It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I was (finally!) shown the light of a fitted properly bra. I dropped band size, increased cup size and the effects… WOW doesn’t quite cover it. It was vaguely reminiscent of the feeling you have after finally ending a shitty relationship; why did I stay so long? Why was I so committed? So convinced? Goodbye 38 D, Hello 36 F. Supportive, comfortable, sexy, and perfect for me.
And then I got pregnant. My clothes got tight, my bras got tighter. My husband, normally a fairly normal guy became a ‘dude’ and reverted to gaping (and groping) at me like a 16 year old boy. This man is no stranger to breasts, especially mine, but the newfound fascination he’s had with them has been beyond flattering. Let’s just say no complaints!
I figured as an already well figured woman not much would change. Foolish! It’s all changed, from size to weight to sensitivity and everything I’ve learned to be true and right for my chest has been called into question. In an attempt to maintain my perky ways, I went and purchased a couple new bras, same band size, one cup larger. My logic seemed to work at first, but soon I was back where I started. And though I was wearing my favorites styles, they were binding and the pretty lace I always covet was irritating me and making me itchy in unflattering ways. The term ‘let ’em down easy’ wasn’t meant for your chest but that’s what I found myself doing at the end of every day, taking a deep breath, unhooking, and literally letting them down. With all the changes and challenges that lay ahead, getting to re-know my chest was never one I considered.
So what’s a girl to do? What reviews to believe? Underwire or soft cup, nursing bras pre-natal or wait until after?
How much more change is there to come?
Kaela LaRosa will be writing about her pre & post baby boobs and reviewing maternity lingerie on Busts 4 Justice throughout the year. If you have a request, question, top tip, suggestion or solution, please comment on this post or say hello through the usual channels (here, here, and here).