Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Is it me, or did this week just fly by? Sometimes, it feels like holiday weeks crawl by, but this was the exact opposite! Not complaining though, we have another fun weekend planned. Tomorrow, I’m heading out to a blogger event with some of my blogger besties and after we’re celebrating my one year blogiversary – AKA my blog has been live for a year on 6/4! So, some celebrations are in order!
As my wedding series wraps up in the next few weeks, I’m thinking about starting a blogging series. I get a lot of messages on Instagram about growth tactics, engagement tips and questions about how I edit my photos. I thought it might be helpful to answer those in a post. Thoughts? Send me a message or comment if you’d be interested!
Today, we’re discussing another topic I get questions on quite frequently – how to style a bralette.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that bralettes have been “in” for the last year or two. They’re more comfortable than a regular bra and are perfect for layering under a cami as they’re meant to be seen. Which means you can ditch your uncomfortable strapless bra and opt for a bralette instead!
But, there is a right and wrong way to style a bralette. If you’re not careful, you can go from fashionable to distasteful really quickly. So, I’m sharing 4 different basic ways to style a bralette with tops you likely already have in your closet!
First, let’s address the bralettes in question!
This first bralette is from Free People and retails for $38. It comes in 10+ colors so you’re sure to find something you like! I love this bralette because it’s unique. The detail is different than your standard lace, and it really stands out. I also love all of the different colors it comes in. I’m currently coveting the “ballet” color! I would suggest sizing up if you’re between sizes to provide more coverage (treat it like a swim top) and hand wash only. One of the big negative reviews is that the straps break easily. I’ve never had this issue, and I think it’s because I hand wash it v. throwing it in the washer. Also, because it doesn’t have padding, I will wear pasties like these under it to avoid any issues!
The second bralette is $14 from Amazon (with free Prime shipping!). Honestly, I wear this bralette more than the first. It provides more coverage, and I have it in more colors. If you’re full chested, this is the bralette for you! I would suggest getting the padded version regardless because it adds more support and makes it easier to wear alone with tees. I got a S and feel it fits TTS.
How to Wear a Bralette
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With a Top off One Shoulder: This can be done with a tee or a long sleeve shirt! Take any regular shirt you own and pull the neckline off one shoulder so your bralette is peeking through! I’ve done this with both my Free People bralette and my Amazon bralette. Pro tip- if you plan to do this, unbutton the top button in your shirt OR size up one in the top to make it easier to pull down!
With a Cami/Tank Top: My favorite way to wear a bralette is under a cami or tank. It instantly makes any old cami new again and essentially gives you a brand new top! Also, with a cami like this one or this one, it’s a great way to add more coverage to an otherwise low cut top.
With a Tee: If you have a tee with a wider neckline (boatneck, vneck etc), you can have just the straps peek through to dress up an otherwise casual look like I did here. This is when it’s great to have that padded bralette I mentioned!
Under a Button Down: Although I’ve done this several times, this is the only photo I could find where you could actually see the bralette without my hair covering it (#fail). Unfortunately, this bralette is no longer available, but this one would also look cute! Button downs + shorts + a bralette is a perfect look for a night out during the summer. Unbutton the top few buttons of your blouse so the bralette can show through a bit and you instantly take an otherwise “daytime” look to “night”! And, you also get more use out of your work tops!
These are 4 of my go-to ways to style a bralette! I hope you found this useful when you’re trying to style yours!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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