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Braless and happy
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:06:15 am »
I transitioned about 35 years ago and have gone largely braless. I once read an article that said that not wearing a bra works the musculature in your chest and that you'll be less likely to sag. That's been the case for me. My breasts are as nearly as perky as when I was 30. Has anyone else walked the hanging free and easy path?

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 11:47:54 am »
. . walked the hanging free and easy path?

          If anything been wearing an oversized padded 'C' 'cause breasts are growing and sensitive, HURT like 'ell again! Was used to wearing a very thin, unlined 'B" due to incessant offroad tandem dump truck *bouncing* but now two-year-old, 1'st boy grandbaby, likes to *attack, climb & wrestle* and nothing is ever "off-limits" . . .

          After taking "tabs" for years started EV IM's last month and am looking forward to adding bio-progesterone! While still nominally presenting "as male" owner/boss lady has already done numerous "strap-checks" and is quite content in treating me as "one-of-the-girls" sooo . . ;) why mess with a good thing?



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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 12:38:52 pm »
@Chloe     cc: @Oldandcreaky
Dear Chloe:
Thank you for posting your reply comment and for sharing the photo.

Oh yes, "strap checks" ... I remember those before I had come-out full time.  I was
"found out" many times by suspecting friends and co-workers when I was in Male-Mode.

Due to the fact that I run a small woman-owned business in a small conservative
town I always dress for respect, and also in my situation I think it is smart to
fly under the radar by not wearing overly revealing clothes and wild makeup.

I am not inclined to go bra-less in my work and social life and also due to my very active lifestyle...
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 07:53:19 pm »
I don't like wearing a bra, and I don't wear one around the house. But my torso looks so much better when I wear one...it definitely helps me pass. I would never go outside without wearing one, except in the winter, maybe (if I know I'll always be wearing my coat).

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 06:58:39 am »
Sometimes. It all depends on what I am doing and what is appropriate.

As for bras causing breast to sag because of little muscular exercise, There are just too many variables to make a definite statement. A sagging breast is more related to having breast fed an infant than anything else. Being overweight does not help any either.




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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 05:43:38 pm »
Hi,

At work I have to wear a bra and conservative clothing. I wear sweaters (loose) during the winter and tops the rest of the time, usually fitted and with a bra.

Out and about I sometimes go bra-less with a thin fitted top in a male dominated place. Fun to watch.

I almost always wear a bra and a very supportive bra in the gym or hiking.

I had a BA and my doctor said I can go bra-less. I was a 42A post BA and now a 38 DDD. My bra is a bit tight now. My concern is if my breasts sag some day. I have them exactly where they were post BA but they are more full. If I bounce hiking it really hurts after the hike. So I wear a supportive bra.

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2021, 06:44:18 am »
Well, for my understanding it is absolutely inappropriate not to wear a bra.

There are unbelievable different kinds of style in materials, prices, colors, sizes, models and cuts so there should be something for everyone something to find...

But that is just my opinion.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 07:32:53 am »
I say each to her own.. If you happy.. why not... there is no law saying you must wear a bra

Personally, I actually don't mind wearing a bra, so do wear one daily, even if I am just at home. The only time I don't wear a bra, is when I am in my nightie.

I must say, I do have natural D's. so the support helps my back. I have learnt that a bra that fits right, i.e. that correct band and cup size, actually is very comfortable and you almost forget its there.

Something my mother wants/or is trying to instill in me, don't let bra straps show in public I love wearing spaghetti strap or strappy  tops or dresses), she says, a lady does not show her underwear in public, but then she has no issue with me wearing a bikini. (then again she wears one herself).

MY mother has two pet hates, and she told me. no daughter of hers will, show her bra straps in public and wear open toe shoes with stockings/pantyhose - I agree with that one, the bra strap thing, it really does not bother me.
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2021, 12:34:28 pm »
noleen111, your comments are so true.  Go to a good bra shop and try on bras until you find the one or two that feel like they fit you.  You know you have found the right bra when you put it on in the morning and unless you are doing some real sketching or exercise you don't really realize you are are wearing it. Do try to wear a bra what doesn't cry out look at me, the style and color should blend with what you are wearing on top. Today there are bras in about any color you want so you need a variety of colors

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2021, 12:06:44 pm »
Before my BA I never could go bra-less because I needed the bra to hold my push-up pads. Since my BA I love going bra-less at times, especially when it is summer.  I do feel I need to wear the right kind of top to conceal my rather perky nipples.
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2021, 02:29:29 pm »
I am in the always wear a bra camp.  I am just shy of two years on HRT, so I am not very big and the pads in my bra help my shape.  Also, as my breasts develop my nipples are a lot more sensitive, the fabric of my shirt rubbing against them can really hurt.  Of course, I don't wear one to bed, and it does feel nice in the evenings when I get to take mine off.

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2021, 05:04:27 pm »
Frankly, and perhaps surprisingly to some members and even cis-females,
I find that wearing a bra all day long is very comfortable.
Getting the correct size, style and fit for one's body is essential for proper support and comfort.

I am a full C-Cup on a fairly small frame, and I lead a very active lifestyle....
... bouncing breasts are not comfortable,
and nipples that rub on tops and shirts, as @Jane.Shannon  mentioned in her reply comments can hurt, be irritated, and even bleed especially when running and jogging.

My final thought is that because I am a trans-woman running a financial small business in my small conservative town, going bra-less and displaying bouncing breasts and visible pokey nipples does not endear myself to my business clients, relationships, and my friends.   
Flying under the radar, dressing and appearing conservatively without drawing untoward attention to myself has always been my goal.

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2021, 06:44:45 pm »
I always wear a bra apart from in bed (and it is a relief to take it off at night).. I find it uncomfortable both physically and socially to go without..

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 11:22:59 am »
Is this the "let's bring down the patriarchy" thread ? I'm interested.  8)

I stopped wearing a bra years ago and NEVER wore one again.  :D

They are uncomfortable, sexist, bad for your health pieces of clothing and I'm very happy without them.

Not having to wear them was a liberation. Just like when I stopped shaving my legs (this I still do from time to time), and doing pretty much everything the patriarchy wants me to do to deserve the title of "woman". ;D (but hey, lesbians are not women anyway)

It's like heels. Why in hell would you want to wear heels ? That hurts, it's expensive, dies fast, and it's the most uncomfortable idea ever ! I stopped that too and never wore heels again. Sport shoes are the best.   

You're still a woman without a bra, without makeup, without shaving, without heels. You don't need that if you don't want to. You're still a woman - you're still you. But if you like how pretty all of that looks and want to wear them, then sure go ahead !
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 06:15:02 am »
noleen111, your comments are so true.  Go to a good bra shop and try on bras until you find the one or two that feel like they fit you.  You know you have found the right bra when you put it on in the morning and unless you are doing some real sketching or exercise you don't really realize you are are wearing it. Do try to wear a bra what doesn't cry out look at me, the style and color should blend with what you are wearing on top. Today there are bras in about any color you want so you need a variety of colors

true MM, the first I went for a professional bra fitting changed me life, I thought I was a 38C, and the lady who helped me, said.. try a 36D, and it was like, wow.. so comfortable. she told me, that most women wear the incorrect bra size (She never knew I was trans)

On colors, I agree with you, I do like my bra to match the color of my outfit, my underwear draw looks like a rainbow. If dont have a matching color, then I wear a white or black bra depending if the outfit is light or dark. then the panty must match as well,  I only wear matching panty and bra sets, black with black etc and if the under is multi-colored, then panty must be too.. I have a nice date night bra, its red with black lace over the cups, i only wear the matching panty with that bra.

My mother tells me, a lady must wear matching underwear, as what happens if you in an accident and you have to go the hospital. For the same reason I don't wear underwear with holes in it.
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 08:12:06 am »
I do both. Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment and got dressed, walked into the bathroom too check what I looked like and saw some headlights on high beam. I thought that would be inappropriate for the Dr visit so I slapped on a bra.

I've recently purchased some one piece bras that don't have the hook in the back and they're much less noticeable.

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 07:06:57 am »
Go to a good bra shop and try on bras until you find the one or two that feel like they fit you.  You know you have found the right bra when you put it on in the morning and unless you are doing some real sketching or exercise you don't really realize you are are wearing it. Do try to wear a bra what doesn't cry out look at me, the style and color should blend with what you are wearing on top. Today there are bras in about any color you want so you need a variety of colors
That's all so true, wearing the wrong bra size causes so much discomfort, I got measured for my bra and best thing ever, and never let a man do lingerie shopping, they haven't a clue, I couldn't go braless, I need support for my 38DDs, when I had my breast augmentation all them years ago I went too big, I considered having a breast reduction and then I met my husband, he adores them so it never happened, anyway a good comfortable fitting bra is the next best thing.
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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2021, 08:35:28 pm »
Covid killed the bra for me. I’m not doing it anymore.

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Re: Braless and happy
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2021, 08:50:22 pm »
I agree with the comments about proper fit.  I like wearing a bra and feeling it on my body. I also like the various ways it can transform ones look for the day.

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