Hello friends! Recently my bra-and-panty-loving pals at Adore Me recommended the topic for this post. This company wants women to feel beautiful every day. That's a notion I can follow!
Because it's Summer time, I figured I'd discuss an accessory that is dear to my heart--one that has become very popular among many, and one that has become a staple in my wardrobe: the bralette.
After having a Pinterest for about three years, I fell in love with beautiful undergarments. I love delicate lace and textured side panels. One of the reasons I love bralettes is because, even if a strap peeks out, it manages to add a beautiful touch to the outfit. I, unfortunately, only own one bralette. And, although it doesn't offer much support for the more "busty" women like myself, I find myself more comfortable in it, therefore more confident. I guess it's true what people say: You have to look good to feel good, and you have to feel good to look good.
So for today's post, I would like to share a few different ways to make the bralette--and undergarment--become an essential part of the outfit.
Something I love to do with my outfits this Summer is layering. I'll wear loose shirts, roll up sleeves, tuck in my blouses, you name it. Some say layering is just for the Wintertime, but with a bralette, you can turn layering into a Summer trend, too. In this particular outfit, the shirt has a wide neck, which provides breathing room. With this, I wear my cardigan in a loose fashion, so it drapes off my shoulders. My top is tucked into the high-waisted, scalloped shorts, and my bralette hides underneath it all. But a little peek-a-boo from the lacy straps adds some character to it. More patterns and more textures in this outfit makes it more interesting, more appealing.
With this style, I see people replacing the actual undershirt (tank tops and whatnot) with a bralette. I've only tried this style once, but my shirt was buttoned all the way up, so no one could even tell. But I see many photographs of people trying this with low-cut, V-neck t-shirts and loose tank tops, especially with bralettes that have unique strap designs. So if you want more room to breathe this Summer while not feeling too revealing, try this trend! Unbutton that top a bit and show off that pretty, new accessory of yours!
Shirt - Marshalls Shorts - Marshalls Bralette - Aerie Ring - Charlotte Russe Gold Bracelet - Charlotte Russe Mustache Bracelet - unknown
The Replacement Shirt
This is something I'm definitely not personally comfortable trying for myself--at least, not any time soon. In this trend, people legitimately skip the blouse and, instead, wear the bralette like a crop top. It's just like wearing a swim suit top, if you think about it! I think it's adorable when paired with a loose, long cardigan for a very modern, boho look.