I can't go braless comfortably, either. I'm not sure most D-cup and above can. I do go braless fairly often, though, because it's less uncomfortable than wearing a bra. I have had some luck with bra liners from Pambra's http://pambras.com/ They do help quite a bit with the skin sensitivity to bra bands. They make non-underwire bras a lot more comfortable because they're softer than elasticized bands and eliminate some of the elastic pinching and grabbing. I haven't found a way to make underwire bras bearable, although bra liners make them better. If women aren't wearing pantyhose anymore, what are they wearing under skirts? Bare legs with a suit? Surely not. Gosh, I've been cut off from the rest of the world for too long.