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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

7 Ways To Wear The Bra Top Trend This Spring and Summer

By Carmela Valencia

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I know what you’re thinking: “The bra top trend is so 2019.” But, hey, styles and trends come back and evolve. And, from the looks of it, the bra top trend is coming back this spring and summer. We’ve seen it from design houses in Spring/Summer 2021 runway shows. Now, this trend may be daunting to pull off, but if there’s any time you can wear this without anyone batting an eyelash, it’s spring and summer seasons. Take your cue from these fashion houses on how to tastefully style the bralette top trend this spring and summer.

Keep reading to see how you can style your bralette tops!

Fishnet coverup

Acne Studios RTW Spring and Summer runway

Acne Studios SS21 Runway (Photo courtesy of Acne Studios)

Fishnet coverups are also the new trend we’re seeing this season from design houses, such as Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Acne Studios to name a few. These are versatile wardrobe pieces you can easily layer on top of bra tops, bodysuits, bathing suits, rollnecks, and even your classic button-downs for a striking, yet practical look.

Sheer fabric

Dior sheer dress and top over bralette

Dior RTW Spring 2021 (Photo by: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD)

Sheer fabrics are light to wear and are perfect for spring and summer seasons. Layering a sheer top over your bralette top is a good style trick, especially if you want to show some skin, but the idea of wearing only a bra daunts you. You can also wear a flowy, sheer maxi dress—which is in style this season—as a coverup.

High waist bottoms

bralette top with high waist bottoms; Isabel Marant and Alberta Ferretti RTW SS21

Isabel Marant RTW Spring 2021 (left), Alberta Ferretti (right) [Photo by: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD] 

Of course,there’s such a thing as showing too much skin, borderlining to tastelessness. To avoid this, pair your bralette top with high-waist bottoms. Whether you want to opt for a skirt, jeans, or wide-leg trousers is your choice. Don’t forget to accessorize to elevate the look. I personally love how designer Isabel Marant made use of suspenders and a monochromatic color for this look—perfect to recreate if you’re on a budget.

Homebody casual

Celine RTW Spring 2021

Celine RTW Spring 2021 (Photo courtesy of Celine)

It’s never a bad idea to pair your bralette or sports bra with a high-waisted pair of denim shorts. Throw on a jacket or plaid shirt, and wear a pair of sneakers or boots and you have yourself an “effortless” casual look. This look is perfect whether you’re staying at home or out for a summer stroll.

It’s all business

bra top and blazer for business casual look

Hugo Boss (left) [Photo by: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD]; Tom Ford (right) [Photo courtesy of Tom Ford]

Who says you can’t be stylish in the office? Skip the boring dress shirt, and pair your bralette with a co-ord suit instead. Talk about a power suit! If you’re feeling up to it, why not wear a bold-colored bralette with a netural suit or a playful-patterned suit with a black or white bra top. The choices are endless!

Bra on top

Simone Rocha bra on top of dress shirt trend

Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2021 (Photo courtesy of Simone Rocha)

I’ve told you style and trend evolve. Whereas before we only have simple-designed bras, now we have statement bras specifically used for layering over a shirt or dress. The bra on top trend isn’t even new; we’ve seen a Spring/Summer 2010 collection from Marc Jacobs. Now we just have better-looking statement bras of all materials and fabrics (yes, there’s even knitted bras!).

Also read: 7 Durable Underwear Brands To Make You Feel Sexy And Comfortable

Bohemian comfort

Dior Spring/Summer 2021

Christian Dior RTW Spring 2021 (Photo by: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD)

“Comfy clothing” doesn’t always mean tracksuits and pajamas. Just look at boho fashion inspos. Pair your bralette with loose pants (matching long jacket optional) and statement jewelry, and you’re ready for a day out in the sun or lounge in the living room.



(Story by Assistant Editor, Carmela Valencia)

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