my Facebook update.

Following my little update, a friend sent me the image below which not only made me chuckle, but made me realize that the journey of the bras is a common denominator among women and with my tongue in my cheek, I dare ask, which illustration matches your predicament?

I have reached an age where I am no longer going to part with my money for flimsies that don’t uphold me no matter how pretty they look. In search of great, high quality bras with good support, I have abandoned those infernal underwire cups that most times leave you feeling pinched, caged in and out of breath. Let the truth be told, at a certain age, the law of gravity brings the perkiness of your boobs down by several notches and though you don’t want to look ridiculous trying to push your boobs up to the high heavens, you equally don’t want them dangling to your knees. What you want is the right upliftment of comfy, beautiful and supportive bras that will treat your bosom buddies right.

Quick Tips on How to Make Bra Shopping Less of a Pain

  • It pays to know your size. To find your bust size, measure around your ribs just under your breasts and measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Subtract the band measurement (ribs) from the bust measurement to get your cup size.
  • Make sure that your entire breasts are in the cup, not spilling over or to the sides.
  • Check that the straps are not digging into or sliding off your shoulders.
  • The centerpiece between the two cups should lay flat on your sternum.
  • The thicker the band, the more support you will get.
  • Be patient and have fun with it.
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15 thoughts on “Boobs, Breasts and Bras…

  1. I’m as flat as a board so wearing bras makes no difference to me one way or another. Of course men like big boobs but at my age I’ve gone beyond the dating and romance stage so size used to matter but no more.
    I’m a card carrying member of the Itty bitty Titty committee.

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    • The grass is always greener in someone’s pasture. There are many days that I’ve wished I belong to the itty bitty titty committee. I believe the most important thing is to be comfortable with what one has which is why for those of us in the well-endowed department, comfy and great bras matter a lot 🙂

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      • True. I have worked with a few young women who had breast reduction surgery. Big breasts are bad for the back. Also the young ladies told me that men talk to their breasts. That’s how they were seen.
        Women live in society where you are judged and evaluated on your looks. Obviously it helps to be better looking which is why Breast enhancement is probably the most done plastic surgery.

        Women in my age group disappear. No longer having value. Forgotten.

        Just check out how women over 50are seem or rather not seen. Very few actresses or models over 60. Older women are cast aside. Voices muted in virtually all aspects of life.

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      • To digress for a moment nobody has ever asked me about my accomplishments as a woman. When I was young the question was, Why aren’t you married.
        Now that I’m older and past childbearing years, the question is Why didn’t you marry and have children?
        Women are only valued if you are attached to a man.
        I purposely chose to never marry nor have children. As I found out later I couldn’t have kids anyway.
        My life as a nontraditional woman has always been questioned by society, family and the church. Which is why I don’t have a relationship with any of the aforementioned groups except of course my brother Stephen.

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  2. Love the post Jackie, makes me laugh. I cannot buy a bra where I live as you are not allowed to try them on. How do you know it will fit I say to them? They have no idea, one woman tried putting a bra on over all my clothes, I could not believe it and at the end of her efforts she said it looked beautiful. Impossible. It is important to be measured properly and some assistants do not care either you can come away with a bra that is too big.

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