How to Wear a Longline Bralette

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A longline bralette provides a bit more coverage of your torso, sometimes making it look like a tube or crop top.

If you’re wondering how to wear a longline bralette, here are a few recommendations for you to rock bralette outfits using your closet favorites. 

How to Wear a Longline Bralette

Longline bralettes come in various designs and materials, letting you achieve the feminine feel of a regular bra, yet without the constraints of paddings and underwires.

Graphic illustration of various images that shows different ideas of how to wear longline bralettes

Whether you want to pair it with a blazer, sweater, skirt, or jeans, you can rock a longline bralette with confidence. 

Longline Bralette Outfit Ideas

Longline Bralette StylePair With
Lace braletteBikini bottoms
Black braletteSheer bodysuit and denim shorts
High-neck braletteOversized blazer
Satin halter braletteDenim jeans
Lace plunge pink braletteBlazer suit
Strappy white braletteDark-colored activewear pants
Longline lace braletteLounge shorts and sheer kimono
White bandeau braletteLarge knit sweater
High-neck mesh and lace braletteHigh-waisted jeans
Lace braletteSemi-sheer button-up blouse
Black and white bralettePencil skirt
Red lace braletteHigh-waisted shorts
Dark-colored braletteButton-up shirt, vest, and jeans
Gray bralettePurple zip-up hoodie and activewear shorts

Longline Bralette with Bikini Bottoms

Save yourself from packing loads of swimwear for your next nature trip by pairing a bralette with bikini bottoms. A bralette is an ideal alternative to bikini tops since lace material can dry quickly.

The straps act as support for a quick hike or walk before taking a dip into a river. 

Longline Bralette with Sheer Bodysuit and Denim Shorts

Do you want to wear skin-revealing outfits while providing ample coverage and support for your bust? For this look, the perforated off-shoulder bodysuit shows some skin while the longline bralette covers up the majority of the upper body.

A high-neck longline bralette with a floral lace design and jogging pants worn by a woman

Longline and High-Neck Bralette with Oversized Blazer

One of the best ways to wear a longline bralette is to layer it with oversized clothes. The way the bralette fits your chest is an excellent contrast to the loose effect of the oversized blazer. 

A woman wearing a pink high-neck longline bralette and black leggings

Satin Halter Longline Bralette with Jeans

A halter longline bralette can pass as a crop top, especially if there’s a longline band that covers up a significant part of the stomach. Pair it with light-wash high-waisted jeans, and you won’t expose much of the midriff.

A woman wearing a dark blue high-neck bralette and leggings standing in the kitchen

Lace Longline Plunge Bralette with Blazer Suit

A bralette is a versatile piece of clothing, and with the right combination, you can wear it to formal events. For this outfit, the sophisticated blazer suit makes the longline bralette look strong and professional.

A woman wearing a pink lace bralette and black shorts seated near a window

Strappy Longline Bralette with Activewear Pants

When dressing up indoors, you’ll probably want to find the middle ground between too cozy and too warm.

When you wear a longline bralette and yoga pants at home, you can balance airiness and coverage for you to be comfortable with the indoor temperature. 

A white bandeau lace bralette and denim shorts are worn by a woman

Longline Bralette with Lounge Shorts and Sheer Kimono

When you’re at home, it may feel unnecessary to wear a typical bra. For busty women, however, this means sacrificing support for the breasts.

With a longline busty bralette, there’s no need to neglect support for your chest area. 

A woman wearing a green bandeau strapless bralette and denim shorts holding a jacket

Longline Bandeau Bralette with Large Knit Sweater

Another way to wear a longline bralette is to make it look like a tube top. Since this one has a bandeau style, you can wear the longline bralette by itself, then simply throw over a knit sweater whenever you feel like adding some coverage. 

A woman wearing a blue high-neck lace longline bralette and jogging pants seated on the floor

High-Neck Mesh and Lace Longline Bralette with High-Waisted Jeans

High-neck bralettes are the most advisable for women with big breasts because the extra fabric on the chest does the lifting, as there’s no underwire to support from the bottom.

The longline band makes the bralette look like a crop top, which means you can pair this one with casual jeans.

A pink longline bralette with a floral lace design and black leggings worn by a woman

Longline Bralette with Semi-Sheer Button-Up Blouse

A semi-sheer top is every bralette’s best clothing buddy. The mesh material is the perfect chance to showcase the details of a longline bralette without the two pieces of clothing clashing against each other.

A dark blue high-neck bralette and leggings are worn by a woman leaning on a white wall

Longline Bralette with Skirt 

This black and nude longline bralette can pass as a semi-formal top to partner with a high-waisted mini skirt. Aside from the bold colors of the clothes, the addition of gold jewelry makes this outfit elegant. 

A top view of a woman wearing a blue high-neck bralette with a floral lace design

Lace Longline Bralette with High-Waisted Shorts

When lounging at home, it may be a bit impractical to spend the day wearing a padded and underwired bra. Consider using a lace longline bralette if you need bust support while still being comfortable.

Make the outfit even more refreshing by pairing the bralette with shorts.

A pink lace bralette with underwire is worn by a woman

Longline Bralette with Button-Up Shirt, Vest, and Jeans 

Even undergarments can serve as coverage during colder days. Since longline bralettes contain extra fabric for the torso, they can provide an added layer for your winter clothes, in a stylish way.

Finish the look with a long-sleeved button-up shirt, vest, and casual jeans.  

Longline Bralette with Zip-Up Hoodie and Activewear Shorts

If you’re tired of wearing sports bras when exercising, you can try incorporating a longline bralette into your workout wardrobe.

For this look, balance striking and monochromatic hues by combining a gray bralette and black activewear shorts with a purple zip-up hoodie. 

Related Questions

What Is the Purpose of a Longline Bralette?

A longline bralette uses its expanded band to slim the waistline while supporting the breasts. It acts like a lightweight shaper for the torso while covering the bust.

Are Longline Bras Flattering?

Longline bras are generally flattering because the extended band adapts to your curves. It can serve as a lingerie top while providing more coverage than the average bra.

How Do You Measure for a Longline Bra?

Measure around the bust at the fullest point to get the correct size for a longline bra. You may also consider using your actual cup and band sizes in regular bras.

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Final Thoughts 

With lots of ways to wear a longline bralette, it can add style, texture, and accent to your outfits. Don’t be afraid to experiment with pairing a longline bralette with your existing clothes. Remember, confidence is the key.


Allena is the Founder and Editor of The Better Fit, a platform dedicated to empowering women with practical advice on bras and fitness, inspired by her own revelation of the widespread issue of incorrect bra sizing. Her expertise and tips have been recognized by major publications such as Cosmopolitan, Better Homes & Gardens, Insider, and NBC, making her a trusted voice in women's wellness and lifestyle.