November 7th’s “Between Friends” had me laughing.
|Saleswoman, smiling:||I brought some more bras for you to try.|
|Susan:||Uh…Look — these are all nice and frilly and colorful, but —|
|Susan:||Do you think you could find me something in basic white that’s comfortable and has good support?|
|Saleswoman, resigned:||(thought bubble) Man, these over-forty chicks…where do they get their priorities?|
My personal bra bugaboos are avoiding thin straps, avoiding too much weight on the straps (which means I tend to go tighter around the torso) and wanting serious “hoist and separate”. I tolerate underwires fine. I also tend to want bras that won’t draw attention to themselves under clothing, so I mostly wear white and beige with an occasional black bra. My workhorse bra is style #7101 from Venus by Cortland in 46DDD.
I do have a collection of colorful, lacy, frilly bras that are only comfortable for an hour or two, which I call “date bras” since they were designed for taking off :) I haven’t worn most of them in years so I should probably weed them out.
What are your overall priorities?
(As noted in the comments, I do tend to break it down further when shopping – motion control, lift & separate, looks, comfort – and comfort has its own variations too. I’m fine with underwires but I know for others it’s a deal-breaker. Et Cetera ;)