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On The “Nothing” Bra


File this under "things only Jane Birkin would do"... or, would you?

I'm pretty anti-bra, but that's also because I'm pretty flat-chested, so you can't really tell what's going on under there either way (unless, of course, you're wearing a mesh top). But every once in a while, I stumble upon a "nothing" bra: some triangular thing that's sheer and stretchy (doesn't lift or flatten) and beautiful. That happened last month in Berlin, at the highbrow High-Street shop Cos. It was the last size small on the rack, and I scooped it up and haven't taken it off since. Sadly, said braziere appears to be sold out on the world wide web, but here are a couple of other options, should you feel the need to slip something on.

—Emily Weiss

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  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    So dainty and sexy and pretty--but this is something I would only wear at home or for my man because despite being pretty flat-chested as well, I just always feel like I really want a thicker layer to cover myself and create a smooth shape under my thin tops. Love how it looks with your off-the-shoulder top though! And I am still SO obsessed with your hair...considering cutting it (though I just know I will regret it!)

  • http://www.theblossomshed.blogspot.com/ The Blossom Shed

    Have you ever read Birkin's famous quote - " My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust"? I'm sure she'd approve of this selection:)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/janjamm Jan Angevine

    The best thing she ever did was give birth to Charlotte!

  • Melissa Britten-Jones

    Sass and Bide bras Emily..........check them out....style and comfort! Melissa

  • http://mellowafternoondiary.blogger.com/ Mariela

    Wish I could wear those bras. Every time time I come across one of those triangular ones I just sigh. Being less busty would make so much more carefree...

  • Elspbeth

    I wear these everyday, that said I have a smallish bust, but I hate padding. Occasionally on the weekend I pull a Jane. Never in mesh though I have to say, maybe come summer...

  • http://thezerowinter.blogspot.com/ zoobia

    I enjoy going braless in the summer, but not if my shirt is transparent! I'm not flat-chested, but I still enjoy a nice bralette. I like dainty, delicate underthings because they make me feel more feminine than underwire.

  • Ari

    Maybe it's because I'm from Florida and it's even better than a swimsuit top, but I love bralettes! Being fairly flat-chested, it just boosts my sense of femininity, and that's never a bad thing. And having Jane's approval? That's a huge plus!

  • mickharper

    Hi dkwebe -- we fixed this now! thanks so much for calling it out to us :-)

  • guest

    I am very much the same way. I'm small chested, dislike (and don't) wear bras, and the bras that I do wear are very much like those you listed. I recently purchased two lovely ones from Calvin Klein, but unfortunately, I purchased online and while the cups are fine, the band is much too constraining. :(.

  • Sammi

    It's times like these I am ungrateful for being full chested.

  • Aya

    You look wonderful. I love your hair and your shoulder freckles. I also love nothing bras. Small boob love. And of course, I idolize Jane.

  • Jennifer Monforton

    That bra is gorgeous! It wouldn't cut it for me, but I can certainly admire the feminine details.

    And the expression on that onlooker's face- too funny! :)


  • http://emmavw.blogspot.de/ Emma

    Such a cute post... I managed to pick this bra up in Nuremburg and I love it!



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