16 Biggest Bra Myths You've Probably Believed Your Entire Life

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They've been passed down by Moms and ill-informed Victoria's Secret salespeople, but it's time for them to die.

1. Training bras teach your breasts to grow.

"Your breasts have their own plan for growth; they require no instruction," explains TakingCareofYourGirls. 

"Training bras just provide support and coverage for newly developing, sensitive breasts."


2. Not wearing a bra is bad for your boobs.

For those of us familiar with gravity, this seems very intuitive, but it's actually a lie. 

"Not wearing a bra only brings your breasts to their original shape and does not initiate sagging although it might seem like that," points out iDiva.

3. Sleeping with a bra makes your breasts perkier.

Deborah Axelrod, M.D., an assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and a breast surgeon, noted that sleeping in a bra doesn't make breasts firmer, nor does it confer any other special benefits. It will be uncomfortable as hell, however.

4. Sleeping in a bra will ruin your boobs.

"Sleeping in a bra will not harm your breasts in any way, explained Dr. Carlos Burnett, a plastic surgeon who practices in New Jersey. Again, most women just find it hella uncomfortable.

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