Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To Bra or Not to Bra...

The house hunk and I went out gallivanting yesterday just to get out of the house. We had lunch, went shopping for the two things on our list, and generally enjoyed the sunshine.

I don't usually go bra shopping intentionally, but each time I'm in the store I check to see if they have any sports bras in my "size" and that's a relative term at best. Anyway, yesterday I found two and was quite pleased. In the car, going home, the hunk asked me what I would do if I had not found the new bras.

Now these were two that fastened in the front. I wanted them for after my swimming. Any woman who has tried to wrestle on a bra while she's still damp will understand my predicament. Usually, I put on a tee-shirt and jacket and go bra-less until I get home. I explained all of this to the hunk.

And he said, "I like it better when you don't wear one."

Um, did I mention I'm built on the generous side? Unless I'm at home in the privacy of my own surroundings, going bra-less is not an option. I explained that viewpoint to the detail.

He wanted to know why not?

So that started me wondering. Why do women wear bras? Is it personal choice? Cultural mandate? Fashion? Do we wear them for ourselves or for the men in our lives?

And men...what say you? To bra or not? Or does it make a difference if the woman is...losing her pneumatic uplift. Would you rather see some sway and movement or upholstered support?



  1. I'm not sure, but some should wear one. I was at a birthday party a few weeks ago and there was a woman who is a bit older, medium built. Well I was looking at her side view and thought hmmm, her stomach has an odd shape I wonder if something is medically wrong. Nope when she turned it was her hooters hanging down to her stomach and sticking out. I told the DH...she should NOT go bra less. :)

  2. i think it's a cultural thing and i believe it depends on the person. i feel uncomfortable sometimes when i DON'T wear one, and then there are some days where i go without if I know I'm wearing something that no one will notice it.

    <3 Gina Blechman

  3. I make no judgements about why others wear them or not. I think for me it's more about habit and having large boobs I feel more comfortable with them up rather than down

  4. Agree with AJ on this one. Comfort. That's not saying I don't have a couple I drag out for extra oomph when I want a confidence boost in a sweater.

    On the other hand, my dh is in full agreement with yours.