Bra Shopping

This article was submitted by Torrey Grover, a 50ish occasional crossdresser living in the intermountain west. Although presenting as male, he does have long hair and wears a lot of unisex outfits in public.

For years I had been window shopping at Victoria’s Secret and dreaming of buying a nice bra.  I knew that Monday mornings were the slowest time of the week which would make the clerk anxious to make a sale, and reduce the risk of any encounters with other customers.   My plan was to pay cash, wear something flamboyant but gender-neutral, and have my longish hair in a neat ponytail.

As I looked for the Victoria’s Secret location  on the mall directory sign I realized my heart was racing. I found a drinking fountain then the restroom before walking down the corridor.  I saw the Victoria’s Secret ahead, slowed down, then kept walking.  I went back to the food court to sit down.   I felt that everyone was looking at me as if they could read my mind. I got my mental state back in control and was ready for another attempt. The second time I approached the Victoria’s Secret and walked right in.  I glanced around and saw that the store was empty except for one employee rearranging displays. I started wandering, knowing that before long the clerk would notice me.

Beginner Makeup with Jessica Blackler

“Good morning?  Looking for anything special?” It was now or never. No lying about gifts for girl friends or anything else like that.
“I’m looking for a bra.”
“Do you know what size and style you want?” She was acting like my request was perfectly normal.
“I’m not sure, probably something with small cups but a large band. Maybe a 36 or 38 B?”

She gave me a quick once-over with her eyes and smiled. She opened a drawer and began sorting through the endless piles of bras. I was savoring the experience. Eventually she pulled out a very pretty flesh-colored bra with lace trim and nicely formed foam-padded cups.

“Maybe something like this will work?  It’s a Body by Victoria push-up.  I really like this style.” I decided to go for broke.
“This sounds silly, but do you mind if I try this one on? I’m really not sure of my size.”
“That’s not a silly request.  Of course.”

I followed her back toward the changing rooms with the bra in my hands.  I have no idea what I would have done if we had encountered another customer at that point. She unlocked the white-and-pink door, and I went inside. I took off my shirt and undershirt, slipped my arms through the straps, and struggled with the fastener.

“How does it fit?”
“OK, but a bit tight.”  I had given an honest answer to what seemed a perfectly normal question.
“Let me get you another one.” A moment later I saw a hand drape another bra over the top of the door.
“This one may have a bit more stretch. Is the problem that the band is too tight?”
“Yes. Do you have this style in a 40?”
“Unfortunately, we only stock larger band sizes in C and D cup.  Have you considered a bra extender?”

Beginner Makeup with Jessica Blackler

A moment later she came back and handed  a package over the door.
“These will add a couple of inches.”

I took out a two-hook flesh-colored extender, attached it to the bra, and tried again.  This time the fit was perfect!  I stood straight with my shoulder blades pulled back and admired myself in the mirror. The push-up combined with my own chest fat to give a definite hint of boobs.  The feeling of having my chest cradled in the cups and the fastener against my back was wonderful. I readjusted the shoulder straps to get just the right height for the cups.

I decided I better not push my luck by lingering. I changed back to my shirt and calmly walked to the counter where the girl was waiting.  “I’ll get this one.” “I just wanted to thank you for being so understanding and helpful today.”
“I hope to see you here soon. Here’s a gift card for your next purchase”

This article was submitted by Torrey Grover, a 50ish occasional crossdresser living in the intermountain west. Although presenting as male, he does have long hair and wears a lot of unisex outfits in public.

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Wanda Shirkey
Wanda Shirkey (@wandas)
3 years ago

I love VS. I went in to my local store one early morning just as they opened and met an SA named Liz. She asked me if she could help me and I told her I was looking for leggings. She showed me where they were. I looked at what I thought were my size and asked her if I could try them on. She said sure and escorted me back to the dressing room. I was over whelmed when I first entered the room but then got real excited too. The leggings were kind of big in the leg… Read more »

VASILISA(VASILIY) PREKRASNAYA(KRUCHINENKO)
3 years ago

Dear friends I live in the city of Sevastopol and we are this bad but I found not many shops where I was buying women’s clothing Especially dresses with open back and not only that I’m not like everyone I like Sometimes, I advise women how to dress in women’s clothes And how I want to wear women’s clothes, wig, panties and bra to go to town so everyone knew in our city, Thank you for all this time that You understand Your favorite Vasilisa the Beautiful to

Annette
3 years ago

I went to a VF Outlet Store in my State. You may know that they have great low prices on their quality lingerie. It was late one afternoon, and I was the only customer there. I saw a pretty young sales associate vacuuming the the floor far away. I took a shopping cart to the men’s area and put some black socks in my cart. Then I went to the nearby lingerie department, and picked out several pairs of their beautiful Vanity Fair Ravissant Perfectly Yours silky nylon brief panties in various feminine pretty colors, and a Vanity Fair Rosette… Read more »

Annette
3 years ago

I found a great lingerie store in CT through their online website. It is a small independently owned old style type of lingerie store that helps women and is also crossdresser friendly, and I just fell in love with it, when I went there. I ordered some nylon full brief panties, and full slips from them, and were delivered shortly after that by USPS package. After that, I called the store owner to thank them for helping me with my online order. They said thanks, and invited me to visit their store personally. I called ahead to ask the store… Read more »

Lea
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Lea (@lea-jhene)
3 years ago
Reply to  Annette

Thanks for sharing your supportive experience, like a perfectly fitting bra. The advice from the store owner is something we CDs crave to hear, that it’s really okay to feel the way we do.

Andie Blank
3 years ago

I think your experience at VS is more typical than any of us expect. Like you, I have long hair, sometimes in a pony and sometimes not. I go in sometimes as male and sometimes fully dressed. In all cases, I am greeted and treated with respect and great enthusiasm. In all cases I am invited to try on anything that are of interest to me. Most of the staff knows me, and in communicating with each other, I am always referred to as “she” or “her”. I don’t know that I could ask any more from a store and… Read more »

bustydawn
bustydawn
3 years ago

Great story.

bustydawn
bustydawn
3 years ago

I have bought bras and panties in stores, but always in drab. I’m thinking of actually going en fem now.

Michelle
3 years ago

I have no problem buying panties in a chain store, it’s mainly just seeing what you want and taking them to the cash. I would absolutely love to have a clerk fit me with a bra and give me attention like I read here. I presently buy my bras online, but maybe someday, sigh !!

Lea
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Lea (@lea-jhene)
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your supportive experience, like a perfectly fitting bra. The advice from the store owner is something we CDs crave to hear, that it’s really okay to feel the way we do.

Tasha
3 years ago

I love this story about the VS visit.I’ve done some shopping out, always presenting as male. Terrified, when asked if I need help, I always say no, but thanks. When I pay at the counter, sometimes I get knowing looks. Usually, I am basically ignored. VS really doesn’t have bras in my size, but I’ve never thought to ask about extenders. I do enjoy their regular panty sales. I might feel more comfortable getting help if folks weren’t quite so young. I imagine that older sales folks might be more experienced and not so put off by a 64-year-old guy… Read more »

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