Underwear is supposed to be worn under your clothing, right? While that's not necessarily wrong, it's certainly not the
only way, especially when we're talking bralettes. These days, with seemingly endless options at your fingertips, what's the point of wearing one if you're not showing it off?
This season's bright hues, sexy cut-outs, and dainty details demand to be seen, and that can't always happen when you're wearing them underneath a shirt or sweater. That's why, this spring, it's time to switch things up and let your bralette be the focal point of your look — which might mean wearing it over your top, under something sheer, or peeking out where you might not expect it. Click on to see how it's done, and know that whatever way you choose to rock yours, it's definitely going to get noticed.
Suits are usually all business, but once you try wearing just a bra under that blazer, you won't be running back to an oxford shirt ever again. Try a lace-y option under a pale-pink power suit, and accessorize with a pointed-toe mule and practical crossbody. That bralette will peek out just enough to keep things interesting, but not so much that you feel completely exposed.
Aerie Padded Romantic Lace Bralette, $20, available at Aerie; Topshop Double Breasted Suit Jacket, $125, available at Topshop; Tosphop Crop Kick Flare Trousers, $68, available at Topshop; ASKA Lee, $225, available at ASKA; Imago-A No24 Cross Reverse Bag, $395, available at AHA. More
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Make your favorite lace bralette work for your fancier functions by showing it off under an embroidered tulle top. Pair that killer combo with satin pants, colorful heels, and a sleek watch, and you'll be ready for any spring soirée.
SPANX Spotlight On Lace Bralette, $52, available at SPANX; Zara Embroidered Tulle T-shirt, $29.90, available at Zara; Zimmermann Polka-dot Satin Wide-leg Pants, $420, available at Net-a-Porter; The Horse Rose Gold/Natural Band Watch, $119, available at Need Supply Co.; Marais USA Jardin Heel, $260, available at Marais USA. More
You may feel perplexed by the bralettes you see with ruffles, bows, and other accoutrements, but layer one over a fun graphic tee and it'll suddenly all make sense. It's the perfect way to add some dimension to your usual, worn-in band T-shirts. Plus, this pairing will look great with your favorite two-tone jeans, platform sandals, and a splash of metallic, too.
R13 Bauhaus Tank, $225, available at Shop Super Street; Zara Textured Bikini Top, $22.90, available at Zara; Officina del Poggio Mini Safari, $814, available at Officina del Poggio; André Assous Estrella, $179, available at André Assous; Rachel Comey Legion Pant, $345, available at Lane Crawford. More
Give a classic button-up a little
oomph by wearing a wide-band bralette over it, rather than under. Pair that combo with a spring-ready skirt and some comfy flats for an unexpected off-duty look that'll make all your weekend outing pics even more double-tap worthy. Maison Margiela Striped Button Down Shirt, $765, available at La Garçonne; Cinq A Sept Toria Bralette Top, $195, available at Intermix; Zanzan Eruzulie Sunglasses, $360, available at Lyst; Mango Elastic Waist Skirt, $59.99, available at Mango; Miista Fleur White Flats, $300, available at Miista. More
By now, you've probably accumulated a fair amount of off-the-shoulder tops (or even jackets!), but realize that a strapless bra is not the only option to wear with the trend. Instead, try a bold, contrasting bralette and let it peek out at the top. Finish off this new twist on the Canadian tuxedo with a crisp-white heel and bag that's almost
too chic. Madewell Eliza Cut-out Bralette, $28, available at Madewell; & Other Stories Raw Edge Jeans, $85, available at & Other Stories; The Frankie Shop Blue & White Plaid Nylon Bag, $119, available at The Frankie Shop; Mercedes Castillo Alisanne, $450, available at Mercedes Castillo; Adeam Off-The-Shoulder Linen Jacket, $895, available at Moda Operandi. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Zara Fans Will Love This Just-As-Trendy & Affordable Retailer L.L.Bean Just Redesigned Its Classic Duck Boot — & We're Obsessed Celebrate Spring With Zara's New Arrivals