How comfortable are you going braless not at home, but out in the world? After asking the question to my friends, I found that most of us were against it. While we can’t wait to get home and let our girls go free, out in the streets? It feels like a little too much. Not to mention that the assumption is that going braless could speed up the sagging process.
However, a French study published in 2013 found that some bras don’t prevent this, and in some cases, they can actually increase sagging.
“Our first results confirm the hypothesis that the bra is a false need,” Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon said about his 15-year study to France Info. “Medically, physiologically, anatomically, the breast does not benefit from being deprived of gravity. Instead, it languishes with a bra.
Rouillon followed 330 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 for 15 years. He measured their breasts and took note of changes that would occur over the years. What he found was that the women who didn’t wear the bras had a 7 millimeter lift and that their breasts not only were firmer, but their stretch marks faded as well. Researchers came to the conclusion that by not wearing a bra, the muscles in your breasts get an actual workout of sorts, as opposed to having breast tissue fail to grow while your chest sits in a bra.
So with that being said, there may be an actual incentive in terms of boob health when it comes to going braless. And if you’re not necessarily feeling brave about it, you can check out the style moves of Rihanna (the queen of braless fashion), as well as 10 other stars who aren’t afraid to free the nipple and let it all (or at least most of it all) hang out.
For the record, Rihanna is a fan of the braless look because she wants to take “advantage of my titties before they go south.”