8 Little-Known Benefits Of Going Braless Every Woman Should Know

As a woman, I’ve always had a long, painful, love-hate relationship with my bra.

These pretty, elegant undergarments are one of the most potent symbols of femininity around, and they are solidly tied to the idea of what it is to be a woman. Women have been wearing them in one form or another since antiquity, as we saw with this ancient undergarment.

Today, bras are ubiquitous in daily life, worn by just about every woman, with the belief that they provide much-needed chest support. But how much of the bra’s usefulness is real, and how much of it is a myth?

It may surprise you to learn just how many advantages of the bra are a bit exaggerated. While it totally depends on your body type and comfort level, there are tons of situations and occasions where a bra might be totally unnecessary.

In fact, there are a ton of benefits to ditching the undergarment entirely!

Scroll through the gallery below to see exactly what you can gain from losing the bra!

Perk #1: Bras Have Zero Effect On ‘Perkiness’

Perk #1: Bras Have Zero Effect On ‘Perkiness’

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

A lot of women feel that they have to wear a bra, because otherwise their ‘girls’ will start to sag and lose their perkiness.

In fact, a long-running French study has proven that bras most likely have the opposite effect, causing breasts to lose their shape over time.

According to the study, that’s because the “support” of the bra weakens the muscles in the chest, making the breasts droop and reinforces the idea that a bra is necessary in a never-ending cycle.

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