September 09, 2004

Lift and Separate

It was time - I put it off as long as I could. Almost as bad as swimsuit shopping...bra shopping.

I've been kind of looking, intermittently, for a couple of months - no luck. Finally, I sucked it up and went to the stores.

Frederick's of Hollywood first. Not much selection, and a really poor fitting from the staff. I haven't been a 34 since I was 14, I have a slender build but a large rib cage so anything smaller than 38 is very uncomfortable. And they were 2 cup sizes off. Tried on some stuff but wasn't impressed (though the Halloween costumes are cute)

On to Victoria's Secret. I haven't shopped there in years because they used to pump so much perfume in there you couldn't breathe. Much better now - no overwhelming odors at all. And the staff was very sweet. They tried to put me in a 36 (till I showed them that it barely closed) but they got the cup size right. And they have a wonderful system: if you are browsing, looking for many bras or don't really know what you are looking for, they set up a wardrobing room for you. They give you a box with every bra they carry in your size. How convenient for the customer - and the staff. I ended up buying 4 - $150 worth. And I'll go back; friendly staff, convenient shopping, pretty merchandise (like this) - what's not to love?

OK, they are a bit pricey...but ooh-la-la.

Posted by Vox at September 9, 2004 11:47 PM | general

I can't come up with a good excuse to shop there. Can you help me? :)

Posted by: Michael at September 10, 2004 05:46 AM

You could always say you are looking for a gift.

If you don't want it to be a lie, I could tell you my size ;-)

Posted by: Vox at September 10, 2004 08:31 AM

Somehow I have this "stuck up panty" gene and VS is all I wear. It's a pricy habit. Shop via catalogue they have lots of nice cloths.

Posted by: Wickld at September 10, 2004 11:02 AM

Come with me and try it on. :)

Posted by: Michael at September 10, 2004 01:23 PM

what? no shots of you modeling the new garb? very disappointed.

Posted by: broken at September 10, 2004 05:48 PM

WickId: I know what you mean. The right undergarments can change your whole outlook - and a few extra dollars are easy to justify for something so mmmmmmm.

Broken, the bras I bought were slightly sexy, but they weren't sexy. Certainly nothing to pose in - unless you are Tyra Banks.

It just isn't as much fun to buy sexy lingerie by myself.....

If I ever make it to Texas, I might take Michael up on his offer ;-)

Posted by: Vox at September 11, 2004 12:25 AM

I'll even wear blinders... and only peek when you say it's ok! Well, most of the time, anyway. :)

Posted by: Michael at September 11, 2004 08:42 AM