Look out. Breasts and bras are floating around the blogosphere these days.
As predicted, Mike was quite taken with the notion of the purported therapeutic effects of gazing at breasts. He did argue that all studies have flaws when I pointed out the idea was looking...nothing said about touching. He also does prefer that I refer to him as "science guy" rather than "dirty old man."
Ronnie Bennett at Time Goes By wrote about bras for us mature women. I tried several times to comment, but for some reason could not make the right connection. So, I'll make my comments here for what they might be worth.
Fortunately, it was about that time that I attended a clinic sponsored by a local fabric store. It was about fitting styles and patterns for your particular body type. The woman teaching this seminar looked at me and said. "We can knock ten years off you with a new bra." And she was right. I don't take my bra off until bedtime now. It's comfortable and it keeps things where they were meant to be.
Finding this little miracle was a two step process.
The first step was 3 measurements:
- Measurement A--around the body above the breasts and just below the arm pits.
- Measurement B--around the fullest part of the breasts.
- Measurement C--around the body just below the breasts.
Find the difference between B and C (subtract). For each inch, go up a cup size. My difference was five inches which translates to a DD cup. Who would ever guess?
The second step involves trying on. I tried lots of brands of 34DD and let me tell you there are many variations in fit. I so wanted to buy Olga brand, but that didn't work out. I stick with Lilyette, style 0921.
It took decades, but I am happy in my bra now. That's as feel good as a good haircut.