I'm pretty new to the idea of bralettes. I was, and still am, small chested to an extant, so you would think that I own and wear lots of this style. But when I was younger I disliked wearing the unstructured and notably unpadded bras my mother would buy me. My mother doesn't like underwire bras and didn't think I should either. She has always struggled with bra comfort and figured my sister and I would as well. I was restricted to wearing non-wired bras until I could afford to purchase bras on my own. I liked the look of a wired bra and I liked the padding that could come with it. Additionally, a wired bra was, at least when I was 13 years old made me feel I had a more mature body. To me a unwired bralette screamed small chested (oh the horror!) or even worse, uni-boob. Through college when I was a dance major I wore a VS bralette instead of a sports bra. It pretty much looked like one of those tank tops with the shelf bra, except without the tank top part. Also not very figure flattering. Ten years after my early college break-up with bralettes I am coming back around to non-wired bras as the styles have become more appealing and even sexier than I recall.
|La Perla Vertigo Bralette $208|
|Silvia Lace Bra £42.75 (currently on sale)|
|Sophiehines Purple Strappy Cut-out Bra $45|
|luvahuva Sweet Juliet Chantilly Lace Soft Bra and Panty Lingerie set $98|
How do you feel about bralettes?