Bralettes: 30 Lacy, Basic, & Strappy Styles to Try Out

bralettes guide

These days, comfort and minimalism is what it’s all about.  Heck, we’re wearing our active-wear out to brunch, sneakers with every outfit, and now more and more of us ladies are breaking free from the wire!

Like me, you may be a bit hesitant at first to try them out, especially with the usual concerns like staying modest at work, maintaining some shape under clothing, or simply finding the right fit.  Fortunately, thanks to their rising popularity over these past years, there are now endless options and styles to choose from, including many that offer proper coverage, support, and even a little lift, making them accessible to just about everyone.  (There are even padded and push-up options out there as well!)

I personally made the official switch to bralettes quite recently and now that’s all I wear.  I’m not just talking about for lounging – I wear them all day, anywhere and everywhere!  They are easily 10x more comfortable than any wire and padded bra, and provide more natural-looking shape.

Here are just a few of the styles and options available – ranging from ultra-fem, basic, and (my favorite) strappy bralettes!

lacy bralette styles

Lacy Bralettes

1. Top Shop Art Deco Bralette

2. Forever 21 Sheer Floral Lace Bralette

3. Forever 21 Scalloped Lace Halter Bralette

4. Madalynne For Out From Under Sierra Lace Wrap Bra

5. Aerie Lace Cross-back Bralette

6 & 7. Pins And Needles Special Edition Cory Bralette

8. B Temptd by Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette

9. Madalynne For Out From Under Sierra Lace Wrap Bra

10. Free People Wild Roses Racerback Bralette

11. Aerie Lace Keyhole Bralette

12. Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette

bralette guide basic styles

Basic Bralettes

1. Free People Racerback Ribbed Bralette

2. Underprotection Feature Bra

3. Forever 21 Plunging Seamless Knit Bralette

4. Out From Under Basic V-Neck Bralette

5. On Gossamer Stretch Cotton Bralette

6. Anthropologie Brushstroke Bralette

7. Free People Seamless Bralette

8. Commando Butter Stretchy Modal Bralette

9. Aerie Sunnie Bralette

strappy bralettes

Strappy Bralettes

1. Forever 21 Crisscross Microfiber Bralette

2. Free People T-Back Bralette

3. VS Wildflower Lace-Up Plunge Bralette

4. VS Cotton Lounge Strappy Bralette

5. bp Strappy Lace Bralette

6. Free People Bella Seamless Racerback Bralette

7. VS Strappy Triangle Bralette

8. Silence + Noise T-Strap Bralette

9. Forever 21 Crisscross Seamless Bralette


A Little Bralette Hack

Need some extra coverage while wearing a lace or mesh bralette to work, or out and about?  Try adding a bra insert from one of your swimsuits (if you have the kind that are removable), or simply pick up a separate set, like this one on Amazon.

Have you tried bralettes?  Do you wear them every day, or stick with them only on the weekends and for lounging around?

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  • There are some really cute styles here! I love number 8 from the lacey set, number 2 from the basic set and number 3 from the sexy set!!

  • I love love the looks of the sexy straps but big boobs just don’t work with these at least I haven’t found one that works yet! Hopefully I will soon!

  • Nikki Arnold

    Love these picks you are suggesting. I have the Free People racer back bralette and it is so comfy. I think Forever 21 is such a great place to shop for them too because they are so well priced!

  • I love all the lacey ones! Number 12 is my favorite! Loving that dark green!

  • I hadn’t heard of these. I love all the strappy ones. My daughter might find a couple of these in her stocking.

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    Never heard of these, but they look luxurious and fancy! I totally want to check them out and experience this beautiful comfort for myself!