Trendwatch: Bralettes, Bralet, Bralette

T-shirt bras, wonderbras and strapless staples have had their moment in the spotlight. But predictable bra styles are taking a backseat this season, while bralettes steal the show. 

Flirty and feminine, bralettes are the most versatile fashion accessory to hit the streets since the bodysuit. These little lacy numbers poke out under camisoles, chunky sweaters and slip dresses for a seductive hint without showing too much. 

From Kendall Jenner to Martha Hunt and Bella Hadid, celebrities are styling bralettes in bold new ways. Comfortable and casual, this barely-there bra is a fuss-free addition to any wardrobe. Offering more than a little sex appeal, the bralette works well with off-the-shoulder sweaters, sheer or draping tops, and low neck lines.

For the modest, it’s a flirty way to show more skin — but if you’re feeling daring, don a bralette under an open jacket or pair it with a maxi skirt as a fashion-forward statement piece. 

But what exactly is a bralette? It’s a fresh and flirty version of a simple triangle bra. It’s light and comfy — kind of like a cross between a sports bra and a lacy bra, often with no moulded cups or underwire.  With it being such a lingerie trend at the moment there’s such a variety in styles and materials from long lined bralettes, to triangle bralets with hooks to racerback bralettes in an array of fabrics from thick and stretchy to fine and delicate.

These hot numbers are both breathable and supportive, particularly ideal for small- to medium-busted women. Unlike traditional bras, which have band and cup measurements, most bralettes come in general sizes, ranging from extra small to extra-large.

Feminine and elegant, bralettes are usually made with delicate fabrics like chiffon, mesh, lace and silk, adding to the sex appeal of this extremely wearable underwear. They can range from simple solid colors and straightforward patterns to intricately detailed designs — think lace, ruche or a bit of feminine frill.

When it comes to Bralettes, Eberjey is one of the best in the business.  With an array of styles, colours and lace it makes it tough to decide where to start!  The India Bralet and Delirious Bralet are such classic styles and colours while the Colette Racerback Bralet is super comfy as it’s without any hook and eyes. 

For those experimenting with bralettes for this first time, the best-selling Never Say Never Sweetie Lace Bralette by Cosabella ($480) is a great option. The favorite comes in multiple vibrant colors, all featuring a pretty floral pattern and stretchy lace that adds support without any hooks and wires. Also great for traveling with as it doesn’t crumple or stretch out of place.

 

For a classy and timeless look, Avec Amour recommends the Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond Shoulder Triangle Bralette. This super sweet design features beautiful botanical lace, creamy silk, and soft colors for subtle sex appeal. Thanks to a bit more support, it’s suitable for women with a larger bust too.

Looking for something saucier? The Stella McCartney Naomi Gliding Soft Cup Bralette  is radiant. The midnight shade pairs beautifully with Japanese leavers lace and a wide lace underband for extra support for larger busted women. This luxurious piece is worth showing off.

We are also fawning over the fashion-forward Bluebella Morgan Bra. Made of deep black satin with a cool graphic print finished with delicate thin shoulder straps, the bralette looks chic and contemporary. A hook-and-eye back closure and thick underband provide extra support and modern styling.

Whether you go for a sporty chic look or a delicate feminine design, barely-there bralettes offer comfort and a casual sex appeal.

To shop our full bralette range, visit Avec Amour in person — or shop online for next-day delivery in Hong Kong!