Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Bralettes

August 15, 2022

Bralettes have been around for a while but have recently been enjoying a brand-new spike in popularity. In any case, there's no doubt that bralettes are not going away any time soon. Over the years, designers have grown more innovative in making bralettes and diversifying them in sizes. Nowadays, anyone can find bralettes made to fit them at most retailers. You just have to match the size of your bralette to your band and cup size. Where bralettes used to be notoriously unsupportive, much effort has gone into creating better options for women with bigger busts.

So, bralettes are a great option if you don't feel like putting on a bra with an underwire and want to opt for something more breezy and uncomfortable. If you're still curious about how to wear them, we've laid out all the answers for you!

What is a bralette?

But first, what is a bralette? 

Bralettes are lightweight bras that are designed without an underwire. Other than that, there's no one unifying factor between them. Most of the time, they're made with fabrics that stretch. You can close them from the front or the back; with a zipper, hook, or button. The band could be constructed with stronger mesh or lingerie mesh. For the more supportive option, you may want to choose a bralette with a sturdier band and cups with proper seams. If they close from the back, they probably offer more support as well.

How do you wear one? 

If you are planning on wearing a bralette, you should keep a few things in mind. These bras were made to be seen, so wearing them under sheer or lacy tops is completely fine! As such, you might want to find designs and cuts that appeal to you, just like you would any outer layer of clothing. Enhance any look with a strategic and fun bralette!

If you're planning on dressing more conservatively, bralettes can also be worn under your sweaters and button-ups. They offer enough support and coverage and are also highly comfortable.

Should you wear a bra under a bralette? 

Wearing a bra under your bralette is entirely your choice! Bralettes are generally made to be worn without one, but if you want the security, support, and firmer shape offered by a proper bra, you absolutely can wear both. Since bralettes aren't created to enhance cleavage or boost your assets much, people do tend to opt for wearing bras underneath. But if you're going for a more natural, understated look, a bralette is likely enough.


Bralettes are very attractive alternatives to regular bras. They're versatile, going from a comfortable option to wear under your puffy sweater to a high fashion choice that is made to be seen under your fancy outfit. These days, there are more options than ever for those looking to experiment with their look and trying to see what works for them. At I'm In, we have a massive range of high-quality intimates for you to peruse. From our collection of bralettes to everyday strapless bras, you'll find everything you need with us. Contact us today to learn more!

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