If Jane Birkin Says So


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

Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, and one very excited onlooker at the premier of Slogan on August 28th, 1969.

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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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