Friday, August 10, 2007

Personal topics

Recently I had a discussion with someone about whether or not a blog should be “personal” in nature or not. Speaking strictly for myself, I couldn’t possibly write a blog that isn’t somewhat personal—I think it would be dead boring otherwise. Maybe you already think it’s dead boring. I assure you it would be worse if I tried to keep it impersonal.

So—speaking of personal topics—I went bra shopping today. I don’t do this often. I have (now I’m getting really personal) very average breasts. I’m not flat chested, nor am I porn star material. I happen to like them just the way they are. I see no need to augment them. Being of an exceedingly practical nature, I not only think breast implants would be painful and expensive—I also don’t need anything else to contribute to the upper back problems I already have, thanks.

Anyway, I went over to Victoria Secret to look at bras. I was hoping they would have a better selection than your average clothing store. As it turns out, they have a huge selection, and nothing that I actually want. All bras now seem to have at least one of two things, if not both: padding and underwire.

As I mentioned, I don’t have huge breasts. I imagine that a woman who is a DD or an E would need iron support. I also imagine that a woman who is flat chested may want something that, well, doesn’t make her look flat chested. I don’t fall into either of those categories, which is why I resent having this kind of a selection. I see all kinds of statements about new “technology” in these bras. I don’t want technology in my bra. I want it in my computer, my cell phone, my iPod, and my appliances. I don’t want high-tech lingerie. Those words shouldn’t even be in the same sentence.

This may seem like an odd topic, but it is one of those things that has always annoyed me, like Paris Hilton, or the Eagles (the band, not the football team). Stay tuned for more strange topics—I feel like I’m on a roll this week.


Unknown said...

Hey Brigid,

There is a store in the Short Hills Mall called The Bra Symth- I have never been there ( though I have a gift certificate there) Supposed to have a great selections, but might be pricey, being in Short Hills- They do have a website you can look at

Anonymous said...

You might want to try a department store like Bloomingdales or Lord & Taylor. I've had success finding ordinary bras without underwire, padding, etc.

Brigid N. Burke said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Liz and Denise--my sister and I had a conversation about this, and she suggested a line that Kohl's carries. Actually--my biggest complaint is that a place that's supposed to specialize in lingerie only has this "high tech" lingerie. I should have all options available. But I was able to locate what I wanted, much more cheaply than Victoria Secret (42 bucks a bra!)