Free at last, free at last! Ladies, this Saturday we are free at last: July 9 is National No Bra Day. I'm not entirely sure how this tradition got started or who's behind it -- could be our bra-burning foremothers, could be some dudes who figured this would be an awesome way to see some boobs, who knows? But either way, I'm in!
Let's all face it: Bras suck. They're uncomfortable as hell, they never fit quite right, they're always peeking out when we don't want them to. Of course, there are certain advantages to wearing one ... like being able to wear a white tank top without unintentionally looking like you're posing for the cover of Maxim.
Otherwise, though, I'm thrilled to join the hundreds of thousands of women (literally) who've RSVP'd to National No Bra Day on Facebook and let it all hang out on Saturday. Though now I'm wondering: What am I going to wear?
Obviously, as previously stated, the white tank top is out. (I'm really much too fair-skinned to wear white anyway.) I'm guessing a dark color would leave the most to the imagination, but then there's the question of what kind of neckline. It's summer, after all; most tops and dresses tend to be on the lower-cut side ... which would be fine if I could remember to not bend over all day. (Unlikely.)
Whatever I end up wearing, this is definitely going to be an interesting little social experiment. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I almost want to wear a white tank top, just to see what happens. Will the cashier at Starbucks look away in shock? Will my boss turn down the air-conditioning? Will my 10-year-old daughter scream in horror? (She already gets mad at me when my bra straps are showing.)
Will you go without a bra on July 9?
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