How to Wear a Bralette As a Top

How to Wear a Bralette As a Top

What is a bralette top?

Bralettes are a popular lingerie item that have become increasingly popular in recent years. They're known for their comfortable, lightweight feel, delicate fabrics, and minimal support. But have you ever considered wearing a bralette as a top? It may seem daring or even scandalous at first, but with the right styling and confidence, a bralette can be a chic and versatile addition to your wardrobe. In this blog post, we'll explore the art of wearing a bralette as a top.

Can you wear a bralette as a top?

First and foremost, it's important to note that not all bralettes are created equal. While some bralettes are designed specifically for wearing as a top, others may not provide enough coverage or support to be worn alone. When shopping for a bralette to wear as a top, look for one with non-sheer fabric, thicker straps, and plenty of coverage in the back. We definitely recommend our wrap bralette as it provides enough coverage and support to pass as a top.

black cat bralette worn as a top. bralette shirt. bralette with high waist shorts. hey mavens bralette top.
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Can you wear a bralette as a shirt?

Once you've found the perfect bralette, it's time to start styling it. One of the most popular ways to wear a bralette as a top is to pair it with high-waisted bottoms, such as jeans, skirts, or shorts. If you're planning on wearing a bralette as a shirt, this helps balance out the revealing nature of the bralette and keeps your outfit looking chic and sophisticated. You can also layer a blazer, cardigan, or jacket over your bralette for a more polished look when wearing a bralette as a shirt.

Can bralettes be worn alone?

You can definitely wear a bralette by itself or layered with other items. Another way to wear a bralette as a top is to layer it over a simple t-shirt or tank top. Wearing a bralette alone is perfect for hot summer days, but in colder weather, a layer below or on top of your bralette top might be comfier. This creates a fun and unexpected twist on a classic layering look, and can be a great way to experiment with color and texture in your outfit. You can also layer a sheer or lace bralette over a bodysuit or slip dress for a romantic and feminine look.

leopard triangle bralette festival wear. bralette as top. bralette worn alone.Photo by @ciao.bellarose

Can you wear bralettes in public?

Of course, we think wearing a bralette in public is perfectly fabulous! If you're feeling yourself, why not wear a bralette as a shirt when out and about? When it comes to accessories, it's best to keep things simple and let your bralette take center stage. A simple pendant necklace or a pair of statement earrings can be a great way to add some personality to your outfit without overwhelming the delicate nature of the bralette. You can also play with different textures, such as pairing a leather jacket with a soft bralette, for an edgy and daring look.

How are bralettes supposed to be worn?

Wearing a bralette as a top can be a fun and stylish way to experiment with your wardrobe. There is no one correct way to style a bralette; the options are endless! You can wear a bralette as a top, or in place of a shirt. You can also layer bralettes over tee shirts or bodysuits. Wearing a bralette as a top is great whether you are lounging at home, or out in public. Just remember to choose a bralette with enough coverage and support, and to pair it with high-waisted bottoms or layering pieces for a chic and polished look. With the right styling and confidence, a bralette can be a versatile and unexpected addition to your wardrobe.


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