Everything You Need To Know About Bralettes
In case you haven’t heard, bralettes are here to stay. Once seen as a trend, bralettes have evolved over the years in sizing and variety to earn a more permanent place in our lingerie wardrobes. Gone are the days when you could only find bralettes in XS, S, M, and L sizes. Now you can shop for bralettes based on your cup and band size – making it easier than ever to get the perfect fit. Take our Adriana Lace Bralette, for example. This sexy, lacy bralette is available in bra sizes up to a G cup. Remember when you couldn’t find a supportive bralette in that cup size just a few years ago?
With more and more women asking for bralettes in larger cup sizes, beautiful bralettes like the Adriana Lace Bralette and Dalis Bralette exist today. Aside from their supportive fit and pretty details, we love how comfortable the Adriana, Dalis, and Ciara bralettes are and how easy they are to style and wear. Plus, they’re perfect for those moments when you want to wear a bra but don’t want anything with underwire (like when you’re running errands or lounging around at home).
We get a lot of questions about how to wear, care for, and style bralettes, so we’re taking a moment to answer them today. Read on for the answers to your most popular bralette questions.
What Is A Bralette?
A bralette is a lightweight bra without underwire. Beyond that, bralettes vary wildly. Bralettes are typically constructed with stretch fabrics. They can be made of lace, mesh, modal, and spandex, among many others. They may fasten in the front or back with a zipper, button, or hook and eye closure. The bra band may or may not be lined with lingerie mesh or sturdier power mesh. The most supportive bralettes have a power mesh-lined bra band, bra cups with strategic seaming, and a back hook and eye closure.
How To Wear A Bralette
Wondering how to wear a bralette? Bralettes are designed to be shown off, so don’t be afraid to wear your favorite bralette on its own or under a lacy top. In the winter, bralettes work perfectly under slouchy sweaters and sheer buttoned-up shirts. We love the extra coverage and opacity a bralette provides when its worn as a layer under a favorite winter outfit. Bralettes have the power to elevate any look. A fancy bralette can make even the most mundane work outfit more exciting!
Where To Buy Bralettes
Curious where to buy bralettes? The best place to buy bralettes is right around the corner – at your local lingerie boutique, of course! Local lingerie stores are great for finding beautiful bralettes in bra cup sizes. If you wear a D cup, DD cup, or larger, lingerie boutiques have you covered. They carry a wide selection of bras in hard to find sizes, like 30D, 36G, and 40DD, so they’re the perfect place to find a well-fitting bralette.
Do You Wear A Bra Under A Bralette?
It’s up to you! Most bralettes are designed to be worn without a bra underneath, but you may decide to wear a bra under if you prefer a more rounded shape or enhanced cleavage. Bralettes aren’t designed to boost cleavage or lift breast tissue a significant amount. Instead, they’re designed to provide minimal to moderate coverage depending on the style and light lift without underwire.
So, there you have it – a quick guide to bralettes, one of the lingerie industry’s most popular undergarments?
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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!