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post #61 of 178
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Originally Posted by itsrtimedownhere View Post
wow, this is really interesting.

can you imagine that happening to you though? haha the though of my mom pulling on my boobs really weirds me out.

yeah it is.



actually, the reason i like camis is for the shelf bra, to keep the skin from sticking to the botton of my breasts, and nursing pads can kinda stay in them. i'll try the thrift store... at least it'll be cheaper, if they don't fit right then its fine....
post #62 of 178
I have enormous breasts, and agree that camis with shelf bras don't work. Nursing tanks work, but mine was as restrictive as a bra. If one could get one several sizes to big they might be an option. Not possible for me, since I was a 38 H last I measured, but they have shrunk considerably since my youngest is now 3.5. Anyway, sleep 'bras' are a good alternative. They don't really have much support to constrict lymph, but they don't fall off when you bend over. Mine was made by Kati Rose. Here's a link: http://www.nursingbrasdirect.com/shop/products/172 but mine looks looser than that- maybe I bought a size larger for comfort. It would also be easy to duplicate if you are handy with a sewing machine. Has http://www.decentexposures.com/ been mentioned? Un-Bras for those who hate bras, custom bras, and a righteous company. I can't afford them.
post #63 of 178
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Wow, those "unbras" look great!
post #64 of 178
Victoria's Secret is now offering a bra in their Lacie collection, called the "wireless bralette". Basically just soft stretchy lace! They're $18 each and come in small, medium, and large. Gorgeous colors with matching lacie panties! I love mine when I actually decide to put on a bra, haha.
post #65 of 178
My mom gave me an undershirt that's more of a tank top with a shelf bra in it- the straps are wider than a regular tank top, and it's not ribbed. The girls stay in it better than in a cami. It probably came from Badmart, though. It also didn't work when we lived without a drier- it needed to shrink back up after wearing in order to contain my udder lovelies.
post #66 of 178
13+ years bra-free. HATE them. eugh. even those panel tops make me want to crawl out of my skin i just bought a bra in a sale last week to see what it'd look like. and yep - they are definitely as bad as i remember
post #67 of 178
Those unbras and the lacies might be great to have 1-2 on hand for the times when I wear something that really does need a bra. Which happens. I'm mostly good bra-free. (and I sure do not miss bras the least. I was just looking at the unbra's and thinking how much more comfy my boobs are free)
post #68 of 178
I've been bra free for 20 years, since I fled high school & went to uni. When i had nursing breasts, I used a bra but now I really don't need to (36B-ish). Sometimes if the dress calls for it I will bust out a brassiere but that's only about twice a year.

I like singlets & camisoles instead.
post #69 of 178
They don't even make bras for my AAAs. Well, maybe a 'training bra'.

I've never really worn one and probably never will.
post #70 of 178
OMG LOL I'll join as I haven't worn a bra in a LONG time. Even this pg when I should be getting used to my nursing bra again I can't stand them.
post #71 of 178
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Originally Posted by littlehawksmom View Post
They don't even make bras for my AAAs. Well, maybe a 'training bra'.

I've never really worn one and probably never will.
I'm an AAA too - welcome

Today I am wearing a short sleeved t-shirt, a long sleeved t-shirt and a sweater: it is here. I can't imagine tying myself up in a bra as well
post #72 of 178
I stopped wearing a bra when I moved out of my parents' house, and really only waited that long because I know it would have lead to arguments when I lived at home. I've always found them both uncomfortable and unnecessary, and cannot fathom why so many women feel they can't live without them.

My daughter is turning 13 this week and a few months ago told me she wanted a bra. It caught me a little by surprise because she has never seen me wear one, and I have never encouraged her to do so. But she seems to be a little jealous that all her girlfriends are getting bras. I told her it was up to her, and we went shopping together.

I decided I would get myself sized and buy a bra too. I haven't own or worn a bra in over ten years and though maybe it would be good to have one just in case. I found out I am a 34C (I was a 34B last time I wore one) and bought a simple white cotton bra that seemed relatively comfortable in the store.

I tried wearing it for the rest of the day and had to take it off about an hour later. How do people wear those things? I'm bra free and proud!
post #73 of 178
I stopped wearing a bra while in my last month of pregnancy with my baby who was born this past September.

I'm at least a 36/38 E/F and I'm starting to get used to how it looks. Right now, I'm nursing tons and just wear stretchy tanks.

I finally remembered to search this thread here because of the little FaceBook meme that's going around right now - women are posting just a color as their status update, and it's supposed to be the color of the bra that they're wearing. Some versions of the meme say that it's to raise breast cancer awareness. After reading this thread, I'm tempted to post a link that talks about how wearing bras can adversely affect a woman's health

I actually was surprised at how many of my FB friends admitted to being braless at the moment, and how much more comfy it was. I saw that sentiment echoed in the responses too. When I shared with these girl friends that I haven't worn a bra in months, they were jealous that I'm so "free." It's sort of nice being officially braless!
post #74 of 178
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Originally Posted by boigrrrlwonder View Post
Can we talk about not wearing a bra right after a new baby? I never really wore a bra except for the first months of my baby's life. It was the only way I could find to use nursing pads so that I didn't leak through my shirt. The bras were uncomfortable, though. I would love a solution that didn't involve wearing a bra for when I have the new baby in several months.
I don't go out very much with a new baby, so your mileage may vary with this approach - I just make sure to have an extra receiving blanket and when I'm getting ready to nurse, I tuck it up under my shirt. When I switch sides with the baby, I switch the receiving blanket too. I haven't done this in public too much yet, but it's worked well so far. I've also been successful with tucking nursing pads into my stretchy tanks and then just making sure they're in the right place before the milk lets down.
post #75 of 178
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Originally Posted by hippieshelly View Post
I tried wearing it for the rest of the day and had to take it off about an hour later. How do people wear those things? I'm bra free and proud!
Once in a blue moon I put one on if a shirt requires it and I can never believe I used to wear them all day every day

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Originally Posted by ber View Post
I finally remembered to search this thread here because of the little FaceBook meme that's going around right now - women are posting just a color as their status update, and it's supposed to be the color of the bra that they're wearing. Some versions of the meme say that it's to raise breast cancer awareness. After reading this thread, I'm tempted to post a link that talks about how wearing bras can adversely affect a woman's health
Oh THAT'S what that's about Now I know. Yeah, ironic isn't it - raise awareness about breast cancer with unhealthy bras
post #76 of 178
Bra-free for a few months before I got pregnant with my ds. I love it. I really loved it during my pregnancy with him and am enjoying it now with this pregnancy.

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Originally Posted by boigrrrlwonder View Post
Can we talk about not wearing a bra right after a new baby? I never really wore a bra except for the first months of my baby's life. It was the only way I could find to use nursing pads so that I didn't leak through my shirt. The bras were uncomfortable, though. I would love a solution that didn't involve wearing a bra for when I have the new baby in several months.
I'm hoping these new shirts I got will work. I'm going to try putting a piece of velcro in the shirt and on a nursing pad and see if that works. I really love these new shirts I got.

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Originally Posted by ber View Post
I stopped wearing a bra while in my last month of pregnancy with my baby who was born this past September.

I'm at least a 36/38 E/F and I'm starting to get used to how it looks. Right now, I'm nursing tons and just wear stretchy tanks.

I finally remembered to search this thread here because of the little FaceBook meme that's going around right now - women are posting just a color as their status update, and it's supposed to be the color of the bra that they're wearing. Some versions of the meme say that it's to raise breast cancer awareness. After reading this thread, I'm tempted to post a link that talks about how wearing bras can adversely affect a woman's health

I actually was surprised at how many of my FB friends admitted to being braless at the moment, and how much more comfy it was. I saw that sentiment echoed in the responses too. When I shared with these girl friends that I haven't worn a bra in months, they were jealous that I'm so "free." It's sort of nice being officially braless!
I posted the brafree.org site on mine and posted something someone else did about how posting about breastfeeding your babies helping you lower your risk of breast cancer rather than the color of your bra. It started a whole cool convo on there. Oh and someone started this group on there: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...2692222&ref=mf
post #77 of 178
I, also don't do the bra thing-they are so uncomfortable! Plus, i've never needed it, i'm a AA and those sizes all come with lots of padding and try to push them together for cleavage!
Express sells the best camis w/built in shelf bra-i swear by them! they are also long, i'm 27wks and xs can still fit over my belly!
I was not aware that they are bad for you--so they increase your risk of breast cancer or what? can someone clarify?
Also, what does everyone do about the leaky boob issue while nursing? And does anyone have a specific brand or store that they have found good nursing tanks at? i've looked around but am long waisted and they are all very short on me!
post #78 of 178
IIRC the reason that bras increase your risk of breast cancer is because you have a lot of lymph glands in your breast tissue. Lymph glands are your body's system for removing toxins (not for processing or eliminating, but removing toxins from blood.) However, the lymph system is entirely passive: to move toxins along, it requires your skeletal muscles moving and your body moving (and in the case of breasts, all that natural jiggling around) to move the toxins. so if your breasts are held immobile all day, they are sitting in accumulating toxins, and then if you aren't active without a bra, they don't really get much jiggling around to move toxins out.
post #79 of 178
i posted about bra-free.org on facebook too. i actually got a PM from a girl from high school telling me that she works in a cancer center and that she was inspired to go bra-free more often after checking out the site.

it made me feel good.
post #80 of 178
i love this tribe! im bra fee pretty much all of the time. anytime i wear one i get a sore rib cage. my mom and grandma are the same! love cami, and undershirts
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