Originally Posted by ElementalVirago
Shopping for clothes has become somewhat of a futile effort, and not just for pants anymore. Used to be I could just pick out almost any small or even medium shirt and take it home without even trying it on. Now I need at LEAST a large to fit my chest, arms and shoulders, but then the rest of it is way too baggy instead of being nice and form-fitting and I end up looking like I've wedged myself into a pup tent.
I fully realize and acknowledge that I have done this to myself, so I'm not looking for sympathy. But still. Aren't there other 40-yr-old middle-management professional women out there that have 14” biceps and torsos shaped like an upside-down piece of candy corn that need career wear? A quick peruse of the innernets shows that there is a market for this but all I can find are workout clothes.
Time to make friends with a tailor. Either that or learn to love Lycra.
I know that 99.9%* of all the folks on here are guys so I don't really expect a solution. I just wanted to vent.
*this statistic is completely made up and is not representative of any scientific empirical studies.
In relation to the bra sizing/fit...I brought this same subject up, at a different forum, and got the answer to the effect that "bras are made to fit people as they get bigger which means as they get bigger in one area they also expand in the other"...they didn't seem to comprehend that a person's back can get wider but the bust may shrink (or remain the same) and try getting a bra to fit a wider back (than the one the bra has been made for) but also to fit a smaller sized cup/bust, which the bra has been designed for...it's a no-win scenario.