What is a Bralette?
A bralette is a lightweight style of bra and is usually non-wired (although there are some exceptions). They’re made primarily for comfort, but different styles include separate features and designs, making some the perfect option for fashionable outerwear pieces.
Bralettes feature longer or wider underbands, but this again varies between design and brands. They’re similar to longline bras, with the main difference being that longline bras most often have a longer (and wired) underband.
Bralettes can come in a range of different styles, materials and sizes, meaning that there’s a bralette out there for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something to guarantee complete comfort, or you want something super stylish for a night out, you’re sure to find it on BraForMe.
How Should a Bralette Fit?
One of the many benefits of most bralettes is that their lack of wiring means they’re more flexible and often have more stretch. Like all bras, the band should fit comfortably underneath the breasts and stay in place even during movement. The band offers the majority of the bra’s support, so is the most important thing to look out for.
Getting the right fit is really important, no matter the type of bra you’re wearing. Check out the guide on How Should a Bra Fit for everything you need to know about the perfect bra fit.
How to Wear a Bralette
You can wear bralettes however you want to wear them. Whether you want to wear it as part of your loungewear, your daily collection or even your outerwear, you can. Whatever you feel comfortable doing is how you determine how to wear a bralette.
Are Bralettes Supportive Enough?
Whether or not a bralette is supportive enough depends on a number of factors. This comes down to your size (and therefore what level of support you need), the design of the bralette and how often you're going to wear it.
If you have a larger breast size, you're going to need more support than someone with smaller boobs, so your needs will differ.
Different types and styles of bralettes will have varying levels of support - it's completely down to how they're made and what they're made to do. Some bralettes will offer minimal support, which doesn't necessarily matter as much to someone with smaller breasts.
If you don't plan on wearing the bralette often, it doesn't matter so much if it's not as supportive as your regular bra. Regularly wearing something without the right amount of support is what will cause damage to the breasts, so if you're wearing it only on occasion, you can get away with less support.
So, the short answer is that some bralettes will be supportive enough, and others won't. If your main concern when buying a bralette is support, you need to pay attention to the specific features of the bra.
- Sloggi ZERO Feel Bralette. A light and seamless option, with subtle padding in the cups. With no wiring, it conforms to the contours of your body and creates a natural shape. It’s also invisible underneath clothing, making it the perfect everyday comfort bra.
- Gossard Superboost Lace Deep V Bralette. This fabulous underwire bralette is one of Gossard’s most popular pieces, and it’s not for no reason. With a deep plunge neckline, it’s designed to enhance and flatter cleavage. It also features a front fastening hook-and-eye, making it a unique and convenient bralette, perfect for wearing as outerwear.
That's everything you need to know about bralettes, but if there's anything you're unsure of, you can contact us here. Our team is always on hand to help, and we're always more than happy to give you some lingerie recommendations!