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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 39
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2013-03-04 05:48:19 PM
5 votes:

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.
2013-03-04 05:59:59 PM
4 votes:

kiwimoogle84: Ladies who wish for bigger boobs- No you don't.


In my experience women don't actually want the bigger boobs; they want the attention that comes from having bigger boobs.

Except every woman I've known with naturally big boobs had a psychological force field that emanated antipathy waves at straight men something fierce because sexual harassment was basically a daily fact of life.  Then there are the unfortunate few that were targeted for sexual assault.  Sure you get attention, but you get a lot of unwanted attention and it doesn't come with any sort of "off" switch.
2013-03-04 05:55:32 PM
3 votes:

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.


First off, while I am not a woman I would not jump to the conclusion that Victoria's Secret is some sort of gold standard for measurements pretty much anyone should be able to do.  Just leave gender out of it and consider it my experience with for-profit companies working with a complete lack of industry standards.

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.  You could find the exact same size piece of clothing made by three different companies in the same store and the labels will have three different sizes.  It's all about the women fussing around the mall until they find the size that fits with the smallest number on it.  As such a "size 4" or whatever is completely different from whatever the hell it meant 10 years ago.  (There's a "size 0" and even a size "00" now.  I wish I was kidding; women's clothing sizes literally make as much sense as a roulette wheel now.)  The first part of a bra size presumably means the torso measurement (in inches), but I've learned from my wife that that can be off by a couple inches.

So, even a proper measurement means bupkus because the size labels themselves are completely arbitrary.  Bras made by different manufacturers could be off by as much as a full cup size.  It's a bed women made for themselves due to ego-driven consumer habits which screws over the few that want to keep shopping simple & predictable.
2013-03-04 10:55:35 PM
2 votes:

lennavan: 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.


Because dad's never do laundry and see those filthy filthy things? It's his daughter buying a piece of clothing she needs. He was sitting on the one loan chair they leave out for just these events or standing around bored waiting for the ladies to finish in the dressing room, not all up in there helping her hook that contraption up.
2013-03-04 10:33:15 PM
2 votes:
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crow202.org

...ill-fitting bras are annoying, whether you've got gigantically massive sweater puppies (possibly NSFW) or are a member of the IBTC (possibly NSFW). Or you might just like wearing sexy lingerie (possibly NSFW). Or you might want to go completely naked (definitely NSFW).

Keep it up, you magnificent Farkers, and keep reaching for the stairs....
2013-03-04 06:06:21 PM
2 votes:

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)
2013-03-04 06:03:37 PM
2 votes:
Women's bras are no more ill-fitting than their heels. Comfort is not the goal.
2013-03-04 05:48:23 PM
2 votes:

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

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


She's a very attractive woman in most picture. And very greasy looking in others.

These are examples of both cases.
2013-03-04 05:31:00 PM
2 votes:

blatz514: I'll just get this out of the way...

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Good example of badly fitting bra. She's spilling out the sides, it's sitting too low, and the wire is poking in on the insides. It's kinda like they plucked out some random B cup for her. Also, at her cup size, she should probably have thicker shoulder straps.
2013-03-04 05:29:11 PM
2 votes:
i like boobs
2013-03-04 05:27:44 PM
2 votes:
"Quadraboob?"
2013-03-06 04:32:26 AM
1 votes:

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: 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.


At several points someone in your life is going to correct some long-cherished assumptions of yours. It sucks, it's irritating, but it's true, and that person will be justified for describing themselves as straightening you out. It's not the slightest bit creepy, and it might work for their relationship.

A bit condescending, though, and you might be justified in being petulant, but again, it helps no one.

Fark it, you marry someone, just laugh off their annoying quirks and fark their brains out or divorce them. Life's too short to hunt for signs of abuse in everything a partner does.
2013-03-05 01:52:20 AM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: rf134a: Don't forget your handy dandy size chart.

HIGHLY NSFW of course...
http://25.media.tumblr.com/a5850e450ccb5b0a242aa07fb5c54956/tumblr_m j6 cwvExuS1s7a5mso1_500.jpg

This is on the verge of "too big"
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See, this is why I don't understand when women think their boobs are too small. Those are all magnificent.


Size is less a matter, than shape and how a gal presents herself. Being happy in her skin, THAT is sessy. Confidence, intelligence and a sense of humor on top of that, and you've got a power. ;)
2013-03-04 11:54:09 PM
1 votes:

spacemanjones: Christina Hendrix is 40 pounds of poop in a 5 pound bag. She looks the complete opposite of sexy.


-1/10
2013-03-04 11:31:53 PM
1 votes:

Emposter: Cup_O_Jo: 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 am actually like DD is a standard for supermodels? Seriously? That explains why I can't find a bra that fits. They seem like they are all made for fake boobie people. Size 2 women do not have DD boobies.

Thread's off to a good start...allow me to educate a few people.

The article says "cannot possibly fathom being larger than a DD - the default cup for all glamour models"

Glamour.  Models.

Not supermodels.

Supermodel:
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Glamour Model:

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Supermodel:
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Glamour Model:
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Get it?


There IS a bit more variety than that...

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2013-03-04 11:31:45 PM
1 votes:

Emposter: Cup_O_Jo: 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 am actually like DD is a standard for supermodels? Seriously? That explains why I can't find a bra that fits. They seem like they are all made for fake boobie people. Size 2 women do not have DD boobies.

Thread's off to a good start...allow me to educate a few people.

The article says "cannot possibly fathom being larger than a DD - the default cup for all glamour models"

Glamour.  Models.

Not supermodels.

Supermodel:
[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 193x261]

Glamour Model:

[s19.postimage.org image 600x800]

Supermodel:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 424x572]

Glamour Model:
[fc04.deviantart.net image 850x1308]


Get it?


Yeah. I like glamour models a LOT more than 'super' models.
2013-03-04 08:21:53 PM
1 votes:

Explodo: I was very confused by the whole "creepy" thing until this comment. I didn't realize that "straighening out" had such a negative connotation.


It doesn't really matter what terminology a man uses.  If at any point his statement indicates that the woman is incorrect, then he is wrong.  With that being the case, continue to use "straigtening out" or pick a new one and stick to that as it can be a stable point of language that can over time, if a listener is willing, help that listener to grasp the meaning of it.  If you keep changing the term to meet the moving target that a woman wants you to hit, you won't ever have anything stable.
2013-03-04 07:47:34 PM
1 votes:

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 07:32:45 PM
1 votes:

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 07:09:53 PM
1 votes:
 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 07:09:19 PM
1 votes:
They're not "ill-fitting" if you do it on purpose.
2013-03-04 07:01:55 PM
1 votes:

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 06:51:48 PM
1 votes:

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 06:49:53 PM
1 votes:
There are way too many words proportional to the boobs in this thread...
2013-03-04 06:48:23 PM
1 votes:

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 06:30:07 PM
1 votes:

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)
2013-03-04 06:29:38 PM
1 votes:
♫  I've been to the ledge, and there I stood and looked down. You know those look alot like friends there, baby, and I got time to mess around ♫
2013-03-04 06:12:02 PM
1 votes:

ReapTheChaos: FatherChaos: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x284]

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

Nope.


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2013-03-04 06:03:32 PM
1 votes:

dragonchild: So, even a proper measurement means bupkus because the size labels themselves are completely arbitrary.


This is true in men's clothes as well (jeans, in particular). Even off the rack suits will vary in weird ways that don't make immediate sense.
2013-03-04 06:00:22 PM
1 votes:
An article on how to unhook those slingshots would be helpful for men.
2013-03-04 05:59:43 PM
1 votes:
I like my breasts like I like my ledges. Full of chocolate goodness.

www.celebritux.com

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

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2013-03-04 05:42:04 PM
1 votes:
i do the food shopping. can't help notice how few women have properly fitting bras, 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.
2013-03-04 05:40:24 PM
1 votes:

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


This whole notion that you need a school to teach you how to wear a properly fitting bra is nonsense. If you know how to operate a tape measure, you're good to go. That's half the battle right there. The other half? Figuring out what size your measurements equate to, depending on the bra manufacturer.

Also, couldn't the author of the article find a better example of shelf boob? Christina Hendrickson is so meh...
2013-03-04 05:37:23 PM
1 votes:

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


Pics or GTFO.
2013-03-04 05:36:48 PM
1 votes:

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 am actually like DD is a standard for supermodels? Seriously? That explains why I can't find a bra that fits. They seem like they are all made for fake boobie people. Size 2 women do not have DD boobies.
2013-03-04 05:32:40 PM
1 votes:
"Good bible"
2013-03-04 05:30:46 PM
1 votes:
Yeah the ledge is all great till ya go to the movies and find popcorn in your cleavage.
2013-03-04 05:29:26 PM
1 votes:
i.telegraph.co.uk

Oh, they look so tasty, don't they?
2013-03-04 05:20:42 PM
1 votes:
The ledge ain't no "issue," hehe.
 
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