So I went shopping today and as my student loan has come through and I seem to be doing pretty well in terms of applying for a summer job, I decided to treat myself.

And my shopping partner showed me a shop that does my size in bras in all of its ranges! Finally! They are quite rare on the high street, at least here in the UK, and I was like a kid in a sweetshop. I bought a set.

When I got home and tried it on, neither fit. The top is clearly too tight. I have bras from its sister shop and they fit me fine, but not here! So I can't wear my new bra, and the underwear is also too small, leaving me with lumps in all of the wrong places, and making me look and feel frankly awful.

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Now I have to do the walk of shame back to the shop to get bigger sizes. And I shouldn't care but it feels humiliating to have to say that I was overoptimistic about my size when I fit that size in other shops!

I was so excited too! Why do they do that? WHY?