Nearly every woman wears a bra during the day, some even at night. You can find them in all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes. But did you know that you don’t actually need a bra to make your breasts appear more voluptuous and attractive? What a lot of people don’t know is that squeezing your breasts into a bra can often have negative consequences on the attractiveness of your bust as well as on your general health. If you put away your bra right now, things will start to happen that you were probably never aware of.
1. Your cup size increases
It’s not a joke: If you were to stop wearing your bra, you could go from being a B-cup to a C-cup after a while. You would start to use your chest muscles more, in order to resist the pull of gravity on your breasts. Of course, they won’t magically become fuller but it could very well be that they perk up in a natural way, making them appear bigger.
2. Your breasts get a nicer shape
Many women believe that wearing a bra prevents their breasts from sagging. However, that is not always the case. A French study has shown that removing the bra can even lead to perkier breasts.
3. A healthier bust
Bras aren’t necessarily bad for your breasts, of course. But in the same study, it was demonstrated that the wrong size bra could have many unpleasant side effects such as discomfort or shortness of breath. By ditching your bra, your blood flow improves, you end up using your pectoral muscles more and it’s more hygienic because body sweat that accumulates between the bra and your breasts usually forms a breeding ground for bacteria. By omitting the bra, you also omit this problem.
4. You’ll feel better
A lot of women love that feeling when, after a long day at work, they can finally come home and take off their bras, especially if they are too tight and not very comfortable. Now, just imagine being able to enjoy this feeling every minute, of every hour, of every day. The feeling itself is reason enough to question the necessity of a bra.
5. Sleep disorders can disappear
If you keep your bra on when you go to bed, and have problems falling asleep or sleeping through the night, your bra might be the problem. A study showed that wearing a bra can interfere with sleep patterns, which means that women get less sleep. This has to make you curious about sleeping braless at night, right?
6. You save money
A stylish bra that sits well could cost you around $100. Of course, there are cheaper types of bras out there but the quality is never as good, and you usually end up needing to buy another new bra shortly after. With the money that you would spend on bras, you could save or invest in something you really need or want.
7. It improves your blood circulation
Have you ever thought about what the tight elastic of your bra does to your body? Wherever this touches the skin, your blood vessels are pinched and blood can no longer flow as usual. This can have a negative impact on your overall well-being, leaving you feeling fatigued and lethargic. If you get rid of the bra, you might find yourself feeling more fit and alert!
There are cases where wearing a well-fitted bra is of course recommended, like if you take part in endurance sports or if you have a particularly large cup size. Otherwise, these seven advantages should make you reconsider wearing your bra so often, if at all!