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Fed up of wearing a bra???? this might convince you to burn it!

(14 Posts)
pupuce Sat 29-Jan-05 10:29:53

read this ....

marthamoo Sat 29-Jan-05 10:32:46

My Mum hates wearing a bra - as soon as she is in her house and fairly sure she won't have vistors she takes it off.

I'm not giving up my bra - no how, no way, not ever. Though I don't wear it in bed, how weird is that?

jessicasmummy Sat 29-Jan-05 10:33:25

interesting reading and i totally agree - i hate bra's they are the most uncomfortable thing ever. the only time i tend to wear one is if im going "out" for the evening etc. otherwise i wear supported vest tops. i am probably a minority, but i prefer to let them hang free so to speak!

miam Sat 29-Jan-05 10:34:27

That is interesting - especially the bit about bra-wearing and links to breast cancer, scary! Don't think I should burn mine though pupuce. . 'As women grow older, their breasts are supposed to be at a lower position'. Don't think they are quite meant to hang around the knee area lol!!!

marthamoo Sat 29-Jan-05 10:34:34

I have a feeling this may depend on your size. I am well blessed and don't want them bouncing around unfettered, thankyou very much.

marthamoo Sat 29-Jan-05 10:35:26

An alternative may be to tie them around the back of your neck - halter neck stylee boobs.

jessicasmummy Sat 29-Jan-05 10:35:30

i will admit i dont have a lot to hold up anyway, so maybe im lucky. i can get away with no bra 24/7 if necessary.... (just about a c cup on a good day!)

pupuce Sat 29-Jan-05 10:38:49

The article says that camisoles are better ..
" The camisole’s elastic make-up will give you the support you need for everyday wear or working out at the gym, and it will give your breasts a more normal appearance as opposed to the perky look of a teenager’s chest. As women grow older, their breasts are supposed to be at a lower position. Somebody should be telling that to the plastic surgeons earning a living at augmenting the breasts of mature women."

I love the teenager perky look comment.... and you watch TRrinny and Susannah their women ALWAYS have the wrong bras and did I not read that ober 50% of British women have the wrong size bra anyway (presumably making it even more uncomfortable).

I presume anyone with a very large bust would find it painful (back wise) to not wear a bra??? Can the camisole help???
Where do you get a camisole anyway ???

miam Sat 29-Jan-05 10:41:11

lol marthamoo!

Don't know if it would be uncomfortable for me pupuce, but it may be a tad uncomfortable for others - increased risk of my knocking them out should I have to turn around rapidly for some reason. Interesting about the camisole though - not sure how that would work for me though..

Ameriscot2005 Sat 29-Jan-05 10:41:20

I usually wear a sports bra these days. I only use a regular (albeit nursing) one if the straps would otherwise show.

I keep promising myself a trip to Rigby and Peller

marthamoo Sat 29-Jan-05 10:43:05

I don't think, even with my underwired bras, my boobs could be described as perky these days

Catbert Sat 29-Jan-05 11:01:09

I remember reading somewhere once that owmen in France do not wear bras to the extent that we do here, and certainly not from such a young age, and as a result, their decolette (the muscle group which holds your breasts in position) stays stronger and therefore supports your breasts without the need for a bra. Wearing a bra like anything else we do which stops us excercising our muscles, will cause the muscles to cease functioning as efficiently...

Although recently, I went for a fitting and found a really nice bra, that makes my boobs look much nicer than without! However, I often don't wear one at all...

aloha Sat 29-Jan-05 11:16:07

This is from the Cancer Research site:

Is there a link between breast cancer and the type of bra you wear?

No, there is no scientific evidence to prove this. There are a number of rumours that have suggested that bras cause breast cancer by obstructing the lymphatic system. The emphasis has generally been on under-wired bras. These sources claim that bras squash the fine tubes of the lymphatic system.  The idea is that this stops the normal drainage of the breast tissues, causing toxins to gather in the breast and resulting in cancer.  You would need to wear a bra that was painfully and unbearably tight to have any effect on your lymphatic system.

One source suggested that this theory explains the high rate of breast cancer in western cultures and the low rates in the developing world, where women are perhaps less likely to wear bras.  There are no scientific studies that back up this claim.  And there are many differences between Western and developing countries' lifestyles that could contribute to breast cancer risk.  Much of the research in this area has concentrated on differences in diet between different countries and cultures.

Constriction or applying pressure to an area of the body does not cause normal cells to become cancerous. There is a lot of information about how cancer starts and grows in the 'About Cancer' section of CancerHelp UK.

We don't know exactly what causes breast cancer, but there are a number of well known risk factors.  These include having a strong family history of the disease and getting older. There is a lot more information risks and causes of breast cancer, and possible protective factors in the Breast Cancer section of CancerHelp UK.

pupuce Sat 29-Jan-05 12:53:42

I think the cancer issue is not a big one.... the lack of comfort is !!!

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