Bra and boob question

samina

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#61
yep, i remember that, DL. i believe i supported the gent's assertion... y'know, some things are just primal. nature has it's logic, whether we like it or not. :rolleyes:
 
#62
yep, i remember that, DL. i believe i supported the gent's assertion... y'know, some things are just primal. nature has it's logic, whether we like it or not. :rolleyes:
As someone who used to be quite chesty (before exploiting the miracle of modern science), I have to agree.
 

j_alexandra

Well-Known Member
#64
Once, some time back on DF, a gent suggested that there might be a correlation between clothing variations of this sort and the frequency with which the wearer might be asked for dances; and he was much reviled for it.

(Please note that now, as then, I take exceeding care not to take a position on either side of that suggestion.)
That was Before My Time on DF. I'm afraid I have very mixed feelings about the subject. In an abstract, perfect world, boobage/revealing necklines would have no influence at all on when or whether a woman is asked to dance; her ability would be the only valid criterion. However, I am a realist, too. And although I was joking at first about the deep-V/new bra issue, I'm pretty sure it had some effect -- even if just the "nipple confidence" Samina referred to.

A while ago, after losing basically half my body weight, I read a magazine article about women who have bariatric surgery and become someone else, and what happens to them, how the world views them, how they view themselves, and how they cope. I wrote a letter to the magazine, thanking them for the article, b/c -- even though I did it the old-fashioned way, not surgery but diet/exercise -- I had the same life changing experiences as were outlined in the article. Which is a longwinded way of saying: didn't used to feel pretty. Found out there is great power in prettiness, and that it can be used, and that it is a totally different but equally strong kind of feminist power -- not the kind that pounds its head against the glass ceiling, but strokes that glass until it melts.

And if a push-in/push-up bra and a deep V neckline contribute to that, on the dancefloor, in business, or in life in general so be it. I'm not one to tilt at windmills.


 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#65
Love it! Back closure only is my vote. Or strapless. If not, use those friction-affixed cup dealies -- nu bra? Don't like those,as much, because they look like breasts, rather than bras (Who want breasts that look like breasts? That's SO last year.) lol. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
 

fascination

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Staff member
#66
jalex...my time at the gym, where an inordinate number of women procure enhancements, tells me that it makes a huge difference in how the lady percieves herself...having always been ample, I am aware that for men who find that sort of thing to be a good thing (which isn't all men) but for those who do...well...it is noticed...and is a factor
 

kckc

Active Member
#67
ok, as someone who has had a crapfest of a workweek and needed some good laughs, I must thank one and all for this (revived) thread. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time :) Viva la ta-tas!

Very well,I guess I should get back on topic. Let's see, used to LOVE front close-racerback bras. Not so much anymore, what with my...chestiness...gives really strange curvature. Front close non-racerback is good if you can find one. Oh, and Underwire Forever!
I say get the best you can afford. It is worth it.
 

fascination

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Staff member
#68
as to frint opening...I find those to be...unreliable...asin ...opeing without permission too often...therefore I am only interested in wearing them when taking on off quickly is paramount...:) ...nuff said...otherwise, not so much...and underwire? HATE
 

j_alexandra

Well-Known Member
#69
Funny this thread was revived just now. I'm feeling the need to buy new bras, just b/c now I've discovered what a difference a good, shapely, shaping bra makes.

Spouse finally gave his opinion, btw. He does not approve of the push-in-push-up ones, b/c they don't er, um, feel like me. Ya think? there's about 1/4" minimum of padding
and the push up pad. Of COURSE it doesn't feel like me. But my clothes look good.

He doesn't mind the non-pi/pu bras. And since I've been carefully taught how to arrange things for maximum impact, so to speak, the non-pi/pu bras are serving me just fine.

Want more colors!
 

fascination

Site Moderator
Staff member
#70
well good heavens...spousal perspective is a whole other matter...and I am taking th fifth b/c sometimes dh lurks...i will only just say that his only dislike is a sports bra b/c he feels it makes the rack look like one single boob roll...
 

Larinda McRaven

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Staff member
#74
Well then it is the wrong kind of sports bra... because actually compression based sports bras cause the bust to move as a solid block and then damage the root tissue closest to the chest wall, which in the end results in loss of firmness. Cupped sports bras are best because they distribute the weight more naturally and evenly.
 

Lioness

Well-Known Member
#75
BF offers no opinion on boobs at this stage, but he does express surprise that they are very handy popcorn catchers in the movies.

The real reason women always go to the bathroom after leaving the cinema...
 

CANI

Active Member
#76
Well then it is the wrong kind of sports bra... because actually compression based sports bras cause the bust to move as a solid block and then damage the root tissue closest to the chest wall, which in the end results in loss of firmness. Cupped sports bras are best because they distribute the weight more naturally and evenly.
Does anyone happen to have a brand they recommend of the cupped sports bras?
 

DL

Well-Known Member
#77
BF offers no opinion on boobs at this stage, but he does express surprise that they are very handy popcorn catchers in the movies.

The real reason women always go to the bathroom after leaving the cinema...
Well, I've learned something new today.
 

kckc

Active Member
#79
Does anyone happen to have a brand they recommend of the cupped sports bras?
I love my Champion style 6209 sports bra. It hooks in the back and has underwires. It won't ever be mistaken for sexy lingerie but it gives great support, and prevents the dreaded Uniboob.
 

j_alexandra

Well-Known Member
#80
Does anyone happen to have a brand they recommend of the cupped sports bras?
an amazing assortment of carefully evaluated sports bras at title9.com including cupped, underwire, framed, uniboob, and everything in between

lots of girl-jock clothes, too

they've gotten a LOT of my money the past few years
 

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