In recent years, it seems as though the bra heavens have heard our cries, and blessed us girls with a reason to celebrate smaller chest sizes, not to mention the best lingerie option of all time: the bralette.
Think of the bralette as the ultimate fashion-meets-function solution for women with A and B cups (and maybe even C cups), or simply as the more mature version of a training bra. It has minimal support, optimal comfort, and serves as an opportunity to experiment with lace, cutouts, and other stylish details that look fab when spotted through a barely-there garment or paired underneath a sea of fabric. Bralettes are lightweight, with a little bit of stretch that allows the bra to fit perfectly with the contours of our body.
The best part about bralettes? While underwire bras impede the movement of breast tissue and cause lymph tissue in the breasts to gather toxins, bralettes allow them to move around, flushing toxins through our lymph systems. Of course, women with larger breasts need the support to prevent back problems, but bralettes are a great alternative to those with smaller-chests, and make for an appealing accent when paired with sheer or low-cut tops.
Health benefits aside, the bralette is the perfect solution to the sheer trend that has been popping up on runways for a few seasons now, allowing pretty lace details and unexpected straps to peek through gowns and tops. Bralettes are perfect for the summer season, as they can be worn to festivals underneath a flowing dress for a laidback, bohemian look.
There are many factors that come into play when choosing the right bralette. But once you find your match, it's forever.