On Saturday after my “Manicure and Movie” treat, I mentioned to my friend Susan that I needed some new bras. Since we were in midtown Manhattan, I was thinking the Gap, Victoria’s Secret or Macy’s. Susan suggested Macy’s (6th Floor) for reasonably priced, good quality bras. I’m glad that I followed her advice.
Bra shopping has been very challenging for me in the past. When I was married, I was a 32 D (yay! for my husband; not so yay! for friends who were trying to buy me lingerie for my “girlie shower”). After losing the weight from my first son, I was a 34 DD. I was eager to see what size I was now that I’ve pretty much lost the weight from my second son. (My bra shopping method has been to kind of take one of each size/cup around my range and see which fits best.) For some reason, I thought that I was probably a 34D. Thank God for bra fitters! The ones (well, one in particular) at Macy’s were great (not especially discreet, but nice and accurate). The lady looked at me and said, “You’re not a D, you’re a double D.” Then, she had her assistant measure me. (I was doing that SO wrong at home beforehand – I was measuring underneath instead of around on top!) Anyway, it turns out that I am back to a 34DD.
Next step, find the bra. I went to the register and asked for some recommendations in my size. Once again, this is not a popular size. The lady looked clueless. So, I went back to the fitting lady. She was so kind and helped me to find some nice, moderately-priced ($30ish), supportive bras (Vanity Fair brand – Now that I know, I can also buy them online here).
In any event, if you’re clueless at bra-shopping like me, leave the fitting and referrals to the “experts”. My suggestion: Macy’s Herald Square, Floor 6.