It’s Bra Week On Autostraddle!

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Once upon a time, a glorious thing happened on Autostraddle called Underwear Week. We spent basically a month discussing our favorite underthings — Underwear For Your Masculine CenterBoyshorts & Girltrunks 102Plus-Size Underwear For All Gender PresentationsFemme-ish Underwear RealnessThongs 101 and so much more. We sewed and ate and drank our underpants to our heart’s content. We had such a good time without our pants off that many of you suggested we considered taking our shirts off, too, and give some attention to the other half of your bra-and-panties set. Although we did a fairly epic Bra Issue back in 2011, so many things have changed since then!

So: WELCOME TO BRA WEEK. This week and next, the Autostraddle writers and some special guests will be giving you the scoop on over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders and otherwise-inclined chest-covering situations — fashion, history, feelings and so much more.

Let’s kick off with a gallery, eh?


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27 Comments

  1. I’m looking forward to hopefully reading a piece on sports bras and maybe how to find a bra that isn’t all pushy and lifty and covered with lace.

  2. Maybe this is a long shot, but I’d love to see some tips on finding good bras if you lean towards masculine-of-centre but also have a seriously big chest. It’s something I haven’t really figured out yet…

  3. OMG OMG NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THE PICTURE WITH THE ONE PERSON IN THE PINK/PEACH LACY UNDIES & BRA & THEIR TUMMY IS LIKE ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES EVER & AAAAAA TUMMIES AAAAA AA AAAAA AA AAAAAA A A A A A A A AA

    okay i’m sorry i just. uh. what were we talking about again? (now that i’ve made myself totally silly. eheh)

    i’ve worn sports bras– like only sports bras– my whole bra-needing life, with the exception of sometimes “real” bras being needed, but i kind of want to try having more “real” bras… so, i’m sure Bra Week will be very educational/helpful. c:

    • oh no i found another picture that’s making me make inhuman noises

      let it be known this gallery hath slain me. aaaaa

      • Stuff like this is why you’re one of my favourite commenters. You remind me of one of my best friends <3

  4. Not gonna lie, even though I was enjoying all of the beautiful images in this gallery, I spent a fair amount of the time I was going through it hoping for a Sarah Shahi shot…

    Autostraddle, you always deliver!

  5. yay yay yay! so much yay. i find bras baffling and lovely and often uncomfortable. this is going to be a good week!

  6. Also: this photo gallery is so dope. Huge props to whoever made it, I will come back as often as possible to worship and admire

  7. I was pleased to see that Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual was in this gallery, but saddened to see that her picture was not captioned with her full moniker.

    Long live ERWB.*

    *Oh my god, I just noticed that that’s an anagram of “brew.”

  8. Okay, so now I’ve got “Otto Titsling” stuck in my head even though it’s totes inappropes.

  9. So glad I waited until I got home from work to read this – though I was seriously tempted to take a peek on my work computer. This seriously improved my week

  10. The photo gallery proves Bra Week is awesome (swoon)! I am curious, however, whether binding for gender non conforming, trans*, genderqueer identifying people will be talked about? I guess maybe thats not the point of Bra week as it is celebrating bras and what comes inside but as a gender non conforming identified lesbian, I still have boobs and have to deal with them!

    • “! I am curious, however, whether binding for gender non conforming, trans*, genderqueer identifying people will be talked about? “

      Yes, it will be!

  11. So I recently and accidentally discovered the HOTTEST bra I have seen in a while, the maternity bra. All dykes should know about this, and it shoudl be marketed as “smokin hot” versus “maternity.” I never wanted kids and will never but darn it everyone should know about this type of bra.

    This is how it went down. I hate bras but have to wear them for “support” so I get pull it together about once a year to make a bog box store trip and all the bras were expensive, push up and padded, and just gross for me personally. Then I stumbled across one soft cotton non-padded, non push-up and while in the dressing room I accidentally found out it flipped down for the easiest access ever. Once my partners discovered this we had months of fun, it has still not worn off yet.

    Get a maternity bra today.

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