Posts Tagged ‘The alphabet is your friend’

Congratulations, We All Win

Bra sizes are not a competition. I cringe when I see how quickly a comment thread on a “celebrity bra size” article or a bust-related post on Facebook can devolve into an “I have it worse than you” contest. An article will appear suggesting, say, some curve-friendly button-down shirts. Commenters will immediately chime in that they […] Read more…

Rant for a Monday

So the always-on-the-alert Georgina at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust recently brought a ground-breaking piece of investigative journalism to my attention (sarcasm alert).  Read it.  It’ll take you like 30 seconds, and probably only kill 5 brain cells. You’re back? Hoooooooooookay.  Y’all.  I’m trying to be calm and measured in my response to this.  But can […] Read more…

More Cup Sizes: Conversions and Comparisons

I promised in the comments of yesterday’s post that I’d try to track down the cup size graphs and charts I’d remembered seeing in Busted! by Ali Cudby that compared cup size measurements across many of the major brands.  These charts are available as PDFs on the Busted! website– go to this link to subscribe (for free!) […] Read more…

600 Year Old Bra Found at Lemberg Castle in Tyrol, Austria

This is so cool. Seriously.

Um, you guys?  Look at what has been blowing up all over my newsfeeds this week: These are the remains of a linen longline-style bra.  It and several other undergarments were found in a pile of discarded rubbish preserved in the foundations of some 15th century renovations to a 12th century castle.  A medieval lady was wearing […] Read more…

Sister Sizes

Hey y’all, So listen, I’ve been reading about bra sizing and cup volume and different construction methods etc., etc. online for the last five years, and bra sizes can still confuse me. When I was in Virginia a while back with Mom and we went bra shopping at Nordstrom, I found myself totally flummoxed trying […] Read more…

A reminder, as you start shopping

You know how to find your size?  Yay you!  You are empowered!  You are mighty!  You are adventurous!  Is there a chance that some of the bras you currently own may not be the best fit?  Yeah, probably.  Don’t feel bad.  Some of mine aren’t the best fit and/or are old and worn out, and […] Read more…

On Sizing

Size Range for Bravissimo’s “Alana” bra Short version: American bra sizing is wack and should be ashamed of itself. Short version Part B: The alphabet doesn’t end at D. Short version Part C: Do not trust Victoria’s Secret; that bitch will most likely lie to you. Long version: Heeeeere we go. Sorry. I think lots […] Read more…