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Nipple Bra, No-Bra-Look While Wearing a Bra? 0

Nipple bra was invented in the 70s that allows women to show erect nipples through their shirt. There were ads in which women's nipples were protruding, making it appear that they didn’t wear any bras.  Nipple bra has built-in nipples that provide a sensual and cold-weather look, as the ads say.

Since its introduction, nipple bras have attracted lots of criticism.  Even nowadays, it is still considered an extreme case to show nipples in public.  So, why do you think anyone would want to purchase and wear a nipple bra? Here are some guesses.

The wearer is trying to attract attention and show the world that she is comfortable and confident with her body.  This is a way of making sure that she is noticed.  Or, simply because she just loves the nipple bra and thin blouse and doesn’t really care what people see and say about her lack of modesty.

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It could be a total style screw up, a fashion mistake.  This is what I always think whenever I notice that a girl’s nipples are visible. Even some celebrities become more famous for their bad choices of what they wear.  A girl showing her nipples does not always suggest that she is out to seduce anyone, but rather a matter of fashion blunder. In this case, maybe it is a polite thing just pretending that you do not notice.

Perhaps the woman is not happy with her nipples. Nipples can vary in shape and size and point to different directions. Actually there are four types of nipples:  (1) normal nipples erect themselves a few millimeters from the areola.  During cold weather or when the woman is aroused, they go even further, (2) flat nipples need stimulation or a cold temperature to protrude, (3) puffy nipples are characterized by raised areola, and (4) inverted nipples are those that turn inward.  If the inverted nipples have always been that way since the beginning, they could be not much of a problem – the nipple bra will help.  However, if they turn inward only recently, it is probably better to have them checked up.

While a nipple bra can make a woman look sexy (it really depends on who sees it), we do not really think that it is a good way of getting a guy’s number. Just imagine the awkward situation once he finds out that the nips are not real?!!!!!!!!! 

Peek-A-Boo Bra Is Making a Comeback 0

What is a peek-a-boo bra?  It is a type of bra that reveals the maximum of the breasts, including the nipples. It is sometimes called the open cup bra. The peek-a-boo got its name from its style where the breasts peek from the bra cups.  Its opening can be on the nipples or on the tits. Some women who wear peek-a-boo bras use nipple pasties or nipple covers.

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This type of bras were made famous in the 90s by Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Then it went out of fashion.  However, today we are beginning to see people who are taking risks with their fashion.  Heidi Klum is an example.  She was often spotted wearing a peek-a-boo bra some five or so years ago; and now you can see her again wearing one, either under a sheer blouse or a see through one. It’s not only Heidi Klum.  There are also Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele, and Lady Gaga who have been stepping out in just their bras, a skirt/pants, and boots or sandals.

Peek-b-boo bras used to be a fantasy costume. These undergarments were best worn during the evening and private parties, and were not seen as suitable for day wear. Only the celebrities wore them, however, today even the ordinary women who desire to fancy themselves are wearing peek-a-boo bras, and even during daytime.  How fast the lingerie fashion revolves!

There are varying styles of peek-a-boo bras, with different colors and fabrics.  You may consider adding one or two of them in your lingerie drawer for times when you need to wear one.  You can choose from a wide variety some of which are decorated with laces, zippers and ribbons, or beads.  You can have them with matching panties that have open crotch and accessories including garter belts, socks and others that can add to the spice.  There are peek-a-boo bra sets that include a coat and a hat, and you’ll be certain that your look just becomes sexier.

However, peek-a-boo bras are not always welcome to some women who think that fashion is becoming trashier. These people see that even Pinterest boards are full of sexier, shorter, more revealing and inappropriate clothing and undergarments, including the peek-a-boo bras, the sheer tops and the see-through dresses, which could have been worn as an outer cover, they say.

Despite the negative comments, we cannot deny the fact that the peek-a-boo bra is making a comeback, and it is trending. Celebrity or not, the wearer definitely is proud to be seen hitting the streets with almost nothing left to the imagination of those who see them. Are you ready to embrace this trend?

Bra Fitting and Fashion, Celebrities 0

For those of you who are constantly watching the celebrity fashion, you might still remember the different bra styles made by designer Jean Paul Gaultier. The most notable of these creations is the iconic cone bra corset worn by singer Madonna in her Blonde Ambition tour.  There are also other styles such as those that have cups covered in gems, the metal breastplate, the one with nipple-covering zippers, and then Rihanna’s trench coat which exposes her black bra.

However, these bras were designed for celebrities; these were made to be shown off. For us ordinary women who are not actresses,musicians nor concert artists, it could be much different. For us, a simple bra can mean so many things – a source of mystery for a young girl (or even boy), support for old ladies; a way to look better in any clothes by changing the body shape for some women;  a tool to feel and look sexy for most of us.

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When not doing a show or a concert, celebrities are just like ordinary women who need a bra – a good fitting bra.  The bra haters are not concerned with this issue, though. The famous women and the ordinary ones need their bras to fit to look good and feel comfortable, and both should be able to choose the right bra.  You may be wearing the most expensive attire, the best hair do, beautiful make up, etc., but if you are not wearing the right undergarment, it is very likely that you wouldn’t like how you look overall.  A bra that does not properly fit and therefore bulges has the ability to spoil your look, even if you are wearing the most expensive dress.

Whereas, a perfectly fitting bra can provide the necessary support while at the same time make you feel comfortable.  It gives you not only confidence, but can also make you look slimmer by defining your waist. Additionally, there are some serious health issues that result from wearing the wrong fit bras, but I wouldn’t discuss about it at this time.  It may take time and patience to find the perfect bra for you, but you’ll realize it is worth the effort once you see and feel the look and comfort it provides.

To make sure that you get the right fit, go to a standalone lingerie boutique or a department store.  For people who are DYI type, measuring yourself at home is the easiest since the bra sizing guide is abundant online. 

Finally, whether or not you are a celebrity, there is a process to be followed in finding a perfect bra.  You get yourself measured, choose your style, try the bras on, and test out the new bra on band and cups. It’s just a simple process that can give you comfort and good looks.

Going Braless Becoming a Trend among Celebrities 0

Do you have enough courage to step out in a see-through dress bralessly, like what Anne Hathaway did at the Met Ball?  She arrived at the Met Ball red carpet with a new hair color, which shocked some people.  But it was her side boobs that showed through her sheer black long sleeved dress that got more attention. The Met Ball theme was punk, and in fairness, Anne looked punky, sassy and confident in her braless attire. What’s more, her side boobs looked fashionable without even trying to.

The Met Ball was not the first time Anne tried braless.  Her nipples also showed at the Oscars last February 24, and she showed much more, although accidentally, in December at a premier.

It looks like that going braless to red carpet events is becoming a trend among the celebrities.  Besides Anne Hathaway, Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rhihanna, Miley Cyrus and others are only some of the celebrities who were spotted to let their nipples slip into view as a part of their fashion statement. What do you think?  Is it okay for these people to dress like this in an event? 

It might be OK for celebrities to dress according to a particular event. It is not a thing that they do everyday, hopefully.  But for other people who do not belong to the entertainment industry, I believe it not proper to have bare chest and nipples underneath a sheer dress viewed by many onlookers. 

Women should wear bras for three main reasons – for modesty, support, and attention from a man.  So, if you decide to go braless, you will not get the support that the breasts need, besides being viewed as someone who is not so much concerned about modesty.  There is also the fact that going braless will attract people’s attention, so get ready to hear some bold remarks, especially from the men who you come across in the streets.

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As the shape of our nation continues to change, women are getting bigger. The lingerie size which was an average 34B has become a 36C during the last decade.  Therefore it is more important today than ever to give your breasts support and comfort by wearing a right fitting bra.  A good fitting bra can improve your appearance and a real boost to your confidence.  Breasts need to be supported because they are mainly composed of fatty tissues that lose  elasticity over time.  Wearing a bra everyday can also prevent sagging and stretch marks.

Some women don’t want to wear bras because they believe that it is a pain in the (not ass, but) bust, with the clasps, straps and under wires coming into the picture.  For these women, going out sans bra feels much like getting your feet out of your stiletto after a tiring and long day. However, going braless sometimes could be perceived as immodest or trashy.  So a good advice is to maintain some levels of modesty when you want to go out sans bra.

Braless Wardrobe Malfunction 0

Olivia Munn is not the only star who experienced braless wardrobe malfunction. It has always been dangerous to combine sheer tops and bright lights, but the “Newsroom” actress proved that she was not deterred by this, and she braved a see-through crochet sweater.  When she left the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, Olivia posed for the photographers who got an eyeful when her see-through top malfunctioned under the flashes of light.  So, what the photographers saw was her braless chest.

The wardrobe malfunction term started to become a special vocabulary when Janet Jackson’s right breast made a cameo appearance in the half time show. While that story has long been forgotten, the term has stayed as relevant as before, many thanks to the stars and starlets who have carried the torch of malfunction upon themselves.  Unlike the celebrities, regular folks will never have to worry about braless malfunctions becoming the trending topics on social sites, or going viral on the Internet, still they can cause too much embarrassment.

The daughter of presidential nominee John Kerry, named Alexander, also had her moment of wardrobe malfunction when she went to the Cannes Film Festival wearing a long black dress.  It would have been looking demure and classy but the spotlights turned the dress translucent and revealed her white panty and bare chest.  Poor girl, but the incident was not as notorious as that of Janet Jackson’s, though.

It may feel liberating to go braless and it appears to be the only option that you can take sometimes. However, going out without a bra may put you at the risk of your nipple showing through your top, like Olivia Munn.  This is the most common malfunction among braless celebrities.  For certain ensembles, a double stick tape may work, although its staying in place cannot be guaranteed, especially during the summer months. A nipple that does not have the protection of a bra can make an appearance even if it doesn’t pop out through a hole in the knitted sweater.  A crueler kind of braless wardrobe malfunction is when it goes unnoticed until the photographers started flashing their camera, or there comes a sudden burst of lighting that’s very bright. And only then you begin to realize what is happening.

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Even for simple girls who do not have photographers following their every move, experiencing a braless wardrobe malfunction can ruin the photo shooting moments.  It can also cause you humiliation once you find yourself standing under a bright light. But this can be avoided if you examine the garment thoroughly.  Putting your hand inside the clothing and holding it up against the light is a good trick.  If you can see your hands it means that your whole body will be visible through the fabric when subjected against the light, and there’s a need for you to saddle up with the appropriate underpinning.

On second thought, why don’t these girls just wear a bra?  Perhaps making their boobs a subject of people’s talking is exactly the attention they want.

Following Bra Care Tag Instructions Will Make Your Bras Last Longer 0

If you purchase a high quality bra, it is very likely that it has caring instructions on its tag.  The instruction is mainly on how to wash and dry the bra, as it is the number one factor that affects the life time of your bra.  If you follow the tag guidelines, it is certain that your bra will serve you long.

However, washing is not the only way of making your bras last longer.  The normal lifetime of a good bra is usually from six to nine months, sometimes up to a year. If you want your bra to serve you for more than a year, the following suggestions can wait.

Let’s go back to washing the bras properly.  A bra should be washed after two wears.  The soaps to use are those that are made specifically for bras and other lingerie as they are gentle with light scent.  Always hand wash and air dry.  This is a must!  If you want to just throw them into the machine, nobody can prevent you from doing that.  Be reminded, though, that it is your money.  So, if you want your bras to be machine washed, go ahead, but expect them to wear so easily and you will have to buy more of them.

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Another suggestion to keep your bras longer lives is to have more of the basic bras that you wear more often.  You can have four to five, but the number is a minimum.  You’ll be more comfortable with seven to ten bras to rotate.  Do you have a bra that you like to wear always?  Purchase two of it, or more.  This will prevent you from always reaching for that one and only bra each day.

Avoid wearing the same bra for more than two days in a row.  Give your bra a break.  While the bra hugs you all day and stretches around your body, it goes under so much stress. Give your bra several days to rest to allow for some needed rest.

Get into the habit of putting your bras on properly.  That is, putting first the straps on, leaning over to put inside the cups your breast tissues.  Then hook the back of the bra, after which you adjust the breast tissues and the cups to make everything in place. It will also be alright if you want to turn around the bra to clasp it.  If the bra has a front closure, this method will not be necessary.

Always look at your bra inventory once every few months.  Throw away all your worn out bras and visit a lingerie store online or offline to find new bras, or try something new in style and design. If you want to have your drawer filled with different bras, go ahead and buy more.  It will help you get dressed easily, and look your best, too.