Girly Question

18 Sep

I bought some new bras in July or so that fit pretty damn well. So well that I bought two.

Fast forward to today. Said bra is slouching it’s way around my body, moving up and down. Now I’ve lost a little weight, maybe 10 pounds if that, based on my jeans now falling off when I run., but I wouldn’t think it would be enough to jack up my bra.

So what the fuck? Anyone else have experience with this? I’ve always have this problem-fits awesome in the dressing room, survives the jump and jiggle test, all of it. But when I get home, it’s like a helium balloon that’s gotten old. And I do NOT get it.

The girls are…substantial I know. But that shouldn’t matter. Should it?

22 Responses to “Girly Question”

  1. Krista September 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    If I loose any weight so do the girls. At one point in college (mid divorse) I was sickley skinny and deopped to a small “B”. Now 2 kids later and a habitual boardom snacker the girls ooze out the sides of a “DD”. For me 50 lbs= 3 or 4 cup sizes.

    I also feel that the elastic they use SUCKS. It is nice and snug for oh the first month….then the tugging starts, so you go in a notch……after 3 mths they don’t stay in place. STRAPS !!!!!! Ug. Why would you make a bra that is big enough to hold 2 large mellons, and try and support it with something slightly wider than dental foss????? I have dents in my sholders. My hubby laughs at my Playtex “Granny” bra. But it has wid straps that don’t dig, it stays where it should and so do the girls.

    Just my passing comments about bras.

  2. Lala September 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    My mom found it was the back fat that fell off first when she started losing weight. That might be it. Also you should be able to move in a slot on the close up or did you buy them at their tightest?

  3. ms. changes pants while driving September 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    i hate bras. i hate them. i can try on 16 different bras and only two will fit. MAYBE.

    have you ever been fitted for a bra? i highly recommend it. reccommend? two c’s and two m’s? anyway, it will change your life.

  4. thordora September 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    I was fitted, if you call guesstimating over my clothes being fitted. There’s really no place to go here if you’re over weight and “look” poor.

    It might be the elastic.

  5. summer Stetter September 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    It could be the frequency with which you wear the same bra. I have been fitted numerous times (Nordstrom has been the best. I am a E or and F and they have always been very polite about how obviously big I am) Anyway the woman who has done my fittings over the years has told me, and it seems to be true, that you should really rotate your bras so that you are never wearing the same one two days in a row. She said ideally you should have 4 good solid bras on rotation at any given time. I am too poor so I’m always rotating 2 and I’m starting to think I should just buy 4 because they wear out twice as fast.
    Good luck. It is so hard to be on the bigger size when it comes to bras. I think that is just one of those areas of being a girl that sucks.

  6. Gabriel... September 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    I like boobies.

  7. March September 18, 2008 at 7:23 pm #

    I hate bras and if I could I would wear none, but my mother would raise from the grave to yell at me…
    I think the water temp you use when washing them also affects them, whether it’s too hot or something… I have a never ending fight with the straps .

  8. cj September 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    I’m tempted to say go without, but you might cause car accidents.

  9. Eden September 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m thinking it might be a washing problem. But I have a couple of bras that went kazoo on me too. Maybe there’s a certain line of bras that’s just been shoddily made?

  10. Diane September 19, 2008 at 4:07 am #

    Get some needle and thread out and see if you can take a nip on each side of the back strap clips. As long as it doesn’t pull the front round too badly it’ll be fine.
    You’ve not put them in the washing machine have you? That’s a guaranteed way of ruining bras and the washer!

  11. bromac September 19, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    Nice Gabriel! You would get along well with my husband.

    I don’t have the “substantial” issue AT ALL, but I do know when I lose weight, my little girls are the first ones to go. I would say you lost weight and need a new size.

  12. thordora September 19, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Gabe, someone needs to make you a boob cake. 😛

    It might be the washing, but I don’t dry them ever, and they’re washed in cold.

    I better not need a new size already. Growl.

  13. Marcy September 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    I agree about the rotation — and washing regularly seems to help mine. There is a little dealie you can get to put bras in to keep them safer in the washer:

    I haven’t gotten any yet, but I did just get some dollar store mesh bags to at least keep the straps from getting stretched around the agitator and the hooks from snagging on other clothes.

    10 pounds is a significant difference.

  14. Hannah September 19, 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    Just read this and finding decent bra has been like seeking the lost treasure of the Incas for me.

    I did finally find one I like, but it costs huge sums of money and has to be handwashed to keep it nice. But to have the girls up where they should be is worth it to me and my 34G boobies. (Yes, you read that right).

    10 pounds would definitely change the fit of your bra. And the lady who fits my fancy ones actually suggests that you go back to the store after a week to have the shoulder straps re-tightened (kind of like getting a re-torque on your new car tires after 80km).

    I’d be happy to go on and on at length about this – you can drop me an email if you’d rather.

  15. Gabriel... September 21, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    …I’m getting a totally new perspective here. All those years of pulling stretching, getting my hand under and over, and trying to tear the hooks off I had no idea what treasures these bra things are. Has there ever been a velcro adjustable bra? Something you can tighten easily when it gets a little worn out? It’d make it a lot easier to get them off as well… which, from my perspective, is what the basic function of bras really are — puzzles to be solved.

  16. bromac September 22, 2008 at 9:29 am #

    OHMIDARWIN ladies, can you imagine a velcro bra. I can see it now, random boob pop-outs at all times of the day! Would be a man to come up with that idea 🙂

  17. Gabriel... September 22, 2008 at 9:58 am #



    Engineer’s are also looking into using Velcro to attach car parts to the frame. Apparently the more things shake and shimmy the tougher the bond between the Velcroed parts. Which would be perfect reasoning behind adding more Velcro to bras… I guess the downside might be, for those who shake and shimmy a little too hard, you might never get the bra to disconnect… and you might need help getting it off. heh… well alll-right.

  18. thordora September 22, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    I don’t know…..5 pounds per side…..that’s a LOT of shaking…

  19. B September 22, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    That velco bra sounds good in theory, but looks like it would only hold an A cup upright. My girls would be flopping over the rim of that velcro faster than you can say “NASA”.

  20. bromac September 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm #

    My bad! I still wouldn’t wear one. I honestly don’t believe they would stay velcroed. My apologies to ya, fo sho tho.

  21. thordora September 22, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    he’s just whiny. Never mind him. Most men are just pissed they can never get the bloody things off. 😛

  22. Cynthia Page September 23, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    I can remember the last time I bought a bra that fit as intended after I wore it for a full day. It was a Triumph from Sears – I was fitted after I stopped breastfeeding. It was different than what I had been buying (seamless from A-E) – the fitter told me they just don’t have the support and showed me the difference in lift with this one. I still have it and it’s in good shape – too bad I gained weight and now it won’t fit. I went back to Sears to get another – they don’t make them bigger than DD. Fuckers.

    I have one that stays reasonably in place but is low in the support department. I have a draw full of bras that fit well in the dressing room and sucked ass after a single day. I’ve bought from A-E, JC Penny on my trips to Maine, other’s at Sears, Pennington’s. They all blow chunks. There are so few places that make good supportive bras in DDD and bigger. Whenever I bitch, someone sends me a link to some US company that would cost me a zillion dollars once I paid shipping, brokerage, customs/duty AND that I would have no way of knowing if it fit until it got here and no simple way to return.

    FED UP.

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