Yes. Bras. I know. Ranty Friday this week is all about bras. If you are in one half of the population that doesn’t need them then you might not understand this post so you might want to go and put the kettle on or something.
But if you are in the other half then you might empathise.
So how on earth can this be the subject of this week’s Ranty Friday?
I have boobs. That is no secret. I am a girl, after all. And as you may know. I have big boobs. Boobs that require a bra and under no circumstances can I go out of the bedroom without one, let alone leave the house. If I were to dare go without one then sitting down would result in my losing my lap and standing up I would no longer be able to see my feet.
I need a bra. Which presents a problem. Bra manufacturers fall into two camps: those that specialise in making bigger size bras and who sell them in luxury stores such as Rigby and Peller and those that make pretty little bits of lace and play at making larger versions so they can claim to cover the whole market. The former charge upwards of £100 each for them and the latter around £20 to £30.
And quite frankly these cheaper bras are rubbish. Full stop. The end. I wish the companies that make them would appreciate that bigger bras need to be up to the job and need to be structured so they actually work. That you can’t just put some more elastic round the back, expand the cups a bit and call it a bigger sized bra.
I bought one of these bras last month. I wanted a new black bra and decided to try a new local lingerie shop in the hope they might have one (they rarely do). Lo. They had one in my size in three different colours. I tried it on, it fitted, I bought them. See, I do that when I find them that fit. I buy them. I am a bra buyer and like to spend money on them and get frustrated when I can’t find any. Or have to travel into London specifically to visit Rigby and Peller to spend £100 on just one.
You can imagine how angry I get when four weeks after buying said cheaper bra, this happens:
Just two hooks doing all the work of keeping my bra doing what it needs to do and it breaks. And is, therefore, useless.
The straps are thin and dig in and fold in half so hurt, and then the whole thing ends up in the bin within the month.
Since when have bras had to be a monthly purchase? Are they meant to be disposable?
What is the point of making something that doesn’t work? Doesnt do what it says on the tin? What use is there for a bra that doesn’t hold the boobs it is designed to hold?
Other than a hat, of course.