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This year’s biggest fashion trend is the bralette. And one of the most popular reasons for choosing the bralette is because it can either be hidden away like regular underwear, worn as part of an every day ensemble, or worn as a fashion statement. 

This super cute and comfortable item really ticks all the boxes, so it’s hardly surprising that women of all shapes, ages and sizes are enjoying them. However, despite their popularity, many women are unsure how to style a bralette – for example, whether or not they should keep them for their loungewear at home, or wear them as a top – well we’re here to tell you that yes! You can wear your bralette as a top, but if you’re unsure how then read on to find out more. 

Style Ideas You Can Play Around With

As the bralette is so versatile, there are dozens of types and designs available, just like this bralette collection from SKIMS. It also means you can style them in various ways, depending on the event or occasion. Here are some of the most popular options:

Bralette Under an Oversized Shirt

We’re usually eager to button up our shirts and keep our underwear hidden from view. But with a bralette, it’s all about a subtle glimpse or a bold statement. When you wear a bralette under an oversized shirt, you get the best of both worlds. If your shirt is oversized then you’re in control of how much of it you have on display. Sometimes a small glimpse of a lacey racerback bralette is enough to give your outfit an edge. Alternatively, you can wear the shirt open and have your bralette on show.  

Bralette As An Everyday Top

With so many designs out there, you can pair a bralette with your favourite pair of jeans, high-waisted skirts, shorts and leggings. Opting for a leather look bralette will give you an edgier look, while a softer, more feminine crochet style will be a cuter option. The beauty of bralettes is that you can wear them whenever and wherever you want. 

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Bralette Loungewear

Many of us avoid leaving the house in our loungewear, however pairing your favourite bralette with sweatpants, or having it peeking out from your oversized hoody will instantly give your loungewear a style boost. One of the things that makes bralettes so popular is their comfort and feel. So teaming them with loungewear simply makes sense! 

Bralette As A Croptop

This idea is perfect for the summer months or anytime there’s a heatwave! Bralettes are ideal for wearing as crop tops thanks to their multitude of designs and the soft, stretchy fabric they’re made from. 

Mix and Match Or Mix And Contrast?

Again, bralettes are so versatile that you can choose a bralette colour or style to match your bottom half, creating a sophisticated and coordinated look. Alternatively, you can wear contrasting bottoms with your bralette, creating a playful fashion statement

Final Thoughts…So, the answer is clear. You absolutely CAN wear a bralette as a top – and there are so many different ways to do it, you’ll be spoilt for choice. So, why not start experimenting? 

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