Bra shopping has never been a hobby of mine. Perhaps it comes from being so anatomically tiny that nothing ever really fits. I finally bit the bullet and went to one of those posh lingerie stores, and had a proper fitting, and the woman there was so nice.
She told me I wasn't actually an A cup.
After reviving from the faint, I heard the reason. The best thing to do was to go down a band size or two, and up a cup size. And everything would fit better! So I'm actually closer to a 32B. I said Hallelujah.
Well, the time has now come when my daughter is bigger than I am. She is a 32C. And she is lovely. My younger daughter also needs something more than just an undershirt. She needs a real bra, too. So last night I finally decided it was time and we went shopping.
But here's the problem. THEY DON'T MAKE BRAS IN 32 ANYMORE. This is realy frustrating.
It seems that according to the bra companies all chests begin at size 34. There may be some 32s, but they're 32As, which may be okay for my younger daughter, but not for the older one.
She's skinny. She's not even really a 32. She's more like a 30. But she is definitely a B or C cup. And you just can't find those.
We started at Zellers in the teen section. They make undershirts, and then you can buy teen bras in 32A, 34A, 36A, or 38A. No B cups there. Even the 32A didn't fit my youngest daughter well. They're just too cheap.
So I said, "we'll go to the adult section!". And with enthusiasm we crossed the aisle. Only to find no 32s.
So we went to Sears. We found a few 32As, and the occasional 32B, but nothing that fit well. The woman, though, was very helpful. Try La Senza, she said. (That's a Canadian lingerie store). I hesitated. They tend to have little Santa outfits with white boas in the windows. But we went there.
(Comment from youngest daughter: "why would anyone wear that anyway?". Mother replies with nervous laughter and tries to change subject).
Luckily, La Senza did indeed have plenty of bras in 32. Unfortunately, they were all the "Extreme Push Up" variety, where you add about two cup sizes. Since that really wasn't my intention, we walked back out.
We tried a few more stores before heading back to Sears, and buying the first ones we saw, which were not ideal, but were the best we could find.
The only good news is that they will eventually grow. But there's no way Rebecca is going to be a 34 for ages. Her ribcage is too small. She is a 32. Life is just not fair.Subscribe to my feed by clicking above!