OH GOSH, I’m a statistic!

That awkward moment when you find out you are in fact a statistic.

And, not the good kind, like when you read an article telling you that as the youngest sibling you are statistically smarter and funnier.  (Actual fact*)

I’m talking about the kind of statistic where you are one within the over 70% of women who wear the wrong size bra. *gasp*

How could this happen?  I’m a smart, funny (statistically remember), 30 year old woman.  How did I get this wrong for so long?  Why didn’t I ever get properly fitted?

Actually the reason I never got fitted, is I always pictured a well meaning older lady would be man-handling my boobs with cold hands, under some unflattering light.  This assumed experience wasnt high on my priority list.

I had just accepted that wearing a bra came with a certain level of discomfort, that inspired many internet memes.

However, this changed when I met Carys Martin of Intimo a couple of weeks ago.  My goodness, she is the ‘Bra Whisperer’.   Having been a professional in the bra fitting world for over a decade, Carys took one look at me, and expertly ‘hakuna-my-tatas’ into the most perfectly fitting bra.

No cold hands, no man-handling, and very acceptable lighting … all in the comfort of my living room.   Why didn’t I do this years ago?

The Intimo range has a good array of sizes and styles, from classic pieces to some gorgeous lacey numbers with the AhhhhooooooGaaaaaah effect.   The products are simply beautiful.

What I especially connected with during my styling session, is Intimo’s approach to social responsibility.  The intimate nature of their service enables the Stylists to communicate the vital importance of regular self-checks and early detection of breast cancer.

This is reinforced by a breast check instruction card coming attached to every Intimo bra.

As the Intimo Stylists come in contact with over 3,500 women every week, that’s over 7,000 ‘tatas’ a week, and a one heck of a lot of awareness.

This is just one of the many ways the Intimo brand works with and gives back to the community.  Which is something I look for when I consider working with a brand.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go organise a sacrificial burning of all my old ill-fitting bras.

Editors note: This post is not sponsored, all views expressed are my own.  A piece was gifted for editorial consideration.  

*Smarter funnier statistic may not be an actual statistic, more-so a personal study conducted, from personally being a younger sibling.  Peer review pending.   

Author: Stacey

Stylist | Plus Model | Humourist | Ambassador of the Belly Laughs | Defender of the funnies | Saviour of the Smiles | Est. 1985

2 thoughts on “OH GOSH, I’m a statistic!”

  1. I can verify the ‘younger, funnier’ bit as my mother constantly introduced me as ‘the funny one’ of the family. Being 5th if 6 daughter I qualify.
    I can also verify what you’ve said about Intimo having been a consultant for over 7 years.
    And yes, Carys!


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