01 May 2012

American Apparel Delivers (again)

I've always thought that I have an average decolletage--wearing either a B or C cup, depending on the movement of the moon. Top bra manufacturers seem to believe that women who wear a B or C would much rather wear a D. That's probably true for Generation Y and Baby Boomers, it's not at all the case for this Gen-Xer. The prevalence of the  underwire and inch-thick padding keeps me out of the bra aisle until conditions in my smalls drawer reach critical.

A week ago, I finally retired my favorite Frederick's of Hollywood, unlined, sheer brassiere and had no suitable backup. This now stretched out undergarment was an instant favorite when my sister bought it for me as a 25th birthday present, over 5 years ago!!

In a fit of panic, I did an Amazon search for "unlined bra" and  purchased 3 completely different items to try out--and hopefully find something that will lovingly cradle my ta-tas. The first arrival was the American Apparel Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Triangle Cross-Back Bra. There's no underwire, no cups, and  no adjustment or hook hardware. The available sizes are Small, Medium and Large.

AA did a great job in creating a cheap, and uncomplicated bra. I normally wear a size 12 dress and a 36B, so my choice to pick the medium was just an experiment--but the customer reviews led me to believe that this was the right choice. This completely see through garment offers a little support and maximum comfort. Their pull-over the head construction may mean that I'll end up wearing out the band elastic before I want, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

AA gets 4 out of 5 stars for being a great, comfy weekend bra. I don't think I'd wear it in a professional setting, tho. I hope the next two arrivals give me what I'm looking for.