Bras and shirts!!! bra or not??

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Registered: 02-20-2011
Bras and shirts!!! bra or not??
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 5:54pm


Im looking for fashion advice as a woman.Do any of you not wear bras? Im looking to find a way to go out and look nice in shirts and tops but not wear a bra, SInce i hate wearing a bra.Is this strange or does anyone else here not wear a bra either?

Im done wearing bras, Theyre too uncumfortable.I wish I didnt have to wear one so I think im not going to wear one anymore.

Do any of you have advice on going out and not wearing but still looking nice in tops? as women we should have rights toi chose to not wear one, we should be empowered. even in 2011.

i dont want to be stared at or the chest area to be noticeable in tops and shirts but id rather not wear a bra.... any advice or fashion tips!!!!

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 7:08pm
No one is forcing you to wear a bra, but gravity is very unkind and clothing is designed with the idea of body parts being unaffected by gravity.

Consider a building with an inadequate foundation, and after 40 or so years of settling, the situation is analagous.
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Registered: 12-17-1998
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 7:12pm

Hi Alicia, welcome to the board. I skip the bra a lot in the summer, especially with cami style tank tops. I think bra straps hanging out is tacky. I also buy cami tops that have the built in shelf bra, they keep the

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Registered: 01-22-2008
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 12:34pm

It is anyone choice either to wear or not to wear a bra.

My advice is to avoid the thin material blouses and top.

Born to Live.


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Registered: 02-20-2011
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 2:22am

can you guys sign up for the site?

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Registered: 11-08-2003
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 12:58pm
I am short-waisted and if I didn't wear a bra, would have no separation between the girls and the waist. Not a good look. If I didn't need a bra, I might skip it but I wouldn't be comfortable without one. Just to clarify, I wear a 30e or 30f depending on the style so my options are limited more than many.
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Registered: 03-09-2011
Thu, 03-10-2011 - 12:18pm

What about taping up the girls for support?

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Registered: 04-19-2011
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 1:12pm
It is imperative to wear a bra whether you are an A or a D. Going braless is nothing but unflattering and trashy. We know its uncomfortable. Some stores make "t shirt bras" or "saturday bras" which are supposed to be more comfy. If you're very flat chested, maybe you can get away with just petals covering your nipple area (depending on the shirt.)