Even though my previous entry may seem like I’m sending the message that I’m an expert, I’m not. I’m very new to this portion of the journey of finding what fits. I’m hoping to bring folks along with me on this journey and help them find what fits as well. Maybe they don’t have the resources to acquire a whole slew of garments to try on all at once and maybe they don’t have the time to try on just one at a time. What I’m trying to say is: I know that there are a lot of folks who can’t plop down the initial investment to get a wide selection of bras to try on all at once and they don’t have the time to order only one item, try it on, find out it doesn’t fit, send it back in exchange for another size or style that will probably, also, not fit. I want to help those folks. The first go-round will be easy because I already have two collections of sizes on hand—36FF/36H, from what I ordered to try on and 28E, from what was acquired for another person to try on—in quantities of more than 20 different styles. I’m extending an opportunity for those who are neighbors to me to try on any of the ones that are on hand before I send them back.
In some cases, it may appear that I’m competing with my place of employment but that won’t be the case. I can’t compete with a company if I’m not offering anything that can be found at their store. That being said, I wouldn’t be offering bra fit events for those who can shop within the “bra matrix”—that range of sizes that most every bricks and mortar store carries and/or has on hand. I’m talking about the 34Bs and the 36Cs and the 38Ds—those are the ones that I WON’T be doing these for. The ones that I WILL—the 32FFs and the 36Is and the 40As and the like—are the ones that you can find only online. It will take some time and it won’t be something that will happen all that quickly because there’s only so much that I can acquire at a time and there are a ton of underserved and unsupported (pun intended) sizes out there. How many? Just check out the range of sizes that are carried at
- Bare Necessities (with band sizes 28-56) (http://www.barenecessities.com/sitemapbybrasize.aspx)
- Fig Leaves
- AA-D (with band sizes 28-54) http://www.figleaves.com/us/aa-d/bras/24942/?link=bras_lhn_aa-d;
- DD-G (with band sizes 28-54) http://www.figleaves.com/us/ranges/dd/bras/20539/21410/?link=bras_lhn_dd;
- GG and up (with band sizes 28- 48) http://www.figleaves.com/us/ranges/gg/bras/20546/21420/?link=bras_lhn_gg)
- HerRoom (with band sizes 28-58) (http://www.herroom.com/bras.aspx)
- Amazon (with band sizes 28-58) (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_14333511_ex_n_16?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cn%3A7147440011%2Cn%3A1040660%2Cn%3A9522931011%2Cn%3A14333511%2Cn%3A1044960&bbn=14333511&ie=UTF8&qid=1433663887)
I intend to start with the most common band size, whatever that may be (and to be determined by a poll on an easily accessed page), and get started that way. I won’t be offended if folks try on at my place and then opt to purchase elsewhere. I’m not a business. I’m not looking to make any profit. I’m aiming to help folks find their fit. If they choose to take a product off my hands by reimbursing me for its cost (and therefore saving me the effort that it will take to return it, even better), they can do that too. Because, seriously, the less that I have to return, the better. J
I will keep you posted on my own fit journey. I posted the link to the previous entry to the reddit page that I referenced in said entry and received some excellent feedback on the fit of my new calculated size. It’s a work in progress and I’m just glad that I was able to find anything that I even liked on the first round of try-ons.
I’d love to read any comments that you have for this or any other blog entry that I’ve made. Please don’t hesitate to leave ‘em.
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