You may remember my foray into a bra boutique last November. Having had some time to digest the experience and to wear the bra for which I paid a relative fortune, I’m thinking that there is a conspiracy afoot. I don’t believe that it is a conspiracy of elites who want to take over the world. I don’t even believe it is evil. I think it’s the ordinary sort of conspiracy to which we are subjected daily, especially as women.
Oprah even has shows about it–not exposing the conspiracy but happily complying with it.
It’s this: some experts tell women that they’ve been doing things all wrong. Generally these have been experts on child rearing, experts on fashion, and experts on diets. I suppose these are the areas that women are assumed to be most concerned about (or made to be, I suspect, in the case of things related to body shape, like fashion and diet). By changing their opinions every few years, making women anxious, and selling books and other products, these experts have made big piles of cash. So why shouldn’t bra sellers get into the act?
And so they have, telling women that they have been wearing the wrong size bras for years, making them look fat and sloppy, when they could look trim and sexy. It’s so very simple, just change the measuring criteria so that every woman is a size smaller around the ribs and a size or two bigger in the cup. Cleavage is back in fashion! And the right bra will push your boobies together and up to enhance it.
The bra for which I paid a fortune has been sitting in my drawer since November. I wore it one day. I have passed it along to someone dear whose size it really is.
Recently I went to Sears with my children, who were greatly amused and finally worn out by my trying on dozens of bras. I ended up with 3 moderately priced bras. They’re made by Olga, which my sister-in-law had told me were exceedingly comfortable. I’ve since tested out 2 of them, and I can attest to it. She did me a favour by telling me about them, so I am passing along the tip. My friends of the female persuasion, if you are a C cup or larger by any measurement, try them out. Awesome!
On the subject of awesome, fruits and vegetables are in season here in Ontario and we are feasting!
And last, my children called me from the living room, yesterday evening, saying, “Mom! Come! It’s so beautiful.” And it was. Here it is.