Do you wear a bra when you are staying home all day?

Bonnie - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 146 moms have responded )

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When you get up in the morning and are not planning on going anywhere do you put on a bra. Does it bother you to go bra less in front of your kids. Is there a age(for your sons) that you did start wearing a bra around the house?

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Lexi - posted on 09/08/2011

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There's days I don't even get out of my pajamas! lol My mom still goes braless in front of my 27 year old brother and I. I've got no problem being naked or braless in front of my 2 year old at this point. I don't think there is a particular age to worry about putting a bra on. I have friends who still shower with their 5 and 6 year old boys and nudity is just not an issue in general in our family either. If my son complains at some point or expresses discomfort then I will totally respect that and put a bra on.

Casey - posted on 08/05/2011

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I splurged and a few months ago brought the "Aah" bra. You pay for 1 and get three, feels like your not wearing anything but holds the girls up! I sleep and workout in them. Tho I will need to go and get a "sexy" bra for the hubby, (haha) but the comfort of these bras in amazing. And I'm a D cup also. :)

Katharine - posted on 08/05/2011

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I never wear a bra at home-but I also rarely wear one away from home, that's what camisoles are for. I can see why a person would feel obligated to wear one professionally, but I honestly don't understand what is 'wrong' with not wearing one at home or even on one's leisure time. Having spent a few of my developing years in Europe, but I really do not see what the big deal is about NOT wearing a bra...most women the world over have breasts and nipples, it's nothing to be ashamed of, right?

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2011

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I never wear a bra...only for work but as soon as i get home the bra comes off! Im an B. So bras only irretate. Me. It bothers my husband who complains but i barelly have boobs so whys it matter? Americas too obsessed with bras. Breasts r natural. They are alot more leanent on bras overseas

Marisa - posted on 09/05/2011

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At home and being out & about I am braless b/c I have implants, and my 6 boys are aren't phased by it at all.

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Sunshine - posted on 09/17/2011

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The last time I wore a bra was when I was 16 years old, I go braless at home and out in public all the time even infront of my 3 son's and they don't mind at all, hell I am mostly naked alot during the day if there is nowhere to go.

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I have DD's leaning more towards an E and I despise bras.... I only wear them when I'm going out of the house.

Momof1 - posted on 09/16/2011

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I pretty much always wear a bra, except for the way end of the day and even then, I don't particularly like my nipples showing. Which is weird, because I'm only home with my hubby and 22 month old son. And I love being naked. But I feel weird with the nips showing through my shirt. I still dress in front and shower in front of my son, but again, he is 22 months. I'm sure I'll do it until he is old enough to start pointing things out and asking questions. I can't not wear a bra, though. I mean, we pretty much go outside for at least one walk a day. I don't have "big" boobs that need support, they are C's. Sometimes, depending on the shirt I am wearing, I'll just put band aids over the nipples, if I don't have a bra to wear with it.

Khara - posted on 09/16/2011

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I hate bra's!! They are so uncomfortable!! & a pain in the butt! The straps always fall down, they are tight in all the wrong places!! I NEVER wear a bra at home.. Occasionally a sports bra but that's it...

Dana - posted on 09/14/2011

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After losing tow close family members to breast cancer, and finding out that wearing a bra is a major cause of breat health issues, i quit wearing them all together. The multi million dollar lingerie industry does not want this info to be getting out, so it is hard to find. Countries that do not have a social stigmatism saying you are disrespectful by not wearing a bra, have very low rates of breast cancers..coincidence? No. I have not worn one in two years, and still some people judge whether or not they can like me, based on that. Stop letting other peoples judgements and opinions dictate your comfort and health. Your body = your choice, there is no right or wrong, just opinions.
smiles to you
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Vanessa - posted on 09/14/2011

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I have to wear a bra at home because I'm still nursing. Before baby, and during pregnancy I was bra less all the time at home, but that has changed. I do prefer those stretchy, comfy bras instead of underwire for home.. :-)

Crystal - posted on 09/14/2011

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yea majority of the time... with gg's you have no choice.... plus it helps you win a little extra time without gravity taking completely over... lol

Ariel - posted on 09/14/2011

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Before I had kids, I had D's and wore a bra 24/7. Now, I have DD's and can barely stand a bra. I rarely wear one when I am at home, because they usually do more harm than they help. It doesn't bother me to go bra-less in front of anyone in my home. If I'm expecting company or going somewhere, I will put one on; otherwise I'm usually wearing a tank top with a built in bra.

If your body feels more comfortable without a bra, don't wear one!

Nicole - posted on 09/13/2011

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Um, nope. I don't worry a bit about going braless in my own house. As for my boys, I don't require them to wear jock straps either. I don't wear skimpy clothes around my kids and, of course, if they have a friend over or something, I wear one but home is home.

Barbara - posted on 09/13/2011

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I always wear a bra. Sports bra at night and regular one during the day. I just feel undressed or something if I don't. Not to mention that I breasfed all 3 children and I think it may be noticeable if I don't wear one. There not as "perky" as they used to be...lol and I feel more confident when I'm "lifted up"....lol

Aimee - posted on 09/12/2011

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i never wear a bra at home. unless i know someone is coming over. i should probably invest into a sports bra but as of right now i'm pregnant with c's and only wear a bra if i have to go somewhere. i don't see anything wrong with not wearing a bra. as far as i know most of us women have breast with nipples and they all get hard when we get cold. nothing nobody's never seen before!!

Robin - posted on 09/12/2011

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I don't wear a bra around the house if I'm going to be home. I don't think there is a problem with it. I think if you are comfortable, then who cares....just cross your arms in front of you if there's a knock at the door :0) I have a daughter, so I don't know what to say. I think if they are under the age of 5, they don't notice....if they are in school, then put one on when they come home....

H Abdullah - posted on 09/12/2011

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I wear one 24/7 even when I am sleeping.. I feel uncomfortable if I don't....



During my pregnancies.. I HATED wearing them.. I felt sufficated.. lol.. but as soon as I have the baby... its back on 24/7 again...

Leeann - posted on 09/11/2011

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not normally, i think they are evil things lol, no really i normally don't wear one and they don't even notice, my daughter does and says its not fair she has to wear one to school, but i tell I'm not leaving the house am I? now if they were older like 11 or ten then yes I'll wear one, i would just feel weird not wearing one.

Brittany - posted on 09/09/2011

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Let me make a point here....every single set of boobs is different. Some are comfortable in bras, some are not, some are perky enough to not need a bar and well.....I was trying to do the right thing by breastfeeding my children and in return I got less than perky boobs.

I do not know about all of you all but, my boobs talk to me. They say "Brittany let us free!" So out they come. If people are coming over to my home and I do not want to wear a bra I will put on a sundress. For me, the sundress does not show off as much of my sagging breasts as a regular shirt would. If someone has a problem with me not having on a bra, well the door you came in is unlocked and you can walk right on out.

As far as my children being embarrassed in front of their friends, I would not come out of my room in the morning with my tatas all flapping around or anything. But, once they start paying rent then they can start telling me to stop doing things that embarrass them.

Jenna - posted on 09/09/2011

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I always wear a bra during the day and when my babies are little and I'm nursing, I wear one 24/7. *I* am not comfortable going without a bra during the day. And I'm not even bit, I just feel more comfortable wearing one. But I'm one of those sahm's who always gets ready for the day, no matter what. I shower and get dressed and usually put on makeup.

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I don't see the problem either, being able to be comfortable about what you wear or don't wear around your family in your own home. My son's don't care that I go braless or when I lounge around in just a shirt.

Robyn - posted on 09/08/2011

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So do I. I have struggled with how others view me and I am just getting over it. If i wear a sports bra or a tank that has a built in and my boobs arent as lifted as they would be with a full on bra, but im more comfortable and not in pain then I am satisfied. Who cares if someone judges me! I need to be happy with myself ya know. Its not like im walking around naked or anything. I agree, you should be able to be comfortable around your family. I dont think its disrespecting my sons in any way, unless I was exposing myself. It should not be of their concern if Mom wears a bra or not.

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"More respect for your sons" Im sorry but i think thats an insulting comment and i dont even have a son! My mother had three sons and one daughter ( me) and when its night time and and we are all chillin watchin a movie or if my parents are just watching tv in the living room before they go to bed she will not wear a bra under her shirt. I mean its really not that big of a deal and my brothers arent bothered by it one bit or even notice for that matter ( my brothers are 11, 12, and 19). Seriously you should be able to be comfortable around your family in your own house. My brothers are just in their boxers and my parents are in their pajamas thats it no big deal and its not disrespectful to anyone. . . . Do i think it looks "good" when i see SOME women out and about with no bra on? No I do not but to each their own. Do i think it looks good when a busty woman DOES have a bra on and she is pushing her girls up so high that one of them is about to pop out?? No i dont think that looks good either. But i dont think either one is disrespecting me so why would i or anyone, son or daughter, think their mom was being disrespectful by being comfortable at home??

Letitia - posted on 09/08/2011

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Bras add to my womanliness, I would be lost without one. I don't wear one to bed. when i see women out without a bra i think it looks awful. I also think you should have more respect for you sons (depending on the age) not having to look at there mother without being fully clothed

Robyn - posted on 09/07/2011

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Yeah men just like the size and feel but they dont have to put up with them 24/7 LOL. I had a friend who was J and she got a reduction and her back pain went away.

Iris - posted on 09/07/2011

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The sound I make when I finally take my bra off after getting from taking my son to the school bus is Hilarius, but anything to keep the little man from being gross out!

Carol - posted on 09/07/2011

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I had Fs in high school, and i was so excited when i joined the Army they went down a cup size to a DD and then when i met my husband they went back to an F and now that im nursing my daughter theyre j/h and to buy bras is to expensive. My husband dosent mind them but hes getting disappointed now because im weaning our daughter so they are getting somewhat smaller.

Robyn - posted on 09/07/2011

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I feel ya Carol! I wish I had smaller boobs. I am serious. Im terrified of surgery so I just deal. I had a C cup before kids and now I am a DD.

Carol - posted on 09/07/2011

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Im in the same boat as Robyn. My back hurts alot and my shoulders hurt to from the weight. If i wear a bra all day I start slouching to try and stop my shoulders from hurting, and I've been doing that for years, to the point where my neighbor thought i was about 3 inches shorter than i really am. Its also hard for me to find a great fitting bra, so im giving up and just making my own.

Robyn - posted on 09/07/2011

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Honestly, I dont wear a bra during the day if I am at home and I dont have anything planned. My boobs are large and wearing a bra kind of squishes everything so it hurts more with one on. I wear a tank with a little bit of built in support, not the cups but just an extra layer. That works for me. The girls stay put mostly. It doesnt bother me too much to go braless because my boys are under 5 so I do not think they pay attention to that.

Brooke - posted on 09/06/2011

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I always wear a bra, but that's just because it's more comfortable for me especially being a DD and pregnant!

Vegemite - posted on 09/06/2011

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nuh I rarely get out of my pj's when I'm at home, I'll shower then put a clean pair on. hahah who cares I'm at home no one can see me so what does it matter. I just want to be comfortable at home but I do like to look nice when I go out.

Casey - posted on 09/06/2011

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Ive always had A's, after haveing a baby I was B's but went back to A's. It all depends. Some Bras make the girls look great but arent comfy. Those I ware to take the kids to school and until after I pick them up. Then they are off for the night unless I have to run somewhere. Although they are only A's I have mom boobs. I feel like people are stareing at them so I always wear a bra out of the house. If the bra doesnt falter the girls as much ill keep it on all day. It just depends.

Donna - posted on 09/06/2011

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I am a DD, but I HATE wearing a bra. I'll put one on only when absolutely necessary :)

Cyndel - posted on 09/06/2011

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Sometimes I do, mostly though I don't...and i tend to take it off not long after getting home, as it is so hot out side and it would need to air dry.

Patricia - posted on 09/06/2011

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sometimes i do and sometimes i don't depends on the day but hubby winges if i don't wear one men lol

Cara - posted on 09/05/2011

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I wear a bra all day every day. For multiple reasons really. I feel weird just letting them hang there. It uncomfortable due to their size to just let them "hang", i am nursing my almost 7 month old and need a bra to hold the nursing pads, i feel like if i were to go without a bra that due to my breast size i would have saggier boobs later on(weird, i know). Every now and then i will go without one if i have a shirt on with the built in bra type of thing. going without a bra around my kids would mean my baby thought it was meal time the entire day long.

Crystal - posted on 09/05/2011

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No way! I used to have A's and got used to not wearing one all the time. I don't really care personally if people wear them or not. I figure they're just like every fashion statement throughout the years they'll go out of style eventually. My g-ma tells me they'll sag but I figure they will as I get older anyway. Models don't wear bras when they show off clothing because it "ruins" them.

Jessica - posted on 09/05/2011

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"I can't stand going bra less. I went from an A cup to a D cup during my pregnancies. They are now a lifeless C and I have that gross momboob hang going on. I gotta get them back up!"
Ahaha this so made me laugh, and I was having a shitty day. I sooooo know how you feel, cause that is me to a T. I was a small, but firm and perky A cup before my first pregnancy(and bitched and whined about it too, wish I could go back and kick my own ass) and with pregnancy #1 they grew to a D cup, and they stretched right out. And post partum, boom, insta-sag. Guess I don't have firm elasticky skin? Second pregnancy came along, went up to a DD cup, and was just about exploding out of that size after the baby was born when my milk started coming in. Then of course, reality came back and them puppies deflated faster than a hot air balloon. Pregnancy #3 underway now, but I've only grown to a C36, from a C32(and only a C cup cause of the, how did she put it, momboob hang?lmao My stretched out skin made it impossible to fit into any bra, had to go with a major push up. Sucks my boobs are all padding now but meh.) I can't stand being braless now, even with itty bitty titties, cause they aren't what they used to be, and no 24 year old wants to feel 60 heading south under her shirt...So the bra makes me feel more like a mid 20's mom, rather than grandma :)

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my only problem is my nips and that they pop out im thinking ill just buy pasties and just wear that underneath my tops. I think it makes sense. . . haha

Iris - posted on 09/05/2011

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I wear a bra when walking my son to the school bus if I don't man does he gets upset. See I wear a 40dd in bra size and lengthy. So my son don't like for them to "hang", lol also I'm not trying to let them get any longer!

Sarah - posted on 09/05/2011

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Bra? What's that?!? No, I don't wear a bra, but I have implants, so I am fortunate enough to not really need one. I spent years having to wear a padded bra plus an insert on one side, due to a breast deformity...so for me to go w/o a bra is extremely liberating! I will probably never wear a bra again:)

Holly - posted on 09/04/2011

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I never wear a bra! When it is cold i wear a sports bra cuz it makes me feel warmer. Freedom!!!!!!!

Hayley - posted on 09/03/2011

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I am currently braless although I must add that it is not as comfortable as it used to be...back in the days before having children when they were a little perkier and I didn't have to tuck then into my trousers lol!

Carmina - posted on 09/03/2011

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im amazed how many women hate to not wear bras! i HATE wearing a bra, but i always do unless im in bed i definetly dont. its so uncomfortable for me. i have smaller breasts right now a C because im preg but usually an a.

Annie - posted on 09/01/2011

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What a great question. I don't put one on until I am going somewhere. Even if I go out side to water the plants I usually don't.

Desiree - posted on 09/01/2011

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If I know we are not going out all day , I don't put a bra on until I get showered and dressed

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