Yikes. My showcase is in two days and my dressmaker is just now making the dress. I had wanted a ballet-style dress, much in the style of the gown Alessandra wears in the balcony pas de deux in Romeo and Juliet. But the fabric she chose, while beautiful, does not seem to be conducive to that style â€“ or else sheâ€™s not sure exactly how to make it, being a Latin dressmaker. But the weirdest thing is that she seems to want to put these humongous bra cups into it. I told her they were too big â€“ Iâ€™m a petite person and a definite B cup and Iâ€™ll look like Pamela Anderson. But she insisted they are Latin cups, and are what are used in Latin. The Pamela Anderson look might work if the dancer was staying on the ground and remaining upright, but Iâ€™m doing theater arts stuff â€“ Iâ€™m going to go shooting right out of that bra during my fish dive. A guy who saw her fitting me said, â€œDonâ€™t worry, the guys will love it.â€ Yeah, right. But seriously, she would not put a smaller cup into the bra, said she didnâ€™t have any, this was the smallest a Latin cup came. Then, she said, â€œAnd besides, Latin women are proud of their bodies.â€ What? Iâ€™m not not proud â€“ Iâ€™m just not a D. She finally said if I found other cups sheâ€™d be amenable.
So, next day at work, I called the ballroom dress store LeNique. An Australian guy answered. Embarrassed, I asked him if they sold bra cups. He said no, they had their own supply for their own dresses but didnâ€™t sell them individually, although he thought some place in the Garment District did. I asked him if he knew where that place was, and he began thumbing through a phone book. Very nice guy. I felt badly about asking him to recommend another retailer, so I mumbled, â€œIâ€™m sorry, itâ€™s just that itâ€™s kind of an emergency.â€ My office-mate started cracking up, and cried, â€œHelp, I have a blind date tonight and he thinks Iâ€™m a double D; I need stuffing fast.â€ I shushed her, but LeNique guy overheard and started laughing. Anyway, he did end up finding a place for me in the Garment District â€“ so thank you LeNique guy! I went on my lunch hour, and they had every cup size imaginable. Their cups actually looked a bit small. So I bought one B and one C. I mean, one pair of each, of course… I brought them to my dressmaker, and she rolled her eyes, and said they were not the right shape â€“ too circular, instead of demi, and repeated that they werenâ€™t Latin. She finally said sheâ€™d use whatever I wanted at this point.
I donâ€™t think the dress is going to work out because the materialâ€™s just not right. But I still donâ€™t get the Latin versus ballet thing â€“ every Latin dancer is the same cup size? Stacey Keiblerâ€™s cups were smallish, werenâ€™t they?