F-cup me! – how the right bra has transformed the way I look and feel
I went to the CybHer event for female bloggers on Saturday and popped into the Freya bra fitting booth to check my bra size.
I was asked when I had last been measured and had to confess that it was years ago, before pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain and weight loss. I felt a bit sheepish about this as I know you’re supposed to get measured every so often to check whether your size has changed.
So I probably shouldn’t have been too surprised to discover that I should be wearing a 32F and not the 36D I had on. But I was very surprised indeed. ‘F’ sounds huge and ’32’ sounds very slim. I would never have guessed that I was a 32F.
I tried one of the Freya bras on to check the fit and it felt much more comfortable than the old 32D I was wearing. I didn’t want to put the old bra back on.
On Sunday I went into Nottingham and bought myself some new Freya bras from Bravissimo. My ‘What I did at #CybHer‘ audioboo includes a description of being measured up on the Saturday and explains why I bought the new bras.
The style of bra I chose is the ‘Faye Balcony Bra’ – I got one white, one black and two ‘creme caramel’. I also got some matching shorts.
I have been wearing my new bras for 3 days now and am looking and feeling much better for it. (And my husband is quite impressed too!)
This is a slideshow which shows I look wearing the same dress with my old bra and new bra underneath:
In order to take the photos for this, I have just put my old bra back on. It feels extremely uncomfortable. My boobs feel too heavy and unsupported and my shoulders and back are already starting to ache. I don’t know why I didn’t get measured sooner.
Oxfam are accepting donations of bras at the moment as part of their ‘Big Bra Hunt‘ so next weekend I’ll be taking all of my old bras to the nearest Oxfam shop.