The short answer is: yes. The long answer is: it’s complicated.
There are plenty of rules, explicit and unwritten, that govern how it is appropriate for women to dress at the office.
Most women wouldn’t dream of going to the workplace without a bra. However, many women who find bras uncomfortable, or simply feel they don’t really need one for support, may be eager to go to work bra-free.
The good news is that it is possible to look professional and put-together without wearing a bra.
However, it will take some tactful and well-thought-out wardrobe planning. Here are a few ways you can get away with going to the office braless.
Wear a Camisole
Camisoles are the saving grace of those who prefer to go braless.
They provide an extra layer of modesty but without too much structure or binding.
A camisole layered under a blouse is an excellent way to appear both fashionable and professional.
Scarves and Blazers
When hiding the fact that you left your bra at home, it’s all about layers.
Fortunately, female office wear provides ample opportunity to look sharp while layering.
Pair a thick blazer with a tasteful scarf. You’ll look super professional without giving away any secrets.
Layer with a Yoga Top
Yoga tops can be layered discretely under any top and provide an added layer for modesty.
Yoga tops are extremely comfortable and flexible. It’s not quite the same as going entirely bra-free.
However, yoga tops are a great alternative that allow you to be modest enough for the office, without the discomfort of an underwire.
Admittedly, women with smaller bra sizes will find it easier to get away with these methods.
The good news is that you don’t need to make yourself overly uncomfortable just to go to work.
Experiment with your existing wardrobe pieces and consider adding a few new ones, so you can look professional and put together while going bra-free.