A lot of our day-to-day lives have changed. One of the minor yet most persistent elements of this is how we dress for “work.” Forget putting pumps in your purse or wearing a fully pressed dress. These days, you can be business-casual on top and ratty pajamas on the bottom and no one in your Zoom conference call will know. Those who don’t need to gussy up for video-chats have slid even farther into cozy clothes. For a lot of women around the world, the first article to be tossed aside has been our over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders. So, when the world goes back to some semblance of normal, will we return to wearing bras?
A tweet from screenwriter Elizabeth Hackett (Falling Inn Love) sparked a slew of responses that suggest the future for bras is uncertain.
Here’s the original tweet:
It's been five months. Tomorrow, we all wash our bras.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) August 6, 2020
Here are some highlights found in the replies:
MOOD— Anna Kaye-Rogers (@annakayerogers) August 6, 2020
Tomorrow is my 9th anniversary, which is apparently "pottery," and I told him "I got some jugs here for you," and anyway that's probably why I'll get divorced.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) August 6, 2020
And half of my makeup is getting dried out from lack of use…— Elaine (@LexiApollo) August 6, 2020
Does that mean we have to wear them too?— Elaine (@LexiApollo) August 6, 2020
FIVE MONTHS OF NOT USING THEM, LET EM ROT— dr. dalia malek داليا عبد الملك ☥𓂀 (@DALIA) August 6, 2020
First I’ll have to find mine.— segdoh (@segdoh) August 6, 2020
Wait. Are y’all still wearing one??— Julie Barron (@ABhummingbird) August 6, 2020
To remove the dust. https://t.co/CM643EczQL— Heather Sessler (@HeatherSessler) August 6, 2020
I absolutely love the replies here. Thought I was the only one who just kind of gave up on bras during the lockdown.— Championell (@Beautyfor_ashes) August 6, 2020
What's a bra?— Ann Kriss (@akriss253) August 6, 2020
Instead of wearing bras again, lets all just have a sort of sacrificial burning of all of the bras and let our boobs run loose and free - the way gravity intended https://t.co/KJRXByPpWt— Vanurtle (@Vanurtle) August 6, 2020
Sure, there are some boob-havers whose plenty demands some support. But having learned to live in the comfort of sports bras, bralettes, and bathing suit tops, how many of us are planning to go back to the daily prison of underwire, padding, cinching clasps, and snapping straps?
Weigh in below. Are you done with bras?
(Warning to boobless bros: gross comments and dumb jokes will be deleted. Not everything needs to be about you.)
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