Actual email exchange prompted by a comment concerning extra-large accessories:
Suzette:You wouldn't be able to see my face - my boobs would lift that bow right up to my forehead.
Keith: Couldn't you hang it off the front? Kind of like a license plate on a bumper.
Well guess what? When I came home from work and changed into my Friday night leisure wear, I happened to look down and what do I see? A much-bigger-than-usual white bow hanging right off the front of my brawr (I quote Jill Zarin). Now according to this NYT article, there's a big hooha going on in the world of bra-sizing. Nowhere do they mention an increase in the size of the bow/butterfly/flower tacked onto the front center but apparently that is a side effect.
Why can't they just leave it alone? After an entire adulthood in one size - and I wont' go into detail so as not to inflame the male readership - I suddenly found myself with the dreaded double-bubble situation going on. I tell you, that really shook me up.
Now I don't think my requirements for a good bra are too demanding. All I want is something that:
- is comfortable
- won't be a rag in 4 months
- does not create lumps or odd protrusions under clothing
- has a high "concealment" factor
- has straps that stay up
- costs less than $40.00
Is that too much to ask? I finally found the ideal make and model and then one day the double bubble appeared. As if it was my fault! After many frustrating attempts at regaining the smooth silhouette, I did move up into one of those double letter cup sizes and all was well again, but p.s. - the bigger sizes cost more money. And now I find out it was because some arbitrary sizing change in the industry. Highly annoying.
So Keith, I do indeed have a big white bow hanging off the front of me. It's like you put a curse on me or foretold my future. Next time you write to me, can you say you'd like to see $500.00 in my purse? 'Ppreciate it.