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Would YOU go braless? Jennifer Aniston Makes the Old "Natural" Trend New Again

Photo via Huffington Post: Jennifer Anniston films scenes for ‘We are the Millers’ in Wilmington, NC. By Chris Watts/INFphoto.com

I’m just going to admit it; I regularly go braless, and I love it. Being a small C cup means that while I don’t exactly feel comfortable jogging sans sports bra (ugh, that sounds horrible), I can totally get away with it otherwise. Usually I wear at least one other layer (a camisole works, those thin “shelf bras” are great, and so is a double layer of fabric in the bust of a shirt) if I’m going to be skipping a bra.

And the more I do it, the less comfortable I am wearing a regular bra. I have resorted to bikini tops and the cuter bralets I find at Lululemon and Free People. That end of the day joy of removing the bra is something I enjoy all day long! The downside is that wearing a bra has become a bit of a torture to me now.

Sharon Stone, Mischa Barton, and Kate Moss (and Jenn Aniston!) are just some of the celebs who regularly go sans over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder. While I know for larger busted women it can be downright uncomfortable not to wear one, for me and my smaller chested sisters, I am really thrilled to do away with bras whenever I can.

I don’t want to burn my bras, I just don’t want to wear them because they’re massively uncomfortable. If breastfeeding in public is cool, and we are serious about embracing health and natural body shapes, then going without the underwire if we so desire should be acceptable practice for those of us who feel comfortable doing so. Agree or disagree?

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.