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Style Advice from the Fashion Inept

March 31, 2010

Surprise! Two posts in one day!  New #1 style rule in the book of Jadey: Buy nice bras and get measured! I caught this disease when I was pregnant.  I didn’t buy designer maternity jeans because I thought it was a waste of money, “I will only be pregnant a couple of months!” I exclaimed.  Turns out pregancy is 10 months and, surprise #2 you are in those pants for at least a few more weeks after the baby.  I never learn.  I have been wearing the cheapest, ugliest bras since I got prego, almost 2 years ago.  I wasn’t going to be that size forever, why spend the money?  Well 10 month is a long time not to feel good about yourself, but two years is much harder to swallow.

I am currently weaning my 1-year-old but my bra size, I think, is forever different.  I just decided I wanted my clothes to fit better; I have a closet full of clothes for “when my boobs are smaller.”  Instead of rushing the weaning I just went to Victoria’s Secret and bit the bullet, for the first time ever, I got measured.  Turns out I am not a 36B or a 34C, I am a 32D.  That was kind of shocking.  With help from the fantastic sales girl I found the perfect bra, the Body Demi.  Comfy straps, enough coverage, smooth under clothes, not bulgy spots.

When I got home I put on my lovely new bra and threw a sheer little tee over it, something I haven’t worn in years.  I walked out into the living room and my husband said, “you look so much…..uhhhh, ummmm” to which is suggested, “leaner?”  Yes!  Well I am converted.  I always said I hate spending a lot of money on bras because no one sees them.  Turns out they do, they see them in the way your clothes fit. The hubby also commented that my boobs were no long a statement, or the first thing you saw.  I am so excited I am even going back for the strapless this weekend, that should be interesting!

Long story short, a little investment is worth it to your self confidence.  I may shrink out of these bras in a few months, but I will have PMS and hopefully another baby, so for me it is well worth it 🙂

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2010 2:17 am

    A fellow 32D! Welcome to the club!

    I think I’m actually a C, now but I haven’t been measured in years because I was traumtized being told I would have to special order that size. Oh well. I’m glad you found a good bra. I could use some of those, so I may check out the demi.

    • jadeylangley permalink*
      April 1, 2010 10:03 am

      It is a really weird size! I feel like its a stripper size, I know I wont be able to find them anywhere but vicki’s but maybe thats where I should be shopping anyway…

  2. April 1, 2010 4:33 am

    I agree 100 percent. I invested in expensive bras at in Dec 2008 and they have totally changed my life.

    Even though I did shrink out of them recently (they are about two sized too big now), they are so well made that I just keep wearing them. hahahaa

    • jadeylangley permalink*
      April 1, 2010 10:02 am

      I am a convert! I am off to buy another today!

  3. April 1, 2010 10:32 am

    I am SO so happy to hear your got re-measured. I used to be a bra fit specialist at GapBody, and it was so rewarding to see women’s confidence sky rocket after they got into a correct fitting bra! I’m actually cringing knowing that you were wearing 36 Bs and 34 Cs. You must have been all over the place! (no offense). Ideally, women should get measured every 6 months, or after significant weight gain or weight less (ahem, like pregnancy!). Throw out your old bras and get all new ones!

    • jadeylangley permalink*
      April 1, 2010 10:43 am

      I did throw out my old bra and I was ALL over the place! It seems really silly that I was living like that, being pretty aware of my clothing and appearance, I am more comfortable running around and chasing my 1 year old and dog, so that alone is well worth it!

  4. April 1, 2010 9:30 pm

    Glad to hear you found some great bras. I got re-fitted a couple months ago and it turns out I was a whole cup size larger than I thought! It’s really changed my perception of myself and my outfits.

  5. April 1, 2010 9:32 pm

    I have teeny boobs, so I’ve given up on VS. It’s almost too much support that just makes me feel uncomfortable. Now I stick to soft cups without any under wire, lol. This is sad, considering I was a 34 D my freshman year in college. Oh well, they come and go I suppose =P

    • jadeylangley permalink*
      April 1, 2010 10:09 pm

      That is how I used to feel (I used to be a large A small B) and used to just wear little bralettes. I also have friends that are an A or smaller and don’t need to waste their money OR they feel insulted by the insistance to try to “push-up” what isn’t there. I miss those days! It is HUMILIATING to walk into an underwear short and ask, “which bra had the thickest straps?”

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