So besides talking about the importance of a good self breast exam, I defer to the Susan G. Komen Organization and its wealth of information on early detection and screening, I am choosing to rather talk about the need to support them in the right way- a good, No, an excellent fitting bra. Do any of you remember Beaches and Bette Midler's character CeCe singing about whether or not "Do you buys a titsling, or do you buy a brazierre?"
|I will have you know, this card was from my best friend of 20 some odd years. Feel the love?|
- Make sure you secure your bra with the middle hooks. If you have back cleavage (like below) then you don't have the right fit. If you have to do either the first or last hook, you may want to look into a different size (ie 32 or 36 if you thought you were a 34)
- Make sure your back strap sits in the middle of your back. If it is riding up towards your shoulders, your boobs will look low and droopy and you will probably be slouching (she didn't say that. She said it wouldn't support them properly.)
- If you have the four(or six)-boob-effect, you should make sure you have the correct cup size. They should be well contained within the cup.
So next time you aren't liking the way you feel or look, remember what Stacey and Clinton say from What Not To Wear, Your Bra Is Your BFF. When your girls are lifted and separated, you look thinner, period. You appear taller. Your waist appears narrower. Ladies with a larger bust will especially need to
invest in a really, really great brassiere.
If you have never had a fitting, I would highly recommend it. There are few things I truly invest in besides a car, a house, and a family. Those would be shoes and a well fitted over the shoulder boulder holder.
And if you or anyone you know has been touched by Breast Cancer, consider donating to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.