Stylistic UFO, the bralette has made its place in the fashion world despite controversies. Let’s decrypt this net-born phenomenon.
In a long list of fashion absurdities that populate the fascinating world of trends, the bralette one has managed to particularly catch our attention. Apart from its somewhat weird name (is it really a mini-bra?), this more-overwear-than-tiny-underwear item brings some serious stylistic questionning.
Composed of very thin straps and lace triangles, the bralette is more of a delicate brassiere on first look, reserved to intimacy, than a lace top that you’d easily wear on a warm summer day. Yet it’s the second choice that audacious supporters of this ersatz of a garment seem to have taken – at least from what we can see on the countless Instagram posts popping up on the famous it-girl friendly social media.
Thing is, the bralette, apart from its slightly Jersey Shore-ish look, has a sexy potential that it would be a shame not to exploit, even just a bit. Lingerie trend says, you can let yourself be tempted by the mix & match version by layering said lingerie item over a simple cotton t-shirt, nice and straight and well tailored. Other option, slip it on under a large collared top to make the lace details poke out surreptitiously, so as to give a good dose of feminity with an urban touch. The bravest will dare showing it under a cheerfully unbuttoned shirt, decorated with thin golden necklaces.