Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Please no negativity.
I am 27 years old and I don’t wear a bra. As in, not to work, not to formal occasions, never. I think I am about a 36B, so I never thought it was a big deal that I didn’t. I wore them through high school and some of college, and felt like they were TORTURE devices. Maybe I just never found the ‘right’ bra for me. I even went for a professional fitting once, and I STILL couldn’t get it right, so I gave up on them all together.
Now I am getting to the age where I feel like I can’t get away with going without anymore. In pictures I am starting to ‘notice’ the natural shape of my breasts through my shirt, and I don’t think it’s a good look…maybe I am getting a little larger, I HAVE gained a little weight since I had that professional fitting years ago. I have been doing some research, and I have stumbled upon something called Bralettes. They are kind of a hibrid between a sportsbra and tank top. I was thinking they could be a happy medium for me. Maybe.
That being said, I have always been a little proud of my ‘non comforming’. I feel like I am selling out a little by finally caving in.
Should I really care? If I’m more comfortable without one, does it matter?
Should I aknowledge I am a grown woman, and start wearing one? I’ll find the right fit someday, right?
Has anyone worn bralettes? Are they worth the money?
Post # 2
I would go without a bra if it is what your comfortable in!
I’ve always been big boobed so I’ve ALWAYS had to wear a bra so I’m quite jealous that you don’t have too!
I’ve never worn a bralette but my gosh are they gorgeous and sexy! If I a smaller chest I’d be rocking them for sUre
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - Kaneohe, Hawaii
Yes go for the bralette! They are too adorbs. Or get almost like a training bra? Ones that are cotton without an underwire. It’ll just feel like you’re wearing a shorter tank top! I am jealous too 🙁 I can’t even go to bed without a bra. My boobies hurt in the morning, from all the tossing and turning and pressure 🙁 sigh.
Post # 4
You could always go for form-fitting camis under each outfit. That’s my fave when I NEED a bra-free day. Can’t do it too often bc I’m a Dirty Delete but you better believe I’m bra-less under big hoodies lol
Post # 5
I personally don’t think it’s appropriate to go braless at work, even if you are small chested. At least wear a cami with a built in shelf thing.
Post # 6
Go for bralette or nonwired bras/triangle bras and so on. I’m a 34D, so I can only walk around the house without a bra and I wear bralettes to work as a treat sometimes, but even then it’s not a good look. I can’t stand the padding, bras with underwires but without paddings are more comfy, trust me! I’m kinda jealous you can go around braless so often.
Post # 7
I am Dirty Delete, so not wearing a bra is sometimes painful to me, enough I can’t go without one comfortably most days. In college, I didn’t’ realize I was wearing the wrong size and so hated my bras – then I A) found out about sports bras – yay. and B) discovered I was not wearing the right size, no wonder it hurt.
Still, I know thy can be like a harness, and some days they feel better than others, so I have a few styles to accommodate hot weather, cool weather, heavy exercise, and lounging.
I was surprised when I went into a shop called Soma at Christmas, just because they had a really pretty bra in the window and H wanted me to treat myself. They insisted on measuring me, stating their sizes weren’t always the same as the sizes women think they wear, and then brought me a few to try on and after a day, any bra usually is not comfortable. These were awesome! I tried on the pretty one, thinking it was lovely but would feel like barbed wire – it wasn’t. So I bought it. And then looked out for online sales and replaced all my bras with theirs.
If you want to see if a bra works for you, I recommend going to a shop like Soma or even Victorias Secret and being measured for a proper fit – it makes a big difference, and both places have more sensible bras made of cotton, bralettes, and a variety both with and without underwire, for you to try.
Post # 8
Yes, you should wear a bra. I mean, you’re pregnant now, right? Most likely, your boobs are going to get to the point where NOT wearing a bra is uncomfortable. And then there’s leaking if your breast feeding later on. Go to a professional bra store (Victorias Secret, Soma) and get fitted.
Post # 9
bralettes are the Bomb! I have a drawer of about 100 VS bras that I no longer touch.
they are light and non restrictive
I’m in love with this site. http://www.instantoutfits.com
They have an entire section dedicated to these bralettes that are made out of soft sealess stretch material. NO CLASPS, NO WIRES, nothing poking you, no seams! it is pure perfections.