Sunday, March 07, 2010

Braless, or not? 

Our unusually smart commenters need to weigh in on the ageless question. Context here.


By Blogger Bomber Girl, at Sun Mar 07, 10:46:00 PM:

Stop when no one looks twice, either out of boredom or dismay.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Mon Mar 08, 12:20:00 AM:

It has nothing to do with age...and everything to do with gravity.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Mar 08, 03:55:00 AM:

yeah, gravity's the ultimate arbiter of such things. to steal a good line from john sanford, it's time to start always wearing a bra *before* the "36C, D, or DD turns into a 36 long".

this is why the inventor of the breast implant was robbed when he didn't get the nobel prize. store-bought hooters are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy. (women, too: watch a formerly flat-chested gal blossom after a boob job. lovely to see, on every level.)  

By Blogger Goldwater's Ghost, at Mon Mar 08, 07:20:00 AM:

Carla Bruni, absolutely acceptable. Barbara Bush; er, not so much...  

By Anonymous Opinionated Vogon, at Mon Mar 08, 09:24:00 AM:

Our unusually smart commenters...

Ha! But your appeal was to the little head. Just saying. :)  

By Anonymous astonerii, at Mon Mar 08, 03:12:00 PM:

I do not think it should really matter how old, or how fit you are. The point of using a bra is not necessarily a cosmetic thing, it is a health thing. No bra means that the breasts will have more tension on them as well as add additional strain on the back muscles.

Thus, if you are just walking around, and not adding any sudden movement, your breasts are not overly large, then going bra-less is acceptable to your health. On the other hand, if you have huge breasts or plan on doing movements that would cause your breasts to jump around quite a bit, then a support might be handy.

I think she looks great and has a nice breast form, why hide it?  

By Blogger Cassandra, at Mon Mar 08, 06:05:00 PM:

OK, I'll be the bad guy (gal?) again.

There is nothing wrong, looks-wise, with Ms. Bruni going braless. She's lovely.

But at a state occasion, there is something to be said for having a bit of situational awareness. When she appears with her husband, the head of the French state, it seems bizarre that she would wear anything that invites attention to her breasts.

Sorry, but this seems self absorbed to me, as in, "It's all about me and my ability to express myself" rather than "At a state dinner, I'm not Carla but the wife of the French Prez".

And the "French are different" line doesn't make sense in this context. Usually state dinners involve people from different cultures with different mores. Many men - especially those from more traditional cultures - find it very hard not to stare when a woman shows a lot of skin.

Why would the wife of a head of state intentionally create a potentially awkward/embarrassing situation for guests at a state dinner?  

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