Reduce. Reuse. Maybe not Recycle.

My day was themed breast reduction monday.  I’ve noticed I have themes of the day: like having only women that are 32 G, or calling loss prevention repeatedly, or attracting the crazies.  Anyway, yesterday I had two women that had had reductions… I find them to be excited and thrilled about the prospects of wearing cute, SMALL, bras, as opposed to the literal over the shoulder boulder older.  A particular favorite customer of mine.

Client number one yesterday had had a reduction years ago… and as we were trying on bras, and debating what she would get she was telling me all about it.  Except, they had come back.  So, the reduction had worked for a while, but grown out.  Judging from my observations I’d say gravity had a hand in this, and weight gain.  So reader beware, they can in fact grow again.  She was an H.  Thats a couple a pounds to carry around with you everyday. In the end ( after much debate) we chose the Wacoal awareness bra, as well as a Natori sports bra. A particular favorite of mine as of late.

Client number two.  Probably the reason why I felt motivated to start up writing again. I sauntered over to her in the shapewear section, and a big smile came across her face, as she told me she had recently recovered from reduction surgery and needed new bras, as she had only been wearing compression for the last few months.  Good for her for her patience… most women roll in still swollen and shiny, wanting to be fit when, really they need to wait.  So I fit her in a 34G, which sounds big, but its really all about the width of the breast tissue, not the volume.  She had had a pound taken from each breast.  I can’t even imagine.  Either way I brought her in a selection of fun bras that she could wear.  She was so excited and enthusiastic and happy to have the weight gone, and be able to wear colors and be comfortable in her bras.  It was a joy working with her. She ordered three of my favorite Wacoal unlined bras, they feel like butter.  And exclaimed she’d be back!

I can’t say I know much about reductions, beyond what I have seen.  But all I can hear in my head is a Denise-ism from when I worked at Soma.  ” I wear a bra all the time.  Even to bed.  My grandma told me when I was young thats what I had to do so I wouldn’t sag to the floor. And thats what I’ve done my whole life.” We’ll say she had quite the bustline, and yes, they were up where they belonged.  I recommend to my larger busted customers to wear something supportive all the time, even smaller busted, gravity exists… you don’t want little “fried eggs” hanging around.  Wear a bra.  Bra company of the day: Wacoal.  A classic brand. They have been around for a long long time, and one of the companies I swear by. Pictures and links below.

 

http://www.wacoal-america.com/shop/wacoal-bras/seamless/awareness-underwire-bra_85567.html?index=4&searchCategoryId=10068&totalResults=56&displayMarkdownsOnly=false

http://www.wacoal-america.com/shop/wacoal-bras/seamless/pure-couture-underwire-bra_855188.html?index=8&searchCategoryId=10068&totalResults=56&displayMarkdownsOnly=false

The Full Busted Fit

What is a full bust? Am I full busted? If you are a 36DDD, you are. And if your saying why yes, I am way above that size, and buy bras I hate, that never fit, or I feel like I’m wearing a granny bra… you have options… beyond the wonderbra… beyond Victorias secret in a size that doesnt work… and beyond something your mom or your grandma wears.

The majority of the full busted women I see are tired of the back pain and the general discomfort their bras give them on a day to day basis.  Most women who are blessed with large tatas think it something of a curse, a hassle, and downright hopeless when it comes to finding a good bra that fits…. and looks pretty, and makes her feel sexy.  Just because you have big breasts shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your femininity for a full coverage, laceless, nude, “granny bra” that at least keeps the girls in order but does nothing for the sexy confident factor ( which is everything… and I’ll post about that later).

Today was a magical day in the land of the full busted woman.  I had two clients today, sporting 34GG cup sizes.  This is a petite full, ranging from 30DDD to 34DDD and beyond.  Each one stocked up.  With not a nude bra in sight.  I fit them both in beautiful lacey, well constructed bras, that took the weight off their back, and shaped them.  Sometimes, particularly with the larger cup sizes the ladies tend to wander off to the side… this isn’t fun.  But the bras I fit them in give great shape and lift.

Here’s two  fun ones from today.  “Fitter to area 1” comes over the intercom, I drop what I am doing and wander out for a fit.  This big tall lady is waiting for me.  She looks down at me ( as 90% of the population does) and says, can you fit me for a new bra in 10 minutes? I told her, I love a challenge lets get to it, and led her to the fitting room.  She takes her shirt off and is in this bra that is so done.  Its stretched to its maximum (smallest hook) and doesn’t even come down below her breasts… let alone lay flat at all.  I took one look at it and was like, I hope your going to throw that away.  She looks at me and says absolutely sister, so I set to work fitting her.  I was two sizes off in the beginning… the visual illusion of the tiny bra made her look bigger than she was, and she bought the bra I fit her in, ripped off the tags, and she was off.  In under 10 minutes.  I also got the joy of throwing away her old bra.  Something I find incredibly satisfying.

My second 34GG of the day was in a bra, that was so tight for her, it was digging into her under her breast tissue, and into her sternum, it looked painful.  It was all red and starting to bruise.  I took the bra from her and told her she wasn’t wearing it again.  She laughed. And let me get rid of it.  She wore this beautiful Elomi rose petal bra out.  And bought 5 more.  She was so greatful for my help.  The appreciation on her face made every moment I had spent with her worth it.  I offered to add her to my client list and keep in touch with her, the gratitude and thankful smile was more than I had anticipated, and she even teared up a little bit.  Honestly, fitting someone that struggles with bras is one of the most satisfying great feelings, its like figuring out a puzzle.  Or completing a challenge.  Find the perfect bra that fits.  And let me tell ya, when that bra fits right, and was designed for you, its like the skies open up and I grin like a fool.  I tell every one of my clients they’ll know when I like a bra because I can’t stop smiling.

I believe in honesty.  So I’m not going to sell you what you don’t need.  And if you’re walking in with bras that are digging in, greyed, dirty, and generally useless, I’m going to tell you, and proceed to beg you to get more than one.  It usually works.  Anyway.  Here are the bras that have new homes today.  Freya, Fantasie, Panache, and Elomi, all are great brands that cater to the larger bust.  They are comfortable, shaping, and come in pretty colors, with lace, and matching panties.  These lines where designed specifically for the full busted woman, the have seam lines that lift and shape with wide smiles (underwire) to fit all the tissue, as well as reinforced sling on the inside of the cups for extra support.  I also am a big lover of Wacoal and Chantelle… they max out at an H, but if she’s built the right way these bras can be totally amazing.

A pretty feminine bra, that again provides great lift and shape while still remaining sexy

A pretty feminine bra, that again provides great lift and shape while still remaining sexy

This was my 10 minute fit bra, great shape, full coverage, gives excellent support, and so comfortable you wouldn't know your wearing it.

This was my 10 minute fit bra, great shape, full coverage, gives excellent support, and so comfortable you wouldn’t know your wearing it.

This is one of my all time favorites.  I bring it into every full fit I can, not only is it cute, but it makes a great Tshirt Bra

This is one of my all time favorites. I bring it into every full fit I can, not only is it cute, but it makes a great Tshirt Bra

Great shape, Pretty lace, fits on the snug side, cute boyshort panty

Great shape, Pretty lace, fits on the snug side, cute boyshort panty

A great fit, and a great print, this one if flying off my racks.

A great fit, and a great print, this one if flying off my racks.

This little number goes home with every woman I put in it.  Its sexy, fits well, and shapes to her body. Its an immediate love affair.

This little number goes home with every woman I put in it. Its sexy, fits well, and shapes to her body. Its an immediate love affair.

A cute print, and see thru, still providing great support due to the seams.

A cute print, and see thru, still providing great support due to the seams.

This is what she wore out today, Great fit, great shape, but still sexy with some lace

This is what she wore out today, Great fit, great shape, but still sexy with some lace

 

Where to buy?! ( Go get fit. Don’t waste your time ordering unless you KNOW your size :))

http://www.elomilingerie.com/

http://www.fantasie.com/

http://www.freyalingerie.com/lingerie/search.aspx

http://www.panache-lingerie.com/

http://www.wacoal-america.com/shop/wacoal-bras/up-to-g-and-h-cup/

http://www.chantelle.com/us_en/bras.html?dd_plus=385&style=363