Kendall Jenner: ‘I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless’


Some days, I really am quite jealous of all of you small-busted ladies. I haven’t been small-busted since I was, like, 12 years old. I don’t even remember what it feels like. And as a member of the Big T-tty Committee (if not acting-president), I cannot go without a bra. It’s my body, my choice, absolutely. And I’m saying that I would feel uncomfortable out in public without a bra. I would feel sloppy. But everyone else? Do what you want, I don’t care. But if you’re built like Kendall Jenner and you’re going on and on about how you hate bras, I am going to roll my eyes a little bit. Kendall wrote an essay on her subscription website about “Free the Nipple” and how going braless is her jam. Some highlights:

“I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless. I think it’s cool and I really just don’t care! It’s sexy, it’s comfortable and I’m cool with my breasts. That’s it!”

“It’s also a fun way to show off my different nipple rings. [Jewelry designer] Jacquie Aiche made me a couple of pieces that are really sick, like a pair of angel wings. I think people are obsessed with the topic because it seems so unexpected of me. My sisters were honestly shocked that I did it. I was going through a period in my life, having a rough time, being a rebel and was like ‘Let’s just do it.’ I wanted to get the piercing for so long before Kylie. She did hers and then everyone thought I copied her,” she said.

However, she admitted that Kylie almost put her off getting it done after she revealed how much it had hurt, but she later said it “wasn’t that bad” adding: “I guess I have a super high pain tolerance!”

[From Kendall’s app via Fox News]

So, Kendall wanted to get pierced before Kylie but Kylie did it first and now Kendall is saying that Kylie copied her? Sister dramz. Mega-dramz. I do think it seems out-of-character for Kendall to not only go braless, but to get her nipples pierced. Kendall seems so straight-arrow, so white bread, so much the “rule-follower.” Oh well, it’s her body and she can do whatever she wants. I do think that when she gets older, she’ll probably have some regrets about not wearing bras though. What am I saying? If her girls ever start to sag, her family has a plastic surgeon on speed dial.


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  1. freebunny says:

    Of course she doesn’t see, she has no boobs.
    If she had big girls she would see the interest of a good bra.

    • LB says:

      I don’t have the luxury of going bra less. Id take someone’s eye out. A good bra is a necessity for me.

    • thaliasghost says:

      Thanks for the female solidarity and welcoming ALL types of female bodies. Really, thanks. For the record, if those are “no boobs”, I literally have a hole in my chest area. Also for the record, I don’t see the problem not wearing one if you have large boobs. If you feel comfortable, do whatever you want. Bra, no bra, hell, put on a leopard print leotard, a pink bathrobe and ride your bike around the block. Do whatever you want and don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot.

      • Steph says:

        Lol, is not about not wanting to go braless. I would love to go braless but I have big boobs so it’s uncomfortable for me.

      • Glib says:

        You’re insecuritues are not other people’s responsibilities.

      • K says:

        Thaliasghost, totally with you insofar as the “no boobs” comment was uncalled for. Regarding problems not wearing a bra with big boobs, though –

        For me at least, not wearing a bra if I’m not completely stationary can cause quite a bit of pain, encourages slumping and exacerbates back problems because they’re just so damn heavy. For anybody with large boobs who doesn’t experience discomfort or pain when they’re not supported, there’s also the issue that, generally speaking, smaller breasts are less likely to “sag”, and I’d be pretty confident in betting that small, non-droopy boobs are generally considered significantly less offensive than large, low-hanging or downward-pointing ones, which unenhanced big boobies often are, even for teens and young adults. Plus, it’s just wayyy more noticeable, due to movement and… well, sheer size – more to notice when they’re flapping about like an unruly pigeon. So while going braless isn’t exactly entirely “acceptable” in western society for anyone, in regards to this specific issue, there are definitely obstacles the big t’tty committee runs into that our itty bitty friends and sisters might not experience to the same degree.

      • Luffy says:

        It’s easy to say anyone can do what they want, but the difference is that when a small breasted girl goes braless she’s “fun, free, a rebel” when a large chested girl goes braless then she’s “sloppy and slutty”. It’s not the same experience. The more curvy a woman’s body is the more it’s policed.

      • imqrious2 says:

        “…when they’re flapping about like an unruly pigeon.”

        K, you’ve given me such a good laugh…. OMG the visual!!!

    • Petee says:

      She doesn’t have a big chest so for her it is no big deal.have a big chest with Farrah Fawcett nips and you have to have a bra on or those silly flower things.

    • William 13865 says:

      Kendall will you be my Mx. Bigtits!

  2. Joy says:

    Her essay sounds like a 4th grader wrote it. Bless her heart.

    • Kitten says:

      Not joking-my first thought was “So where is the essay?”
      Good GOD these women need an education. Sigh.

  3. Lora says:

    I love her body! And yeah, bra or no bra every woman can decide that for herself

  4. Margo S. says:

    I agree. You do you. I think nipped rings are really cool on girls or guys, but I never got mine done. I knew I always wanted kids and wanted to breast feed and thought it would be more difficult with extra holes there haha. But about the bra thing and sagging, you are going to sag anyways with or without a bra because, you know that thing, gravity.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Nipple piercings I really don’t understand. It seems very painful, but I feel like if it gets stuck somewhere one sudden movement and bum! youre nipple’s gone.

      • Nancy says:

        It’s not painful. It’s actually something I don’t regret. However, I don’t go braless to let the community share like her and Rihanna and others…….just me, my doctor and husband got to join in. I do my hair, nails, piercings, anything cosmetic for myself. Who else cares!!! lol

      • Alicat1822 says:

        I ❤️ My nipple piercings. I had breast reduction surgery when I was 16. It was a personal decision because they limited my ability to participate in the sports I loved- swimming and ballet. Didn’t regret it for a second, but the nipple sensation that is lost as a result was kind of a bummer. Getting them pierced was amazing. I regained so much sensitivity! The healing process is no joke, though. It does take a good 6 to 9 months to fully heal. Not a low maintenance process, but I really enjoy the results.

  5. Aussie girl says:

    Oh how I wish I had a smaller bust. I remember in my late teens my gf’s saying I was the president of the itty bitty titty committee. I want those bitties back!!! I did have a super tight black tank that I used to wear with no bra but I don’t think I went around bra less a lot. Sigh, now When it gets super hot I have boob sweat to contend with and I just love getting home and ripping the baby off. But I still wear a crop top around the house, it’s for visitors & because I feel more comfortable.

  6. Danielle says:

    I went braless when I was younger and loved it! Alas, age.

    • NeoCleo says:

      Same here. It was wonderful. But alas as I aged it’s amazing how HUGE they became. I developed severe deterioration in the discs of my neck. I just recently went through a pretty massive breast reduction. It was the best decision I ever made for two reasons:

      1) I am already feeling the benefit of not having my heavy breasts and bra straps pull my shoulders forward so neck pain is greatly reduced

      2) They found CANCER and it was extremely early stage so I will be in treatment, but it will be monitoring and exams rather than chemotherapy or surgery (at least for now).

      I saved my own life by choosing elective surgery. I have much to be thankful for.

  7. Capepopsie says:

    I didn’t see the point either when I was
    a teenager. That resulted in My girls
    getting very sloppy and now I can tie
    them behind My neck. 😞
    Just saying.

  8. Jess says:

    I’m truly amazed that she kept her small boobs and hasn’t had plastic surgery on them, which isn’t the norm in her family. I don’t know that much about her, but she seems to be more tolerable than the others. I’m also all for braless, I have small boobs too and I hate bras, as long as the color of my nipples doesn’t show through a shirt I’ll go without, I get oddly panicky and almost feel like I can’t breathe when I get my period boobs and have to wear one. Sometimes I get jealous of you ladies with bigger ones though, I don’t have pretty cleavage, just sternum!!

    • Aussie girl says:

      Agreed, at least she hasn’t had implants. And you go bra free!!!! I wish I had the money to get mine reduced even though they cause me no pain. And Trust me you don’t want big boobs, it seriously isn’t all motor boating and tittie claps. It’s just boob sweat and tittie rash. Lol

    • bucketbot says:

      I think it’s her modelling career because of which she hasn’t had a boob job yet. Models have to have certain body proportions to fit into those sample size clothes. If it wasn’t for that, I don’t know. She never seemed overly fame-wh***y since she was young, as compared to the other member of her family. But people change so IDK.

      And I agree, She is one of the tolerable ones in the family.

    • Naya says:

      Her boobs are already too big for the catwalk apparently. The bookers ignore it for now because the reality star thing has made her an It Girl but even bigger boobs would end her career in high fashion.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      She is one of the meanest and brattiest in the family. If she was an inch shorter she’d look like Kylie.

      • Zuzus Girl says:

        Agree Locke- She is one of the most petty and rude in her family. She’s a spoiled brat with no respect for anyone. And still one of the most tolerable in her family so what does that say about the rest?

        As for the braless thing, do what makes you happy.

    • Samab says:

      She doesn’t get One just because of the career she chooses to pursuit.For a model and i’m not talking of swimsuite model obviously,it’s common to have small boobs,way more elegante than a heavy cleavage.Having that said I have small boobs but even those attracts too many sights from people and since i don’t want to be just considered sexy or attracts too much attention i learned to cover mine.No matter how small your boobs are…nipples are f–king attractive!

  9. Cora says:

    Age is a factor here, too. I’m very small-busted. I have AA’s. But now that I’m pushing 50, I do need to wear a bra or I really don’t feel decent. It was different when I was younger. But now, even my little, tiny girls have lost their perkiness. Alas, age comes for us all.

  10. Jen43 says:

    Going bra less is not an option for everyone. I am only a C cup, and I have been sleeping in a light sports bra for years. For me, it’s more comfortable than going bra less.

    • Amanduh says:

      Always!!!! I’ve never gone braless as it hurts!!! I feel like they’re going to rip off my body…

    • Diana B says:

      Exactly, I’m more comfortable with a bra on and when I get home I don’t take it off and sigh in relieve like apparently everyone does. sometimes I sleep with it on although most of the time I wear a sports bra. Going without is truly painful; wearing one is like second skin.

  11. Trixie says:

    I don’t care what women do with their breasts, bra or no bra, whatever. What I take issue with here is the way Kendall talks about going braless: “It’s sexy”.

    The idea the going braless is sexy is a problem when an 18 year old girl is getting sanctioned at school because her adult teacher reports her to the principal for being distracting because she’s not wearing a bra. An adult male was sexualizing an 18 year old girl’s bralessness, and she’s the one who got in trouble. That’s all sorts of wrong.

    The entire point of Free the Nipple is that women’s breasts should not be sexualized. So Kendall putting forth the idea that going braless is sexy is all sorts of stupid and the opposite of that movement’s goals.

    • Alix says:


    • MissMerry says:

      she’s dumb as bricks but nobody has the heart to tell her.

    • bucketbot says:

      good point.
      But don’t the Kardashians only fight in cases where they/their brand is affected? People have to say something negative about them, and then they get on the bandwagon that suits them the most and churn the story to make them the center of attention. How much different than Swifty are they really?

      ETA: they don’t really care to understand the real intention behind a movement.

  12. Annieb says:

    I love coming home after work and taking my bra off. Wish I dared going out braless.

    • MissMerry says:

      thats one of my favorite things, taking my bra off when I get home, but I prefer the look and feel of a bra under clothes in public.

      at home, NO PANTS, NO BRA. EVER.

      • annetommy says:

        wrong place…

      • amilu says:

        Haha, I agree completely. Bra and pants come off, and a comfy dress goes on. Aahhhhhhh!

        (And I don’t think this is the wrong place. What has this article’s comment section been if not a place for women to discuss their bra/braless habits?)

    • Annetommy says:

      The US raconteur David Sedaris did a hilarious routine about women taking their bras off when they get home. He spoke to lots of women about it, and was astonished that they all did that. Then he found one who said she didn’t take her bra off when she got to her house. When pressed, she told him she took it off on the bus home…

      • annetommy says:

        More Sedaris:
        A woman the other night—she came to the reading and she said, “You got me to put my bra back on.” And I said, “I beg your pardon?” And she said, “Someone put it on Facebook that you were gonna be here. I’d gotten home from work and I’d taken my bra off. And when I take my bra off, it’s off for the night.” She said, “But this time I put it back on so I could come out.” She said, “NO ONE does that.” So I started asking women “When your bra is off, is it off for the night?” And they were like, “Hell yeah.” And that’s just something I never knew about women. It never occurred to me that women would have a “bra policy.” That they’d be like, “Sorry. I can’t. It’s off for the night.” It’s like, “You called me. You need a sober driver to pick up from the bar?” And they’d have to say, “My bra’s off. I can’t. You have me mistaken for someone else…”

      • Kitten says:

        I am so in love with Sedaris. A friend of mine was kind enough to give me an extra ticket to see him speak here in Boston and it was an experience I will never forget. The dude is a gold mine for quotes.

  13. what's inside says:

    You will see what the big deal about going braless when the girls start heading south…..

    • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

      Not everyone has enough boobage to head south. I’m a B and in my early 30s. They ain’t goin’ nowhere because there’s just not enough there to move. I agree with Kendall. There are women who wear bras out of necessity and those of us who wear them because society says you look like a ho if you don’t.

  14. AlleyCat says:

    I wish I had nothing going on in my life besides talking about wearing a bra or not. She’s is the epitome of dry, white bread, I can’t.

  15. Itsme says:

    I have B breasts and I hate bras too but I don’t like going braless in certain situations. Like church and when I’m doing childcare. I don’t want to be the cause of anyone’s distraction. I also don’t want to be ogled so for my own sense of comfort I usually wear a cami tank instead of a bra. Just one more layer between me and the world but not as restrictive as a bra.

  16. Lynnie says:

    To me Free the Nipple can’t happen, or happen effectively, without solving all the underlying problems with the male gaze, image perception, sexuality in American culture, etc. Until then it’s a convenient distraction to make budding feminists feel like they’re doing something.

  17. Katie says:

    I agree with everything being said except the idea that bras prevent boobs from sagging in the future. The only study on it shows that when it comes to sagging: “Wearing a bra does more harm than good – it does nothing to reduce back pain and weakens the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging, Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, reported after a 15-year study.”
    I don’t think we should stop wearing bras because they do make the girls look better, but they’re not going to prevent sagging with age. Link:

    • Sarah says:

      You were onto something good until you said we shouldn’t stop wearing bras because “they make the girls look better”.


      Additionally, this site has a weird thing with calling breasts ‘the girls’

      • Katie says:

        Ok, wear your BREASTS however you want to. BREASTS can be worn in or out of a bra and it won’t hurt anyone so no point arguing about it online.

    • rudy says:

      Yes!!! As much as possible, I go braless. Hate the things. And I have big boobs.

      Almost 60, no sag in sight.

  18. Candy says:

    I go braless everyday. I’m 32 and sporting full Cs. For me it’s the comfort. I hate wearing tight things. I remember being younger and wearing a bra because it was the thing to do. Then one day I thought F it. Now the only time I wear a bra is when I exercise. I don’t get why it’s a big deal either.

  19. MissMerry says:

    100% agree with Kaiser. I feel sloppy and exposed if I don’t have a bra on in public. I don’t even like answering the door in certain tops when I’m not wearing a bra.

    Some outfits cover and are made of the right fabric to get away with feeling comfortable with not wearing a bra, but as somebody with D’s, I understand why this girl doesn’t ‘get what the big deal is’

  20. Wren33 says:

    I used to go braless all the time, with A cups. After two babies and breastfeeding though my nipples are huge and I need a thick bra to keep them in line.

  21. MiniMii says:

    I used to long for bigger boobs when I was in my 20s, and even considered getting implants (thankfully I had no money then). Now, after years of watching my more well-endowed friends deal with their boob issues (like how expensive good bras are for larger busts!) I’m quite happy with my small Bs. I recently started going bra-less again and I love it. More comfortable and certainly cooler!

    As for sagging – the best thing you can do is be healthy (avoid smoking especially as it destroys the collagen in the skin), and build up your pecs. You don’t have to look like Ah-nold, but toned pectoralis muscles not only fill out your chest, they keep things lifted as well.

  22. Bgr says:

    You see, this attitude is the problem. When someone tries to empower those women who *gasp* dare go braless everywhere, everyone else shushes them with ‘who cares, don’t involve me in your drama, do what you want’. But the thing is, awareness needs to be built! Society doesn’t accept braless women!! We need to talk about it. No one is staring at a woman in a bra, no one is making comments, voicing their unsolicited opinions, asking rude questions or pinching her nipples (yes, this happened to me once). No one. If you wear a bra you are all good. Bu if you don’t, you face many, many problems doing every day things. The conversation needs to be had and not dismissed with ‘I don’t care, do want you want and stop talking about it already’ comments.

    • Val says:

      See what bothers me is not only that, but that women like Rihanna have been going braless for years and she gets called trashy and cheap, but then a skinny white girl talks about it and all of a sudden it’s cool and edgy, ugh.

  23. I Choose Me says:

    Wish I could go braless. Alas my girls absolutely need to be corralled. If I had the money I’d get a reduction in a heartbeat.

    Hear, hear, to someone up thread who mentioned boob sweat and titty rash. Not to mention not being able to sleep on your stomach or run with any degree of comfort. Sigh.

  24. Pandy says:

    Wow, such deep thoughts so early in the morning! Kendall, I don’t care …. Wake me up when you’re relevant. Thanks.

  25. MerlinsWife says:

    Wearing a bra causes me a great deal of pain, because of shoulder/back issues. I am a small B cup, so I don’t really need the support, either. BUT I still wear bras whenever I leave home just because I don’t like the dirty looks I get from women and the creepy looks from men staring at my chest.

    Also, bras preventing sagging is a myth, as someone linked above.

  26. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I freaking hate bras! If my girls weren’t practically hanging to my kneecaps, I would never wear one. If I could have the luxury of not wearing one I definitely would☹️

  27. Hazel says:

    So ‘Free the Nipple’ is this generation’s bra burning? How…original.

  28. Happy21 says:

    I’m a D cup and I cannot not wear a bra. I think it looks nasty and it is uncomfortable. I wear a bra all day every day until I go to bed. I feel more comfortable and I like the look of my boobs better in a bra. That being said I think most women look better with a bra on. I’m just not a fan of seeing them swaying to and fro on some woman walking down the street, it’s distracting!

    • Sarah says:

      Hopefully you’re also pushing for men to wear thick support garments downstairs so their swaying to and fro doesn’t also ‘distract’ you. How silly.

  29. Josefina says:

    This is one of the biggest non-issues I know of. Idk how it is in the USA but here going braless is far from a feminist statement. If you’re cold or sweaty the obvious will happen and yeah, people will notice. But I guess it has to do with our social status. There’s lots of women here who don’t wear bras because they can barely afford a few shirts. You see braless women of all ages and shapes when buying veggies, on the bus, selling band-aids on the subway, etc. Acting like it’s anything close to revolutionary would only mean you’ve lived an extremely sheltered and priviledged life.

    It honestly shocked me when I saw all these girls talking about not wearing bras like it was this super important statement. But I guess it’s just another culture.

    I usually wear a bra depending on the weather and my mood. I’m small chested so I gladly have that option. I used to hate my small tetas as a teenager but now I’m soooo thankful for them <3.

    • heatheradair says:

      cool perspective. I hadn’t thought about is as a matter of privilege. for us #firstworldproblems folks who probably own and consume too much, there’s an undercurrent of feminist politics to it because we’ve been taught that breasts must be perky and nipples must be concealed.

  30. Kate says:

    I can never remember that she and Kylie aren’t twins.

  31. Erica_V says:

    My girls are heavy so bras are a necessity for me but good on her for wearing what she likes.

  32. me says:

    I don’t know. Is a baggy crop top without a bra really a good idea? One strong upward wind and…

  33. heatheradair says:

    lifelong c-cup no-bra girl here. I’m 35 and have worn a bra for maybe……2 collective years of my life. More comfy. Nothing wrong with people remembering that — OHMYGOODNESS — females have nipples, too, and they don’t need to be constantly sexualized.

  34. A Fan says:

    I don’t see the big deal either. Before push-up and padded bras became all the rage, it used to be very ‘normal’ to see nipples and the natural outline of a breast. Now days, people are taken aback when they see a boob in an unlined bra or no bra.

    It’s so refreshing to see a natural set of breasts – especially little ones that haven’t been jacked up like rock hard baseballs.

    [*Surprised she’s resisted a boob job considering what family she belongs to.*]

  35. MoochieMom says:

    My 38 year old boobs went bra less last night when at 2:30 am fire alarm made us run down 12 flights of stairs while holding my kid. I didn’t GAF but everyone else seemed to have gotten dressed. JESUS the looks I got and people were on full make up at a vacation spot!!