Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vanity Fair #75266

Last week I went bra shopping. This was out of extreme necessity due to the fact that my underwear are truthfully, the most neglected part of my wardrobe.
Most of my disposable income goes towards cute shoes and handbags and the occasional shiny baubles for my ears or wrists.

I generally ignore my underwear until they are raggedy and falling apart.
I wasn't brought up this way mind you.
My mother would shake her head and cluck"for shame,for shame" if she were to go through my lingerie drawer today.

Then she would place all the blame on my Yankee husband (and I would let her)
as being too "insensitive or cheap" to buy me nice unmentionables.
For you see, she dragged me at the age of 12 to Miss Debbie's Women's Apparel Shop to have me fitted for my first bras, and I endured long lectures on the importance
of proper fitting and well made underpinnings.

So it wasn't her fault. She raised me right.
It's not that I didn't care about these lessons, it's just sort of a "out of sight-out of mind" kind of thing with me.
She blamed my poor unsuspecting husband but all the time it was me.
Sorry Mama.
Sorry Yankeeman.

So last week I found myself in the lingerie department at Macy's, totally mystified.
When did all of the bras become padded?
Rows and rows of beautiful, perfectly sculpted boulder holders.

Now I'm no Dolly Parton, but my "girls" have never needed any help either.
Every single bra from size A to Double D had enough foam lining to stand alone.
You can't lay these flat in your drawer either unless it's deep.
They need to be on hangers.
I need more closet space. here I sit wearing my lovely new padded bra.
The overall look is a nice and smooth silhouette. A definite improvement.
and I must admit-it's very comfortable.
Can't help feeling a little deceptive though.
I think I'll go buy some tight tee-shirts now. ;-)


The Peach Tart said...

You know I took Mama shopping for undergarments, but need to take care of that for myself. Did you notice if they make them in a design that is not only padded but lifts and separates the girls like an under wire on steroids?

Dixie said...

Oh yes. Right now my boobs are in "high thrust mode", thanks to this bra.I believe I can actually hide change in my cleavage and it won't fall out.

Sheila DeChantal said...

I needed this post..... right before bed and now I am laughing. I know exactly what you are talking about.... much easier to spend money on the outer things....
Like a book. :)