Caitlyn Side Support by Elomi
Mrs. G. has had some bra drama that proved to be more than she could tough out. She ordered two name brand bras off eBay to save a few bucks and neither of them was tolerable. The beige one's underwire stabbed Mrs. G. in her tender side breast flesh and the blue one, no joke, creaked when she moved, as if to say, "Holy Mother, we can not hold these boobs up much longer."
So based on some discussion in the Derf Assist List, Mrs. G. decided to bite the bullet and go to Nordstom for a proper fitting and financial fleecing.
When the Bra Specialist approached Mrs. G. and led her to a fancy room with fancy bird wallpaper on the walls, Mrs. G. explained that she was very modest and would prefer not to take off her shirt. The Bra Specialist was understanding and assured Mrs. G. she would not have to leave her comfort zone. Mrs. G. was so relieved by the Bra Specialist's sensitivity that she took off her shirt because, true story, it is difficult to try on bras with your shirt on. Pulling the straps through your sleeves gets tiresome after the second time. The Bra Specialist told Mrs. G. she could avoid the mirror and face the wall to feel more comfortable. Mrs. G. scooted toward the wall until her nipples grazed the fancy bird wallpaper. The Bra Specialist gently explained Mrs. G. would have to back up a bit to slip the new bra on.
The first bra fit like a dream, a dream! It was comfortable, supportive and the straps didn't dig into Mrs. G's shoulders. An efficient, quick-fire shopper, Mrs. G. said she would take three. The Bra Specialist tried to talk Mrs. G. into slipping on some "fun" bras, fun meaning a blue leopard and pink swirly prints. Mrs. G. thanked her and explained that she was more into beige because it matched her Hanes Her Way beige underwear. Mrs. G. isn't really into clashing. A "fun" bra with Hanes Her Ways is akin to wearing a tube top with wool trousers.
OK, here's the shocking news and why every unsure derf should go and be properly fitted for a bra. Mrs. G. was wearing a bra three cup sizes too small and two band sizes too large. No wonder that blue bra was crying uncle. As a result of a proper fitting bra, she is standing taller and wearing a shirt one size smaller. Lifting them up decreases the stress on that lower middle button large busted women hate.
It was nerve wracking, expensive and worth it. If you haven't been fitted in a while it's time to hitch it up in your fleshy giddy up. You won't be sorry.