Summer Essentials: The Bralette


Ahhh the bralette, all the best parts of a sports bra with all the prettiness of a fashion bra in one item.

They are the comfortable, casual and no fuss alternative to the bra- the athleisure of unmentionables.

Bralette’s have been having a moment over that past few seasons.  Coming out from the shadow of their big sister the underwire bra, bralettes are not only comfortable they also contain design elements that are so pretty it doesn’t matter if they peek through your clothing — many times, that’s the point of a bralette.

Wear them over a t-shirt, with a sheer top, under a cut-up or low cut tee, peeking out of a tank or even go full on Kardashian and wear them as a top.

Easy to wear, ridiculously comfortable, uber chic and adept at solving fashion dilemmas the bralette is one of the hottest trends out there but, how do you choose the right one for you -afterall not all breasts were created equally!

There is often a pretty big hurdle when it comes to bralettes- most of them are built for smaller chested gals- A-B cups, so when those of us over a size B head to the department store and try to shove ourselves into a one-size-fits-all  bralette it usually results in us getting stuck in it in some sort of contortionist position and having to call a sales associate to liberate us from the lace prison.

The second bralette dilemma is finding one that gives just the right amount of support.

Don’t fear my bralette loving fashionistas of all sizes!  There is always a solution.  I went straight to the undergarment masters, Cosabella, to find you the PERFECT bralette for your needs, size and shape.

So many bralettes, so many possibilities!  Let’s break it down:


ONE: The Sweetie

  • The must have bralette
  • Comes in over 30 colors.
  • Soft lace with elastic band under bust for a supportive fit without any underwire.
  • Perfect for sizes fits a A cup to F cup.

TWO: The Racie

  • Perfect for an open back top or a racerback top where you want to let a little lace peak out.
  • Cup lined with tonal mesh for coverage.
  • Elastic band under bust for a supportive fit without any underwire.
  • Also good for all sizes from A to D.

THREE: The Padded Sweetie

  • For those who worry a bralette will flatten you out. This is the padded version of the best selling never say never sweetie.
  • Same fit as the sweetie but with lightly padded cups for support and definition.
  • Perfect for sizes fits a A cup to F cup.


  • perfect date night style bralette
  • criss cross back straps are perfect for a open back date night dress
  • wide luxe chevron lace band at back that you don’t mind showing off.
  • Better for a smaller cup size A B C


  • The halter style bralette is newer.
  • Perfect to pair with a sheer top. Too show off and add texture to a look.
  • crochet lace cups with sheer mesh overlay.
  • The halter actually gives extra support so this style can work for up to a D cup.


  • perfect little triangle bralette
  • great for when you want to just show a peak of color.
  • The semi sheer chevron lace is the perfect amount of coverage.
  • Better for a smaller cup size A B C

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