I travel quite a bit for business and my biggest pet peeve has to do with airplane etiquette. When deplaning, it is common courtesy to allow those in the rows in front of you to exit first. On both legs of my trip last week, there were a few folks who were in such a rush that they basically knocked me over while trying to rush off the plane. I understand being in a hurry if you have to make a connecting flight, but at least give the person in front of you a few seconds to grab their bag and go. Same thing goes for elevators, by the way. You let people out before you get in.
Speaking of pet peeves, I’d love to hear yours! And it seems a few of my readers have a similar pet peeve about bra sizing:
Dear Jessica, Why doesn’t anybody make a bra with odd size bands? It would be so much easier to find your size for women who are between sizes. Thanks!
What a great question! I consulted our technical design expert and she taught me something really interesting. Bras are designed with elastic in the band that allows the band to stretch up to five inches. Technically, bras grade two inches between bands – 34B to 36B to 38B – and so forth. If made odd, then the grade would be one inch – 34B, 35B, 36B, etc. – and it would be near impossible to carry every size. Also, the hook & eye closures have ½ inch space from one hook to the other, therefore if you’re an odd size, you can size down and fit to the middle hooks. For example, if you are 37, go down to the 36 band on the middle hook or go up to the 38 band on the tightest hook.
It’s also important to note that women’s bodies change all the time (sometimes daily, monthly or with weight gain or weight loss). The three hook adjustment, along with a bra fitting by a Soma Fit Expert will make sure the bra you buy works the best for your body.