So the sad truth about my bra situation is I had 49 bras stuffed in the that drawer.  Well, 48 and I was wearing one.  So Pat Ocain on Facebook won the ARC.  I figure I'll cut that number in half first, and go down to 22.  Then, after much reflection, I'll cut it down to ten since that seems to be a reasonable number, taking all the comments into account.  Somewhere between 7 and 10.

I think women have too many bras because we don't tend to try them on, and there's that line about 80% of all women wear the wrong size bra.  Of course if you go get measured then they bring you in $85 Wacoal bras to find the perfect fit and you feel like you'd better buy one since they went to all that trouble, so no measuring for me yet.  I will get it done -- I just have to get rid of the current bras first.

I'll sort by color, then, by comfort.  But before I start in on that, you get the photo of my best bra ever.  Back when I was in my early 20's and living in New York I took belly dancing lessons, which is one of the best things I ever did. It made me friends with my body, and from then on I could dance.  So of course I had to have the costume.  Someone on 10th avenue made the skirt and veil for me (the skirt exists somewhere-- my daughter used to love to dress up in it) and I just found the rest of the costume, a belt made with heavy interfacing, covered with shiny fabric and draped in beads, and the top, which started with a padded bra that you cut apart and used the cups as the basis, to cover with shiny fabric and drape with beads as well.  Here's what's left of them some 55 years later after a lot of the beads fell off (they draped across my relatively flat midriff).




I'll report back on my success.  Then on to the next bit of decluttering.  I'll be brutal and toss this relic of my past (coz god knows I'll never fit it again) and continue to sort things. In the meantime, I get to curl up and write for a bit before I start on The Great Bra Purge.

Ten is reasonable, right?  Can you donate bras?