Bralette? What is that? Does it work?

Comes in different colors, a cotton/modal blend, minimal support

Comes in different colors, a cotton/modal blend, minimal support

In my previous post I talked about bralettes, and what they were.  Today, I’ll provide a little bit more information.

A bralette is a bra without wires or molded cups, think on par to a sports bra, but without the intensity to hold you in.  They have thin or lacy straps like a regular bra, and provide a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women.  Microfiber, lace, or a cotton blend are the common fabric comments usually.

When I was first introduced to them I was a little skeptical. I’m not big on my nipples being an accessory to outfits ( yes, some women like the look of having hard nipples and it showing through clothes). Anyway, in terms of support think yoga or other activities on par with that.

How do you wear this piece of stretchy mini bra madness without your nipples being headlights and wobbling all over the place you ask? Well, like I said, if your sporting an H cup size, probably not for you, but if you are between a 30A to 38 C you can get away with it.  I have a lace Cosabella one I like to wear under button down shirts leaving the top buttons undone so its peaking out, kindof flirty and sexy but still professional for work.  I sold 4 to a girl the other day who, despite her mothers horror, is absolutely a hippie, and was buying bras for the festivals she was going to this summer.  She’ll be sporting a myriad of colors under her overalls.

There’s really no limit to what you can do, you just have to be a little creative. They are also a great day off bra.  I’m a big believer in wearing a bra all the time.  Gravity is an unforgiving friend, that can take even the most perkiest to their knees over time.  No, you don’t need to sleep in one (though if you are petite or full busted, 30DDD and beyond I’d recommend it) I’d still wear one on your off days.  Bralettes are the perfect non commitment bra.  They are comfortable, soft, can be sexy, and will give you just enough support to go to the grocery store, get the kids to daycare, and watch Tv.  Just dont stand under an air vent.

Enough ranting. Here’s some pictures. And some links to peruse!

Microfiber, lightweight, good support, lots of stretch

Microfiber, lightweight, good support, lots of stretch

Stretchy lace, light support, cute matching thong or boyshort

Stretchy lace, light support, cute matching thong or boyshort

Stretchy lace, light support, back closure

Stretchy lace, light support, back closure

Back view, this is what most bralettes look like from the back.

Back view, this is what most bralettes look like from the back.

Minimal support, but a fun top

Minimal support, but a fun top

Light support, name implies the benefits.

Light support, name implies the benefits.

Where can I buy some?!

http://www.freepeople.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&searchString=bralettes

http://www.hankypanky.com/search.asp?viewall=1&adv=&searching=bralettes&style=&collection=

http://www.wacoal-america.com/shop/wacoal-bras/bralette/

http://www.honeydewintimates.com/Bralettes_c_3.html

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/shimera-seamless-bra/3073229?origin=keywordsearch&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Beige+Frappe&resultback=0

http://shop.cosabella.com/Cosabella%20Never%20Say%20Never%20Sweetie%20Soft%20Bra.html

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kensie-jamie-lace-trim-bralette/3253242?origin=PredictiveSearch&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Black&resultback=0

 

 

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