Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HOW TO HOLD THE LADIES UP

When I was young I remember my mother teaching me how to put on my first bra.  She told me to put the bra on backwards,  fasten the hooks in the front, turn the bra so the it faced right, then lean over and arms through straps and adjust as needed.  I always thought the leaning over thing was so unnecessary, and it was...then.  NOW as I have aged I learned why, but being so petite then, I just thought she was odd.  Now I definitely need to lean over and coax the "ladies" into their proper positions even though they protest and continue to do so all day! 
For one thing, I have never (at least not since "developing" some time in my 30's) had a well fitting bra.  My bras have always left me tugging, adjusting, and uncomfortable.  A man named Sigmund Lindauer from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany developed a brassiere for mass production in 1912 and patented it in 1913, but they say women in ancient Greece wore them as well in another version. I consider them torture devices.
When I was young and dainty (no comments about being small) I could fore go the bra and it didn't much matter.  As I developed (after turning 30) I realized that they were becoming necessary.  In the evenings, I was always eager to set the ladies free and sigh in relief.  Now each night when I set them free and lay down, each runs to the opposite side of me!  I think they have become greatly disenchanted with each other.  And after I rise each morning and begin my day, daring to be bra-less for a little while, they both continue to sleep using the top of my tummy as their pillow. Not a sight to be shared!
Anyways, has any of you EVER had a perfectly comfortable, well-fitting bra? 
My sister-in-law, far more blessed up front than I, has also suffered for many years, and, as many of you blessed (?) women have (you with teeny titties will not understand).  She finally went to someone who makes bras for the individual and says it was the greatest event in her life!  She says each costs $35-$40 but she feels it was the best spent money EVER!!  As she told how amazingly comfortable her new bras are, how she no longer tugs and adjusts them, I began to imagine me skipping along in one fit just for me.  I could never do it in the bras I have, and to be honest, at my age skipping is just a word and not an action.
I have sought to find someone who does make the magical bras for women but no luck.  So, if anyone can suggest a good bra maker in or near Oregon City, PLEASE let me know!!
I would love to have one that feels comfortable, holds the ladies up in their proper positions, no longer has me tugging at them and makes me feel like I am bra-less!!!!

16 comments:

  1. Oh Rose your descriptions did make me laugh and your post is a wonderful example of how much happier we are as humans if we can laugh at ourselves.
    WOW! if you can get a (quality custom fit bra) for $40 then by our standards here that's a BARGAIN. For a quality (mass produced) but excellent bra here would cost around the $70-$80's. For small and light-breasted women affordable and quite good bras are easy to come by.
    Your very last sentence "........... and makes me feel like I am bra-less" Good luck on that one and let me know if you ever find it!!
    Have a lovely day Rose or is it evening....
    x

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    1. I will let you know if that dream comes true!!

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  2. You might try "Just Like a Woman" on Mcadam Blvd near John's Landing. They specialize in underpinnings. I buy my bras there (38 D) and pay $70 each. It's astounding how many shapes and sizes boobies come in. No wonder it's impossible to find one bra fits all.

    And if they don't have the perfect bra for you, they might be able to direct you to a custom corsetierre.

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    1. Thanks Roxie! I plan to check it out!

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  3. Right now, I feel fortunate to NOT have to wear athletic bras every day. But I do wonder why in the world women blessed with smaller breasts would WANT to have them enlarged!

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    1. I would rather have mine reduced!!! They are nuts!

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  4. Oh Rose, I hear you. I've heard of a shop on NE Alberta called The Pencil Test, I haven't looked them up but both my step daughters and myself have the same sort of issues with the Ladies. I thought that after remodeling to a much smaller size it would be easier. Not so much must check this out.

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    1. I looked them up and will plan to go and check them out. They have great reviews online.

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  5. :-)

    I'm a smaller kinda gal myself. :-) And the older I get, the less I mind that.

    But no, even given that, I can't say that I've gotten a good bra lately. Now why is that?

    Pearl

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    1. I think it is because we trust the store employees as to what size we should wear and they do not know much more than we do!! I am going to go to a place which specializes and hopefully will walk out happy and comfortable!

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  6. I had top smile as I read about your ladies. I did not develop anything until my 50's/ I nursed five children and my ladies almost disappeared until menopause. I have found the ahh bra and genie bra work well for my ladies. They are super affordable and now I feel good with them all the time. Dana W.

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  7. Boy oh boy! All the titty talk is giving me a boner.

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  8. I'm much more comfortable now that I let an assistant in a store help me out. But there are times still when those darn bras still annoy!

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  9. Oh my Rose, I am laughing. I know what you mean about your girls. Mine are always so happy at night when I set them free. lol! I have never had help finding the perfect bra. I remember them teaching us the bend over method in Homemaking class in school. Oh how us girls giggled. Now days if we want to look sexy when we lie down we have to lie on our side and give the girls a squeeze. Hee-hee! Oh to be young again.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Rose, so ummm how are the girls doing today? Loved this post..finally someone talking about reality.

    Being a woman who rarely wears a bra, I know at 50 I still haven't developed a need...lol. Now I really appreciate all those years of less.

    Getting a good bra that fits, and breathes is a life goal of mine,lol.

    Jen

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