The best part about blogging is that I am constantly learning something new. Though I have talk to many women including my wife about different types of bras the conversation never went in this direction. This weeks reader question lead me to doing a bit of research which I am passing on.
Why do women wear shelf bras?
I had never heard of a shelf bra so I went looked up the textbook definition and this is what I found. Shelf Bra: A bra that is donned below the breast to just under the nipple, which helps to uplift the breasts for added cleavage. Even though it is equipped with an under wire this particular type of bra is not meant for much support in my opinion.
For my wife who wears a 42G if she were to put on a bra like that then there would be one heck of a wardrobe malfunction. This type of bra seems like it would be best suited for women with smaller breasts that wanted some enhancement under their clothing. Though I did find a bra at Hips and Curves that fits up to size 44, it seems that this type of bra would be best suited for an intimate encounter and nothing more.
Another fact that I discovered in my searching was that in some cases shelf bras are worn to bed. Not many women that I have encountered in my life talk about wearing a bra to bed and certainly would not consider wearing a specific type of bra just to go to sleep. It seems as if worn to bed spillage would still occur defeating the purpose of wearing it in the first place.
From the perspective of a man I see the shelf bra as pretty and something to entice me in the bedroom, but to answer the question I see no reason that women especially ladies with larger breasts would wear something like this. It would seem to make more sense to wear a corset.
Those that are fans of this type of bra speak up and educate all of us on the virtues of this type of bra. Also if there are any ladies that feel that wearing a bra to bed is the right thing to do I would love to hear from you as well.