I Refuse to Wear Bras

How many times have you said, “I can’t wait to get home and take this bra off?” 🙋‍♀️.

In October of 2017, after a decade of struggling with bras and actively hating a piece of my daily wardrobe, I finally decided: Fuck it. I’m done complaining, I’m not putting this thing on anymore.

And let me tell you: I haven't looked back once.

Truthfully, I think bras are a hassle; buying one is a chore and wearing one is uncomfortable. And in my opinion, there is no such thing as a comfortable bra—they're restricting and I don’t like the way they hug my around my rib cage.

Besides, bras aren’t designed to your advantage. They were designed to cover up the natural shape of your breasts. To make them appear “larger,” “perkier,” or “symmetrical.” To either minimize or maximize them. And to conceal your nipples.

At the root of it, it’s just another way to make you feel insecure about your body by telling you that your body is wrong and needs to be changed.

And aside from all of that, they offer NO benefit.

According to Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a researcher at Besançon CHU:

“Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.” ⠀ “Not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast.”

Darling, you and I are under no obligation to wear a bra, to cover our nipples, or change the natural shape of our breasts.

Now, to be clear: I’m not saying you "shouldn’t" wear a bra. I'm just telling you that you don’t have to, that you should stand powerfully in your autonomy instead of adhering to a social norm that claims your boobs are "wrong."

Because they aren't.
Every single pair looks different. None of them are wrong, right, better, or worse—they're all just normal.
The size, the shape, the color, the way they hang—normal.

So, the next time you’re about to put on a bra, ask yourself, “Am I doing this for me? Or am I doing this because I feel forced to?”

Because only you get to decide what you put on your body, simply because it’s your body. Capiche?