Stories from the Fitting Room – Janice’s Bra Story
05 Wednesday Dec 2012
Janice, who is in her 50’s and a Sacramento schoolteacher, came to see us wearing a size 36A bra. Her feeling was that the cups for the 36A’s seemed too large and also that the band tended to ride up when she moved around, which was not the kind of thing she wanted to happen while standing in front of 20 kids!
“I have never had a bra that really fit me, that felt comfortable, and which I liked to wear. My bras usually ride up when I move or lift my arms over my head. You know what I came up with as my bra solution?” Janice asked while being measured. “I have been wearing 2 bras on top of each other to make sure my bras stay in place, but of course this doesn’t make me feel very attractive.”
Janice read a New York Times article where Lula Lu was mentioned and she decided to give bra shopping another try. Her goals for her visit were to get measured and find some well-fitting and, most importantly, comfortable non-underwire T-shirt bras that would make her feel both comfortable and feminine.
Janice wound up to be a size 36AAA and we helped her choose some lightly padded underwire-free styles. To broaden Janice’s bra choices, we showed her the Kallie Bra in Ivory, a style that has no underwire but has an all-lace body, which Janice normally may not have been interested in since she was primarily looking for basic styles. But when we entered the dressing room to check on the fit, Janice stood there smiling, wearing the Kallie bra. She said: “You know, I didn’t even dare hope I could ever find a lace bra that fits me. It feels so nice, I could start crying.” And, then, she started crying. After that, she asked to try on more sexy and feminine styles, from which she chose a lace cami and a chemise that fit her beautifully.
By: Ellen Shing