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what to wear with a bralette

How many bralettes do you own? We bet you own at least one!

Once seen as a lingerie trend, bralettes have proved their staying power season after season. This comfortable alternative to an underwire bra can be found in almost every store that sells lingerie – from the lingerie section at Target to the racks at your favorite local lingerie boutique.

Lacy, sheer, cotton, modal, or mesh in designs that are sexy, sweet, minimalist, or chic – there truly is a bralette out there for everyone. Fortunately, lingerie brands have taken note of the demand too. Full busted people are all too familiar with the struggle of finding a bralette that fits, but that struggle is over for many of us. Now the biggest lingerie brands are designing bralettes for every bust because they understand that everyone deserves beautiful lingerie that fits well and feels amazing. At the end of the day, bralettes are for all cup sizes – not just small cup sizes.

Why do we love these popular undergarments so much? Read on for the full scoop. 

how do you wear a bralette

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

Bralettes are comfortable

If you hate wearing underwire bras and need to wear a bra for an outfit, a bralette is a stellar choice. Bralettes are designed without underwire, so you won’t have to worry about the underwire digging in or causing discomfort. They’re also a great option for anyone with asymmetrical breasts. Plus, most bralettes are constructed with just the right amount of stretch and provide lightweight shaping and support for small and big cup sizes, too.

what is a bralette bra used for

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Ivory

Bralettes are warm weather-friendly

Bralettes glide over the contours of the body and show off your natural shape – without underwire, thick foam padding, and push-up cups. They’re perfect for warmer weather when you want a bra with a little coverage that feels light and comfortable. Fabrics like modal and moisture-wicking Coolpass are natural choices for summer-friendly bralettes. For even more comfort, look for a bralette that has a back hook and eye closure or front closure – both are easier to take off than a bralette you have to pull over your head.

how to wear bralettes in the summer

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

Related: How Should A Bralette Fit?


what is a bralette

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

Bralettes can be styled many different ways

As much as we love wearing our pretty robes and silk loungewear out, we’d argue that it was bralettes that single-handedly revived the lingerie as outerwear trend. This versatile design has endless styling options depending on your outfit. Longline bralettes are beautiful statement pieces when worn with a high-waisted skirt or pair of jeans, while lace bralettes are a perfect fit under sheer button-up tops and slouchy tanks. How many other lingerie styles work so seamlessly with our wardrobes?

what is a bralette used for

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

Bralettes can be supportive

While a bralette may not provide the same support, shaping, and lift as your favorite underwire bra, bralettes do provide a little support. In most cases, you don’t need a lot of support if you’re lounging at home, running errands, or sleeping. Our top pick? With its wireless cups and stretch modal fabrication, the Dalis Bralette makes a superb sleeping bra or lounge bra. Plus, it will show off your natural shape and keep you cool and comfortable too!


Bralettes are the top of our list each season. With so many different styles to choose from – Adriana, Ciara, Dalis – which Parfait style is your favorite?


how to style a bralette

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

Related: 7 Ways To Style A Bralette As Outerwear


where to buy bralettes

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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