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(Telegraph)   Article about ill-fitting bras with visual aids: "Christina Hendricks is displaying 'the ledge issue' caused by ill-fitting bras which give an 'over uplift' effect, transforming breasts into a 'ledge.'"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 306
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2013-03-04 06:36:49 PM

Lethargic_Apathy: WTFark is going on with the skin color on Katie Price there?


Top-down lighting, and shadows from her hair curlers:
www1.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-03-04 06:39:49 PM

Kahabut: Teufelaffe: Explodo: FatherChaos: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x284]

Oh, they look so tasty, don't they?

They look so very very fake.

No, they don't.   This is not how fake boobs move. (SFW, but fun to watch)

It's almost like someone has no farking idea what fake boobs look like.  I remember being young too.  Don't worry kiddo, you'll figure it out.

/hint, the fakes ones look fake, and after you've seen a few, you can spot the scars pretty fast.  (yes, even the ones in the armpit)


I hope you're not talking to me, because I have been in the presence of a whole lot of fake boobs (in person, mind you, not talking about pictures).  Most of the time when someone looks at Christina Hendricks' boobs and cries "fake!", she's in a dress or top designed specifically to "enhance" the roundness of the breasts which, to the inexperienced eye, looks like implants.  When Hendricks' is not wearing something that's squishing and lifting her boobs, they look and move like natural breasts.
 
2013-03-04 06:42:48 PM

Wise_Guy: Explodo: Sometimes all it takes is a fresh look at things without fear of changing letters and numbers.  My wife was always wearing the wrong size and I straightened her out on buying a better fit by switching to numbers/letters she didn't consider to be "her size".

She's always trying to buy everything too big...silly thing.  If she picks up an 8 and looks at it she just thinks there's no way it will fit, but it will.

I'm not completely sure why, but you sound creepy as hell.


Straightening his wife out regarding her clothing sounds creepy. I did have a very odd experience, where my husband suggested I try on smaller clothes and I could not, in my current state of mind, reconcile needing to buy clothes 2 sizes smaller than everything I owned already. I didn't really think I had lost enough to drop two sizes, but he was right. But if he said he'd straightened me out... I would not appreciate it.
 
2013-03-04 06:42:51 PM

OgreMagi: Anastacya: I wish that there was a bra school near here that I could go to. I would love to have someone measure me and give me an accurate size. And the theory that women don't think that they can be bigger than a super model is somewhat... weird.

/also waiting for the "fat" comments

I volunteer to measure you.


Haha, for you, anything, OgreMagi :P
 
2013-03-04 06:42:57 PM
ookmarkbay
 
2013-03-04 06:45:19 PM
My wife was one of the people that could not get past the DD issue for years. She finally did a formal measurement and the result was one of those comical measurements.

/CSB ... At least for me
 
2013-03-04 06:46:12 PM
I remember the bra burning era.

/if you had them, you let them fly. If you didn't ... Well let's just say there were frying pans for that.
 
2013-03-04 06:48:23 PM

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Wise_Guy: Explodo: Sometimes all it takes is a fresh look at things without fear of changing letters and numbers.  My wife was always wearing the wrong size and I straightened her out on buying a better fit by switching to numbers/letters she didn't consider to be "her size".

She's always trying to buy everything too big...silly thing.  If she picks up an 8 and looks at it she just thinks there's no way it will fit, but it will.

I'm not completely sure why, but you sound creepy as hell.

Straightening his wife out regarding her clothing sounds creepy. I did have a very odd experience, where my husband suggested I try on smaller clothes and I could not, in my current state of mind, reconcile needing to buy clothes 2 sizes smaller than everything I owned already. I didn't really think I had lost enough to drop two sizes, but he was right. But if he said he'd straightened me out... I would not appreciate it.


I was very confused by the whole "creepy" thing until this comment.  I didn't realize that "straighening out" had such a negative connotation.  I like going shopping with my wife.  She asks my opinion on clothes and I tell her and if I see something that I like I point it out.  Since shopping with the kids is such a pain, it's something that we do without the kids and I'm sure that my enjoyment stems from the fact that it's something that we do after we've had dinner and drinks and are just wandering around together without having to worry about the kids since they're with a sitter.  Does it make you feel better if I instead say, "I encouraged her to try different sizes and they fit much better"?
 
2013-03-04 06:49:53 PM
There are way too many words proportional to the boobs in this thread...
 
2013-03-04 06:51:00 PM

ph0rk: Sorry, just trying to work out the causal path there. Can't come up with one that doesn't involve a renn fair or goth club.


Well it's not "casual" as in "mainstream", but the gals I'm talking about are anime cosplayers.  I'm on staff at a convention and the hours can get long.  So, what's a busty lady to do when she's going to be on her feet for 16 hours a day?  Pack a corset and strap it on once the aches start aching.
 
2013-03-04 06:51:48 PM

Explodo: I didn't realize that "straighening out" had such a negative connotation.


If true, that's why you came off as creepy.

/Referring to your wife as "silly thing" probably didn't help.
 
2013-03-04 06:53:12 PM

dragonchild: ph0rk: Sorry, just trying to work out the causal path there. Can't come up with one that doesn't involve a renn fair or goth club.

Well it's not "casual" as in "mainstream", but the gals I'm talking about are anime cosplayers.  I'm on staff at a convention and the hours can get long.  So, what's a busty lady to do when she's going to be on her feet for 16 hours a day?  Pack a corset and strap it on once the aches start aching.


causal, as in causation, but you answered that.
 
2013-03-04 06:54:31 PM

zulius: There are way too many words proportional to the boobs in this thread...


Boo effin' hoo.  This is the Internet; you can find pics of boobs anytime, anywhere.  I have gigs' worth of boobs on my computer.  But I also like talking about boobs and there are only so many places where that can happen.
 
2013-03-04 06:56:21 PM

dragonchild: Which leads me to my other point: Industry standards. In women's fashion, the only thing I know about standards is that there are none


shop.iccsafe.org
So we need one of these, except for boobs?
 
2013-03-04 06:56:52 PM

Teufelaffe: Kahabut: Teufelaffe: Explodo: FatherChaos: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x284]

Oh, they look so tasty, don't they?

They look so very very fake.

No, they don't.   This is not how fake boobs move. (SFW, but fun to watch)

It's almost like someone has no farking idea what fake boobs look like.  I remember being young too.  Don't worry kiddo, you'll figure it out.

/hint, the fakes ones look fake, and after you've seen a few, you can spot the scars pretty fast.  (yes, even the ones in the armpit)

I hope you're not talking to me, because I have been in the presence of a whole lot of fake boobs (in person, mind you, not talking about pictures).  Most of the time when someone looks at Christina Hendricks' boobs and cries "fake!", she's in a dress or top designed specifically to "enhance" the roundness of the breasts which, to the inexperienced eye, looks like implants.  When Hendricks' is not wearing something that's squishing and lifting her boobs, they look and move like natural breasts.


No, I wasn't talking about you.
I'm 100% positive Hendricks' boobs are real.

/sorry, I suck at this fark thing
 
2013-03-04 06:59:45 PM
Some women I've talked to have said this "Know Your Breasts" questionnaire helps.
 
2013-03-04 06:59:55 PM
ImpatientlyUnsympathetic:

*clicks profile*
Why? You didn't write about your boobs.
*peruses*

You've touched on serious bidness:
Sammiches or GTFO!

/Sammiches are serious, serious bidness.
//Boast is worthless without pitchers.
 
2013-03-04 06:59:59 PM

SchadenFraud: Adolf Oliver Nipples: SchadenFraud: As a 38G, I'm not getting a kick out of this...

Pics or GTFO.

As noted in the thread, sizes vary by brand - here ya go!

[imgboot.com image 850x528]


cacique
In the Taíno culture, the cacique rank was apparently established through democratic means. His importance in the tribe was determined by the size of his tribe rather than his warlord skills, since the Taínos were mostly a pacifist culture. They also enjoyed several privileges for their standing: they lived in a larger rectangular hut in the center of the village and had a special sitting place for the areytos (ceremonial dances) and the ceremonial ball game

Show us your Rectangular teets please.
 
2013-03-04 07:01:21 PM

mhuckins: KrispyKritter: , especially noticeable from behind. they often look like they must hurt. according to my wife a decent bra can be very expensive. damn things should fit right. i'm surprised more women don't visit a Victoria's Secret or bra specialty shop once a year for a measurement fitting to write down their correct size.

The problem with Victoria's Secret or Fredericks of Hollywood is that they do not cater to the large boobied population. I buy my bras at Lane Bryant. They do a decent job fitting, but it all depends on the style of the bra you are buying. I'm pretty sure the basic t-shirt bra I'm wearing right now is a different size then my strapless bra, but they fit as they should.


They also do not cater to the small torsoed population that is otherwise scaled normally.  Hell, nobody does.  I'm a 30DD (maybe a 28 if I could find it), thus equivalent to 34C.  My choices for bras are the boutique store (nothing under $80), one brand at Macy's (hit or miss), three brands at Nordstroms, or ordering online.   From what I remember of VS's website, the only 30s they have are like a 30A or something.   Most places that'd sell bras in my preferred price range (cheap) don't even carry 32s, let alone 30s.
 
2013-03-04 07:01:55 PM

ladyfortuna: Explodo: DemDave: who worked in the bra section of a high-end department store. She had quite the disdain for Victoria's Secret. Apparently

Victoria's Secret bras seem to mostly be designed for their models...skinny chicks with fake boobs.  My sister-in-law has big fake boobs and hers are about the same size as my wife's big real boobs.  VS bras fit big fakes, not big reals.

I used to buy theirs, mostly because they were pretty durable, but after gaining weight over the last few years I can't any more since they don't carry the size I need. I ended up at Macy's during a sale back in January and got three for about $60, which is like... 1.5 at best at VS. They also actually FIT right which was a first in a long time. Screw VS.



I went to VS when I was younger, and it was okay.  But I'm in my mid-30s, and I just hate VS's huge "Pink" explosion.  It totally works for them, because it is generating a billion dollars a year (at least).  But I absolutely cannot take myself seriously in that store anymore.  It looks like a cheap burlesque costume shop by now.  If I wanted that, I'd go to Trashy.com for something a little more class.

Now, I am a Frederick's girl....they have larger sexy bras, and they are *great*.  36DD and not in beige, but a satin lime green with some awesome embroidery around the edges?  Nice. Fun without being slutty.
 
2013-03-04 07:09:16 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I like my breasts like I like my ledges. Full of chocolate goodness.

[www.celebritux.com image 246x388]

Lisa Nicole Carson--the woman on Allie McBeal with the ledgy breasts. So ledgy I dreamed of doing this off of them--

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 285x187]


Ya gotta make the Goofy "yaaaahoo-hoo-hooie" yodel as you do
 
2013-03-04 07:09:19 PM
They're not "ill-fitting" if you do it on purpose.
 
2013-03-04 07:09:53 PM
 This article is so true, I stuffed myself into DDs forever until I went to a proper lingerie shop and got the right size, turns out I'm a G.

On a side note, I cannot stand that fashion designers keep on shoving Christina Hendricks into strapless gowns, it makes big boobs look very weird.

BIG BOOBS NEED SUPPORT, YOU NEED TO WEAR STRAPS. They don't have to be big but you need them.

For my wedding dress I couldn't go to a regular bridal shop because they're mostly sleeveless. I went for a purple evening gown instead.
 
2013-03-04 07:10:38 PM

Kahabut: Teufelaffe: Kahabut: Teufelaffe: Explodo: FatherChaos: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x284]

Oh, they look so tasty, don't they?

They look so very very fake.

No, they don't.   This is not how fake boobs move. (SFW, but fun to watch)

It's almost like someone has no farking idea what fake boobs look like.  I remember being young too.  Don't worry kiddo, you'll figure it out.

/hint, the fakes ones look fake, and after you've seen a few, you can spot the scars pretty fast.  (yes, even the ones in the armpit)

I hope you're not talking to me, because I have been in the presence of a whole lot of fake boobs (in person, mind you, not talking about pictures).  Most of the time when someone looks at Christina Hendricks' boobs and cries "fake!", she's in a dress or top designed specifically to "enhance" the roundness of the breasts which, to the inexperienced eye, looks like implants.  When Hendricks' is not wearing something that's squishing and lifting her boobs, they look and move like natural breasts.

No, I wasn't talking about you.
I'm 100% positive Hendricks' boobs are real.

/sorry, I suck at this fark thing


No worries.  :)
 
2013-03-04 07:10:55 PM
Actually it is a hard problem. Most women wear the wrong bra size.

I went shopping with my wife and daughter and they found a place in Portland that they could buy bras that actually fit and were comfortable. The amazing thing is that the woman who owned the place could look at a woman and tell her what size she should be wearing no matter what she was wearing. While I was waiting I saw her do this with a half-a-dozen women and got it right every time. It was like one of those guess your weight guys at a carnival, but with a real function.  (The place is called "The Pencil Test". Expensive, but worth it according to everyone I have talked to who shops there.)

And yes, I got a lot of weird stares by being the only guy there.
 
2013-03-04 07:17:36 PM
imgboot.com
 
2013-03-04 07:20:27 PM

BlackArt: Actually it is a hard problem. Most women wear the wrong bra size.

I went shopping with my wife and daughter and they found a place in Portland that they could buy bras that actually fit and were comfortable. The amazing thing is that the woman who owned the place could look at a woman and tell her what size she should be wearing no matter what she was wearing. While I was waiting I saw her do this with a half-a-dozen women and got it right every time. It was like one of those guess your weight guys at a carnival, but with a real function.  (The place is called "The Pencil Test". Expensive, but worth it according to everyone I have talked to who shops there.)

And yes, I got a lot of weird stares by being the only guy there.


No, those stares were because you were with your daughter.  And yeah, that IS weird.
 
2013-03-04 07:20:38 PM

Explodo: ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Wise_Guy: Explodo: Sometimes all it takes is a fresh look at things without fear of changing letters and numbers.  My wife was always wearing the wrong size and I straightened her out on buying a better fit by switching to numbers/letters she didn't consider to be "her size".

She's always trying to buy everything too big...silly thing.  If she picks up an 8 and looks at it she just thinks there's no way it will fit, but it will.

I'm not completely sure why, but you sound creepy as hell.

Straightening his wife out regarding her clothing sounds creepy. I did have a very odd experience, where my husband suggested I try on smaller clothes and I could not, in my current state of mind, reconcile needing to buy clothes 2 sizes smaller than everything I owned already. I didn't really think I had lost enough to drop two sizes, but he was right. But if he said he'd straightened me out... I would not appreciate it.

I was very confused by the whole "creepy" thing until this comment.  I didn't realize that "straighening out" had such a negative connotation.  I like going shopping with my wife.  She asks my opinion on clothes and I tell her and if I see something that I like I point it out.  Since shopping with the kids is such a pain, it's something that we do without the kids and I'm sure that my enjoyment stems from the fact that it's something that we do after we've had dinner and drinks and are just wandering around together without having to worry about the kids since they're with a sitter.  Does it make you feel better if I instead say, "I encouraged her to try different sizes and they fit much better"?


Most definitely yes... While I know my husband can subtract my emotion from a situation so I can see reality and resolve conflict or achieve desirable results without banshee shrieking and crying into my pillow, if he makes it out like I am a hormonal broad with body image issues, he'll be on the receiving end my "you're a stupid, witless man" stare. And yes, like you, my husband has talked me out of buying ill-fitting clothes and if I try something on that looks awful, he'll communicate it without making me feel bad. For the record, I never ask, "does this make me look fat." He'd tell me, "no, your big behind makes you look fat."
 
2013-03-04 07:24:59 PM

Cup_O_Jo: Ok so I started googling where I could find these dream bras they speak of in the article. 2 places in GA. A place in Buckhead (of course) and wouldn't ya know it---that Livi Rae's place - the show Double Diva's. Which is now impossible to get an appointment at for obvious reasons. So then I google the bras by manufacturer. Who was that down there in the thread who said "pay handsomely" well the bra on sale was $109. I swear if men had to have testicle holders of some sort. Could you imagine guys. Having to have a little garment for your balls. I am dying laughing now at the vision of tiny bras on balls.


I like the Elomi brand, 80 bucks for a bra. I would google your town plus "Big boobed lingerie store" to find a spot to try some out and take your measurements.
 
2013-03-04 07:25:57 PM
Ya know, it's been a looooong Monday. If any Farkettes want to make it better, EIP

/BIE request
//please and thanks
 
2013-03-04 07:29:25 PM

goatleggedfellow: Women's bras are no more ill-fitting than their heels. Comfort is not the goal.


And here is where I disagree with you. I have many pairs of heels that I could walk in all day with no problem. In fact, most of my heels over 4 inches have more support than my usual sneakers.

This is not the issue though. It's easy to find shoes that fit generally. The trouble with brassieres is that one's breasts swell with monthly hormone changes and thus what was comfortable today is not comfortable tomorrow.
 
2013-03-04 07:29:55 PM

BlackArt: Actually it is a hard problem. Most women wear the wrong bra size.

I went shopping with my wife and daughter and they found a place in Portland that they could buy bras that actually fit and were comfortable. The amazing thing is that the woman who owned the place could look at a woman and tell her what size she should be wearing no matter what she was wearing. While I was waiting I saw her do this with a half-a-dozen women and got it right every time. It was like one of those guess your weight guys at a carnival, but with a real function.  (The place is called "The Pencil Test". Expensive, but worth it according to everyone I have talked to who shops there.)

And yes, I got a lot of weird stares by being the only guy there.


Did you find your special purpose?
 
2013-03-04 07:30:13 PM
The grad student with the great boobs just lost on Jeopardy :(
 
2013-03-04 07:30:14 PM
Christina does that because she knows her boobs drop three feet when she unleashes them.
 
2013-03-04 07:32:45 PM

Tat'dGreaser: Christina does that because she knows her boobs drop three feet when she unleashes them.


No it's because Hollywood designers do NOT know what to do to someone who isn't a size zero supermodel with fakes.
 
2013-03-04 07:32:59 PM
I went out and had a fitting recently.  Pretty sure they screwed it up in an attempt to sell me a bra - NONE of them fit reasonably well.  Band was too tight (it left marks!) and cups too big (which made me sad, since they were the size I have as my "ideal" - C.)
 
2013-03-04 07:33:11 PM

Explodo: kiwimoogle84: dotvincent: KrispyKritter: i'm surprised more women don't visit a Victoria's Secret or bra specialty shop once a year for a measurement fitting to write down their correct size.


If every style from every manufacturer were consistent in every size this wouldn't be a problem.  Hell, I've bought the same style from the same manufacturer in the same season in different colors and found them to fit differently.  Women put up with a lot of not-quite because it's too much of a hassle to find the right fit.


This. I find a style I LOVE, they discontinue it, I have to buy more of something similar, they discontinue it, then I have to find something else close. And of course sizing is a joke. I'm a 38 DD in some brands, 36 D in others. Completely ridiculous. Even my steady basic T-shirt bras from Gap can vary even if I buy two of the same one. And don't get me started on wires digging into sides, spillage out front...

Ladies who wish for bigger boobs- No you don't. You don't have to hold yourself in when you go over a speed bump, or wear three brassieres to go jogging. Plus, gravity. Your chest will look better in 20 years than mine will. Fact of life.

/endrant

You cannot guarantee this.  Many small breasts end up being little skin flaps hanging down the front after nursing whilst the larger ones will sag, but won't be little flaps.


After babies is a completely separate issue. All boobs change then. But naturally, take someone with B's and compare them to D's at age 40 after no children. The gravity hurts.
 
2013-03-04 07:37:53 PM

Tat'dGreaser: Christina does that because she knows her boobs drop three feet when she unleashes them.


Nah, they'd hit her gut before that.

/army crawls toward the exit...
 
2013-03-04 07:38:48 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-04 07:40:56 PM

shortymac: No it's because Hollywood designers do NOT know what to do to someone who isn't a size zero supermodel with fakes.


Hollywood forces her to wear ill fitting underwear? I thought she was an adult that can dress herself

The Muthaship: Nah, they'd hit her gut before that.

/army crawls toward the exit...


Don't run away when you're right!!!!
 
2013-03-04 07:42:27 PM
Absolutely a bookmark.
 
2013-03-04 07:45:42 PM
TTIUWOP.
i179.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-04 07:46:08 PM
what kiwi said - "after babies is a completely separate issue"

I went up three cup sizes during pregnancy, settled at one cup larger permanently

no real sag yet - i often go without a bra - which makes my mother "tsk" and buy cardigans as gifts
 
2013-03-04 07:46:52 PM

Tat'dGreaser: Don't run away when you're right!!!!


I've been married long enough to know being right ain't that important.
 
2013-03-04 07:47:11 PM
Gotta love the thread where you can get the farketes to post their bra size as they lament horrible it is to have big boobs.

Well, played Fark. Well played.

Serious question:
So this DD in Europe, is it different from the sizes in America? I only ask because it's hard to find a size bigger than a DD off the rack in the United States, and I know it they fark around with shoe sizes between Europe and the United States.
 
2013-03-04 07:47:34 PM

The Muthaship: Tat'dGreaser: Don't run away when you're right!!!!

I've been married long enough to know being right ain't that important.


Being right is sometimes way worse than being wrong.
 
2013-03-04 07:49:24 PM

RedT: Gotta love the thread where you can get the farketes to post their bra size as they lament horrible it is to have big boobs.

Well, played Fark. Well played.

Serious question:
So this DD in Europe, is it different from the sizes in America? I only ask because it's hard to find a size bigger than a DD off the rack in the United States, and I know it they fark around with shoe sizes between Europe and the United States.


Yes, they're different.  Here's a handy-dandy Bra Size Converter.
 
2013-03-04 07:51:29 PM

Bruxellensis: i like boobs


I'm not a drunken frat boy, but I approve of this message.
 
2013-03-04 07:58:53 PM

SchadenFraud: Adolf Oliver Nipples: SchadenFraud: As a 38G, I'm not getting a kick out of this...

Pics or GTFO.

As noted in the thread, sizes vary by brand - here ya go!

[imgboot.com image 850x528]


Your thumb looks fat.
-studman69
 
2013-03-04 08:01:57 PM

GranoblasticMan: Some women I've talked to have said this "Know Your Breasts" questionnaire helps.


That was totally useful!
Thanks!
 
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