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21 Stylish Ideas for How to Wear a Bralette

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​Bralettes have the best qualities both seasoned fashion women and casual women are looking for, especially small-breasted women: convenience, comfortability, and fashionability. But, if you’ve never really worn one before or don’t consider yourself a fashionista, you might be trying to figure out how to wear a bralette.

Dressing it up in a stylish way doesn’t have to be challenging. We’ve come up with a compilation of outfits to keep the mental block away when you’re dressing up in this infamous fashion item!

Three bralettes laid on top of each other on a bed


How to Wear a Bralette

Unlike regular bras, bralettes were made to be visible from underneath a top or worn by itself. Not just that, it was meant to stand out. It resolves the dilemma of wearing a revealing outfit without any proper undergarment that doesn’t ruin the whole look.

There’s really no limits to what you can wear with a bralette. Aside from sheer and low-cut tops, bralettes can also serve as a complete alternative as you can wear them on their own—if you have the guts, that is.

Bralette Under Shirt

Pink Bralette with Sheer White Spaghetti Tank and Shorts

If you don’t have the luxury to go to the beach on a busy summer, spending a day by the pool can be the detox you need from the world. It also gives you the opportunity to wear the same bralette, tank, and shorts combo.

Pink bralette white tank jean shorts

This one features a girly pink bra, a sheer white spaghetti tank, and denim shorts. You can easily lose the white tank and use the bralette as a bikini top to save on traditional swimsuits.

Bralette with Jean Shorts

Pink Bralette with Cowboy Hat, Necklace, Shorts and Boots

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Going to Stagecoach or seeing your favorite country singer in concert? Channel your inner cowgirl with this outfit.

Bralettes with leather jackets and other androgynous clothes are one way to be edgy, but cowboy hats give off a different version of masculine vibe to a feminine outfit that involves a bralette and cuff denim shorts.

The skin exposure from the lacey pink bralette and denim short combo will keep you cool in a hot and humid environment.

​Add some accessories like a cowboy hat, as featured in this photo. Either way, this outfit makes the perfect base to add a spaghetti strap tank top or sarong. 

Hat, pink bralette and a fedora hat

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Black Bralette with Dark Blue Jean Shorts

Black bralette and dark blue jean shorts

Let’s be honest – the best season of the year for bralettes is summer. 

Women who can survive on bralettes alone can take advantage of being able to wear bralettes everyday.

They’re perfect for impromptu trips to the beach, lake, or pool. Pair it with bikini bottoms traditionally styled for smaller women for an especially sexy look. 

Pair it with bikini bottoms traditionally styled for smaller women for an especially sexy look. 

During the summer when you’re probably wearing shorts most of the time anyway. Wearing just a lacy black bralette with a triangle shape for the top is not questionable fashion sense, especially this time of year.

You’ll get to enjoy water activities easily in this outfit, and then go back to your regular outdoor outfit right after just by pulling on a top over it.

Bralette Under a Sheer Top

Black Triangle Bralette with Sheer White Sleeveless Button Up Shirt and Jean Shorts

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You can go with our last suggestion and lose the top or incorporate it into your beach outfit if it goes with the location.

This black triangle and lace v-neck bralette and shorts combo just so happens to be fitting for the beach with the sleeveless button down shirt undone.

This outfit can go from a lazy weekend outfit to beach outfit in a matter of seconds, which might be useful for the all-around woman who achieves the balance between the hustle of adulting and the importance of winding down.

This style borrows from a great look that women use when combining a bikini and sarong.

Bralette with shorts and button up shirt

Bralette Under a Dress

Strappy Bralette with Deep V-Neck Dress and Choker Necklaces

This extremely strappy black lingerie top only deserves to be seen. However, with its revealing bra-like appearance, putting something over it might be better for outside.

A super low V-neck dress like this is perfect to show the strappy details below the band.

The straps make it a little extra edgy despite the lace material, so this light floral summer dress provides contrast for the look.

The look was elevated with a tie-up choker that matches the straps of the bralette, and another chain choker.

Dainty outfits like this are made for small-breasted or petite women. The cuteness of the dress and the bralette combo works well for their body type.

White Lace Bralette with Thick Gray One-Shoulder Knit Dress

A bit dressy but still cozy, this bra made of soft white lacy material paired up with a one-shoulder ribbed knit gray dress almost perfects the at-home fashion styling game.

Spring, with its cold winds and blooming flowers, provide the perfect balmy weather that lets you enjoy a long-sleeved yet slightly revealing outfit such as this one.

If you’re looking for how to wear a lace bralette, this is probably the easiest way to incorporate one into your everyday attire.

Bralette Under a Sweater

Red Halter Bralette with Gray Semi-Sheer Top and Jeans

Red bralette under gray sheer top

Halter bralettes wear well with tops that have a wide neck opening.

If not as a disguised strap, it can replace a necklace in decorating around the neck, just the opposite way. 

Busty women can even enjoy this kind of outfit because the halter straps work like high-neck bralettes when it comes to giving support.

The off-shoulder look to the semi-sheer sweater is fashionable and stylish, and the lacy bralette peeks through underneath just enough to spice up the outfit.

Finally, you can mix and match these outfit selections with different colors with ease. ​

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Black Strappy Plunge Bralette with Chunky Gray Cardigan

If you’re still at a loss as to how you can keep up with everyone’s popping outfits during ​a chillier season, it’s easy. 

Go back to the basics and wear a common combination, just with different elements or designs.

A bralette and chunky sweater is a foolproof outfit that makes you look on-trend every time. That’s what you get with a classic.

Just choose two of the most interesting bralette and sweater, like this strappy sultry lingerie in black covered in lace paired with a fuzzy gray sweater to make the combo pop.

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Pink Scalloped Racerback Bralette with Low Back Beige Thick Knit Sweater

The typical oversized sweater will more often than not have a low neckline or low buttons that can be left undone, or wide necks that exposes at least one shoulder if not both, which then exposes your bralette.

This outfit does so by having the same wide neck but a low back instead of a low neckline.

This is a good way to showcase your bralettes with interesting patterns, cuts, materials, or any other details in the back. They don’t always get the attention they deserve.

Busty women can wear this outfit, as long as their supportive bralettes have an interesting back detail to show.

Bralette Under a Jacket

Red Lace Bralette with Denim Jacket and Jeans

Early 2000’s taught us a bunch of things about fashion. One of them was from the iconic denim on denim matching outfits by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

If some thought the Canadian tuxedo was a fashion mistake, doubts about it are by now likely disregarded.

Denim on denim is a magic combination that almost always works.

Adding the bralette to that already effective combo is one of the best ways to make it chic in our more modern 2018 fashion sense.

This red strappy lingerie covered in lace is a nice stand-alone top for the inner layer of your Canadian tuxedo.

It makes the entire outfit sexy and demure in equal parts.

Pink Bralette with Green Anorak, Denim Shorts and Boots

​When the weather is warm but not quite warm enough, go for a hybrid outfit like this one. This one in particular​ ensures you’re covered while also showing some skin to avoid getting too hot from the weather.

Easily pair a light lacy pink bralette with a jacket of your preferred thickness to match the weather! While ripped jean shorts are featured here, you can use pretty much any modern pair to accentuate the jacket and bralette.

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With an outfit like this one, it’ll be easy to put on or remove your jacket whenever you start to feel the breeze or start to feel a little heat!

Black Bralette with Brown Leather Jacket and Boots, Jeans and Long Necklace

A walk through the woods during the fall season is always a picture perfect opportunity.

Create your own photo shoot with friends by wearing popping outfits that match the yellowing leaves falling to the ground.

This outfit just about matches that kind of setting. The brown leather jacket and ​brown boots steal the show as a delicate black bralette adorned in lace shows through a plain white top complemented by the brown long necklace.

This outfit is a perfect fall way to still utilize bralettes in your outfit. This pairing is both rugged and sensual, all at once.

Black bralette under white tank and brown jacket

​Bralette Over a Tube Top

Navy Suede Open-Back Bralette over a Black Tube Top with Jeans

Suede bralette over tube top

Bralettes are quite old news by now. Though it can still be considered trendy and in-style, we can’t think of a bralette outfit that hasn’t been created or worn before.

However, wearing bralettes over tops is something we don’t see often.

This is another variation of that. It repurposes the bralette as a top to make a tube top more interesting.

The triangular open back of this low-neck style bralette made of suede gives even more dimension.

For this unconventional mixing and matching, simple jeans will do for the bottoms to provide more coverage from the cold spring winds.

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Wear a Bralette for Going Out

Black Suede Triangle Bralette with Blue Zip-Up Pencil Skirt

Black bralette and blue zip up skirt

On the topic of textures, the suede material of this black bralette puts it among the rare kinds of bralettes that don’t rely on the intricacy of lace or the sensuality of mesh to look pretty.

In this outfit, it’s paired with a royal blue pencil skirt with a zip-up fastening in front, another variation of its kind.

This is the perfect outfit for a night on the town with the ladies. Or, if you’re looking to dress to impress someone, this could work well.

The pencil skirt brings some sophistication, while the bralette adds all the sexy you need.

Black Longline Bralette with Off-the-Shoulder Sheer Bodysuit and Denim Shorts

Summer only lasts about 2-3 months and if we’re lucky, that might stretch out a few more weeks of warm days for the transition from season to season. 

While you can enjoy it, you should take advantage of being able to wear such a skin-revealing outfit like this in that limited time. The rest of the year, you’ll just end up shivering furiously.

This perforated off-shoulder bodysuit shows some skin without overdoing it.

This black halter longline undergarment covers up majority of your upper body, so it only exposes a bit of your midriff and highlights better assets like the collarbones and shoulders. 

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With minimal accessories like a dainty necklace and a pair of small earrings, this will look like a finished outfit that lets you flaunt your bralette anywhere.

B&W Patterned Bralette with White Overalls and Beige Sailor Hat

Every girl can appreciate the economy of an all-in-one outfit. You’ve probably experienced that one time you woke up not feeling like doing anything, even dressing and prepping yourself up for the day.

Those days call for an outfit like this. Overalls is something you can wear in one go and yet make you look like you put a lot of thought into what you’re wearing.

There are many ways of styling this differently by changing your inner clothes and playing around with the top part.

An example of this is how this outfit was worn with one strap unbuttoned and the side flapping outwards and towards the center. 

Doing so also reveals the pattern and design of the this printed black and white triangle bra top.

This is a very airy outfit for the hot summer days. If you’re too hot to be bothered to accessorize, adding a hat to it like this beige sailor hat, finishes off the whole look.

Black Triangle Bralette with Long-sleeved Tie Shrug

Tops that tie in front are almost a summer staple now. The only thing that might hinder you from wearing them often is the possibility of a wardrobe malfunction in the form of a nip slip or an unintentional exposed bra strap or cup.

These things are inevitable as you’re working with a tiny scrap of fabric. Unless you’re in a bikini by the beach, there are no issues with showing some extra skin.

However, you can now add to the exceptions bralettes that are visible underneath low-neck tie tops like these.

How it is styled here doesn’t make it look overly sexual.

High-waisted bottoms should cover up part of your midriff so it doesn’t show too much skin.

These things are inevitable as you’re working with a tiny scrap of fabric.

Wear a Bralette to Work

Lace Longline Plunge Bralette with a Gray Blazer Suit

​Going to the office doesn’t have to require ​ four thick layers of clothing.

This outfit looks like the perfect blazer suit to ​roll into work with.

Its white color is a nod to the ​longer and brighter days of summer and the pink bralette matches the first spring bloom of the flowers.

It might look super fashionable here but it’s also convenient if you’re still feeling the last of the dormant mood of the winter.

This matching suit doesn’t require much decision making in the morning.

Wear the blazer open on your way to work and if you have strict office dress codes, you can just button up one or two to hide the fact that you’re just wearing a bralette underneath.

Otherwise, the longline plunge bralette is appropriate in offices with more liberated dressing rules.

Blue Lace and Mesh Bralette with White Button Down Shirt and Black Skirt

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​Depending on the job you have, you need a look that is a combination of formal and cute. 

​Adding a bralette under a classic white button down shirt will add just a hint of sexiness to an otherwise standard office outfit. 

​Combine it with a black skirt to further mix and match, pulling you away from the standard office pants.

This white button down and black pencil skirt mix gets a twist with the blue mesh and lace bralette peeking from the unfastened buttons on the shirt.

​Outfits like these still work great in corporate setting with dress codes.

Blue mesh bralette with white top and black skirt

Blue Lace and Mesh Bralette with Black Leather Jacket, Skinny Pants, and Stiletto Pumps

A different variation of the previous outfit, this one uses a blue lace and mesh bralette and a monochrome black leather jacket, skinny pants, and stiletto pumps for something edgier.

It’s still office-appropriate, but with a little more edge to it. 

If you’re a career woman by day and party girl by night, this outfit easily merges the two for the opposite occasions.

The all black look on top accentuates the blue bralette, and you can mix and match this with virtually any color.

For a more conservative approach, use a longline bralette instead.

Mesh and lace bralette under leather jacket and pants

Wear a Bralette for Exercise

Looking to up your cute factor at the gym? Or, perhaps you’re tired of running on the beach in a frumpy outfit.

While a lot of ladies have already determined that yoga pants are great bottoms to exercise in, bralettes are coming along as great exercise tops, especially for certain types of bodies.

Maroon Bralette with Black Yoga Pants

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This sporty casual maroon bra top and yoga pants outfit looks as gym-ready as any sports bra does. However, not all can get by with just a bralette while doing exercises.

This outfit is more catered towards small-breasted or flat-chested women who can survive without a high impact sports bra. 

Women with heavier busts on the other hand, can go for a high support sports bra instead.

If not to the gym, this can also be an outfit to take a short walk in and do your daily errands in during the scorching hot summer.

It might look like a gym outfit from the front, but the interesting straight racerback detail makes it as casual as your lace crop tops.

Maroon bralette with athleisure pants


These outfits are more than enough to provide your fashion inspiration throughout the year! It encompasses every season and includes clothes you would most likely already have in your closet. Additionally, these outfits use some of the same types of bralettes that you can mix and match with almost anything!

Hi there, I’m Allena, Founder and Editor of The Better Fit. I’ve always had a passion for finding ways to help women improve various areas of their lives. I have researched and worked to create this website so women would have a place to come and be informed about an article of clothing they literally wear every day.