How many bras are currently in your underwear draw? Now how many of those do you actually wear?
I was in a meeting about my new children’s book, which for me was quite important and I was trying to do the whole professional thing. I don’t know what it is about me but I was not made for serious talk. Within 10 minutes we somehow got on the topic of bras, yes we talked bras! Not just any bra though, I’m talking about the one or ten in the back of your draw so nicely folded and haven’t been touched since you grew out of them with your first pregnancy. Two sizes smaller or a good few cups out of sync with your current boob shape.
Is it just me? I don’t think so.
I have a colourful assortment of patterned, brightly coloured sexy numbers dating back to early married life. Most of those haven’t been touched, especially the colourful ones. Now days I’m all about black and the unashamed nude colour. Every Spring I sort my wardrobe and throw out what I no longer wear (or fit), yet these bras go back in the draw. Why on earth can I not let these babies go? What am I holding on to? I feel that any of you who have had a child or now own your own farm of them know what the issue is here. We no longer have the perky round breasts that sit perfectly high under our necks and could be mistaken for hidden tennis balls. Instead they are more like two sausage rolls attached to your chest and touch your belly button when you bend over without any effort? Are they currently leaning on your desk while you are reading this at your computer? …Guilty.
I feel bras are simply now to keep our boobs, whatever the size or shape, all in one compact area and as high as we could possibly get them. Sexy is out, containment is in! So why keep the other ones in the back of the draw behind the black and nude t-shirt bras (which can I add, I absolutely love)? It’s because deep down we KNOW there will come a time when they WILL fit us again and our boobs will sit better than ever, right girls?
To let go of the bra? That is the question.