Mentioning the Unmentionables
Back in December, I treated myself to a bra fitting and shapewear purchase. Though some might not consider a bra fitting a treat, for me it really is the little things.
So, it was off to the mall I went to get my bra fitting. When the customer service representative asked me if I wanted her to do the fitting or their certified bra fitter I said: “Why I never had a certified fitter to do my bra fitting.” “Yes thank you, I’d like to go that route.”
The last time I had a fitting was a few years back at an outlet mall, so I was eager to see if that fitter was in error. I disagreed with the measurements, felt the fitter was wrong and I had to be more endowed than the results I received.
I went into a changing room where the fitter explained how the fitting works and then she took the measurements.
I’d love to share the results with you but it’s so embarrassing I just can’t. But I can tell you that my measurements were no different from those from outlet mall fitting. Worse still, the numbers were the same that I had back in high school. I mean we’re talking training bra status here and I’m just disgusted.
Selection Time Commences
After being shown several different types of shapewear I chose a leotard thinking it would definitely suck in all the stray jiggles. On a side note, I think they’re called Spanx because when wearing them it feels like I’m being spanked. They work well but there have been times when I’ve felt like I’d explode and I can’t tell you the relief it is to get out of them.
While I know of women who wear shapewear all the time, I do not, and quite honestly I couldn’t even if I’d want to because I find them uncomfortable. But for those special occasions, depending on what I’m wearing, I will wear them.
There are many styles of shapewear from which to choose all according to the need. For this jaunt, I chose to go with a body shaper for slimming and smoothing the thighs and rear, accentuating the waist and to lifting the bust.
Types of Shapewear
- Body Shapers – body suit or slip that can extend to mid/lower-thigh to flatten, squeeze and support the body by redistributing the jiggle.
- Bust Shapers – bodysuits or camisoles that shape, smooth, lift, and support.
- Control Panties – slim, smooth and support the tummy and rear.
- Thigh Slimmers – flatten tummy, waistline, hips, and thighs; some are high-waist
- Waist Cinchers – slim waist and tummy.
As I was writing this post I remembered a body shaper from years back that had hook & eye closures and boning that was so comfortable. It was one of my favorite pieces.
“We are very lucky to be women, so even if we’re wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra – I like that.” ~Carine Roitfeld