OK, so whom do we have to thank for this much needed (really?) study – one professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a French sports scientist, apparently. (How did I know it be would be a man?) 130 women took part in the study that resulted in the conclusion that bras are just not necessary, maybe even doing more harm than good.
I’m always sceptical about this type of study, where time and money are often spent on either a) researching the blooming obvious, b) obtaining data that nobody really knows how to use or c) reaching conclusions that are subsequently proved wrong (remember the whole MMR debacle?).
The point is there are many reasons why many of us ladies choose to wear a bra. Bras can enhance your figure, accentuate your natural assets, control large breasts that seem to have a will of their own, provide modesty under sheer clothing and prevent uncomfortable wobble during vigorous exercise.
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If you’re a woman who wants to be taken seriously, then it’s best not to distract those you meet, by allowing braless breasts to become more obvious than the point that you’re trying to make (excuse the pun). Think Charlie Dimmock – I heard more people discussing her unrestrained boobs, than her gardening skills in her Ground Force days.
So thanks for the study, but I’m an ardent bra supporter (well, we support each other), so I won’t be ditching mine any time soon.
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