Do you know the amount of women that are going around wearing the wrong bra size? It’s in the high 80% percent. That means that you are probably one of those women. The majority of that percentage is women that are wearing bra sizes too small. If you are like me, I always thought of the cup size as the size of my breast. Oddly enough, it isn’t! Get this, it is actually the difference between the size of your breast and your rib cage? I mean what the hell does your rib cage have to do with it? This one really had me scratching my head.
I was a very flat chested girl, until that is, the summer of 1994. I remember that summer so clearly. I was so envious of a girlfriend of mine who was a full size B already. A FULL SIZE B! I on the other hand had already been teased by some older boys who called me the dreaded “flat chested girl.” I was ready for my flowers!
So when that summer came, I mean finally came, I held my shoulders back proudly every where I walked and pushed out even further my new perking flowers in bloom! Full bloom!
I also went out to purchase my bras, very proudly telling the ladies at the counter with a smile on my face that I was a full size C. In actuality I had no idea what I was, I just grabbed what I thought fit. To be quite honest with you, I still really don’t know, and again to be honest, many of these women behind the counter, really don’t know either!
(No that's not me!)
As a boudoir photographer who sees women in lingerie every day, I thought it was about time that I really got up on my lingerie knowledge. You see I photograph women of all shapes and sizes and it’s important that I guide them in what to wear by giving them advice on what will look ravishing on their body. So I hit the streets of Colorado Springs to some local lingerie stores in hopes of getting knowledge from someone who specialized in this area.
I didn’t just want to walk into the Victoria Secret Store, I wanted it to feel more personal. I mean after all, I’m going to be pulling out the girls for a stranger and we haven’t even had dinner together?
I wanted to know I was going to get a little more one on one treatment before we went to second base.
I found The Sweetest Secret Boutique on Tejon Downtown Colorado Springs.
I walked in and it was quite, which was preferable to me. The store was so very cute with all sorts of items on display. The owners, whose name is Coleen, greeted me with a smile. I browsed and we got to talking. I asked her about sizing and carrying items for all shapes. She assured me she did, from petite to full size. She also explained to me that it is very important when trying on bras that you have someone that can measure you. That’s the key to wearing the right size. She explained that she did this for clients on request. She was so knowledgeable about the different body types that I was ecstatic. A small local business that I could support as well as send my clients to. Someone who would take time out to make sure that my clients are getting the right sizes for not only their girls, but their bodies as well! The best thing of it all was, it is so personal, much like their session with me! I’m sure now that the second or third time you walk in, Coleen will just begin to know who you are and recommend its to you!
Now that we know most of us women are either floating in our bras, or cutting our blood circulation off to our breast, you may want to check and see if you are wearing the right size and there are a few others way to check. One would be by looking for a bra size calculator or app right on your phone. That’s right my Colorado Springs women, they make a few apps for it! One tell tell sign you could be in the wrong bra size just by looks is the side boob popping out at you, or the front bubble in your shirt that you have to keep tucking in. It could be digging into your shoulders or wrapping around your body so tightly it leaves marks. These are all things to watch out for. Educate yourself and then go buy a bra that fits!
I’m happy to report that I kept growing after that summer and ended up a verified full size 36 DD Baby. Better yet, I ran into one of those boys later too, I just smiled and nodded my head!
Oh and to find out what the rib cage has to do with it, go see Coleen and let her know Lea sent you!