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Looking for a lingerie review or more information on a product before purchasing? You’ve come to the right place.

In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)

Aline T-Shirt Bra

Construction

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

The Aline T-Shirt Bra is a contour bra designed to be worn under t-shirts. The smooth microfiber fabrication features a tone-on-tone striped pattern. The molded cups are lightly padded for comfort, coverage, and opacity and the underwire helps to help the bust completely encompassed within the cups. The microfiber band stretches moderately and fits comfortably. The wide-set straps are padded for comfort. The U-back, or leotard back, is designed to keep straps from falling off the shoulders.

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

Fit

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Black

Overall, the Aline T-Shirt Bra is a chic molded bra that works for a multitude of breast shapes. The fit is supportive, yet comfortable and the fabric is smooth and soft.

One of the biggest benefits of the Aline T-Shirt Bra is its bandless design. Bandless simply means that the bra is constructed without additional fabric below the wire channel. A bandless fit is a great option for full busts and plus size busts, as it won’t dig into the skin under the breasts. You may find a bandless bra to be more comfortable than a banded style if you’re looking for a comfortable bra to wear every day or a bra to wear to work that you won’t want to take off after a few hours.

Compared to the Emma Plunge Molded Bra, the Aline T-Shirt Bra provides more of a full coverage fit. Its fit is closest to the Jeanie T-Shirt Bra.

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Black

Related: The 8 Best T-Shirt Bras Under $60


How to style the Aline T-Shirt Bra

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Black

The Aline T-Shirt bra is perfect for wearing under t-shirts and fitted tops and dresses. However, the pattern may show under white t-shirts, so please keep this in mind.

This bra fits true to size. When trying on a t-shirt bra, be sure to bring a favorite t-shirt with you, so you can see what it looks like under clothing. With a t-shirt, you’ll be able to determine if the bra will provide the seamless look you’re searching for in the fitting room.

The Aline T-Shirt Bra is available in two colors: Black and Nude.

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Black

Aline Bikini

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

The Aline Bikini is a bikini cut panty in all-over subtly striped microfiber. The fabric has a matte and shiny contrast with a slight sheen overall. All of the panels are made of the same fabric. The thin elastic at the waistband and leg openings stretches comfortably and doesn’t feel restricting.

The grosgrain bow at center front is a pretty addition, but it can be removed if you prefer a no-frills look. This panty isn’t seamless, so it may show under leggings and jeans, but it works well under flowy skirts and dresses. Pair with the matching Aline T-Shirt Bra for a chic and classy lingerie set.

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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

Care

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Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing bras and panties in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.

To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.

Lastly, be extra careful when storing your bras. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer.

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One last thing…

Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.

If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.


Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Buying New Bras


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Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

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:
Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

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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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