There. I said it.
Your bra size is a label on a tag. In the clothing and garment industry – we’ve basically reached a point where: with vanity sizing, different cultural norms, international brands and manufacturing – the intersection is literally just a piece of fabric (or paint) applied to denote some vague estimation of what “size” person the garment will fit.
Here’s the thing though: there’s NO correlation between size and worth.
Sizes change. Bodies change. Fabrics stretch (or don’t). But: none of this has anything to do with your value or the kind of person you are.
We could go to the mall together, add some things to our online cart, and across several platforms, have one person need 7 different sizes.
This is where your bra fitter comes in.
We take the guesswork out of the equation. We deal with bras in all different sizes all day long – so we can hone in on what sizes (and I say plural, because it’s not unusual to perhaps wear one or two, or three different sizes, depending on manufacturer and style. It’s hard sometimes to fathom what sizes to start trying on – so we start with a quick measurement. But that measurement is just the tiniest tip of the iceberg in finding a great fit.
And let me say it again: no one size is better than another. Wearing the “right size” is subjective – we work to steer you to an intersection of form, fit, comfort, and style – at any size.
I recently tried on a 36C bra – just to see how it felt. I typically wear anywhere from a 30F-32E (depending on brand, style, time of the month, etc). I could BARELY get the 36C on – but here’s why: it was a 1950s merry-widow. The cups fit. Technically, the band fit. My waist was DEFINED. But I would never in a million years want to wear it for more than the 10 or so minutes that I did. Because, yeah, it fit. But it was CRAZY uncomfortable to me. Bra materials have come a LONG way – and it’s also important to remember that bra sizing was originally a marketing gimmick – meant to put as many people in the “ideal size” as possible – but that’s a story for another day.
What I’m trying to get at here is that bra sizing can really mess with your head. It messes with mine sometimes, and I’ve been working in the industry for over a decade. Sometimes I look at my bras and think “there’s no way my breasts fill that out”. Then I get dressed. Oh, yeah – it fits.
It can be easy to get caught up in what size you are wearing and feel like that says something about who you are as a person and I’m here to tell you that’s absolutely not true. You are so much more than your bra size. You are more interesting than your bra size – and you have so much to offer this world. Let the size just be a combination of letters and numbers on a tag, and stand up proud in your body.
We’re here for you – and we’re all in this together.
xo – Megan