First Time Bra Fit with Ty Alexander
Ty Alexander is an experienced lifestyle writer who has worked with notable publications like HelloBeautiful, Style.com, Huffington Post, and XOJane. With a bubbly personality and a sassy voice to match, Ty is a budding online content editor eager to win the heart of every fashion and beauty girl. Known for her gorgeous grey tresses, she also edits her own fashion and lifestyle blog, GorgeousInGrey.com. You can follow her on Twitter & Instagram @gorgeousingrey
How old were you when you got your first bra?
I was 9. I left for the summer to visit my aunt in Delaware and I came back with boobs. YIKES.
Who bought it for you?
My mom and I went to the Kmart and made me try on LOADS of bras.
What do you remember about it—bra style, fit, comfort, etc?
It was so uncomfortable. I remember wondering if this was what it was really like to be a woman. Because it truly sucked! And hurt.
How old were you when you were first fit for a bra?
OH MY…grown! Like in my 20’s. And I went to Victoria’s Secret and they fit me there.
Who fit you?
A random but very nice sales associate.
Does anything stick out about the experience?
I remember feeling extremely awkward having someone touch and feel me up in the store.
Do you remember what bra size you were during your first fit?
Oooo…maybe a 36 DD?
What bra size are you now?
How often do you get fit/measure yourself for a bra?
Every time I purchase a bra, which is every month or so, I get someone to resize me.
What did you think about having to wear a bra at all?
I think most people in my presence would get NOTHING done if I didn’t wear a bra.
Do you like bras?
If it’s a sexy black lace one, yes. Those granny Madonna pointy bras, NO!
What would you add/change to the structure?
I would figure out how to have a sexy big bra without making 8 clasps in the back?!
Why do you think so many women don’t know their “true” bra size?
So many women are in denial. Just like our jean size. We put some much value in what that number (inside of our clothes) reads that we dismiss the value in comfort.