December 2012

The right bra makes all the difference

You know exactly what I’m talking about.

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?