It was during the 90s when the most daring women were encouraged to do it, although in the 70s it began as a feminist act. Not wearing a bra began to be seen as something common among the most observed ‘celebrities’ and models of the time, who managed to make this gesture, more than a fashion, seen as A demand for women’s freedom to dress as each one wanted.
This is how we began to see great (and well-known) women proudly wear braless clothing. Names like Sarah Jessica Parker come to mind, who at that time was at one of the most critical points of her career for sex in new york; to Jennifer Aniston, who starred in one of the most mythical series in the history of television as it is friends; or Kate Moss, as one of the most recognized models worldwide. However, from then until now there have been many more that have been added to this listlike Rigoberta Bandini, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski, Chiara Ferragni or Zendaya, among many others.
Garments such as cotton t-shirts or ‘slip dresses’ began to look natural, and in the middle of 2023 the ‘braless’ trend is already more than established. Events such as the coronavirus pandemic, and its respective confinement in 2020, have helped many women who, perhaps before they had not considered it, no longer wear a bra. ‘Comfy’ fashion (starred in loose garments) reached ‘street style’, and within this aesthetic, as is evident, wearing a bra is no longer seen as ‘mandatory’.
However, and despite all this, today it seems that there are those who still question the dignity of the absence of a bra in looks. The last one criticized for dressing without this undergarment has been politics Ione Belarra. The Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda attended last Sunday, along with Irene Montero, an event convened by Podemos to discuss consent in the context of the law only yes is yes.
Despite the controversy of the legal text, the position of Podemos was not the most commented, but It was Belarra’s clothing that marked the debate in social networks. The politician wore a lilac-toned shirt with which the silhouette of her breasts without a bra was intuited. It was Bertrand Ndongo, a Vox militant, who shared on Twitter the photograph that Belarra and Montero took, and with which he asked if “seriously” the general secretary of Podemos was not wearing a bra, thus questioning her personal clothing decision .
Because the obligation to wear a bra is written in the same code of honor as having sex if you went home with him.
Enough of shaming women, enough of violence. https://t.co/5NuiuKoTF2
—Ione Belarra (@ionebelarra) February 6, 2023
As expected, the comments on this tweet from the Vox militant did not take long to appear. And, for its part, its own Ione Belarra did not hesitate to defend herself either. The minister cited the comment to claim that “the obligation to wear a bra is written in the same code of honor as having sex if you went home with him” and to ask that “shaming women” and promoting “violences”.
The one from Vox, far from apologizing to the minister for his criticism, decided to answer that she “is not his type” and that “not even with a laser would he touch her”, as well as demanding, in this same response, “dignified conduct”. . But, Is the ‘braless’ trend undignified conduct? From a fashion point of view, it is not only well regarded, but it is one of the most repeated proposals even on the most sophisticated haute couture catwalks. In this sense, firms such as Oscar de la Renta, Schiaparelli or Valentino include totally transparent designs in their collections that the models wear without a bra and that, moreover, we see more and more on the red carpets of the most important events in the world.
Therefore, together with the entire historical course of the trend, this is how the fact of not wearing a bra is confirmed as a gesture of liberation of the female body that so many women have been looking for over the years and that, it seems, we will continue to see more and more.
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