We’ve all heard of International No Bra Day; it’s a day to raise awareness for breast health by choosing not to wear a bra for a day. We’ve heard of the Free the Nipple campaign, a movement looking to desexualize a woman’s body. Many movements and campaigns have been created about women choosing to no longer wear bras as a catalyst for opening the lines of communication about body positivity, health, women’s rights, and so much more.
There’s a new trend revolving around not wearing a bra; however, it’s not a statement at all. If it is considered a statement, it’s only a fashion one. It’s now becoming common for women to opt out of wearing a bra just because. There are no motivations or agendas behind it; some women are just more comfortable not wearing a bra and are choosing to just take them off and let nature provide the lift and support they need or don’t need.
Many female celebrities have hopped on board, as red carpets and special events allow them to dress up or wear statement ensembles that many of us can’t wear to work. They are wearing plunging dresses, menswear inspired suits, and tops without bras underneath, perfectly comfortable with their cleavage showing. Furthermore, celebs are going braless during everyday errands, allowing their breasts to show through their tops without care. Not all of our favourite starlets dominating this look have implants either; celebs with natural breasts are celebrating what they were blessed with by letting their true size show.
P.S: If you are going braless for a night out, consider some body tape to reduce the chance of a wardrobe malfunction!
Not all women can afford to not wear a bra; a bustier woman really should consider how the lack of a bra could lead to pain and discomfort down the road. Some women may also love the look, but aren’t quite comfortable with the idea of not wearing a bra at all. Luckily, there is an alternative.
If you love the natural shape of your breast, there are some stunning cup-free bras, or bras with minimal cups, that still give you support and lift with underwires. You can opt for a semi-sheer or lace-adorned cup free bra and have it peek out of your low cut top, or just feel a little more liberated without those super structured cups and pads. You can still wear a bra and achieve that braless look if it’s more appropriate for your breast size or your lifestyle.
Would you ever consider going braless in the name of fashion? We would love to hear what your thoughts are about this new fashion trend. Write to us in the comments below, start a conversation with us on Facebook, tweet us on Twitter, pin your inspiration on Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube.