kshandra: Graffiti of hands ripping open a dress shirt, Superman fashion, to reveal the word FAIL (FAIL)
I am having some HORRENDOUS body image issues this evening, triggered by needing to return the third too-small bra I've purchased in the space of a month. (And fuck you very much, Intimacy, for having been the ones to assure me that the first size I bought was what I needed.)

Date: 2013-12-21 12:18 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] amaebi
amaebi: (Default)
Yow. Useless but heartfelt empathy. :(

There's a reason I'm still wearing...

Date: 2013-12-21 05:34 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] murphymom
murphymom: (Default)
...the two bras I bought from Bare Necessities literally years ago (even though the hooks and eyes are beginning to rust from washing). As amaebi said, heartfelt empathy. (I told my boyfrienc the other day, one of the things on my bucket list is to be able to buy bras "off the rack" again.)

Date: 2014-01-03 11:38 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] karaokegal
karaokegal: (house heart)
Massive UGH to that.

Date: 2014-01-04 12:17 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] karaokegal
karaokegal: (peter)
Which shows how behind I am keeping up with both sides. My hatred for whoever thought "low rise" jeans was a good idea knows no bounds at the moment, since my current "goal" pants have the charming quality of having their "waistband" hit EXACTLY where my gut is the largest.

Date: 2013-12-21 05:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
It happens. I swear sometimes that there's a part of China where the relativity is really off, and their measuring sticks are off by 10% relative to us, and their shoe lasts are numbered irrelevant to what foot sizes there are. (Grumbles at her new boots which are just a metric poonhair too tight.)

Date: 2013-12-21 02:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] filkerdave.livejournal.com
Metric poonhair may be my new favorite phrase

Date: 2013-12-21 05:59 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
Ugh, I hear you.
*commiserations and warm hugs*

Date: 2013-12-22 10:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] realmjit.livejournal.com
Depending on the manufacturer, and whether they use American or European sizing, my cup size varies between J and M.

Date: 2013-12-21 08:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] fjm.livejournal.com
Ah, they are just jealous of your bounteousness.

Date: 2013-12-21 01:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] leiacat.livejournal.com
I've always thought this was a natural consequence of shopping online. GIven that in a normal store I can easily try on three items of the same alleged size (and sometimes even of the same brand) and they pull the three bears trick on me, I've given up entirely on believing in anything that _should_ fit unless it _does_ fit. And if it fits, I draw zero conclusions from what it says, because size labels are traitors.

Date: 2013-12-22 03:57 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
When my aunt worked (for years, she did) at Polly's, a somewhat upscale boutique in Atlantic City, she told me that none of the dresses or other things had size numbers on them. They had everything racked by size, but didn't have numbers on the rack markers. You grew a relationship with "your" woman, who knew what size you said you were, and what size dress actually fit you. They knew different makers had different sizing patterns, and there was no point in pretending that a size 10 from one company was the same as for another. If you said you were a size 6, 8, 10, 12, whatever, that's what size you were and "your" woman knew it and always knew where to get the right dress off the rack.

Can't get that kind of service anymore most places. Shame, that.

Date: 2013-12-21 05:30 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dafydd.livejournal.com
*hughug*

Date: 2013-12-23 08:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] sarahendipity.livejournal.com
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I've come to the conclusion that no matter your size, bras are the devil. Up until two months ago I wore a 36A and the cups had room to spare. Now my favorite wired bra is a 38C and the cup has just as much room as the A did. Of all types of shopping, shopping for clothes for myself is the worst.

Date: 2013-12-31 01:04 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] realmjit.livejournal.com
I hate apparel shopping because everything looks like unicorn poop and clown vomit.

Date: 2013-12-24 11:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] johnpalmer.livejournal.com
You know, if more economists had tits, I think the myth that the free market will fix things would be more thoroughly chopped up and burned like a proper zombie idea should be.

(That's not to say that the market can't come up with some fine solutions - sometimes to problems that don't even exist - but the idea that it *will* fix even all of the big, obvious things? It is to laugh.)

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