A year ago this week I finally decided to make a major change in my life and set out to lose 85 pounds. As of today I’ve lost 57 pounds, dropped three sizes and my waist is almost 8 inches smaller. Even more important is that as I began to experience positive progress with this goal, I was encouraged to make some other changes in the rest of my life. Today I am a much happier woman who is very excited to see what new surprises await this year and the years to come.
Given all this weight I’ve been losing, it was inevitable that my bras, like most of my wardrobe, would start to become too big for me. At a house party one weekend, I met two fellow busty gals, Brittany and Lisa, who told me about this place called Jenette’s Bras which sold to D cups and above only. I was excited to check out this store and when I needed to replace some of my now too big bras, I decided to take the subway down to their East Hollywood location.
Located in the Bike District, near LA City College, this shop is no regular rack store. Instead I walked into a waiting room furnished à la Mad Men, complete with vintage Playboy and Life magazines and a nice display of bras from my favorite label, Prima Donna. The woman sitting at what looked like a receptionist’s desk had me fill out a card with my info and then take a seat.
After a short wait, Sara escorted me back to the dressing room area and started sizing me up. No tape measures here, just some questions about what I was looking for, what size I had been and an eyeball of how my Fantasie bra was now fitting me gave her all the information she needed. She handed me what turned out to be the beige version of my beloved Prima Donna Deauville bra to try on to verify my size. I had been worried that all this weight loss would mean a reduction in my well-endowed chest, so I was thrilled to discover that while my band size had gone down, my cup size had remained the same and I was now a 36G/34H depending on the style of bra.
I tend to stay with black and beige colors, but when Sara brought over this cute red number I just had to try it on; and it was love at first fit. I can safely say my love affair with molded bras is over and I’m now all about the sheer and lacy!
The bra I bought was a Panache Superbra Tango II. It made my chest look amazing! I wore it out that night on a pub-crawl and seriously could not stop checking myself out. It lifts, separates, gives amazing support and looks beautiful. I’m quickly learning that a good bra is not determined by the type of fabric used so much as by the construction, and Panache makes an amazing bra that looks and fits as good as the more expensive Prima Donna, but for half the price.
Thank you so much to Sara who helped me out and introduced me to some other amazing styles as well. If you live in the LA area and you are a D cup or above, you must take a trip to Jenette Bras and get yourself something gorgeous!