Most women can look forward to coming home after a long day at work and tearing off their bras before collapsing on the couch.
Although they can do wonders for our breasts when it comes to providing form and support, they are often uncomfortable and can burrow if they do not fit properly.
But a growing number of ladies all over the world completely demolished their braces – even in the office.
In a recent episode of the American reality TV series Vanderpump Rules – a spin-off from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – cast member Dayna Kathan, 29, described bras as “breast prisons.”
In a recent episode of the American reality TV series Vanderpump Rules – a spin-off from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – cast member Dayna Kathan, 29, described bras as ‘breast prisons’
The waitress claimed that she had not worn one since she was 26, and told the New York Post: “If my male colleagues don’t have to wear a bra, then neither will I.”
She is not alone; Olivia Grizzle, a 25-year-old graphic designer, told the publication that she too has chosen to throw away her braces, admitting she has a scarf in her desk in case she gets cold.
Writer Nadia Bokody, from Sydney, claims she refuses to wear a bra to work because it is “bad for women to dutifully hold your melons for life.”
She told it before The sun: “Bras serves to reinforce the pervasive notion that our bodies must be manipulated to be fit for consumption.”
There is certainly a growing hunger for a bra-free life, with various Instagram accounts and hashtags dedicated to the trend.
Nadia Bokody, from Sydney, claims she refuses to wear a bra to work because it is “bad for women to dutifully hold your melons for a lifetime”
Career coach Judith Gerberg, who is based in New York, says it has to do with more relaxed dress codes in the workplace and growing body confidence among millennials.
“Just as men don’t wear ties as part of their uniforms, some women leave bras,” she told New York Post.
Here FEMAIL brings you a selection of women from all over the world who have chosen to be bra-free.
Alex Floyd, from Los Angeles, who had thrown away a bra because of the pain it gave her, shared this challenging photo on Instagram in October and admitted a moment earlier as she walked down the street, a man yelling at her: “Wear a bra ! “She explained:” This is not the first time this has happened. But it was the first time I turned around and shouted, “Why?” … but seriously … why do you think you can yell at other people how to dress?! Why do you think you can tell women what to do with their bodies? “She went on:” My breasts don’t get smaller or bounce less with a bra. So get over it. It is my body and my choice to wear something. We should not change clothes because you feel uncomfortable. My back pain has been considerably reduced by not wearing a wire cage around my ribs! This is my natural body and I shouldn’t be ashamed of it ‘
Crystal Patrick, a US writer, openly shares the fact that she chooses not to wear a bra on her Instagram page @robearsgirl, and regularly shares selfies with the hashtags #brafree and #brafreelife. She wrote on a message about how ‘bra freedom’ makes her future ‘brighter’, admitting that her underwear used to cause her pain
Instagram user Shana Janelle, from Washington DC, shared this photo of herself who was bra-free last month, using the hass tags #saggyboobsmatter and #brafreelife
Jennifer Harman, from the US, shared this photo on her Instagram page and illustrated her thoughts about bras
Sophia Szabó, from the UK, also signs up for a “bra-free life,” and shares bra-selfies on her Instagram page as above
Blogger Nadine Duke, from South Africa, includes the quote ‘free the nipple’ in her Instagram bio and shared this photo, taken in Cape Town, in December, with the tag #brafreelife
Journalist Kellie, from Australia, who blogs under the hairlossboss handle, has also dumped her bra after trying for a story. She endorsed this photo: ‘I am usually bra-free during the weekend, so I have already tasted the good life. And I know that full-time bra buttocks are not groundbreaking … but I love to find something that many of us think / feel and start chatting about ‘
Hair and makeup artist Leila Halbert, from the US, shared this bra-free snap on Instagram earlier this month with the title: “Haters will say,” Put on a disgusting bra, “and received a stream of positive responses and 186 sympathies
This photo of a woman who went bra-less was shared on the NoBraLife Instagram account, which accepts women’s submissions for his posts and claims on his page: “We don’t want to wear bras just because society asks for it!” DM your selfie if you agree ‘
Michelle, an ambassador for shirt Ruby Ribbon, from Arizona, regularly shares messages on Instagram urging her followers to go ‘bra free’, and subtitle this photo: ‘Underwires are so last year’