My 44DDD Lilyette #908 (also known as Cortland #7101) bras were getting worn and riding up the back. Riding up the back usually means the band is too long, but as they were also visibly worn I figured I just needed non-stretched-out ones. My Elomis are fitting better, but the underwires come right up to my armpits, and I like the Lilyettes.
So I bought 2 new 44DDDs. Which are also riding up the back. Not in the first 5 minutes, when I might have returned them if I wanted to eat the shipping. No, after a few wearings.
Bras can really get on my nerves. When well-fitting and supportive, they’re great! They let me just get on with my day. But when they’re NOT well-fitting or supportive, they range from uncomfortable to painful — sort of like not wearing a bra at all, in fact.
Bra shopping is worse. Most women aren’t my size, which means most bras aren’t made for a woman my size. This limits my choices in bras, but also in shopping venues. Real variety is only available online. As Lesley at Fatshionista memorably pointed out, this is not fun.
The cup size fits fine, at least, and they are now available in a G cup, so I could order a 42G to try (after buying it and paying shipping, of course).
Alternatively … I’ve been so focused on walking and leg exercises that I haven’t been doing any upper-body exercises lately. One of the things that’s always frustrated me when I start doing upper-body exercises is that I generally end up needing a bigger bra rather quickly. Bigger how? Band size.
Changing my underbust size is expensive. Bras don’t support DDD/G boobs unless they fit well, damn it, and my bras cost at least $25; my Elomi bras are $54, and they’re not the most expensive I’ve seen. So of course that’s the part of my body that changes quickest when I exercise! The only other part which would be more expensive to change would be my feet!
Today I did 12 wall push-ups, which felt good. When I’m ready I’ll switch to doing push-ups on the foot of my bed*. Later I’ll get out the dumbbells for some curls, hammer curls, and shoulder presses. And if the 44DDD Lilyettes still aren’t fitting in a month then I’ll see about a 42G.
*I have a very sturdy bedframe that was made by a friend. The kitchen counter would also work.