Bralettes are buzzing right now, and you’ve probably seen other women confidently wearing them. And if your wondering how to wear a bralette modestly and publicly, you’re in the right place!
If you’re unsure that you can wear a bralette as a top, we’re here to inspire you because it is super possible, whether you think this is just a fashion trend or not.
Let’s face it. Bralettes look so chic and when worn as tops, even better! Since bralettes are one of the summer must-have fashion items, let’s help you get the right bralette and rock it like the elegant lay you are! But first, here are some quick FAQs…
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What Is A Bralette & What’s the Point of a Bralette?
Whether you call it a bralette, a bralette top, or a bra top, these fashion pieces resemble bras but they tend to be non-wired, non-padded, unlined, and give lighter support than a regular bra.
While a regular bra is worn for the sole purpose of support, a bralette isn’t- it doubles up as an everyday-wear top or a lounging top.
However, while bralettes tend to look more “unstructured”, these days, designers are providing versions that range from non-wired to underwired and from cotton crop tops, and padded bralettes to lovely lace styles.
Actually, wired bralettes are extremely important for those of us blessed with big boobs as they offer support and you won’t need to wear a bra underneath. Good thing, there’s a different bralette option depending on what level of support you’re looking for.
STYLE TIP: If you’re looking for something to wear every day, a wired bralette style with the look of a bralette (but none of the support) is a good option.
How do you Choose the Right Size of a Bralette?
Bralettes are supposed to be comfortable and casual, the athleisure of unmentionables. And to decide if a bralette is right for you, the best thing to do is probably to try one on.
Depending on your bust size and the kind of support you’re going for, pick something that is casual yet comfortable enough-so you can feel comfortable as you rock it!
Can a Bralette replace a Bra? Is it Really Okay to just Wear a Bralette?
Some women, especially those with smaller bust sizes can comfortbaly wear a bralette in the place of a bra. Actually, most bralettes are designed to be worn without a bra.
However, women with larger bust sizes might not be too convinced about that. And we agree!
At the end of the day, it’s about your comfort. First, try on some bralettes with underwires and padding, if any, to see if the support offered is okay with you–you might find a good one sis!
However, if all options do not work to enhance your confidence, feel free to wear a bra underneath.
Yes, most bralettes offer little to no support so try a bra that matches the color of your bralette so it looks seamless. Ensure your bra straps do not show through too dear!
Do your Nipples show through Bralettes? How do you Fix It?
It’s true. Women might feel uncomfortbale when the nipples are showing through bralettes–and we’ve seen it happen.So, it’s wise to fix this.
Because bralettes are unpadded and unlined, some bralettes do not cover the nipples. So, choose a padded bralette if nipple coverage is your primary concern. Good thing, most lacy bralette varieties will have reinforced cups for some coverage.
Another option is to use nipple covers, silicone petals or also, wear a seamed or padded bra underneath an unpadded bralette.
How to Wear A Bralette Modestly
YES, it absolutely okay to wear bralettes in public and look modest! You can decide to wear a bralette as an undergarment and also, as a mini crop top.
Try these tips and looks for wearing bralettes in public to add an effortlessly fashionable element to your look.
While all these ideas to wear bralettes can be so chic, your society might dictate if you can actually rock these looks. If you’re living in a free world, feel free to embrace these looks.
However, it is wise to respect your society if these are looks you cannot try, no matter how much more modest they look.
1. Under the Blazer
Every girl’s wardrobe should include a made-to-measure blazer. It’s the ideal piece of clothing for dressing up a casual outfit, layering over a dress on a chilly summer night, wearing to work, or wearing as a complete suit.
And this is perhaps the most fashionable way of wearing a bralette modestly. Simply choose a chic bralette and throw atop a blazer.
Remember the key is to choose the right fabric, color and ensure a perfect fit!
We have seen celebrities wear super-oversized blazers that seem to be taken straight out of their boyfriends’ wardrobes.
Please elegant ladies, let’s skip that! When picking an oversize blazer to layer over your bralette, pick one that fits well around the shoulders and falls below your bum–that’s an elegant place to start!
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2. Under Boxy Blazers
Elegant ladies who do not appreciate dramatic outfits can go for a well-fitting blazer, even through oversized.
However, to cater to the daring woman who is not afraid of attention, try a bralette underneath a boxy oversized blazer that screams “80s style.
These blazers look like you took them from your boyfriend’s closet and the bold woman is free to wear this. We actually find this more modest than coming out braless.
Ladies, let’s keep our boobs to ourselves by wearing a bralette underneath this boxy blazer and not jump into the “no-bra-no-bralette-under-blazer” celebrity trend.
3. Under a Jacket or Shacket!
Blazers are elegant but to create an edgy look for the daring women, switch for a jacket–leather jackets are particularly stunning!
Go for lace bralettes and create a look that is ideal for evening occassions or when you need to make a statement!
When the edgy vibe of the leather jacket meets the subtle and feminine touch from a lacy bralette, for instance, you’ll be set for sure!
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4. Dress Down your Suit
The power suit is here to stay ladies. This menswear-inspired fashion item can be worn an endless amount of ways—one of the easiest being to dress it down by wearing a cute bralette underneath your suit’s blazer.
Add a touch of femininity to the look in the form of accessories, and you’ll be good to go!
5. Under an Oversized Shirt
Look like a model off-duty by layering a bralette under an oversized shirt.
When picking an oversized shirt, go a few sizes up to achieve that oversized look, and for a chic streetstyle look, slightly unbutton upto your bust or slightly underneath so your chic bralette can have a moment.
You might also consider completely unbuttoning your oversized shirt while rocking your bralette and style with your denim jeans for a super casual look! Chambray and flannel shirts are actually best for this casual look!
6. Bralette Over T-Shirt or Turtleneck
Remember the iconic ‘slip-dress-over-shirt’ look? Well, the ‘bralette-over-t-shirt’ look is the current spin-off of that trend!
You can also wear a black lace bralette over the plain white T-shirt or turtleneck. Remember to go for higher necklines for your t-shirts and shirts so the look appears more balanced. A crew neck or turtleneck is perfect!
Also, go for relaxed, and chic bralettes like lace to match the laid-back look of a t-shirt. Although feel free to edge up using a leather bralette.
7. Bralette Over Shirt
Going for a more sophisticated look? Then create a sharp look by wearing your bralette over a button-up or button-down shirt!
This is a look you can take to work especially if your bralette is edgy and more formal, think a leather bralette.
The key is to look for a classic, basic and minimal bralette that isn’t too flirty like lace. This is why a leather bralette is a winner! Complete your look with basic and minimal items so you look effortless!
8. Under a Sheer Top
This summer, sheer tops are all over! And you might be wondering what to wear under your sheer top. If that is you too, then try sheer layering by a bralette underneath.
Since a bralette doesn’t lnecessarily ook like a bra, you won’t have to be worried about people wondering why your bra is visible through your sheer top.
STYLE TIP: You can also wear a bralette under a revealing knitted top for more coverage.
9. Under a Backless Top
Backless tops are a subtle but chic way of showing some skin in the summer and are perfect for updating any summer look.
However, adding a peek of skin to your look with a backless or open-back top can be quite intimidating for some women, especially during the day.
Wear a well-fitting bralette, preferably in the same solid color for a more modest look.
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10. Bralette Under a Knitted Seater or Cardigan
Bralettes can also be worn when the temperatures drop. Simply wear it underneath your chunky knit sweater and you’ll be good to go. You can try an off-the-shoulder style to show off your bralette a little!
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11. Under a Kimono
A simple way to add a bit of “dressiness” to your look in a bralette is by putting a kimono over it to add some modesty or remove a bit of the chill.
12. A Bralette as a Crop Top
The key to the perfect model-off-duty look is adding a statement piece to an otherwise simple outfit. Keep your base easy—high-waisted wide-leg pants and a tropical print crop tank—and throw on a rattan bag!
Try a Sports Bra
Sports bras usually work better for a good combo of support and prettiness under revealing summer tops. And the unique thing about a sports bra is that it actually doesn’t look like a traditional bra.
That’s one of the reasons women feel free to wear them in public—either without a shirt, or with an open shirt. Try one instead of your normal bralette this summer!
Best Ways To Style Your Bralette
Pair with High-Waisted Pants
Bralettes are made for high-waist pants. After all, what’s the point of wearing high-waisted pants if you’re only going to be covering them with an untucked top? Sis, rock it like this!
Elevate Your Mom Jeans
Mom jeans always save the day! These old-school jeans feature modern styles and are so easy to choose and dress up, no matter your body shape.
And they pair so well with bralettes which help balance your overall silhouette for a put-together look.
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Wide-leg Pants are the Best!
A quality pair of wide-leg jeans is a go-to style for us. Not only are they comfortable, they’re also flattering and fashion-forward. And when worn with a fitted top, you’ll look stunning sis!
One of the best tops to pair with your wide leg pants is a chic bralette. It accentuates your waistline, and creates balance so your silhouette is streamlined, while making sure you’re not drowning in fabric.
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Go for a Matching Set
It can be tricky to put together cute pairs, but there is a really easy way to nail a look and come off as amazing- wear matching sets! A bralette-and-pant set is particularly attractive: helping to ensure you look more sophisticated and cool.
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Ladies, how do you wear bralettes?