Wednesday, May 20, 2009

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

I came home from work Sunday morning, put on my eye shades and readied myself for sleep. My Hunny walked in and made a comment which made me laugh. He stuck around for a bit, talking, and I didn't get any sleep. At all. I had to share his comment, though, or the gist of it.

"Why are you wearing an eye bra?"


See it? I love my eye bra. I can usually sleep all day when I wear it. It supports my eyes, and it makes me feel pretty and feminine. A pink lacy one would be nice.

Got me to thinking. My eye bra has a Velcro strap in the back (the last, cheap one I wore had thin elastic and it broke). Why don't real bras have Velcro closures? It would be a heck of a lot easier to get them on and off. Sneakers now come with Velcro closures, for Pete's sake.


Granted, it would be noisy undressing. Not very romantic, either, especially that "ripping one" sound it would make. And no undressing in the dark without waking the Hunny. His ears would be on high alert for THAT sound. *sigh*

For large ladies like me, who can't even shop for foundation garments at Lane Bryant, a short jog to grab a falling dish, or a jaunt up the stairs, would leave the girls flapping in the breeze. Velcro has staying power, but gravity is a law unto itself. Am I right?

But as a closure for a training bra, or for A and B cups, wouldn't it be convenient? Think about it. Children's shoes use Velcro. Why not pre-adolescent
undergarments? It's genius! Too bad I don't get paid for my good ideas.


Until I write again ...

Flea

17 comments:

Ellyn said...

It would be a good idea except for adolescent boys. I can't tell you how many time the boys in my 5th grade class snapped my training bra. I think those same boys would have loved velcro. Even "little girls" don't need to flopping around on their own.

On a side note. We have that same noise machine for Anna. She loves it.

Flea said...

OMG, Ellyn. I hadn't thought about adolescent boys. Good point. I guess that's what focus groups are for, huh? Stink.

Jeannelle said...

Yeah, I think, too, the chance of unhooking one way or another would make velcro a tad risky....but it is a good idea you have there. And, commend your husband for his clever comment which prompted this post.

TSannie said...

Hey, don't think these good thoughts let alone write them down! They travel and someone will end up making money off your idea! And it is a great one!

Jill of All Trades said...

TeeHeeTeeHeeTeeHee...that was funny.

Trisha said...

An eye bra! How funny! Velcro on bras . . . I have to agree that for us larger ladies it wouldn't work too well!

imbeingheldhostage said...

sorry, I couldn't help but giggle thinking about how it would spoil the moment for spontaneous fun... this could become a TMI comment so I will shut up now.
Eye Bra-- that's hilarious.

Snooty Primadona said...

My first thought was "Do you really want that?" You have have a teenage daughter. I'm just saying...

But, only a husband could come up with Eye Bra. That's hysterical.

Mental P Mama said...

I think he has a point...

And I want that noise machine;0)

Daryl said...

That eye bra looks a LOT like the 'bra-llelujah' from Mama's post yesterday

The Sports Mama said...

So I'm kinda with everyone who's reminding you of their teenage daughters...

As a mother of a teenage BOY, I will tell you that part of what creates that "this is too involved and difficult to really be worth the effort" thought process is how complicated those current bra closures actually are. So, again as a mom to a teenage boy... I'd have to vote NO on the velcro closure. :)

Casdok said...

Love your eye bra! And i love your velcro idea - until i read these comments, but then again i still think you may be onto something.

MIT Mommy said...

I'm laughing way to hard to know where to start. My parents (Santa) bought me a velcro SHIRT for Christmas one year. I should really post about that sometime. Can you imagine - who buys a shirt with velcro "buttons" for a 15 year old girl?

My sister and I were in hysterics. I think it is still in a box at my parent's house because it was just stupid stupid funny.

zobabe said...

Flea, your readers are TOO funny. They make some valid points. Your hubby? He's a keeper. it DOES look like a bra. I want one. Heh.

Warty Mammal said...

He's right! It _does_ look like an eye bra!

Argh, bra shopping. Don't get me started. Let's just say that the next time I find something that fits and is comfortable, I'm ordering a case full.

Karen said...

Think of the celebrity "wardrobe malfunctions" we could witness..... Yikes...

Krista said...

Boys should have velcro on their lips for a few years! When I wore a bigger size, I loved Goddess bras. They really support well, because I was getting sick of looking like they were halfway down to my knees! You should try one because as I say, "You just can't buy scaffolding in a box."