Monday, 10 June 2013

To Bra or Not to Bra

To Bra or Not to Bra? Is probably a question Shakespeare might have asked if he was a twenty something female living in the 21st century. Would it have become a famous line in a play? Probably not. Would it have cemented Hamlet in our history books? I doubt it, maybe a trashy chick flick! But lets be honest we have all at some point in our fashionable lives asked ourselves the question... Do I dare to bare? In my case the answer is often yes. Due mainly to my evident lack of bust and definitely not because I am a naturalist who wants to be at one with nature, FAR from it. In fact, the thought of anyone seeing any flesh that isn't meant to be on display shakes me to my core... that's right I'm a self confessed prude! But after summers spent in my cheery old England I can tell you; too much flesh is something I have been unfortunate enough to witness. Due to the lack of English sunshine we 'Brits' (myself not included), tend to leave little to the imagination (honestly, I have had nightmares).
So, getting back on topic. Today was one of those bra-less days, the sun was out and I was 'feeling good,' I definitely feel in this case wearing a bra would have spoilt the aesthetics of the outfit. Especially with a shoe string strap vest and although strapless bras are an option, nothing is less attractive then having to hoist your 'boobie basket' up around your back every five minutes.

Recently I found myself having a debate about this over dinner with two of my closest girlfriends, one I might add has HUGE breasts (caps needed) and so, was totally opposed to the idea, which, as she explained 'I need something to keep them in and up'. Where as my other friend, of the smaller variety (I don't think she will thank me for that), totally agree'd with me, although admitted initially, you feel very self concious and then after a while you just forget. My belief is; if your big breasted, you are blessed with ample cleavage. But if you have a smaller chest, like myself, you are blessed with erect nipples (I'm blushing) and not having to wear a bra. And, as I would never have plastic surgery, I think I can live with that.
What do you think? Do you dare to bare?
Hollie x

Top: H&M
Skirt: Zara
Bag: Chanel
Phone case: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Vintage



  1. Hi Hollie :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Really like the look of your blog so now following.



  2. thanks for the comment! haha I don't think I would dare :P interesting post!

    Grace & now following.

  3. Hi Hollie!! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I love this outfit!!
    I follow you so gladly! :)

    xx, Hily
    Life Behind a Lens

  4. Hehehe I do, sometimes but I can get really self conscious so I'll only 'hang free' if I'm wearing something relatively tight that will still keep them up right. I get so paranoid they'll fall to me knees or something, though I don't have big boobies neither LOL!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your gorgoeus comment, loving yours right back!

  5. Hi Dear,

    You have a wonderful style and I would like to
    invite you to join

    It is a New Fashion Community where you can share your looks and get stars from bloggers, editors and fashion stylist/designers.

    Hope to see you soon on STARPIQ

    Have a great evening,


  6. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!

  7. Fantastic post dear, love your outfit so much, the skirt is gorgeous, great work styling it! <333 On the other subject, I rarely dare to bare hehe.. Although I do have a small chest but am simply not comfortable without my faithful bra ^^

    Thank you so much for your comment from yesterday, really appreciate it! <33 Followed your wonderful blog via GFC and Bloglovin!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  8. Amazing! I loove it!

  9. First of all, your look is perfect - especially without bra! To be honest I don´t like wearing bras and I avoid it to wear bras in my freetime :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

  10. followed back on GFC and bloglovin'!
    ps. Today is my blog's birthday! Wanna wish me Happy Bday?
    Nameless Fashion Blog
    Nameless Fashion Blog Facebook page

  11. you are getting better and better!

  12. Love the outfit!
    Nice post!
    Really like your blog!Maybe we could follow each other! :)

    Only a storm in a coffee cup

  13. I really love those shoes.
    Love love love your blog!
    Just seen it today and I'm glad.

    Do you want to follow each other? GFC, Bloglovin, FB, etc. Let me know :D

    Kenneillia M.
    The Style Vow

  14. Really nice!!! LOve your Skirt and Bag!!!

  15. Lovely look, like so much your blouse!
    What about following each other through GFC and Bloglovin? Just let me know!


    1. Followed back beauty!
      If you want we can also follow on Lookbook, let me know <3

    2. Followed sweetie keep in touch!!

  16. ohh my gosh! Thank god someone's had the same issue! Everytime I wear a string strap vest or a cami I get this horrible outline of my bra..lovely :/ given your advice I might dare to time ;)

    Followed your lovely blog via Google friend connect! Would you possibly follow mine if you get a chance? Happy blogging hunny! Hannah xxx

  17. wow you're amazing in this outfit !!!
    really love the green skirt and the leopard heels <3
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!

  18. Amazing look! I love your shoes and necklace!


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