Are bras a fashion accessory or are they lingerie?

This poll asks if you think bras are now a fashion accessory and it is okay if they are seen, or if they are lingerie and should be kept covered up.

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  • Fashion accessory, so it's okay to show them
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  • #654967
    Holly Morris
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    Registered On: April 15, 2022
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    Hi ladies!

    I’ve noticed over the last few years that bras are being seen more and more often. Not just showing through a blouse, but being worn as outwear, being worn under a top that is open, and so on. Women, real women that is, seem to have a different perception of bras than previous generations did.

    So my question for you is, do you consider bras to be a fashion accessory so that they’re out in the open on display, or are the lingerie and should be kept somewhat hidden?

    I’m somewhere in the middle. Yes, I’m a bit older, so I was raised that a woman does not show her bra through the fabric of her dress or blouse. That means if I’m wearing a fairly see-through blouse or top, I might wear a camisole under it to cover up my bra straps or cups from showing through the fabric. But then on the other hand, bras have become much, much nicer than they used to be, and some are indistinguishable from bikini tops, so maybe it is okay to show them, or at least some part of them.

    So…, what’s your opinion?

    Hugs,

    Holly

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    • #659525
      Raquel Smith
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      Registered On: August 26, 2021
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      I don’t wear a bra often. Usually not unless I am going full femme, which is a rare occurrence. That being said, I think that while bras are functional underwear, they are also fashion accessories. For most of us (me at least) they function to hold our fake titties in place and give the appearance of having natural breasts. But I also wear one, because it is just such a feminine piece of clothing.

      Sometimes, the prettier the bra, the more one wants it to be seen, though. I think flashing a hint of lace at the cleavage, or not trying to cover up the straps is okay. I mean, come on, if they weren’t meant to be seen, they’d be constructed as very bland articles of clothing.

      And, although I only have one matching set, that really is the sexiest way to underdress, even if it’s for your eyes only to see (or if you’re very lucky, your SO’s). And especially as lounge-around-the-house or boudoir, with hosiery and high heels attire.

      As outerwear, never.

    • #659512
      Jenny Liu
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      For me, my bra(s) is (are) lingerie that adds seductiveness/attractiveness to my overall appearance.  I “show” my bra (whether intentionally or not) whenever I dress up in different ways.  I like to dress up in a sexy (or slutty) way, either showing my bra through sheer tops or showing my bra from my cleavage or even down-buttoned top.

      So, even though it’s lingerie, I reveal my bra no matter how I dress.  Just my way of dressing.

       

      Jenny

    • #658187
      Alexis Scott
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      Registered On: September 20, 2021
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      It depends, I think it is ok they are shown at times. I’d much prefer a woman wear a bra that shows w/ a spaghetti strap top then have her boobs bouncing all over the place…lol

      But If it fits the top/dress…then I’am all for the bra and/or straps showing.

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    • #658151
      Helen Freeman
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      Registered On: June 15, 2022
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      Hi, I read the question and immediately voted “lingerie”. My first thoughts were that bras are functional pieces of clothing, designed to support our boobs and keep them comfortable and shouldn’t be seen. That said, bras are gorgeous, pretty, feminine, sexy things to wear and not just scaffolding but that doesn’t mean that they should be shown off as a fashion accessory. I have no problem with wearing a white bra with a sheer blouse or a shirt where my bra can be seen, or wearing a bra with a strappy top and my bra straps can be seen. I just don’t think that bras should be worn as a fashion top. Hugs, Helen.

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    • #657955
      Lauren Mugnaia
      Registered On: November 1, 2021
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      Hmmm, after saying what I said in my earlier reply about calling it lingerie, I noticed yesterday, while getting my nails done, that, regardless of what bra or top I wear, I am displaying my, ahem, nipples… So much for trying to remain modest…oh well.

      Hugs girls,

      Lauren M

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    • #657545
      Carolyn Kay
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      Registered On: August 25, 2016
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      I think a little bra showing, under a sheer top, does add to the look of the outfit. However, when you are just underdressing and you hear someone say, “are you wearing a bra?” That can ruin your day, and most definitely does not add to your male outfit, lol.

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      Diane Rakers
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      Registered On: August 18, 2019
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      I’m okay if it’s seen under a thin blouse or tee shirt. As far as outer wear, I don’t think so.

      I know the younger girls, cis and trans, think it’s cool. For me, I don’t think so.

      Diane

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    • #655124
      Alison Anderson
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      Registered On: October 15, 2018
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      Definitely a Cover (-up) Girl here.  Even if it shows through the V neck I’ll usually put on a cami unless the part showing looks like a cami or a modesty panel for the outfit.  But because of today’s attitudes, although I try to keep the strap covered, I won’t get too upset if I’m wearing a tank top and there is movement of the top that causes the strap to show.

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      Jocelyn Beyoody
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      Registered On: May 4, 2022
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      All depends, a low cut blouse, I want my lacy bra to be seen. A botton down shirt tied at the waist, my bralette is center of attention. The reason my bras must match my panties is the lingerie factor.  I always try to hint to the onlooker what I’m wearing. a Strap on the shoulder, lace peeking out. Seduction, starts how sexy I feel. I attempt to make sweatpants lingerie.

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      • #658145
        Diane Rakers
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        Sweatpants as lingerie?

        Yes!

        Diane

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    • #655043
      Amy Catrelle
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      Registered On: January 2, 2022
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      While technically ‘anything goes’ in the world of fashion, any woman wearing a bra as if it was a bikini top could be seen as being provocative. Or perhaps absent-minded. x

    • #655037
      Smartina Fonteyn
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      Registered On: December 14, 2017
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      Bralets or other super-short crop-tops are awesome, but usually need flat abs to pull off. Showing bra in public here is a big nough-nough.

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    • #655030
      Jess Secret
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      Registered On: February 18, 2021
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      Bras have always been lingerie to me and I’ve never worn one as a fashion accessory nor would I even if I wasn’t closeted.

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    • #655025
      Lauren Mugnaia
      Registered On: November 1, 2021
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      I am at, and seen as, an age where it would not be very appropriate to show off my bra, therefore I am like Holly and will wear a camisole if necessary.

      hugs girls,

      Lauren M

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    • #655015
      Araminta Purdy
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      Registered On: January 23, 2020
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      “So my question for you is, do you consider bras to be a fashion accessory so that they’re out in the open on display, or are they lingerie and should be kept somewhat hidden?”

      Yes! After all, lingerie is, as are other articles of clothing, elements of fashion and, just as are some other articles of clothing, are sometimes best not seen.

      Araminta.

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    • #655012
      Kerri Smith
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      Registered On: April 22, 2022
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      I think bras could be a fashion accessory.  They cover your breasts as well as a bikini top does, and some are quite pretty.

      Kerri

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    • #655008
      Aurora Borealis
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      Registered On: October 25, 2021
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      I thinkthat a bra is underwear and shouldnt be flaunted.
      I understand that many younger women want to show off, butthe fact is its a bit edgey and can be taken as a signal that a girl or woman is on the available side.
      Thats my take on it. Regards, Aurora B.

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