Ask any fashionista and she will tell you that she decks herself out in the latest trends from the hottest labels not for the men in the room, but for the other women. Yes, we want to look and feel attractive to the guys in the room (even if we’re not available) but we want all the ladies to know how good we look. Call it the conspicuous consumption of 20-somethings like me, but I believe it to be true.
Strangely enough, I’ve had an odd experience lately with what we might call the “false advertising” bra. We’ve all (and I’m speaking for the other A-cups in the crowd) tried it–a bra that makes us look like we’ve just spent about ten grand in implants. Is this dressing for the ladies? I hardly think so–having larger breasts does not fall into the “fashionable and all the ladies know it” column. What the other women in the room actually know is that it’s difficult lugging around chest weight, they usually feel sympathy rather than jealousy.
I’ll be honest. I only really bought my “false advertising” bra to make a bridesmaid’s dress fit a little better. I was too lazy and cheap (seriously) to have it tailored around the chest, so I simply looked into buying a (very heavily) padded bra. Even before the wedding, I wore it out to a bar with a strapless dress. All of my girlfriends and I had a good laugh about it–they know how little I have going on in the chest region. We sat at the bar sipping cocktails while I leaned forward to talk to the bartender, revealing the most impressive cleavage of my life. It wasn’t for the other girls in the bar. I had no intention of lassoing any guys. It was for me and my friends.
Just like anything else, it’s fun to find those little things that shake up your day and make you feel like a different girl. Even if it is a teeny-tiny white lie!
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