- Publish Date
- Friday, 27 March 2020, 2:32PM
Many wise people have said there's nothing quite like the feeling of taking your bra off at the end of a long day.
Well we looked at the pros and cons of not wearing an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder while working from home!
Pro: It's better for your breasts
A 15-year study on how bras affect breasts showed they did more harm than good. French researcher Jean-Denis Rouillon found women who wore bras had saggier breasts on average than those who didn't.
His study confirmed stopping wearing a bra could improve the shape of the breasts. In fact, he couldn't find any evidence that wearing a bra provided benefits to women.
But Rouillon did say his sample size of more than 300 young women was not large enough to accurately represent the global population.
Pro: A cool breeze
In the same way we're told not to constantly wear tight, unbreathable pants, surely there's got to be some benefit in not keeping our boobs cramped up in a bra all day? That's the assumption that I'll be operating on anyway.
Ouch. Pick your shirts carefully, friends.
This one really should have been at the top of the list. It's the main reason. Need I say more?
Pro: Learning to be comfortable in your own skin
I try to make sure I occasionally go to work with no make-up on so I can remind myself it's not a necessity and that my face is fine as it is. I want to have the option to wear it or not wear it, and be happy and treated the same either way.
Maybe we'll come out of this quarantine with the same attitude towards bras. Maybe we as a society could simply get used to breasts not being the one expected shape. Maybe we can just learn to be alright with how our breasts look unsupported.
Con: Less storage
In a world where pockets on women's clothing are few and far between, you take every bit of storage you can get. At least being at home means you have less need for it.
Spoiler- there's more pros than cons- so free the girls this lock-down!