Jane Birkin's Look is Making a Comeback

Some might say that the braless look was inspired by the '90s and the infamous style of Friends character Rachel Greene (don't get me wrong -- her style is still extremely important to me). However, I believe it started in the '70s with film actress Jane Birkin -- she defied feminine standards in fashion by going braless and tapping into men's fashion to use in her own style, like wearing trousers and more masculine tops. Her look is definitely iconic, and parts of it are showing up in current style. The most prevalent part of her look that's now seen everywhere on the streets is going braless. The only disadvantage of look is you need the courage to go out with a bra, but other than that, it's extremely comfortable and adds a rebellious edge that goes against norms for women. Personally, I would just do this for the comfort that it brings (bras can be so obnoxious and almost unnecessary for body types like mine). But being comfortable can be the opposite of trendy, and this look is nowhere near that. Whether it's with huge sweaters, backless tops, or deep-plunge blouses or dresses, not wearing a bra can be extremely convenient and fashionable. And there's still ways to keep your feminine side in fashion, like wearing feminine colors (the pink sweater in the left outfit) or by wearing skirts or dresses (the red midi in the right outfit). I think that the purpose of the bra is just to fit the standards of the male patriarchy, so why not rebel and look cute while doing it?

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