After nursing for a combined total of thirty-three months, my old (non-nursing bras) just did not fit. They were all stretched out. I knew that I could not go up on stage without adequate foundation garments, so I planned a bra shopping trip just days before the LTYM show. I was on a mission to find some foundation garments that would assist me in resisting gravity.
I did a quick poll of our cast members to find out where I could get a professional bra fitting. Although Vicky’s used to hold a special place in my heart, I just didn’t feel the love from that store anymore. They were marketing to the 20-somethings who didn’t have stretch marks, poochy tummies, and saggy boobs. I needed something a bit more substantial, so I turned to other moms from the cast to help me out. Pam suggested Soma.
This store was like coming home. I must have looked overwhelmed at all the different sizes, styles and colors. A saleswoman asked me if I needed help. I nearly gave her a hug. I blurted out my entire life story. “I need new bras desperately. All of mine are stretched out. I’m done having kids and nursing. I don’t even know what size I am anymore.” She gently asked me what size I was wearing. I tried that size on, and she remarked that I might need to go down a cup size. She brought me a new size, and it fit perfectly. Sigh. Yep, it is true. My little ladies caused my band width to go up, but I went down a cup size. I feel fantastic in my new bras, and I will be a repeat customer at Soma.
To the patient saleswoman, thank you for your kindness and your understanding. I acted like you were my new best friend. In that moment, you were a new friend who was giving me back some confidence in my body. It turns out the fashion magazines were right. The right bra really does work wonders.