What was once a slightly taboo clothing choice is rapidly dominating the fashion scene – visible lingerie. And we’re not talking about a rogue bra strap or subtle lacy side-boob scenario. We’re talking full frontal statement piece. The bralette is your new wardrobe bestie, blending the best of both worlds – undergarments and tops – to create a sexy aesthetic.
What is a Bralette?
First things first, let’s clear up any confusion and explain how they’re different from typical bras.
Bralettes are bras minus the discomfort – they’re like a hybrid between bras and tops with no underwire, minimal padding, and usually made from lace or satin. Why weren’t we embracing them sooner?!
Because they tend to lack padding and usually have lightly molded cups, they’re perfect for showing off your natural curves.
You can select from a range of styles when it comes to bralettes. Traditional styles came in longline fits, but now you can get racerbacks, halters, sport, and strapless variations. Whether you’re into super lacy styles or plain, cotton options that resemble crop tops, you’re spoilt for choice.
Bralette Under a Sheer Shirt
The classic, most popular style is a bralette worn under a sheer or mesh top. It loans itself to some creativity as you can mix textures in your fits and is also a great way to show off your new bralette but in a subtle, sophisticated way. The bralette under sheer shirt combo screams sexy date night in a candlelit restaurant with your lover. We have no doubts our black Satin Triangle Bralette under our black Sheer Mesh Crop Top will have your date eating out of the palm of your hand, (literally). Pair it with black-waisted jeans and strappy heels. We love how this simple bralette flatters the mesh top and you can easily switch out your black jeans for a blue boyfriend denim pair if you’re looking for a more casual brunch ‘fit.
Bralette Under a Blazer
The feminine urge to own your sensuality while evoking some serious boss babe energy is at an all-time high in the bralette-pantsuit combo. We love this ensemble for wearing out to fancy dinners and after-work drinks where you want to look professional but with a sexy, sassy edge. Step it up a notch with our Rose Print Self-Tie Mesh Bralette under our ivory Notched Single-Breasted Blazer and pulled together with a pair of ivory dress pants. Throw on a chunky necklace, a fedora, and a red lip and you’ll be oozing sexy queen vibes.
If you’re heading out on the town for girls’ night out with the crew, slip into our Sheer Lace Lingerie Bodysuit in white or black and throw on a pair of high-waisted denim jeans and a white or black blazer for a more laidback take on the pantsuit and bralette combo that is perfect for collecting numbers at the bar and “accidentally” running into your ex.
Bralettes Over Shirts
So, you’re thinking of jumping on board the bralette fashion train but you’re still a little shy about it? Keep this style on the backburner: a white or black plain fitted crewneck with a cute lacy number over the top for promoting your sexy bralette but in a more reserved way. This ‘fit looks better with more longline bralette styles such as our Floral Lace Cami Bralette. Complete the look with mom jeans, a baguette bag, and big shades for a street style you can cruise around town in.
Bralettes are taking over both the lingerie and top scene and for good reason. They’re comfy, feminine-chic, and can be styled in so many fun, creative ways. Shop our full selection of lingerie to find some new gems for your wardrobe.