By Jen Thorpe
On Twitter on Monday I sent off a late night tweet saying ‘Bra free Monday done, can’t wait for Bra free Tuesday’.
Yes, I am currently working from home and enjoying the luxuries of wearing slippers all day, and having the pleasure of a living hot water bottle (my cat Mona). What I am also enjoying is not having to wear a bra.
Just saying ‘having to wear a bra’ makes me really irritated with myself. Who says I ‘have to’? Why do I in the first place. I completely get wearing a bra for exercise – it holds your ‘noembies’ still whilst you jiggle or jump – that is support with a purpose. But what is the purpose of wearing a bra whilst sitting at your desk?
When the twitter conversation got under way, it seemed as though it became a discussion about big and small breasts – the idea was smaller breasted women were deemed acceptable when braless, and larger breasted women needed a bra to ‘pull themselves towards themselves’ as my old life skills teacher would say. Are we saying that big breasted women shouldn’t go bra free?
Do our bras form more than physical support, and provide emotional support too? Is that why we are afraid to be free of them. Even I still put one on when I go out to the shop.
So I’m interested – do your boobs hang low and wobble to and fro, or do you tie them up in knots and bows?