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24 Apr

Will you bare your bralette?

bralette style

Does underwear as outerwear make you run for the hills? Will you bare your bralette or keep it slightly more under wraps, a few lace edges peeping out to show off your feminine side? (remembering to steer clear of the peep show look of course…)

It could be seen as a trend for the brave – wearing them on top of T’s or on their own (a la Kendall and Cara) , but my tip for feminine appeal without salacious overload is to layer under a lace top, blazer or shirt.  It softens and updates the popular androgynous boyfriend jean/masculine shirt look too.

cara kendall braletteIf you need extra support, like me wink wink, my reco is to layer the bralette over your underwired bra & if you’re tall and tend to create sharp silhouettes, pair with high waisted, wide leg trousers and a cinched in leather or bell sleeve tailored jacket.

What’s more, it’s a trend that won’t break the bank, cost per wear is ridiculously low due to the plethora of styling options.  Prices range from £8 upwards…making it a trend for everyone on any budget.

bralette lingerie coffeeTo max out on your choice, shade selection is crucial unless you opt for lacy black – warm soft peaches and corals for warm toned skins with yellow undertones. Icy, faded shades for colder toned skins.  They look uber-cool on bronzed skin, so get that Balearic holiday booked right now.

 

Wacoal Lace Affair nude bralette, £38   www.wacoal.com @wacoaleurope

Passionata Lulu bralette, £28 www.allaboutyoureigate.co.uk @allaboutyourh2 or @selfridges www.selfridges.com

Primark Secret Possessions bralette, £8 www.primark.com @primark

Charlotte Broadbent

I'm a professional, qualified Personal Stylist, helping people to look their best to be their best through styling, colour consultations, body shape analysis and personal shopping

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