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#1 Kalota

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

I have a strapless dress that I want to wear to a work function tomorrow. I do own a strapless bra (I am about a C cup) but it is very uncomfortable and tomorrow it is going to be 37 degree outdoor heat and the strapless bra just makes me feel constricted and uncomfortable and sweaty! I tried the dress on WITHOUT the bra and it looks fine - there is some minor built-in support around the bust area of the dress and some sticky elastic to help it stay up.

Do you think it would be okay to wear it without a bra? I feel as though you can't really notice anyway...

This got me thinking though, when do you think it is OK to go braless? Do you ever not wear a bra in public, and for what circumstances? I offen go braless with certain outfits that are quite supportive on their own but am starting to feel a bit weird about it as I am getting older...

Just curious as to your thoughts, as frivolous as it seems! biggrin.gif

#2 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

For certain dresses I will go without, ones where a bra can be seen easily and so on. For this reason, though, I often choose ones that I can wear a bra with - two pregnancies, even without breastfeeding, have left me with a droopy chest sad.gif

#3 lamarque

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

I'd need a picture to judge sorry.  

It sounds ok but I'm of the view that ladies of a certain age should always wear a bra - call me old fashioned.  original.gif

#4 bakesgirls

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

If you think the dress has enough support, then go for it.

I never ever go out in public without a bra on. My breasts are just too big (FF cup) and I need the support. That, and after having three kids and breastfeeding them, they look like 'sand in sock' boobs.
Once upon a time I was a lovely 'C' cup and I could get away with going bra-less.

Edited by bakesgirls, 07 December 2012 - 08:17 PM.

#5 laridae

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

I guess it depends on the dress - but I don't think I would with a C cup.  A or B would probaby be ok.  Can you get a bra with see-through straps?

And yes - I do go braless in public original.gif Generally in the middle of winter when I have a huge jacket on - so not really noticable.

#6 BetteBoop

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

I'm a double E so if I was to go braless, I think the response would be EE!

As a C cup, the world is your oyster. Wear a bra or don't. Gravity is on your side.

#7 3inthebed

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I do it all the time. My requirements are:
- Can't  see the outline of nipple
- My boob shape looks fine and not saggy
- There is no way the dress can fall down
If I am worried about gapoing necklines and glimpse of boob, I wear double sided fashion tape to hold the garment up.

#8 jkate_

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

I think you would be okay to go bra-less.  Maybe get some nipple shields from somewhere like bras n things if you're paranoid in that regard.

IMO Strapless bra straps are tacky sad.gif

#9 GoodGollyMolly

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Pre-baby I had a maxi dress with a sort of built in tight bodice thing which was the only thing I've ever been able to wear without a bra.

Post baby and still BF'ing I can't even go to bed without a crop top on now sad.gif

#10 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Yes you can go braless only if:

1. There is no prominent nipple display
2. There is very little jiggling

#11 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 07/12/2012, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a C cup, the world is your oyster. Wear a bra or don't. Gravity is on your side.

I wish. I'm a C and mine point directly down at my toes  sad.gif

#12 JaneLane

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Take a photo of yourself in the dress with and then without a bra and see what you think.  Sometimes what you see in the mirror and how others see you is quite different so seeing a photo will help.  I would be fine going bra less, I'm quite perky but sometimes I think they look too pointy in certain clothes so I feel the need to wear a bra to flatten them out

#13 lamarque

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 07/12/2012, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish. I'm a C and mine point directly down at my toes  sad.gif

I'm a B/C and pass the pencil test but I still have that sag that only BF can give you.  I couldn't go bra-less.

#14 Kalota

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

- pictures removed -

Edited by Kalota, 08 December 2012 - 07:51 AM.

#15 imamumto3

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

I think it looks fine.

#16 Therese

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

I think it looks fine too.

#17 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

I remember those days. I had years where I only wore a bra on special occasions.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

#18 Frockme

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Fine, without a shadow of a doubt. And no need for a cardy in 37C! Only a Kardy in your hand is needed.  wink.gif

#19 Lyn29

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

That looks fine to me too - no one could see you have no bra on, I would think.

#20 BetteBoop

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 07/12/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish. I'm a C and mine point directly down at my toes  sad.gif

And you want sympathy?

I no longer wear heels for fear of tripping over my nipples.

#21 Kalota

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Thanks everyone - I think I will go without the bra since it is so uncomfortable and everyone thinks it looks fine... I will take your advice and enjoy going braless while I can - if genetics play any role in it, I'll be taking after the women in my family whose breasts blow up enormously as soon as they have children!

#22 Kalota

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (Malaya @ 07/12/2012, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fine, without a shadow of a doubt. And no need for a cardy in 37C! Only a Kardy in your hand is needed.  wink.gif

I know, but I don't want to get sunburnt!!! I'm so pale I end up like a lobster. The "cardi" is made of light t-shirty type material so it should be OK for that heat! original.gif

#23 JaneLane

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

You look fine in that dress, no need for a bra!

#24 ~Peaches~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

That looks totally fine original.gif The thickness of the material and the 'gathering' covers everything, not even a hint of nipple, and it looks supportive enough, no worries at all. Have a nice time.

#25 JaneLane

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

I would probably take a cardi too, I  have very fair skin and try to cover up as much as possible to protect my skin

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