It will be a while before I post photos of my newly reformed Rack, Fashionable Reader, (one wonders, given the diminished size if I can justify capitalization of Rack anymore?) It will happen, but not until WorldCon. Which is also, coincidentally, the first time I'm allowed to really be at all physical and lift luggage and such. This surgery has a pretty long recovery period.
|Jayne Mansfield via the nifty fifties tumblr|
My new chest size is 28-30 DD-E so I still have something. Nothing on what I was, of course (28-30 HH-JJ). It can be up to two years before I actually settle into a final size. However, as my ribs are likely to remain 29 inches (an in-between band size), I'll always fluctuate a bit between bra sizes depending on the brand.
|via Glamoursplash- Vintage Maidenform Bra Advertisement - 1961 - Chariots of Fire|
For those of you who lament the lack of Rack, because I address fit issues that you particularly relate to, here are some options:
- Beyond Her Reality is a bit more bodycon than yours truly, but is the only blogger I know who has a body shaped almost exactly as mine was.
- Girl With Curves is more curvy than I am (or was) but is also a great option.
- Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, good analysis and plenty of photos of underpinnings and bathing suits.
Regardless, I carried the weight of those extra 4 lbs for a very long time. I won't forget it, or what it was like to have to dress it. And it's not like I'm flat-chested now. Don't worry, I won't abandon you to the slings and arrows of ridiculous body standards of the modern fashion industry.
I'll be reporting in over the next few weeks about which of my dresses still fit me, which will need to be tailored, and which won't be able to be tailored. I'm worried about all my custom eShakti, but it's a small sacrifice to loose 1/3 of my wardrobe for the relief I now feel with smaller breasts.
Onwards and (more importantly) upwards!
|Infographic from Herroom|
You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.