First, the background. Fran works as a Video Conferencing Specialist for a company that creates audio video communication systems for corporate clients. The office dress code is business casual–one of her co-workers shows up in cowboy boots and jeans every day. The first time that Fran meets with a client, she suits up, but when she’s working at a construction site, she wears jeans.
They may be great bras, but I say there’s no way that Fran is a 38F. Her back is as narrow as mine, and she has a little bit of “bonus boob” going on in the cups. Since Cacique’s 34/36 bands only go to a DDD, I don’t think this brand belongs in Fran’s lingerie drawer. She’s been getting bra fittings from a little store on the Upper East Side since she was 13, and I had looked forward to a sentimental story about her bra fitter. Now I believe this fitter has done Fran a disservice. No, Fran didn’t buy these bras from her fitter, but why did she believe she was a 38DDD to begin with? So that’s a story for another post–once I persuade Fran to try a fitter that I trust.
Fran found this through Victoria’s Secret, where they have a ton of zip-up options. Yes, this size large motorcycle jacket does flatten her out a little when it’s zipped, but at least she can close it if she wants to, and there aren’t any button gaps!
This is her classy Jones New York coat. I have an almost identical Jones New York black trench coat, complete with the double breasting, that I always feel strong and powerful in. For all my moaning about the lack of coats for large-breasted women, this simple, classic style is usually available to us. For proof, I post my single-breasted winter coat from Nordstrom’s after the jump. It’s the figure-hugging styles that are more of a challenge to find.
This is my extra-large petite winter coat. I was thrilled to find this size combination a few years ago.
Look for Fran’s closet favorites tomorrow!