Sunday, March 06, 2011
Sport Bra Rant
UGH! I hate bra shopping. It doesn't matter what kind of bra I need, it is a pain to find a good one in the right size for even a half way decent price. I am hereby looking for a new sport's bra. They are even more difficult to find in my size. I realize many runners are not
busty well endowed. And, honestly, I wish I were smaller no matter what my husband says. Some women lose size with weight loss. I do not. Certainly I am not the only woman out there that has a small ribcage and large cup size. Seriously! This is driving me crazy--well, crazier than I already am.
Yesterday I stopped at the running store. I found two bras in a style I really liked and were for high impact i.e. running. I grabbed one of each and tried them on. Wow! I loved the shape and the look and they almost fit. For the first time I had found a racer back bra that might just work for me. Woohoo! I might be able to wear some of the really cute shinglets and show off my shoulders. (Strength training is paying off!) I get all my own clothes back on and head out to check sizes. Nothing in a 32. Nothing. I head over to the register and ask. They only get one 32 of each size and they are gone immediately. (Seems to me the buyer should get a hint from that...) "Well," I ask, "Do you know if the come in my size?" (Yeah, it is true. Many bras aren't even made in my size. Try getting a cheap bra now!) The response is less than stellar in my book. Fine. I go home to research.
One of the two bras is indeed in my size. I order it quickly and add a clearance racer back top. Woohoo! Now the other. I head to the Champion website. This is the one I really loved and would even work for everyday. Sigh. It isn't in my size. That just really sucks. Almost. So, do I order it and hope the slightly smaller size will fit or let it go? Hmmm, that is the decision before me now.
All in all, at least I found one that should fit great. It is a Moving Comfort so I know the quality is good. I know their sizing so everything is looking positive. It is just so frustrating to try to find a sports bra to fit a real person--namely me. If this one works, I will get a bunch more to hold me for a while!