Okay, I finally got the computer for five minutes.
First off - I have absolutely, ridiculously HUGE boobs. I hate them. I can never find anything that fits that isn't a tent. They are heavy, and hot, and really unattractive (to me). Most people don't realize exactly how large I am because I dress to reduce the impact as much as I can. I have frequently been treated like I am a slut, particularly in high school. It makes perfect sense, right? If you are sixteen and already a double D then you must be a slut. Everyone knows that the size of your boobs is directly related to your sexual activity. Maybe sperm makes breast tissue? If so, those plastic surgeons have it all wrong. Anyway - high school gave me a pretty big complex about my breasts and I am determined to get them lopped off. I have just been waiting to be done with breast feeding. I had thought that would be within a year, but so much for that plan. How is it that everything comes back to the dead baby?
Until I am really in a place where I can get a reduction, I need something to contain these monsters. I found out when I was pregnant with Kira, and outgrew every size that could be found in a department store, that most women wear the wrong size bra. When I finally got professionally fitted for a bra I was a whopping 34J (US). There were a grand total of two companies that made bras that size. I hated them both. I have been making do with ill fitting and uncomfortable bras for the last 5 years. I recently tried some new bras from the company I LOVE and found my new love.
If you have trouble finding bras I cannot recommend this company enough. They have professional fitters you can call and they always have free shipping. If your bra doesn't fit you can send it back within 6 months and get another one. It costs a couple of dollars to send them back. I went through 6 bras before I found two that fit amazingly well - One was by Elomi and the other was by Freya. Both of these are made by European countries and have UK sizes. I have grown even bigger since I last bought bras. The one that truly fits - the first one in 5 years, is the Elomi. It is a 34HH, a 34L in US sizes. That is freakishly huge.
I am so, so happy that I finally found something that fits. this is the first time my breasts have been lifted off my lower ribs and separated from each other. I have had a giant uni-boob for so long that I forgot what they should look like. I look hot! Slutty, but hot. My seatbelt nestles BETWEEN my breasts instead of sliding all the way over and choking me. Amazing. The only problem I have had is that I am not used to underwires anymore so it is taking some getting used to. The freya bra is still a little small but so comfortable, I don't care. Because it is a sports bra I can also use it as a bathing suit top without raising any eyebrows. I haven't had a swimsuit since I first got pregnant 5 years ago! Not that I have a bikini body, but man! I don't have to wear a shirt for a bathing suit anymore. Yippee!
I wanted to share this because if anyone that reads is above a double D, you really need to check out this company. It may seem silly to get so excited about a bra, but if you haven't been wearing a bra that truly fits and then get one, the difference is astounding. I think it has even helped my back pain.
I feel kind of dorky getting so excited about a bra but I think these days I will take joy from wherever I can. Hopefully this will help someone else with stocky German peasant heritage!