Yesterday was an Escape challenge day.
I wore a scoop neck t-shirt with no bra to the mall with the intent goal of going to Soma (lingerie shop) to be fitted for a bra. Upon arriving there the old specter of trepidation reared its ugly head; I noticed the store was crowded. I went to Starbucks and had an ice tea to just let the store calm a little. I went back and only one other person shopping. Let's go for it.
I walked up to the counter and announced that I need a proper fitting. I announced the obvious, "I am not wearing a bra today" and told the clerk, "I needed to know what size was best for me?" I was taken back to a very nice fitting room and measure over the top of the t-shirt that I was wearing. She announced maybe a 38 or 40 or "C-D"? I was asked what style I liked best and I stated my preference was underwire. She disappeared and returned with a 38 "B", 40 "C" and 40 "D". I was left in private to try on all three. Pinch. Pinch. Had I just died and gone to transgender heaven?
The 38 "B" was a no-go. To tight, and my cup runneth over. Now I knew that 40 was the magic number (I assumed that, as most of my bras were of that size). Now, what was the right letter? I felt like I was solving a high school math quiz.
The "C" was good, but the "D" was better and one of the bras she had chosen was an underwire sheer cup. I was in love. The underwire provided good support and the sheer nude material shaped beautifully. Not only did it fit, but looked great, showcasing the girls.
The good part was that with non-padded / non-push-up sheer cups, I was sure of my cup size. Mystery solved! I took the UNBELIEVABLE LIFT Unlined Perfect Coverage Bra STYLE: 570306720 in nude to the front and happily paid for it; today 25% off.
Had I found the "just perfect" Goldilocks Bra? I think so.
Epilogue: Upon exiting the store I noticed a "help needed" sign. Shall I? I went back and ask Tracy were they still hiring? Happily, she gave me a card with the web address for applying. "Good luck" was her closing remark. Stay tuned - all dressed up with maybe a seasonal mall job in my future?