Summer dressing comes with it’s own set of wardrobe challenges, specifically, what to wear UNDERNEATH all of this seasons gorgeous, light-weight, strappy or strapless tops and dresses. For each “non-bra-friendly” top I own, I have a Bralette or bra solution, that corresponds with it. I’ve found that if I don’t have the correct foundation piece to under my top, the piece goes unworn.
In today’s Live From My Closet video, I review a few of my favorite (and not-so favorite) Bralettes and share how each one pairs with items in my closet. All pieces mentioned in today’s line-up are listed for you down below.
Auden Racerback Bralette | Target (HERE)
At $12.99, (THIS) bralette is a Big Bang for your fashion buck. I found it to run true to size.
Coobie Bralette | Amazon (HERE)
The Coobie bra comes in a wide range of colors, making it easy to match the bra strap to your top of dress. Available in a convertible style, $19.95 | HERE, as well as a lace back style | HERE.
Racerback Bralette (Walmart)| LINK HERE
True & Co Everybody Scoop Neck Bra (XS-XL) | TARGET (LINK HERE)
Strapless Bandeau and Lace Convertible Bandeau
Both from Auden @ Target, but are not yet available online (or that I could find). Both run TTS in my opinion.
Free People Bralettes and Bandeaus | To browse ALL at Free People (LINK HERE)
Do you have a favorite Bralette or Bandeau to share? Drop us a line down below, we’d love to hear!
Wishing you all a SAFE and RELAXING 4th of July Weekend!
Pamela Taft says
OMG you are hysterical…i was exchanging my coffee maker at Target and peeked in at the bralettes!!! How does that happen??? Are the bralettes right next to customer Service??? Or did they call your name??? So glad you had success wIth bralettes…though you didn’t mention aBout how it went with the coffee maker!!! Your whole video kept me smiling! Happy 4th! Love, Pamela Taft
Hi Pamela! YOUR response cracked me up! Yes, that’s a good question….how I found myself in the lingerie dept after returning my coffee maker, lol! From the return counter at Mountain View there is a view of the tall fixtures in lingerie – the sight of them beckoned me to hop on over and take a look, ha ha! As far as the coffee maker, I exchanged it for a new one and it’s working great! Thanks for dropping me a line, I hope you are having a great summer. Let’s hope we can get up to the club soon (social distanced of course!) xx Suzanne
linda orandi says
This was so helpful suzanne. I have avoided spaghetti strap dresses and dresses with low cut armholes for years, because, like you, i hate wearing strapless bras. I always thought bralettes and tube bras were only for teenagers. But now i’m going to try them. this potentially opens up a whole new category of dress options that I never thought I’d be able to wear again THank you.
Hello Linda! Thanks for the feedback, I’m so happy to hear you found this post helpful. When designers are creating their summer lines, I think they forget who will actually be wearing the pieces. Unless you are a teen, most of us need some sort of support and coverage – which is why we need to know about these summer essentials. I hope with some curated lingerie pieces, you’ll be able to wear more of your favorite summer pieces! Hope you are having a great summer! xx
Lucy Bertoldi says
What a fun and informative video. You showed so many options! I love that you hang the bralette to the outfit- so smart and convenient. I love all the options you shared. Thanks!
Hi Lucy! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, by hanging the bralette that goes with the dress or top right there on the hanger – it makes getting dressed a grab-and-go process. I like simple, and if things are not easy for me to put together, they just won’t get worn. Hope you are enjoying your summer! xx
what a fabulous topic. Yowzer–thanks! I’m tiny in all respects and trying to find a bandeau that stays up….well, I gave up. will check auden/target and many of the other links. fyi: coobies, which are wonderful, are a little to wide for small chicas like me. it fits, but barely….
Hi Zabby! Thanks for stopping by and I’m happy to hear you found this topic to be useful. Yes, like many onesize bralettes, I could see how the coobie bras might be roomy. Maybe try free people. THey are made for smaller gals and are very beautiful! xx Suzanne