I am pretty relaxed about naming my weight and bra size. They are just numbers, after all. And I have spent enough time in ill-fitting bras to know that bra fitting is a quality of life issue: a well-fitted bra is more comfortable than a poorly-fitting one, and also, it makes me look much better. It makes EVERYONE look much better. Your shape looks healthier and neater, your clothes fit better, etc.
Which leads to the following rant:
Sometimes I see women claiming a bra size that is just not possibly theirs. I almost never see anyone claiming to have a size larger than they have, but instead, a size smaller. What’s the deal with that?
The lovely Sophia Jenner has blogged about Christina Hendricks doing exactly this. I’ll tell you something: there is no way that Christina Hendricks does not know her right bra size. The woman has a regular role on a TV show: that means that every inch of her body has been measured for costuming, and furthermore, she is expected to maintain the same size throughout the season, in order that her costumes ft her when needed.
(It is also absolutely not possible that her bra size is 38DD, or 36DD, as frequently reported in the media. Additionally, I’ve seen reports that Ms. Hendricks is a US size 12, which is yet again, absolutely not possible. Recall that the camera really does add ten pounds visually, and then have a look at Ms. Hendricks. Also, in this interview, Christina’s stylist says that sometimes, they use vintage dresses to dress her for award shows. Those of you who collect vintage clothing are nodding your heads right now, knowing that it would be next to impossible to find vintage gowns that would actually fit a woman who was a size 12US.)
Today I saw photos of a woman who is quite tiny, with enormous breasts, who claims she is a 32FF. I am telling you, there is just NO WAY. I am not going to link to her, but comparing her to my fellow “boobie bloggers”, it is obvious that she is more like a 28H or J. There are photos of her crammed into bras that clearly do not fit. Why, why, why? What’s the point?