elppin

Elppin Nipple Jewelry: Armor and Adornment

Boob jewelry isn’t anything new, but Elppin is different. Elppin (“nipple” spelled backward) is a unique magnetic boob brooch, unlike anything I’ve seen before. Which is why I had to interview the woman behind the concept and design, Carina Hardy. Elppin Instagram There’s something both outrageous and empowering in wearing a piece of jewelry centered […]

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bra hacks

Bra Hacks & Fixes Everyone Should Know

The last time I wrote about ways to customize your bra, I got a bit of flack for it. Many bra fitters and others believe the “right” bra (whether in size or style) should answer all of a bra wearer’s problems. But I don’t think it’s realistic to assume that everyone can find the exact […]

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Not Wearing Bras: Empowering or Embarrassing?

I’m intrigued by the reported trend that women are no longer wearing bras. Ditching your bra is supposed to make you feel more independent, liberated, and empowered. Here are some headlines from the past few weeks: “Why Millenials Are Going Braless,” Why More Women are Freeing Their Breasts,” and “12 Reasons Going Braless is the […]

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women who go braless

Why Shame Women Who Go Braless?

I’m baffled by news stories shaming female celebrities or other women who go braless. The headlines are written to shock and meant to embarrass and chide them, as if they forgot their bras or suffered a wardrobe malfunction. It’s assumed that the  women in question are committing some kind of fashion sin. The strangest part is […]

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#freethenipple

FreetheNipple and NoMorePage3: Changing Our View of Women’s Breasts

Would you wear The TaTa Top? It’s inspired, in part, by the #FreetheNipple movement, an effort to achieve greater gender equality. The hashtag comes from the movie, Free The Nipple. The film questions the necessity of laws governing exposed nipples. While it is legal in the US for men to bare their chests, only breastfeeding […]

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