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  • #61
    Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
    I should make my own. I don't really need the support. I just want something to minimize the nippley look, and which can be worn with a sleeveless or low-cut dress.
    There's a brand of bandeau style bras I like called Boob Tube. No I am not kidding. Well made and they actually stay up.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      Try it - what' the worst that could happen?
      Uhhhhh awkwardness in public? XD
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      • #63
        Originally posted by happybunny View Post
        Hey little vase, if you have shoulder indents, your bra is NOT fitting correctly. As I've said, I wear 32G, and my straps contribute almost no support to my bra. In fact, they tend sometimes to slide of my shoulders (I'm lazy about adjusting them). All the work is done by the band and cups. And there are plenty of styles that have wider bands that shouldn't really cut in around your chest at all. If you just don't like wearing bras, more power to you, but there are options out there if you WANT to wear a bra.
        You are right, shoulder indents means wrong size. I always wore 36D and for the past couple years have complained of shoulder pain...well lo and behold, i did some research and i wasn't sizing myself correctly. (hint: VS doesn't measure correctly) - I was actually a 32G (it is very important to use UK measurements - not US!).
        I have been wearing the right size and haven't had ANY shoulder pain, and my bra straps aren't tight either, they tend to slide off my shoulders too But it's tough finding the right size in stores.

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        • #64
          I stopped wearing bras about 2 months ago, I'm about a 34C, and at first it was very weird, but I think it was mostly in my head since I don't think it was ever noticeable (I often wear some kind of camisole with a shelf layer or I wear several layers.

          Now that I'm used to being bra-free, I don't think I could deal with wearing them again, I never realized how restrictive and uncomfortable they were.

          I made my decision after reading about how bras restrict lymph flow (and therefore may be linked to cancer and cystic fibrosis) and weaken the Cooper's ligaments, which supposedly causes drooping.

          Bra Free - Bras and Breast Cancer
          Last edited by BestBetter; 04-07-2013, 04:06 PM.

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          • #65
            I wear sports bras most of the time, have plenty of cleavage even with them, but I still have some of my lower cut lacy lifters if the occasion comes up. The sports bra comes off as soon as I get into the house though ... at 38DD, my shoulders start aching after a while. I have noticed that they are fuller than they were prior to going paleo/primal.
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            • #66
              I wear bras... then again I've always had sort of saggy breasts even when I was young and not particularly large. I find it physically uncomfortable not to wear a bra... so I do. However, I hate uncomfortable bras, and lately I've just been wearing those Ahh Bras (or variations thereof... there are a zillion brands of them now). They don't provide a lot of support - just enough so I'm comfortable. I wouldn't want to run in them though!! The only time I ever slept in bras was when I was lactating. I don't have to worry about jiggly breasts in bed and I don't know why you'd sleep in one!!

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              • #67
                I wear bras outside of the house all the time. I am about a 34DD and prior to eating primal my breasts always had a sort of deflated look to them. Since going primal, my friends all comment at how great my breasts look They are much fuller and nicer now.

                I am most comfortable around the house wearing a tight tank top with those built in shelf bras, but I still feel uncomfortable going out in public that way.
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Sandra in BC View Post
                  I can hold a stapler with one and a 3-hole punch with the other.
                  Ha ha I see your 3 hole punch and stapler and raise you to a .....I wish lol
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                    I stopped wearing bras about 2 months ago, I'm about a 34C, and at first it was very weird, but I think it was mostly in my head since I don't think it was ever noticeable (I often wear some kind of camisole with a shelf layer or I wear several layers.

                    Now that I'm used to being bra-free, I don't think I could deal with wearing them again, I never realized how restrictive and uncomfortable they were.

                    I made my decision after reading about how bras restrict lymph flow (and therefore may be linked to cancer and cystic fibrosis) and weaken the Cooper's ligaments, which supposedly causes drooping.

                    Bra Free - Bras and Breast Cancer
                    That's a great article. Thanks for posting it. I really agree that, if one is not overweight, there is no reason that the body can't hold itself up. I also agree that doing some pushups and pull ups is great for strengthening the natural connective tissue to prevent sagging.

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                    • #70
                      If I could look decent without a bra I would be totally thrilled about not having to wear one. My Mum always had a little saying about braless big breasted women.... "Black eyes and bruised knees"...
                      Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                      Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        That's a great article. Thanks for posting it. I really agree that, if one is not overweight, there is no reason that the body can't hold itself up. I also agree that doing some pushups and pull ups is great for strengthening the natural connective tissue to prevent sagging.
                        Umm...32G here. I could still stand to lose 10 lbs, but the boobs haven't gone anywhere during the last 30 lbs, so I'm not sure another 10 will make much difference.

                        Also, I'm very skeptical of the idea that bras lead to cancer due to restriction of lymph flow. The interpretation of research seems quite dodgy. For the sake of argument, I'll grant that 24-hour bra use is correlated with increased breast cancer. But it didn't take long to find a counterargument that overweight women are far more likely to wear bras that amount of time. Guess what being overweight is correlated with? Breast cancer. So all in all, this seems like the sort of argument that reinterprets correlation as causation. Also, a NYTimes article (which I understand might be rightly taken with a grain of salt) states that women with lymph nodes removed from the chest area don't have higher rates of breast cancer.

                        I'm not ruling out that not wearing a bra might be more comfortable or even that it might help if you are prone to cysts. But I'm reasonably confident that this one vanity is not going to have an unduly deleterious effect on my well-being. And unfortunately for me in light of my career plans, it seems that one of the more sound ways of decreasing risk of some kinds of breast cancer is having children early and often and breastfeeding them for a long time. But whatever, I couldn't care less if some of you other paleo ladies are happiest bra free

                        And for fun, a few studies in the research list at Bra Free - Bras and Breast Cancer

                        "Lymphadema due to chronic penile strangulation: a case report"
                        "Loosely-fitted polyester underpants on dogs caused dramatic decreases in sperm counts and an increase in degeneration of the testes." I would be most likely to interpret this as a result of psychological trauma!

                        Edit to include quote from Wikipedia article about the main source for that website: "Singer and Grismaijer claim to have noticed that the Māori of New Zealand, who are integrated into white culture and therefore wear bras, have the same rate of breast cancer, while the aboriginals of Australia, who are bra-free, have practically no breast cancer. The same was true for “Westernized” Japanese, Fijians and other bra-converted cultures." Sounds to me like there are other aspects of Western culture that could be confounding variables... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dressed_to_Kill_(book)
                        Last edited by happybunny; 04-09-2013, 03:39 AM.

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                        • #72
                          32G here. I look downright lewd in even the most modest of shirts without a bra on, plus the sagging and outward spread make me look like I have no waist. I confine bralessness to in-house time.

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                          • #73
                            I was a 32 DD, made finding bras impossible. Then I was 32 G when pregnant- even harder finding those... And now I'm 30-32 C-D.
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                            • #74
                              I'm small-busted, measuring at a 32B, but more comfortable in a 34A (wide rib cage). I go for cloth bras, sports-style, or the type that can go with or without inserts. I also lean towards androgynous styles when I'm dressing casually, outside of work, so I'm not particularly concerned about how flat-chested I look.

                              I definitely like how everything feels after a day without a bra at home, like on the weekends. Seems like I need a whole day to really "recover".

                              Since taking Vitex to raise my low progesterone, my boobs have gotten slightly larger, so that the cup of a 34A underwire bra fits reasonably, but is really more there to prevent anyone from seeing my nipples, not really providing any real support.

                              I feel very torn between wanting to go braless in public (feel like I can get away with it) for comfort and the socially ingrained "shame" of having nipples showing if it gets chilly (and I am prone to getting cold before others).
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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                                I feel very torn between wanting to go braless in public (feel like I can get away with it) for comfort and the socially ingrained "shame" of having nipples showing
                                I have this same issue. I feel really uncomfortable with the idea of nipples showing, or feeling like they're swinging around, but when I really think about it, it infuriates me that I'm so uncomfortable with it, so I'm trying to 'force' myself to get over it a little, but it's not easy.

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