Reason 1: Perkiness
At the end of the day, women wear bras for the support they provide in the endless battle against gravity. Depending on the size of their breasts, their age, and other factors such as whether or not they’ve given birth, women will experience varying degrees or perkiness or ‘sagginess’ over time.
While the standard argument is that wearing a bra provides more lift than not wearing a bra, a French study is saying that brassieres are a false necessity. Over the course of fifteen years, professor Jean-Denis Rouillon found that “medically, physiologically, anatomically, the breast does not benefit from being deprived of gravity.” Why deal with the discomfort if it’s not even doing its job?
Reason 2: Strength
The same French study concluded that, related to the perkiness conundrum, breasts that are not conditioned to wear bras every day develop more supportive tissue. Dr. Stafford Broumand said, “For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast.”
Based on the study, younger women who stopped wearing bras were cited as reporting firmer breasts and fewer stretch marks over time.
Reason 3: Back Pain
Women with larger breasts are aware of the pain and suffering that goes along with filling out a bra with their curves, and over time, bras have been sold as a preventative tool against back pain. But is that really the case?
The study reported that, along with an increase in strength, going braless can be beneficial for the back over time.