Let's be honest—wearing a bra can be a pain in the, err, bust, with underwires, straps and hooks making their way into the picture. So, it's no wonder going braless can feel as freeing as slipping out of a pair of stilettos after a long day. But it seems like bras hypnotize women, women just put it on automatically and It becomes a habit more than a need. Girl are we weird! We put on our bras and can’t wait to get home to take it off and Hooooo!!! A Breast of Fresh air!
According to a French Study at the University of Franche-Comté, it actually is good to ditch the hitch! Women are not made for bra’s instead, bras are made for women! What’s the difference? Take control of your bra and don’t get hypnotized! The study followed 320 women over 15 years and found that those who went braless were more likely to have perkier breasts than those who regularly wore a bra.
Researchers theorized that bras do the same work as breast ligaments, which can reduce their effectiveness in other words, wearing a bra can make your boobs lazy, which then makes them more likely to sag. As Fitness doctors say, “Use it or lose it!” Just remember the last time your arms were casted and when you took off the cast, your arms shrink! Same as you do with your boobies! Bras are like cast! If you’re not convinced ask your great grandma!
We understand that you need to wear it for general reasons, we’re stuck in this bias world, are we? If you can’t ditch the hitch, might as well increase your braless time! Who needs breast antennas anyway! Don’t lie to yourself, be free! That’s your boob talking! It’s okay to go braless!
Practice makes perfect! Getting hypnotized is easy, getting out is more challenging. We need to shake it a little bit in ditching the hitching bra! Perhaps you want a perkier breast, so here are a few easy (and subtle) times you can go braless.
1. Getting ready in the morning.
Do your girl stuff, breakfast and the works… only slip your bra right before your head out the door!
2. Jeans day
When you think it's Jeans jacket day today, leave your bras at home! The tight fit of the jacket will give you just enough support for your girls. Just don’t tell everyone!
Wearing a long sleeve and laying over a neoprene top does the fashion without revealing that you’re braless.
4. When it’s cold outside
A denim shirt under a cable-knit sweater can be useful during cold days, it gives you a good braless disguise!
5. Walking the dog
Just wear a sweatshirt, IT shouldn’t be detectable and the neighbors won’t mind the dog. ( I mean, ‘IT’)
6. Wearing a moto jacket or vest
The leather’s stiffer fabric helps keep you in place while concealing obvious signs of bralessness. Just like a denim jacket, zip it up for maximum support.
7. With Spanx
Next time you’re wearing something so form-fitting it requires a body shaper, opt for one that covers your boobs and doesn’t have underwire. The tight fabric will hold you in place while still giving your breasts more of a break than a bra would.
8. Wearing a shelf tank
Tanks with a built-in shelf bra offer a little support and concealment, but it’s nowhere near what you’d get with a “real” bra. Layer one under pretty much anything.
It’s no sport unless you need to bend down and your girls are taller than your knee! If not, just relax, no need for straps!
10. Working a bodysuit
Bodysuits look great under slouchy jeans or layered under a summery dress for warmth. Throw an extra layer, like a button-up sweater or cute jacket, over top if you don’t feel 100 percent confident.
11. Wearing a trench coat
A belted trench won’t give anything away—your breast will pretend they are spies. They won’t be obvious!
12. Wearing this kind of top
Some shirts, like the one Kim Kardashian recently wore in Paris, aren’t meant to be worn with a bra. Just go with it.
Well of course, if you aren’t completely comfortable to go bra-less yet, put on a Stickee Pasties or StickeeBra and let your boobs feel the freedom.
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