Shopping for Sexy Bras Is a Nightmare for A-Cup Women Like Me

Rant 22

braEvery time I see a picture in a magazine of a lingerie model looking all sultry and voluptuous in a beautiful bra, I tend to glance down at my own measly little A-cup chest and shrug my shoulders -- because I realize no matter how hard I try, I'll never be able to pull off the sex kitten thing.

Because in order to really rock a bra and have an undeniable "oomph" factor going on, you kind of need to have some "oomph" under your shirt as a prerequisite.

That's right ladies -- the bra industry is totally geared for gals with substantial ta-tas, and that's why I pretty much shudder at the thought of going bra shopping anymore.

It's a waste of time. It's a pain in the rear end. And most of all, seeing all of those pretty bras on the store racks that I can only dream of wearing is nothing but a huge tease.

And that's why whenever I set out to go bra shopping, I usually wind up perusing the lingerie department for 10 or 15 minutes before finally giving up because all of the bras that are geared for my size look fairly similar to what I already have, so there's really no need to buy a new one.

Now don't get me wrong, I actually love being an A-cup and wouldn't ever change the minuscule size of my bosom simply because I worry that having larger breasts would make me look fatter, and also shopping for tops is a piece of cake. (If I can't have cute bras, then by golly I deserve a few cute shirts to make up for it.)

But I guess finding bras hasn't been a complete failure, as I do have three old standbys right now that I love wearing simply because they're really comfortable and don't give me bra-line bulge.

  1. Coobie -- Ok, so this thing is pretty awesome. It's basically a sports bra that isn't a sports bra, and actually, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing a bra when you put it on. (Winning.)
  2. Victoria's Secret Ipex -- I have a few of these and really like them, mainly because they are wireless and seamless under clothing. But I couldn't find the damn thing on their website, so maybe they don't even make that style anymore. (Shows how long it's been since I bought new bras.)
  3. Calvin Klein T-shirt Bra -- Again, I dig the seamless thing, and these do at least offer a little bit of shape.

But let's forget about the comfort factor for a second. It would be really, really nice if it were just a little bit easier to find suitable bras that not only fit well, but also looked just as sexy and flattering as those that are made for more well endowed women.

Sure sounds easy enough, so why in the heck is it so hard?

Do you have any good suggestions for A-cup bras that are comfortable and sexy?

 

Image via The Lingerie Addict/Flickr

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