Wearing bras has long been seen as a rite of passage for young women. The bra is used to support the breasts and can make a difference in the way clothing looks. Once a girl reaches puberty and her breasts start to grow, it becomes necessary to wear a bra.
But should women wear bras?
Why wear a Bra?
Do women actually need them? or
Are these undergarments more of a fashion statement than a necessity?
This article will help you to understand above questions
Why Do Women Wear Bras?
While most women see wearing bras as a part of growing up if you’re a girl, there has been
Recent studies indicate that bras are more harmful than beneficial for women. This may mean that women will have to do a little research to determine which bras are best or necessary. Medical professionals
The doctors assert that the breasts are naturally held up in a couple of ways. There are ligaments in the breast that are designed to suspend the breasts naturally. The breasts also have an envelope of skin that keeps the breasts contained. Breasts are a combination of fat and glands and Dr. Murphy says that fattier breasts look larger. However, breasts with a lot of fat aren’t as dense as the breast tissue. This means that the breast is not particularly heavy, even though it is large. The weight of the breast and gravity’s pull is what can cause discomfort and breast sagging.
This is likely why women feel that they need bras. Dr. Murphy says that breasts that are particularly large can get some support from bras. The bra prevents the tissue of the breast from place all of its force on the body.
Why Do Girls Wear Bras?
Why do girls need to wear bras? Some young women find that as their breasts grow, they are more comfortable playing sports or exercising with the right bra on. However, teens who don’t have a large bust may wonder “why do we wear bras?” Some women can wear clothing without a bra and still feel supported, as long as they’re wearing nipple shields. Women with smaller breasts may also prefer sports bras without underwire to slightly lift the breasts.
Women who have larger breasts often complain about the back pain that comes with being well endowed. The heaviness of the breasts can put a strain on the lower half of the body. This is because your back has to make up for the weight distribution if you’re not wearing a bra or wearing a bra without a lot of support. Dr. Vaughn says that since your natural physical response is to roll the shoulders forward, bigger breasts without proper support can lead to posture issues.
Dr. Vaughn also points out that some women unconsciously roll their shoulders forward because they are embarrassed about having such large breasts and want to make them look smaller. This is why the doctor suggests wearing a bra that lifts the breasts up and pushes them inward. A bra with these characteristics makes it easy for women to maintain the correct posture. Doing exercises that strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades can also help to improve posture.
How to Keep the Breasts from Sagging (Too Much)
Due to gravity and the toll it takes on us as we age, we can’t stop our breasts from sagging completely. However, bras can delay sagging, according to Dr. Murphy. Contrary to some myths that suggests that women can train their breasts to sit up because of muscle memory, Dr. Murphy recommends wearing a bra as often as possible. The breasts are made of ligaments and skin, and Dr. Murphy says that these parts of the body don’t have their own “memory.” Dr. Vaughn also points out that wearing a bra can prevent misshapen breasts. The bra cup will help the breasts maintain their shape, especially as women age and some drooping becomes inevitable.
However, it’s not necessary to wear a bra all day and night. Dr. Murphy even says that sleeping with a bra on won’t keep the breasts from sagging. Gravity is not a factor while you’re sleeping, since you’re lying down. The weight of gravity only pulls the breasts down when you’re awake.
In terms of the recent research, which suggested that bras may slow muscle and tissue growth, Dr. Murphy says that this isn’t exactly true. The doctor says that this claim isn’t likely, because muscle is not involved in the size or shape of breasts. The ligaments in the breast develop as the breasts develop. So, nothing external can stop the development of breast tissue.
Should Small-Chested Women Wear Bras?
Dr. Vaughn says that women with small breasts should find bras that work for them. Sometimes women who are an A cup or smaller prefer to go without bras, but Dr. Vaughn says that even small breasts should have some support. This is the case even if going without a bra doesn’t cause neck or back pain. The doctor says that women who are naturally small-breasted should wear bras often because later in life, gravity will still have an effect. Once a woman is older, it’s harder to get the breasts to sit up, even with a quality bra. A bra with a great fit is very important and can make long-term bra wear more comfortable.
Finding the Right Bra Size
Now that you know a little more about why women wear bras, there’s a good chance that you know that wearing the wrong bra size is common. Medical professionals say that the wrong bra can not only change the way you look in your clothes but can cause health issues. Dr. Vaughn says that it’s necessary to try on your bras before buying them, just like you’d try on a pair of jeans. It’s important to be measured by a professional each time you go bra shopping.
It’s also essential purchase the right type of bra. Bras that are decorative and sometimes worn as clothing don’t always offer great support. Bras that are plain in appearance and don’t have extra decorations like ribbons or lace sometimes position the breasts in a better way. Bras that aren’t decorative sometimes have stronger straps that keep the neck and back from becoming too strained. Doctors say that thick bra straps and bands that have bulk may not be as pretty, but these features make the bra more practical.
Dr. Vaughn also offers some helpful tips for ensuring that your bra is the right fit. The right cup size is necessary. This keeps extra breast tissue from sticking out of the bra and sitting up too high. If you can fit one or two fingers in the front of the bra, the cup is too small. Go up a cup size or two more so that the bra will sit on the sternum. This will give you the best support and make your breasts look more proportionate to the rest of your body.