Monday, February 23, 2009

Bra Fitting Results and More Change

I went for a bra fitting on Saturday. I have never done that before, and I was pretty sure I was wearing the wrong size. I spend most of my day wrestling the girls into place just for them to go back to where they where. I constantly have my hands up my shirt and I think people were starting to notice.


The first store I went to was Lane Bryant. I figured I would go there because they were used to the larger scale of breast and they sell Cacique lingerie.

The woman was very nice, and measured me at at 36DDD. WHAT??!!! Do they even make them that size?

I was currently spilling out of a 38DD, and at the same time pulling down the band because it was too big, so this did make sense. The only problem? This particular Lane Bryant doesn't carry 36 band size.

Off to the dreaded Victoria Secrets I went. I asked the twig girl who was dressed more for the VIP room in a club then selling underwear on a Saturday afternoon if they carried DDD.

She looked up at me and sort of gave me a snort and said no. I was about to leave and she asked me if I needed to be measured. I told her that I just got measured at Lane Bryant and she basically called them hacks.

She measured me again and said that I was definitely a 36 but I could get away with a 38 or 40 for the cup size. She gave me a couple of bras and put me in a dressing room to try them on. As I was trying those on she was catapulting more bras over the door for me to try. At one point it was raining nylon and Lycra.

I found 2 that fit well and felt good. One is the Dream Angel Demi with Lace sides in a 38DD. ( I look exactly like this model!)


The other one is the BioFit Uplift in 40DD. ( I look just like her too)



Here is my concern, both these bras fit and feel really good, but am I only these sizes in Victoria Secrets? Where does one go to get a DDD bra, Omar the tent maker? As it is, Emerson can wear each of these bras on her head if it's raining and never get wet.

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I decided to change the Twilight purse. Now, don't get your panties in a bunch, I told you how I change all the time and it's not like I set it on fire.

Remember when I first showed you the purse and I told you that it can be changed by unsnapping the plastic overlay? That's what I did. I printed some pictures off the Internet and taped them on the backside of the Twilight pictures. This is how it came out.

Side A


Side B

I bought the martini paper at Michael's today for .39 each.

I'm hoping to use this purse for a while and I wonder how many transformations it will go through before I'm done with it.

23 comments:

Grand Pooba said...

I've never been measured but I usually buy all my bras at Victoria's Secret. I try to stear clear of all sales girls!

I like the new purse look!

ChicagoLady said...

The new pictures on your purse are totally you!

The reason I thought you were at Fashion Bug is because they were having a bra fitting this weekend. And yes, they do make DDD bras. Interesting that the girl at VS said you could get away with a 38 or 40 cup size. Isn't that the measurement around your chest just underneat your ladies? The cup size is the letter (A,B,C, etc.) And yes, I'm sure different bras would fit differently, and you could, in theory, wear different sizes at different stores.

Here's the link to the Fashion Bug page where it explains how to measure for your bra size.

Link

Kimmy said...

have been measured a few time. Just a couple weeks ago in fact because since I've lost 31 lbs, I was sure my girls started to disappear. Forunately, they only did a little. Still happy with the letter, happier with the number too :o) Funny thing though, that first bra you have shown is the exact same one that I bought!! Yea for VS!!!

R Susanna said...

OK I buy super duper padded bras and I come over here and you are going on and on about your 36DDD. I am sticking my tongue out at you right now :P . BTW I really like the one with the lace.

Funny in my mind said...

I will take a D off your hand so I can be a C.
That first bra is really pretty!
I don't think you can work at VS unless you eat tic tacs as your "big meal"
I love their cotton bikini panties!

Funny in my mind said...

try here: www.jms.com

Funny in my mind said...

also try avenue.com

LadyStyx said...

Only place I'd ever seen DDD is in Catherine's...not sure if they have the 36" bands though as it's a larger lady's shop.

Tori_z said...

You'll be a different size in each shop. Your best bet is to try on a bra before you buy it and just get whichever fits best and feels most comfortable.

I didn't know there was such a thing as DDD... I thought it went from DD to E? But I'm not a bra professional, so what do I know? LOL!

Donnetta said...

We have a store called Intimacy that I SWEAR by. I'd look them up and call them to get a store recommendation in your area.

See, that really is ME in the second pic. I've got those vuluptuous lips going on....

heathersister said...

Well, I just finished praising Heather to be happy with "how" she is so I won't say anything about my nearly B cups. I think if I had anything more than that, I would be playing with them all the time. That's what I tell myself anyway so I don't get depressed about having these little mosquito bites.

Love the new purse! Did you see Rob presenting at the Oscars! Lookin' good.

Cammie said...

ugh. hate bra shopping.
hate it

angi_b72 said...

I was measured once at Lane Bryant. The bra I walked in wearing which was smaller than what they measured me was much much more comfotable than the size they claimed that I was! I have bought most of my bras at Victoria Secrets and have loved them all....but the salwes girls....yea, I can do without!! lol

Melissa said...

I hate shopping for anything clothes related. I love those bras you tried on. Sadly, I've tried those styles. More than once. The first time I bend over, the girls fall out (I'm a 36DD). It's so aggravating.

Heather said...

How weird is it that we both posted Victoria's secret photos on our blogs today?

Do you have a Kohl's in Chicago? 'Cause they carry every size bra, it seems.

I have so say I'm a little jealous of your DDD. Compared to my measly B. Which used to be a C. Until three little babies sucked the life out of them.

Hmmmph.

Lacey said...

Hm... DDD... can't help you there. Like, at all. Haha.

BUT, I can definitely agree with you about the VS sales girls, and the new purse pictures are rockin'! :-)

Punkn said...

I have this nasty habit of making boobie jokes since I had a mastectomy 5 years ago. Each year when I go for my mamogram I ask if they charge only half. They have no sense of humor... I've never been measured for a bra. You are smart to have done that. I like your sexy choices.

Jamie said...

Love the new purse. I need to get measured too...Having major disagreements with the girls.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

The new purse looks cute!!

I am jealous of your boobs....

Rebecca Jo said...

I've never been measured myself & HATE bra shopping!!!!! Why is it so horrible??? It would be interesting to see where you find a bra that size & compare to what Victoria Secret said you wear....

And how funny is that - those models look just like me too!! We must be twins! (wink!!)

PS - the purse is adorable!! Totally you!

Snarky A. said...

www.figleaves.com/

They have EVERYTHING, fast shipping service, and good returns. Good luck!

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