It has been several years since I’ve bought a new bra, and after shopping for one I remember why. Not only have their prices increased dramatically over the years—especially if you wear my size—but finding one that fits is hell. Every woman I’ve spoken to confirms this. None of us have breast sizes that fit perfectly into any bra, and getting fitted for a bra that completely fits you is so expensive that it’s out of the question. After trying on a dozen or so bras, I found two that sort of fit. They still aren’t perfect, but they are so much better than the old ones that I’ve been wearing that I can tell how much of a difference they make.
My back hasn’t felt this good in ages—and I’m still hunched over my desk writing as I normally do. The right bra makes all the difference, and frankly I’m surprised that we don’t have a new one developed that does more yet. I’ve been reading about female inventors with my daughter lately, and after seeing all the things they’ve invented over the years, I am wondering why no one has invented a better bra in all of these years. How about adjustable cups that you can take in or out with a simple pull of a string? How about a size that fits all with an adjustable band while we’re at it?
I think it might be simple to make a reversible bra with different colors and patterns so you could buy two in one, per se—or maybe even reversible cups you could add to your strap manually, switching out colors and sizes as you need them. Then you could even buy separate cup sizes if you need them, which would certainly help women who are pregnant, nursing, or recovering from a mastectomy. Women who simply have breasts of different sizes—which includes a wide range of women—would also be happy with this!
And while we’re on the topic, why make every bra so damn different that the same size won’t work for every body? Why not make it to where if you try on one size, you’re done with it, so you don’t have to try it on again with a different model? There should be some kind of regulations in place in the garment industry to ensure this—but I suppose that this helps keep the dieting industry alive as well.