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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jun 22, 2022 8:14:28 AM
Fifty years after second wave feminism, women are FINALLY burning their BRAS

Lockdowns saw us switch to crop tops or even going braless. Will we ever go back to the discomfort of underwiring? Lingerie retailer Bravissimo has reported an incredible 30% drop in revenue; some companies on the high street, such as M&S and Cos, have responded by introducing bras that are neither traditional or sporty. Other companies have stopped selling traditional bras altogether. “The bra is going the way of the suspender belt; a relic of a former age only worn by cross-dressers and deviants,” a fashion industry spokesman said.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2022/may/27/is-it-all-over-for-the-underwired-bra

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Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 09:18:37 (#1 of 31)

Working from home may well mean some women won't bother with a bra. And as WFH seems set to stay for at least some of the working week this doesn't surprise me.

angelico - 22 Jun 2022 09:45:33 (#2 of 31)

chortle at VoR’s last sentence

SharkPatoo - 22 Jun 2022 09:46:45 (#3 of 31)

Are you still getting in those 30" trousers, TVOR? Or has middle-age caught up with you yet?

TheVoiceOfReason - 22 Jun 2022 08:54:17 (#4 of 31)

I can still squeeze into them Sharkers but for comfort a 32” trouser is needed these days.

Agaliarept - 22 Jun 2022 09:57:05 (#5 of 31)

Having only had reason to wear a bra on a couple of cross dressing occasions I personally don't know how you women put up with the things.

Within an hour of putting on the thing I was struggling to breathe.

Any woman who ditches the bra gets my backing, I've felt your pain!

dottie30 - 22 Jun 2022 10:00:11 (#6 of 31)

My mother has a wall full of plaques in her downstairs loo.

They tend to be pretty anti men. Things like: 'if we can put one man on the moon, why not all of them?' And 'When God created Adam he knew he could do better'.

One says: 'Always wear a good bra. It's often the only support a woman gets'.

SharkPatoo - 22 Jun 2022 10:45:57 (#7 of 31)

You sure the 34s aren't calling? May as well go straight there (o;

FredDee - 22 Jun 2022 11:12:59 (#8 of 31)

good thing about the thread title is its suggestion that bras never got burned in the first place.

One of the great modern urban myths.

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 12:06:57 (#9 of 31)

I can still squeeze into them Sharkers but for comfort a 32” trouser is needed these days.

Help me out here please. I'm female and I've no idea what 32" equates to in female sizes.

Sounds pretty slender to me. But what would a female 32" be? Size 12 or 14 I think?

FrankieTeardrop - 22 Jun 2022 12:18:39 (#10 of 31)

Size 10 I’d guess

Arjuna - 22 Jun 2022 13:22:04 (#11 of 31)

It equates to two foot eight

elderberry - 22 Jun 2022 12:23:21 (#12 of 31)

That article really annoyed me. Women with small breasts are comfortable without bras. Big deal, bully for them. Doesn't work that way for everyone, but there was no hint of that.

dottie30 - 22 Jun 2022 13:34:30 (#13 of 31)

It's also talking about underwired bras. I haven't worn one of those since I got pregnant and was told that underwired bras were likely to increase the chances of your boobs dropping down to your waist before their time.

wickeltisch - 22 Jun 2022 12:35:15 (#14 of 31)

I've no idea what 32" equates to in female sizes.

Jeans for women often come in inches too. Both in waist and length.

dottie30 - 22 Jun 2022 13:36:49 (#15 of 31)

I know that I'm a 28 and that's a size 10.

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 13:48:54 (#16 of 31)

Jeans for women often come in inches too. Both in waist and length.

I haven't owned nor worn a pair of jeans since 1980

Ginmonkey - 22 Jun 2022 13:48:56 (#17 of 31)

I take a 30/32 inch waist and usually wear size 14 clothes.

Obviously the difference for women we need to take in to account hip measurements as well.

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 13:50:04 (#18 of 31)

I'm close to a size 14 now. Down from a 20. But I'll never be a size 12 ever again.

wickeltisch - 22 Jun 2022 12:56:22 (#19 of 31)

I take 30 for waist and 32 for length.

TheVoiceOfReason - 22 Jun 2022 13:11:23 (#20 of 31)

Obviously the difference for women we need to take in to account hip measurements as well.

Hips don’t lie!, as Shakira famously said.

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