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Old 05-18-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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I don't believe bras prevent sagging. Nope, there is nothing magical about them.
No, they don't prevent sagging. It's going to happen as you age. What happens is that the breasts are supported by what is known as Cooper's Ligament. The problem is that this ligament does not go back after it is stretched. When the breast are not supported, the weight stretches the ligament a teensy tiny bit every day. Such a little amount that you don't notice it. But after a few years, it shows up.

Therefore, if you wear a bra eight hours per day, you will have less unsupported weight on that ligament.

So you are right, the bra doesn't prevent sagging, it just slows it down. It's up to us. I have reached the point where I no longer care.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Hahahahaha, bras and sagging breasts.

My mother in law is in her 60s and literally has only worn a bra two times in her life. She has the perkiest large breasts ever and has no problem showing them off at the beach.

My sister in law has worn a bra every day since she was 12 and has the smallest AND saggiest breasts I have ever seen (don't ask how I know).

So, what have we learned here? Hint: Nothing, other than it's simply determined by how your body is built. Not bras, not ligaments, nothing.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:21 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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A number of friends/ex's of mine have larger breasts and they have always said going to a professional fitter did wonders for their comfort level. None of them will proclaim they are great (one is an artist and she complains it gets in the way of her drawing, another hates it when it's cardio time running), but having the right size, band, tightness, etc. works wonders.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Women who aren't "big-busted" still need to show a little modesty in the workplace. Instead of making so much effort to find ways to obscure the breasts without buying a bra (shelf bras, tank shirts, spandex, big shirts, layering..wow that's a LOT of work just to hide a nipple, don't you think?) it's just easier to buy a bra. Then you can wear any kind of shirt you like! You can buy a bandeau stretchy number, that fits pretty much like a tube top, and wear strapless blouses and dresses.

Finding the *right* bra is much more important to me than any kind of false sense of liberation. If I need to be braless to feel like an equal to a man, then I've got some seriously messed up priorities.
That's not a problem for me. You see, I love jackets. I wear them all the time. And without an underwire bra, the jackets conceal any issues with nipples (don't really have those, though, as mine are tiny and don't ever stick out even when cold). As mentioned upthread, no one can tell and I've gotten endless compliments on my outfits, primarily from other women, but also from the better-dressed men I work with. That, as well as my enjoyment of wearing camisoles and thin sports bras means that I naturally and effortlessly gravitate toward a style of dress that allows me to go braless. I don't deny anyone their right to wear strapless garments, but I've never cared for them (pale skin, prone to severe sunburns, so all that exposed flesh = bad choice for me) and given the option to choose sleeves or no sleeves, will always choose sleeves.

Could you explain to me why my personal choice to go braless rubbed you the wrong way, or why you are ascribing values to it like "false sense of liberation" or "feel like an equal to a man" that I have not discussed or alluded to? I realize I mentioned that it felt "freeing" in my original post, but to be clear, I meant "physically light, flexible, and comfortable," not anything spiritual or emotional.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Could you explain to me why my personal choice to go braless rubbed you the wrong way, or why you are ascribing values to it like "false sense of liberation" or "feel like an equal to a man" that I have not discussed or alluded to? I realize I mentioned that it felt "freeing" in my original post, but to be clear, I meant "physically light, flexible, and comfortable," not anything spiritual or emotional.
You are way too mature and intelligent to be posting here.

But, on a serious note, there is no reason for this thread to continue after your wonderful post.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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I don't believe bras prevent sagging. Nope, there is nothing magical about them.
They sure don't prevent it......nothing like a pair 45y/o T*Ts.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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Nickchick there is a reason you feel better when ya' take it off- you're not restricted and you're free I don't get why a select few people on this forum are so hostile to the notion that we don't & won't wear them. Especially after reading those very informative articles-
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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sorry. just scrolling through CD and this caught my eye. Favorite thread ever lol. If ya'll can put up with guys staring at your chest all day, to hell with bras!!!
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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What cup and band size are you? (Ballpark, I mean.)

I ask because depending upon what you wear, you may have a lot more alternatives than you think. The "Why Wear Bras?" article I linked to earlier offers over a dozen different types of bra alternatives and bra-like undergarments that are suitable for work. A few suggestions I have tried myself include:

-Camisoles (I have some cropped and some full-length.)
-Thin sports bras (Like this: C9 by Champion® Women's Seamless Cami Bra - Cabana Green : Target (http://tinyurl.com/3qxrnbg - broken link) – fantastic under dress clothes, especially when you get them in neutrals or black, because of the thin straps)
-T-shirt bras or unstructured bras (no underwire, can be found at stores like American Apparel – check out these options: American Apparel | Women's Styles | Bras)
-Tanks with shelf bras
-Thick-ribbed tank tops
-Bikini tops (A plain black, nude, white, or pink athletic-cut top should work fine.)

As mentioned, I'm a D, which is significant boobage, usually a size that's recommended to always wear an underwire. You can't typically find "cute," cheap, traditional bras above a C-cup, especially not without underwire, and that's another reason why I love the "alternatives" I mentioned above...they're significantly cheaper.
Can't rep you twice VelvetFedora, even though I tried! I'm a 32DD and I also hate bras. I tried the "Nordstroms Fitting" that so many of my friends suggested to me and even though I blew away over $100.00 buying what they gave me, I was still very uncomfortable.

I've been looking into many alternatives like those you suggested above. Also I don't know if anyone's mentioned the "Genie Bra" or "Ahh Bra" although you can find cheaper and better ones like it using a search engine, such as a company out of Oregon that makes fabric bras (look like sports bras) that lift and separate for those who hate bras.

My favorite company is Barely There and they have a wide selection of no-bra bras too, which I've bought at Macy's and Kohls.

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Old 05-21-2011, 04:57 PM
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I hate them. I wear body shapers under my blazer.
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