There is an article claiming that wearing a bra does “nothing to help support a woman’s breasts and could even be doing damage”. A study on 330 women were studied for 15 years. The study shows that breast gained no benefit from being supported in a bra. In fact, “Breast would gain more tone and support themselves if no bra was used” according to the article. Bras are basically leading to atrophy of natural support system in the breast and can even contribute to back pain. Now before you go bra burning, the professor of the study claims that those who have been wearing a bra for a long time will not benefit from stoping now.
I am not so sure about this study. I don’t doubt their findings however I have seen the those documentaries about women living in braless tribal settings and I find that they have particularly pendulous utters like any other unsupported woman who is usually a bra-wearer.
Perhaps I am just used to the rounded pushed-up look of breasts in modern bras. That look is quite unnatural considering up until 1947, women did not have padded pushup bras according to Women Health Magazine’s history of the bra. Many civilizations over the centuries have invented a clothing device to support/shape the breast to meet their standards of beauty. I won’t get on my soapbox about how that is form oppression. Instead I will say, wear or don’t wear whatever makes you comfortable and feel at your best.
And that’s my 2 cents 4 u!
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