How To Wear - August 3, 2018

6 Ways To Style A Bralette This Summer

how to wear a bralette

With Summer in full swing, I feel like now is as good a time as ever to dive into the topic of how to wear a bralette. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that although I’ve loved the oversized boho-chic look when it comes to cute Summer tops, I’ve also found that I personally feel a bit naked without some sort of layering piece to wear underneath. You know? Like I’m just not one to confidently rock a “sideboob situation” without feeling a bit self-conscious. Some girls can totally pull that off and be fine with it, but not me. I’m like, let’s keep this covered. But I actually like the layered look – aka wearing a bralette under a strappy tank – a lot better for most cases anyway.

All that to say, I thought it would be fun to pull together a blog post illustrating how to wear a bralette and making a case for why you might need to add one to your wardrobe if you haven’t already. I know that I personally wear mine all the time! Plus, with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on right now, there are plenty of bralette options included that are currently on sale – so now’s a great time to snag one at a discount!

How To Wear A Bralette: 7 Easy Ways To Wear a Bralette This Summer

low back tee with white bralette

1. Peeking Out Of Tee Or Low Back Sweater

One of my all-time favorite ways to wear a bralette is when I can show off how cute the back is. Finding a low back sweater or t-shirt can allow for you to show that strappy little number you have on. Plus it’s a super easy and comfortable way to look put together without trying too hard.

how to wear a bralette, easy tank and Levis denim shorts with black lace bralette

2. Under A T-shirt or Camisole

One of my favorite ways, and probably the most common way, I like to wear my bralettes is under my t-shirts. I love the comfort of putting on an oversized v-neck and a fun and flirty bralette for running around town. It’s a great way to dress up your tee with a little feminine frill and detail.

t-shirt with bralette outfit

3. Layer Your Bralette Under A Rocker or Loose Tank/Tee

Rocker Tanks are all the rage right now and with those low cut sides, a bralette is a fun addition to the look. With these types of tanks, I tend to go for more of a lacey bra rather than a full-on bralette. Think dainty straps with still a lot of coverage so you don’t feel uncomfortable. This is a cute look for a casual night on the town. Or like I’m wearing in the look above (gosh my hair is so long – WEIRD), I love wearing a racerback bralette with a wide, scoop neck wide scoop neck tee like this one above!

Free People Bralette

This bra is comfy and cute. It gives you absolute full coverage and is a great throw on when running errands around town. I love the racerback, because it makes it easy to wear under tanks.

fashion jackson white blouse with bralette

4. Wear Your Bralette Under A White Button Down

This look is uber chic and one of the most tasteful ways to showcase your bralette. Find your favorite white button down that maybe fits a little loose and try adding a black bralette underneath for high contrast. I love this look with mom jeans and pumps, there’s something so sassy about it. [Image via Fashion Jackson]

bralette outfit with anine bing

5. Wear Your Bralette With A Lace or Sheer Blouse

I love all of the lace and tulle blouses on trend right now, feminine looks are definitely making a comeback. One way you can spice up this trend that is a bit more modern is by pairing a bralette under these semi-sheer tops. Rather than having to fidget with a long cami underneath and worrying about it peeking out, a bralette will keep you covered and comfortable in whatever blouse you may have on. [Image via Glamour]

6. Wear Your Bralette With A Maxi Skirt

For a summer boho chic look, opt for a maxi skirt and cropped bralette. This is a great outfit for any summer concerts or festivals you may have coming up. It’s also a fun way to show off your favorite bralette and your sun-kissed tan.


What are some ways you like to style your bralette?

I’d love to hear about or comment with one of these that you’ve recently tried!

Here are a few shopping options for you – some of them are part of the Nordstrom sale too!

Free People Adella Bralette

This bralette is everywhere lately and for good reason. It gives great support, coverage and look so cute under oversized tees and tanks. It comes in multiple colors and has a very detailed lace on the front.

Free People Bedroom Eyes Bralette

The bedroom eyes bralette is dainty and feminine. If you’re looking for a bra that’s a little sassy this is it. It comes in this gorgeous blush color and can be worn under a button up or tee.

Free People Underwire Bra

If you’re looking for support in a bralette this is it. The Free People Underwire Bra gives you the best of both worlds. Still lacy and sweet this bralette gives an extra oomph with underwire to keep the girls in.

Zella Flex Sports Bra

This sports bra is the bomb. It is perfect to wear to workout out in or with a backless tee. I love the strappy back detailing.