How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love your polka dots and bright colours. I love the feel of your fabric. I love the way you never change, even when your colour does.
I love the shape you give me, and the compliments you bring. I love how you brought back my confidence and brightened up my boob future.
I will love you til the end of time.
Minnie (by Cleo) was the first bra I ever put on that made me think HEY HOLY WOW MY BOOBS ARE GREAT. It was during my first proper fitting since my big weight loss, and I was truly about to lose all hope. Here I was, excited about my new figure and all the new clothes I could wear, but I had never thought about how much losing weight could really mess with your body. Obviously I knew boobs come in all sorts of sizes, but I’d never really thought about the different shapes. I suppose back in the dark days of ill fitting bras, I wasn’t actually that aware of my boobs and what shape they were and what would work for them, because nobody ever told me. When I was heavier I had very “full on top” boobs, but losing the weight took allllllll the shape away from the top, leaving me with “shallow” or “fuller on bottom” boobs. I did not know this was a thing. And I did not know it could make finding the perfect bra even more difficult.
And then Minnie came long. I don’t know what it is or how she does it (I suspect it’s the wire placement common of Panache/Cleo styles) but she lifted me way back up and gave me that rounded shape I never knew I would miss. I’m pretty sure I nearly cried. Actually I’m pretty sure I cry almost every time I look at a Minnie but that’s probably a normal reaction…
Anyway, I have four now. Five if you include the second navy/yellow version I bought because I love it so much I wanted a back up for when the current one gives out. And six if you include the spare sky blue one I had in a cup size bigger when I put on weight briefly whilst finishing uni last year. She’s been there for me through it all!