14 Hooks Later-The Quest for the Perfect Bra

I'm sure most of you ladies will agree with me. Nothing is more aggravating than a bra that does not fit properly.  It's not only uncomfortable, it's just downright unflattering underneath your garments.  If you don't feel good or look good, it's bound to affect your mood.  Being in a bad mood can ruin your day if you let it. 

Finding a good fitting bra is important and you deserve to feel good and look good.  Don't skimp on this item.

It really can be difficult to find the proper fit though. There are so many decisions to make!

Do you want it to lift and separate, or lift and push them together?

Do you want thin little straps, or wide padded straps?

Do you want and/or need support on the side?

Do you want lace?

Seamless?

Front closure? Back closure?

Black? White? Natural?

Arrrgggghhhhhhh

 

This is an example of the bra I have, but mine is black
This is an example of the bra I have, but mine is black

My Quest for the Perfect Bra

I've always had problems finding a bra that fits me like I want it to. There are places that bulge in ways I don't find flattering. Let's just say I've got more 'me' than some bras want to handle.

I decided that perhaps a longline bra would smooth a lot of that out. My idea was that if I could somehow corral it all in and eliminate as many spillage points as I could, then maybe, just maybe, I could fool myself into thinking things were alright.

I finally found one online that I thought would do the trick. It was even on sale.

The Arrival

I was so excited when my new longline bra arrived! I took out of the package and admired it.

I couldn't wait to try it on.

There I stood, in the mirror wondering where to start. Since it is a front closure bra, I decided I would need to slip it on like a vest. Then, I wasn't sure which end to start hooking. Do you start at the bottom? Do you start at the top? This thing fits pretty snuggly. Starting at either end would prove to be a challenge.

Then it hit me.

Oh my gosh, this thing has 14 hooks! Not the normal two or three that most have. Fourteen!

My Assessment of the Situation

Twice a day, I am resolved to standing and hooking and un-hooking fourteen hooks.

I have discovered that it is far easier to hook it from the bottom up, but also easier to get off track. Don't you hate it when you do that?

It's easier to unhook it from the top down.

I will say that it does exactly what I need it to do. No more spillages. Things seem to stay where they're supposed to. The gals seem content.

It is nice to get out of it once I'm home. I just can't be in a hurry to do it.

 

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Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

OMG, KCC!!! I know this was supposed to be a semi-serious thing, but I'm laughing till tears are rolling down my face! "I've got more 'me' than most bras want to handle" Dang, can I relate!!

A friend suggested I try this place in Tulsa called "The Bust Stop", so I went in to see what was so different about it. It took me awhile to pick my mouth up off the floor when the owner walked in while I was trying one on and actually helped me 'into' it!! ummmm......hello. Can I help you? I've been wearing a bra since I was probably way too young to. I'm pretty sure I can manage this on my own. But I have to say, it's the best one I've ever owned. (It only has 4 hooks, though)

I took my oldest there to buy her first a few months ago, but I warned her what was going to happen. She begged and pleaded for me not to take her. But I reminded her it was better than the Wal-Mart dressing room clerk coming to her rescue!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL.....I'm glad I tickled your funnybone, LM.  Rarely, do I have a hub that is ALL serious!  It is quite comical to me.  My husband thinks it's hilarious to watch me.  I can't really sit or lie on the bed to do it either.  I have to stand.  Once everything is all tucked away in it's rightful 'slot', then all is well.

The Bust Stop sounds kinda fun if you asked me!  LOL

It reminds me of a story....not necessarily on the same subject...but...wtf...it's my hub. 

Once, about 9 years ago, my husband and I went out for an evening with my male supervisor  at the time.  They took me to an upclass (if there really is such a thing) strip club.  I have to admit the women were beautiful and not the sleezy women I've seen in other ones since (yeah, I've been to a couple).  At one point, I needed to go to the restroom.  I discovered it was part of the ladies' dressing room.  And because these ladies were comfy walking around nude, they really didn't see the need to put doors or curtains on the restroom stalls.  I really had to go, so I thought, what the heck.  Make it quick and be done.  Here I am, trying to "hover" with jeans around my kneecaps...and in walks the bouncers making sure the ladies are ok.  One stops by my stall to ask me how I'm enjoying the show!  What do you do?  Umm....I carried on doing my business and chatted with him.  LOL 


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

KCC, I think I'd rather spill and bulge and tell the world to just deal. My business partner's husband used to critique spillage. "ya that bra's too small, your boobs kinda bulge out the top."  "Oh really? Bite me."  

What the hell its your hub: So my girlfriends and I were at Earthdance last summer. They insisted that peeing in the great out doors was so much cleaner than the portables. One evening my girlfriend walk a few yards in to the shadows and copped a squat. A friendly security guard ask her if she was planning on peeing there. And told her, he'd really rather she didn't. If everyone pee'd everywhere what a mess that'd be. She nodded and discussed the nature of it and why he felt that way, all the time peeing. She finally got up after a lengthy discussion... about 4 minutes and said o.k. you've made your case. The security guard was smug as he walked away and totally missed the puddle that was surely running around his feet. :)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Some guys find the spillage in the cleavage area sexy.

It is a lot of fabric, now that you mention it. Now that summer is coming up, I may regret this. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and commenting RandyB!


R. Blue profile image

R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Dang....I can pop the back hookers with one hand.....blindfolded and drunk.....but I might need some practice on a 14 hooker!!!....or was it I need practice with 14 hookers.....Oh well....whatever.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL.....yeah, my husband just sits back and waits. LOL

Congrats on being the first male on the scene, RBlue!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Yours and Randy's stories are hilarious! I can't imagine carrying on a conversation while hovering. Yeah, I'm one of those, too. AND I'm with Randy's friend on outdoors anywhere being 500% better than a portable anyday. I can just imagine the pee all over his boots.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Another 'pee' story......

My ex-husband loved going to auto parts swap meets.  They are always in some gigantic field somewhere, or some big parking lot.  So, they always haul in portable toilets.  Of course, it's 98% men at these things and not your white-collared-prim-and proper-men, but the grease-under-the-fingernails-I-ain't-got-time-to-bathe-I'm-fixin-to-miss-a-bargain-kind of guys that go to these.  Every single time I finally got brave enough to go to one, it would be some big bubba crunching out one who forgot to lock the door.  My husband got to where he'd get so tickled when he would see a row of stalls, "don't you need to go bad?"...."run up there and yank one of them doors open, you know you want to!"   LOL


R. Blue profile image

R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

What can I say...you "Hooked" me.

....course I was just lookin for hookers.....hehehehe


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL @ RBlue...nice comeback!


Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

R, come on. We know you've got at least one more hooker comment up your sleeve! :-)

LOL at your hubby, KCC. I'm pretty sure you DON'T want to!


R. Blue profile image

R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

LM.....KCC was just lobbing me softballs....had to take a swing.....hmmm....swinging hookers.......


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL....I did make it easy for him.


Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

There you go. I knew you had it in you, R. Welcome back!!


R. Blue profile image

R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Thanks LM....was missing my hubbuddies....moved last week....my least favorite thing in the world....and really busy at work.....cuts into a fellow's hub time :-(


Paper Moon profile image

Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

I for one don't care if I lift and separate, or lift and push them together, as long as I get my hands on them. (he said with a naughty gleam in his eyes)


goldentoad profile image

goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

um yeah, can you tell me where the men's department is, I've seem to have gotten a little lost


alekhouse profile image

alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Although I've never worn a bra like the one in the picture, I can relate. I have trouble with just four Hooks! It's the arthritis that gets in the way.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Papermoon.....guess that means you're normal, huh? LOL

GT.....being a man, I thought this would be right up your alley!

Alekhouse....I agree, 14 hooks would be horrible with arthritis!

Thanks to all for stopping by!


AEvans profile image

AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Bra hunting it is always fun isn't it? 4 is enough work for me and sometimes I just don't wear those darn things at all. I would like to see a man go through this continually and let us know how they feel about having extra material wrapped around there bosoms when it is scorching hot outside. LOLOLO keep up the challenge , I have decided to relax for a couple of days as I need to read other people' s hubs. ((Big Hugs))


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks, AEvans! The wrong bra can certainly be a torture device! I gave up on underwires....they seemed to always poke me.

Relax...you deserve it! I'm ahead of the game for now and have relaxed a tad myself. I've even deleted four that I had started and decided I didn't want to write about.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

bras are such torture devices. Wish I was as flat-chested as I was in my twenties, and could get away with not wearing one. . .


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL...I do agree with you Teresa. I've never been flat-chested, but the gals sure used to be closer to my chin than they seem to be these days. LOL And, goodness knows where they slide off to when you lay down.....LMAO


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

That's precisely why I sleep on my stomach, KCC.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

No, no, no.....the gals sure don't like that. I'm a 'on-your-side' kind of gal.


Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I guess I just don't have the right kind of sleepwear for that to be any kind of comfortable! :-)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

What sleepwear? LOL


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Too funny!!

One of the lingerie parties I was invited to, I was asked to bring my pjs in a paper sack. WTF?? Anyway, we ended up playing a game where the hostess opened each sack and we had to guess whose it was. Someone brought an empty sack. Uh huh. There's always one in the crowd. Irony? I think she ended up buying the most!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

I couldn't resist. I actually wear a big old t-shirt. Speaking of lingerie parties....I had one at my house that was supposed to be a bridal shower for a friend. I was co-hosting it with another girl. Yeah, it didn't go over too well. The girl left before the party got started. She found it highly offensive. Oops.


Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Seriously? Was it not something you would have expected her to be offended about? Maybe she just had the pre-wedding jitters. At least it wasn't one of those 'toy' parties!!

And I'm not divulging my sleepwear. But suffice it to say that most of the time, if the house were to catch on fire and I had to make a hasty exit, I wouldn't offend any of the neighbors. Or maybe I would. Some of my neighbors are of questionable character.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

We thought her sometimes prudish behavior was an act and just needed a bit of nudging. Evidently, not. The party did include toys actually, but I don't think she knew that before she left. It was bad. I wanted to follow her, but it was my house and I had a house full of people. So, the party must go on. Everyone had fun, but it was strange.


Laughing Mom profile image

Laughing Mom 7 years ago

i bet that made for an interesting couple of hours in the dressing room and at the reception! Of course the party must go on!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Neither of us made the wedding. Long story. LOL


Whikat 7 years ago

14 hooks? Girl, I wish I had that kind of patience. Hell, with my lifestyle I just have time to make sure I have all my clothes on the right way! Thanks for the great hub. Congrats on the challenge, It sounds like you are kicking butt and taking no prisoners! Go KCC Go. :-)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks so much, Whikat! I'm halfway there.


LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Mine have either 2 or 3 hooks, which is quite enough as far as I'm concerned (-:

Next time you are here, go to an M & S - they have fantastic bras, and really good bra fitters and measurers.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

I'll have to do that LG. I'm dying to get back over there! I want to go NOW! LOL


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

All right... I have been laughing my way down to the last comment here. I guess I can't empathize much as I'm as flat chested as they come, which always hated, EXCEPT when I read this type of thing and then I'm glad glader and gladest about my lack of ... hooks! Laugh!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

So glad you got a good chuckle out of it, Elena!


Denise DDD 4 years ago

Hahah great stuff here.. I Can't find my perfect bra either, and every time I go to one of these bra size calculators like on http://brasizingcalculator.com/ it tells me I'm a 40F. And when I try on a 40F it fits allright, but after 2-3 hours it starts feeling uncomfortable:(...

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