If you are female, then you already know why. If you are not, then I believe you are lucky. So very, very lucky. Bra’s are a very temperamental creature. You have soft, pretty and frilly ones that cost an arm and a leg (Lets say £30?). You have sturdy, comfy bras that set you back a pretty penny or two (My comfy bra cost £24 as a set. Praise ASDA) and then you have the useless but beautiful bras or the reverse ugly but practical bras (These range from £10 to £200).
Then you have sizes. You have the A’s, B’s, C’s which are classed as basic ( I am happily in the B section, though I doubt for much longer *sad face*) and then you have D’s, E’s, F’s. These girls are always stuck with the duller bras. I feel bad for them because you walk through the bra section and you have all these pretty bra’s and their largest size is a 30C or something. Which is totally unfair. AND not to mention that one size in one shop or brand could mean a totally different size in another. OR you are unlucky enough to be one of the few people who slip through the sizes. Have you ever seen a size 27B or even a 29D? Nope. It’s like shoe sizes but you have to sacrifice allot of comfort.
Because if you wear the wrong size bra, you are met with a wholllleeeee list of bad things. Back pain, chest pain (in dire situations), bad body posture, lack of self esteem (yep, wrong bra sizes affect your mental health too!), breast ache and bad breast ligaments (bet you didn’t know that!) and sometimes you can get bad skin conditions. Redness, dryness or even marks left by the bra itself. SO! Bra’s can cause a whole lotta problems but they can also improve some things too. (at the moment, I see a few but they are there~)
Now, that’s just the basics, because now you have to face a whole lot more. Underwire, push up, strapless, backless, padded, underwear sets and god knows what else is out there on the market. That is enough to make any person’s head spin. I mean how to choose what is right for you without sacrificing confidence and such? With women being constantly pushed down for looks and shamed for being too revealing or too basic. The truth is, you don’t. It is like that silly diagram, you have to choose between looks, comfy level, correct size and practicality. You only get to pick two. Good Luck.
The reason I am having this half rant, half grumble is because pregnancy does things to your entire body. Namely, hormones. For the past week or so my bra’s have been getting increasingly less comfy and more a pain in my moody butt. And the idea of buying a whole new bunch of bra’s makes me wanna cry. Like full on bawl, because even my lucky bra is causing me pain. *Grumble Grumble*
So, the best thing to do is to buy three or four comfy bra’s, two ‘Sexy’ bra’s and then any others you prefer and only wear them outside the house. Because why would you need them inside? Hm, maybe if you needed the suppose to get rid of more harsh back pain…You see? The problems never end for women. And this is just for bra’s. Don’t even get me started on clothes in general…
End of rant?