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    Updated on Feb 2, 2019. Posted on Feb 2, 2019

    We Wore A "No-Bra" Clothing Line And Here Are Our Thoughts

    Because bras suck.

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    Hi, we're Asia, Krista, and Crystal and we have boobs.

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    One downer about boobs is wearing a bra — let's face it, even the most comfortable bras aren't that comfortable.

    We recently heard about a new "braless" sleepwear line by JJWinks that is supposed to offer support, while maintaining comfort. The kicker? You can supposedly wear it out as well.

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    The clothes feature a thin insert of material for support, what they refer to as feeling like a "gentle hug."

    We wanted to see exactly how much shape and support these clothes could offer...and if they were something we would, in fact, wear out. So, we decided to compare wearing tops without bras to the JJWinks clothing line.

    Krista – No Bra

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    Ok, no lie, I wear a bra all the time. I wear one to bed, I wear one around the house, and I definitely wear one out. It's not that I think bras are comfortable at all, it is just that I've always been insecure about how my boobs look without a bra and so I'm just used to wearing one now. I find it hard to believe that a "no-bra" top offers shape or support, so I am very interested to see how it feels.

    Slumber Party Top – $69

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    Ok, no lie – this material is godsend. It is literally the softest material I've ever felt. The true test was the "no-bra" insert and, for me, it passed the test. It kind of feels like those tops with "built-in" bras, but less tight around your chest. This top seems like a win, as it felt great and I actually think I could wear it out and no one would know I wasn’t wearing a bra (or that I wore it to bed the night before LOL).

    Five Star Maxi – $99

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    Again, the material is great! Would I wear this out? Probably not, but maybe as a swimsuit cover up. It is definitely comfy and it had the same feeling as the top because it seemed to be the same style, just as a dress.

    Crystal – No Bra

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    Seriously, one of the first things I do when I get home is take off my bra. So, the idea of a bra-like PJ top isn’t exactly ideal. I am highly skeptical about this night shirt mainly because I LOVE not wearing a bra.

    Weekend Charcoal Top – $74

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    Off the bat, I was surprised that this shirt looked like a normal kind of top as opposed to just, like, a T-shirt? Also, the “bra” didn’t look particularly unique. The material was super soft, so I did like that. But, considering this shirt was a size Medium, I was shocked how BIG the “bra” area was. Like, the elastic band literally came down to my belly?! There’s way too much material and clinginess in this shirt and I would never wear it as a night shirt. I just didn’t find there was any added benefit for me!

    Asia – No Bra

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    So, I'm rocking large boobs that I breastfed twins with. They've been good to me, but at this point they are pretty heavy. So I rarely hang out without a bra with both thick straps and underwire because, well, the girls appreciate the support. That said, I'm doubtful these tops will give the support the tig ol' bitty committee needs.

    Weekend Charcoal Top – $74

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    This top was actually a pretty comfortable style, but when you've got big, heavy boobs, hanging out in a 'no-bra bra' just feels strange. I'm either gonna lift and hold the ladies or let them be totally free, and this boob limbo situation made me feel too self-conscious to get on board.

    Slumber Party Top – $69

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    They tried to get me to try this one on, but I didn't because while it was cute, it didn't look like it was designed with tig ol' bitties in mind, and that thin halter strap pretty much told me everything I needed to know. So there's that.

    Final thoughts:

    Krista: I think I would wear this top to both bed and even out. It definitely gives you the feeling of not wearing a bra. After looking around their website, I do think it would be beneficial to offer different "no-bra" inserts for different size breasts, though because not all boobs are the same!

    Crystal: I think I’ll stick with letting my tits roam free at night!

    Asia: It's a really nice idea, but I'm thinking if you're above a C cup size it's kinda useless since it provides no lift at all. And a 'gentle hug' is great when it's from Grandma, but it isn't exactly what I'm looking for in a bra, y'all.

    * Full transparency, I did wear the Weekend Charcoal top once to a casual family hang over the holidays, but I totally wore a bra underneath, and felt I had to, so I guess it defeated the point of it. That said, I'll probably just stick with my regular jammies.