Can you ever have ‘too many’ bras?
When you are a certified Polish bra addict like me, the phrase ‘too many bras’ can seem as ridiculous as saying there is ‘too much fresh air’ or I have ‘too much money’. Like a curator of fine art or vintage cars, I collect exquisite Polish bras. When my fiancé and I recently purchased our home, the first order of business in my closet was to figure out where I was going to store these beauties so they would each be able to be hung and displayed in all their Polish glory. With that in mind, I have about five feet of hanging space that is solely dedicated to my collection (I’d have more, but I suppose my fiancé needs a little space for his clothes 😉 ).
As with any collector of fine goods, I spend (way too much) time admiring my collection. I can remember when I picked each bra out, the excitement I felt when my package arrived, and even when I tried it on for the first time. For those of you who look at bras as mere undergarments, I’m sure you are thinking I need to be committed to the loony bin about now…but for the women out there who are true junkies like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about!
I’m sure you are wondering have I ever let a bra in my collection go. And the answer is ‘of course’! I have sold almost as many bras as I have kept. Typically I have sold bras for two main reasons. The first is when it just doesn’t fit. This happened much more frequently when I was first starting my collection and still not completely sure of my size in the different Polish brands and styles. For me this is (usually) pretty straight forward, if it doesn’t fit then there is no reason to keep it. The second reason can be a little more difficult and falls into the category of when I just don’t necessarily love the bra. This could be due to the look, style, cut or fit. Sometimes this takes me wearing it once or twice to figure out if it’s a keeper or not.
Now comes the question that (I’m sure) every collector has had to ask themselves at least once or twice in their lives…‘can you ever have too many…?’ For some, the answer is probably a resounding “NO”! For me…the jury is still out. I have come to a critical point in my Polish bra collection. I have curated about 20 gorgeous bras that both FIT and that I LOVE. “What’s the problem then” you ask? Two things…one (and most importantly): I’m not rich (haha)! As much as Polish bras are very reasonably priced (especially for the quality), when you have an addiction like mine, the cost adds up. I consider myself very lucky that my sweetie doesn’t complain about my bra purchasing habit, but I still don’t want to run us into the poorhouse (even if I’d be wearing a fabulous bra while we were there 😉 ). And with the new collections that Ewa Michalak and Comexim recently put out, those new bras are just begging me to take them home! The new Ewa Michalak S Cyklamen and Comexim Charme are TO.DIE.FOR! And two: I’m running out of space! Even with my five feet of closet space, my beauties are getting a bit cramped 😦 .
Alas, it appears that if I want to add to my collection, I may need to ‘thin the herd’. Now comes the excruciating task of deciding which of my gorgeous bras to part with 😦 I’ve been putting this off for a while now, but new bras are calling my name and I just can’t ignore their pleas any longer. So if you happen to wear Ewa Michalak 65G or 65GG or Comexim 65J, keep an eye out in our Bra Bazaar as a few of my beauties will most likely be up for sale very soon!