Friday, June 18, 2010

The Bra Fitting

Good Morning Ladies, seems I'm having a difficult time being "a regular" the past few weeks.  Things have just gotten in the way of my blogging, but do know how much I miss you when I'm not able to participate in Company Girls on Friday.
 I just have to share with you an experience that my daughter and I had today when I went to buy a bra. I feel sure it will bring a smile to your face and perhaps a chuckle or two.  By the way, this is definitely a "woman's read!" ~wink!~

I had to run some errands today in nearby Monroe and my daughter decided that she wanted to tag along.  On my list of errands was to go and buy myself a couple of new bras.  I had been fitted by a bra specialist about 2 years ago and she decided that I should wear a 34 C (I know this is way more info that you really want to know). ~smile~  So, for the past 2 years that is what I have been wearing, they often felt like they were loose on me, but I just went on.


So, today when daughter and I arrived in the bra section of Dillard's, I was met by the lady that had fit me two years ago.  She is just a delightful lady and she had been so nice to work with.  While visiting with her, this other lady that worked in the department joined in our conversation.  In talking with me, she said, "well, I can tell by looking at you that you do not have on the correct size bra."  "Oh, really," I said.  She said she would love to fit me with a bra.  I didn't know what made her any more qualified to fit me with a bra than the other lady that had fit me two years ago.  Well, come to find out she is an "expert fitter" with Dillard's and was just at this particular Dillard's for the day.  I decided that being fit by an "expert" might just be the "bees knees" so I agreed to an "expert fit."  And, I thought that my daughter would likely benefit from one too, so off we went.  


The "expert fitter" went off gathering various bras while daughter and I went to the dressing room (separate ones) The lady came in with the bras, closed the door behind her and I'm thinking "surely she does not think that I'm going to "bear it all" right here in front of her. ~laugh~  Well, she stepped behind me, had me remove my bra and then she very discreetly assisted me in putting on the new bra.  (I could not believe that I had just taken my bra off in front (well, I really wasn't in front of that lady). When I got the bra on she told me to bend over and position the "girls" in the bra.  Well, of course, my daughter could hear everything that the lady was saying and when she heard that, it was all over.  She started laughing, I started laughing and we were almost out of control.  We were hysterical before it was over and the "expert fitter" was laughing just as hard as we were.  If you happen to know my daughter and me, then you know that we laugh loud!!


We finally got back to "the business at hand" and the "expert fitter" checked the fit and began explaining why a good fit was so important.  Everything she said made perfect sense until she told me the size she had just fit me with.  I was wearing a 32DD. Oh, my goodness! I had gone from a 34C to a 32DD!  And, it really did fit and it was totally comfortable. She told me to put my top back on and let her look at it.  So, I did just as she said and she looked at me and said, "now the girls are where they are suppose to be and not sagging." Oh, my goodness! Sometimes the truth hurts! ~chuckle~ Now, you might be thinking I'm some "big bosomed" gal but such is not the case.  As in other clothing items, I do believe that bra sizes have drastically changed over the years and a "double D" is NOT what it once was.  It is probably more of a "C" but............


Well, I definitely bought myself two of the new "expertly fitted" bras and I felt very "lifted and separated" as I walked out of the store. (yes, I wore one of my new bras straight out of the store).


I can almost guarantee you that "Miss Expert Fitter" has probably not had near so much fun fitting two ladies with a bra as she did my daughter and me today.  It was indeed a memory we'll not soon forget!

And, if you have never been "expertly fitted," I highly encourage you to do so.  It will definitely be an experience you will not soon forget.  Smiles to you!


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Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

23 comments:

  1. Oh dear - I can almost hear the laughter!

    From what I've heard, this is a common problem - we buy a band size too big and a cup size too small. When you think about it, most of the ...bulk?... is what sticks out, and the band needs to be tighter than we think in order to keep things where they belong.

    Glad to know you had an "uplifting" experience!

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  2. That's too funny! I've never had an expert bra fitting, and it sounds like it would be fun, but a bit embarrassing too!

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  3. They must train on discreteness, all part of the expert training.

    Thanks for sharing, this was a great story to start off the day.

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  4. Who would have thought you'd have so much fun buying a bra! It does make me wonder though if I've got the right fit. Hmmm maybe I'll have to check into this.

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  5. haha, hilarious story. It's so crazy that your bra size was THAT much off!

    bra-buying is.. ugh, it's a pain for me. I'm around your size and I used to be pretty solid with Victoria's Secret for a certain bra that fit me a LOT better than any others. Well, they changed and are just letting me down now and now I don't even know where to start. I feel guilty laying down $50 a piece or more on a bra and my husband just doesn't understand why such a thing should have that kind of price tag.

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  6. I haven't had a bra fitting since my mother took me for one at JC Pennys when I was a teenager. I'm sure I could use one. I've gone up and down in sizes so much, I have no idea what I should really be wearing.

    I'm glad you two had such a fun time with your recent fitting! I can just imagine hearing what was going on in that dressing room. If I was there trying on clothes, I would have been laughing with you all!

    I do hope the new fit suits you well.

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  7. Ha, what a fun story! I recently went for a fitting too...after years of pregnancy and nursing gravity had taken hold. It was an 'interesting' experience for sure!

    I'm here for coffee btw!!!

    Stop by and see me if you get a sec. Happy Friday!

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  8. Hmmm, now you've got me wondering if I need a different size! that is too funny! Thanks for making me laugh out loud!

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  9. Hehe!!!! You're brave...I've never been brave enough for a bra fitting!

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  10. Miss Lea
    I can just see you two rolling with laughter! Expert fittings do make a difference.

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  11. I am here with you! Thursday I was at JC Penney's looking at bras. At first I grabbed an old size-memory not what it used to be. I looked at the one I can in wearing and realized my mistake. I tried that size and they still were not correct. I hunted for an attendant. She measured me at now a D (up from a C). I tried a few of those and they were much better, but not perfect. Then my husband call as he was leaving work to try to beat the rain. I left and checked out with the same attendant, who told her coworkers she was leaving for the day as soon as she was done. Maybe her heart was not in it either. I hope to try again this weekend, or soon.
    I have tried to tell my 15 yo daughter that you need to position the girls. She looked at me like I was crazy. But I recently saw her doing it after trying on a camisole. Bit tongue to keep from saying I told you so.

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  12. Well, that sure got people's attention, Ms. Lifted and Separated!! I remember in high school going to a Pennyrich Bra Fitting "party". That was definitely interesting. At that party we were "expertly" fitted and I've been wearing that same size ever since. Most likely I should make a visit to Ms. Expert Fitter at my local Dillards, as I do need to be lifted and separated!! :) Sounds like a really FUNNY experience! I can hear that laughter as I type. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I recently went to Victoria's Secret for a fitting. It had been way too long. And the size I had been wearing was completely wrong. I think God lets us get the giggles at those akward times to make life more bearable.

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  14. I love going to get fitted. Last time was while I was pregnant and I know I will have to go back a few months after I stop nursing to get fitted again.
    I can't wait to have a bra again that actually fits properly.

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  15. Too funny...I have been saying for months that I was going to get PROFESSIONALLY Fit with the RIGHT SIZE...as I cannot remember ever have one that was comfortable...Loved your story

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  16. Great story and memory for you and your daughter! I had my first bra fitting right before I got pregnant and I'm sure I'll have to revisit the store again after my little one is born!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. I know that I know that I know that I am wearing the wrong size bra, but the "experts" always tell me that I am right on.

    Would have loved to have been in the dressing area when the conversation took place. What splendid memories!

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  18. I love it! How fun that you and your daughter could share such a fun, funny memory together!

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  19. So funny! What a great story. I could use a good "expert fitting" too. I have one bra that I think fits correctly, it feels good at least. There's a specialty shop here in our area that does nothing but fit and supply bras. I have a friend who sings their praises. Maybe I'll pay them a visit. Sounds like I need to take a friend to make the experience complete. I don't think I could take my oldest daughter who is 14...that might do her in :)
    Thanks for the giggles!
    LydiaCate!

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  20. What a bonding experience with your daughter. =p Will need to try this fitting one of these days.

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  21. What a fun story!

    I need to do that. But first I need to lose some weight!

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