Ms Mary Quek believes that a pretty bra should be shown off and not hidden under clothing.
That is why the 62-year-old often wears them under tank tops with low-cut armholes, as well as with backless or strappy blouses.
The spunky and petite Ms Quek even sported one - a black bralette from home-grown lingerie label Naked and Unbound - at her elder son's wedding at the Church of St Vincent de Paul in Yio Chu Kang in January last year.
She wore it under a sheer yellow kebaya top as she felt a camisole "did not look striking enough".
Her outfit certainly drew lots of stares and comments from relatives, she says.
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"Everyone thought it was cool and they did say it was a daring look, but I never felt uncomfortable about it."
"There's nothing to be shy about. When you buy such a nice bra, you might as well show it off."
Her husband and her two sons do not mind, she says, adding that her elder son bought her a sheer white bralette with floral applique for Christmas last year.
As for wearing the lacy number to his wedding, all her son said was: "Wow, very nice, mummy."
Ms Quek, who helps her husband with administration and customer service at his audio-tech distribution company, started making a fashion statement with bras in 2015, after she chanced upon a sheer black bralette from Naked and Unbound.
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"The bralette was meant to be shown off," she says.
She now has 10 bralettes, five from Naked and Unbound.
She also likes Swedish lingerie brand Bjorn Borg for its geometric patterns and bright colours.
She says bralettes, which are wireless and may be padded or unlined, are also more comfortable and fit her 32A bust size better than bras with moulded cups.
She quips: "Clothing nowadays is sheer or revealing, so I think showing off one's bra is quite okay. People should not judge if I dare to wear (it as such)."
This article was first published on March 2, 2017.
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