I’m often asked online why I don’t wear bras. Itâ€™s a strange question, usually followed by something about how I needÂ to â€œlift â€™em up.â€
I realize Iâ€™m not the only person faced with odd or inappropriate â€œcommentsâ€ left on their photos; nor am I the only person confronted by this modern issue of boob placement.
Bras and our ever evolving breasts are a topic I often hear discussed by women. Just the other day at the gym, a woman asked me if she should get a lift because â€“as she put it â€“she was pushing 40 and after two kids, she just wanted to feel sexy again. Â Though her husband was against it, she was still clearly struggling with the decision (after all, she was asking the opinion of a complete stranger). I think that the new norm of fake boobs has confused us all. We have forgotten what real boobs look like.
I believe our bodies are sacred and wise and beautiful. Iâ€™m drawn to anything â€œnatural,â€ and so, I love boobs of all shapes and sizes: big, small, sloppy, raisins, tits, milk-duds, fake, real, flat, bra or no bra. I call my breasts â€œboobs,â€ but if I was looking at my breasts from the outside I would probably refer to them as tits. I think my tits are quite pretty and I like where God placed them. They are teardrop-shaped,Â which is to say theyâ€™re bottom heavy. They make me feel French and I think French women are sexy. The chest of a French woman is gorgeous. They call it la poitrine, and to me itâ€™s one of the most elegant parts of a womanâ€™s body.
To be clear, I have nothing against fake breasts. Though some do look painful and out of place in my eyes, what you choose to do with your body is your choice. Â That said, fake breasts seem to be the norm nowadays, a new aesthetic that has lead to some confusion â€”itâ€™s as if people have forgotten that breasts donâ€™t naturally protrude from your neck. Even designers have been forced to reshape their patterns to match the ever-changing placement of the female breast.
A fake breast is different from a natural breast. A fake breast often sit differently on the chest, higher up, almost fruit-like. Fake breasts donâ€™t always need a bra to sit up. Theyâ€™re just perky on their own and when you lay on your back they look just like they do when you’re standing up.Â