A couple of weeks ago, I was faced with the dreaded task of finding the perfect strapless bra to go with the bridesmaid dress I was wearing for my best friend's wedding.
Being a small-chested (yet proud) A-cup gal, shopping for bras is no easy feat. Actually, I hate bra shopping. And that's probably why I hadn't done it in at least two years or so, until right before New Year's Eve.
This time, I had no choice, so I ventured into the lingerie store and started combing through the racks myself to find a suitable, extra-padded size 36-A bra that would potentially add a cup size or two and make my "girls" look a little less minuscule as compared to all the other bridesmaids.
I grabbed a couple in my size, headed for the dressing room, and upon entering that area, I was greeted by a peppy little sales girl who looked at me and asked, "Do you need a bra fitting?"
My first instinct was to refuse and tell her I was just fine, but for whatever reason, I gave in and said, "Sure. What the hell."
And I have to admit -- choosing to let her measure me may go down in history as one of the best decisions I've ever made. Yep, you guessed it. I was wearing the wrong bra size.
For years now, I always thought I was a 36-A. But after the sales girl measured me, she informed me that I'm actually a 34-B -- and could possibly pull off a C-cup if I really wanted to. (I looked at her like she was smoking crack when she said that.)
Even after she showed me how she got the measurements and assured me up and down that I'm not as flat-chested as I proclaim to be, I still didn't think I'd be able to fill out a B-cup, let alone a C. But sure enough, the B fit perfectly -- and I can't even tell you how different my boobs look now that I'm wearing the correct size.
They're perky. They're at exactly the right level they're supposed to be. And you know what else? My clothes look a hell of a lot better too, which is an added bonus.
And I just can't believe it took me so long to go in and have myself professionally measured -- because now bra shopping will actually be enjoyable from here on out.
If you think you might be wearing the wrong size, odds are good that you probably are. What the heck are you waiting for? Go and get measured today -- and give your "girls" the respect and boost they deserve.
When was the last time you were fitted for a bra?
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