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Supportive Bralettes: How To Find Yours

The bralette — demure, delicate, and effortless. They’ve been coming into style aesthetically, but there’s also plenty of comfort-based reasons to let them slip into your wardrobe. Women are tired of wearing the  classic underwire bras that push, pinch and confine breasts in an unnatural and uncomfortable way. But how can you pull off the light lingerie look if you need a bra that’s actually supportive? Does a supportive bralette actually exist?

WHAT IS A BRALETTE?

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 5.17.58 PMFirst, the difference between a bralette and your regular old bra: a bralette is a lightweight bra that has no wires or molded cups. With the lack of these features, women have built up many misconceptions about these garments. You might look at a bralette and think they are totally impractical. But the truth of the matter is, they can be just as supportive and practical as your classic bra. A bra doesn’t need underwire or molded cups to give you a supportive fit — there’s plenty of other features to look for. It’s all about finding the right bralette.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SUPPORTIVE BRALETTE

The right bralette will include support and fit details that you love about your bra, but feel a bit more natural, comfortable, and relaxed. Click through to read 5 essential design characteristics to look for to make sure your bralette is supportive and comfortable:

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Packing Light with Lingerie Style

Going away for the holidays? Planning your honeymoon or another romantic getaway? Already stressed about coordinating looks without hauling your entire closet for a week?

Lucky for you, lingerie-inspired fashion looks are trending up — which means packing light just got a lot easier. Selecting lingerie items that pull double as bedroom stunners, comfortable under-layers and stylish statement pieces can help you condense your packing to very little effort and maximized style.

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MORNING LINGERIE STYLE

Bralettes with longline silhouettes or accents down the ribcage are perfect for pairing with breezy tops with cutouts or dresses with low armholes for an easy-going day look. We selected a pastel palette and contrasted soft, delicate silk with rough and tumble denim.

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AFTERNOON LINGERIE STYLE

Even if you’re doing a lot of walking or seeing the sights, pretty accents can femme up an otherwise utilitarian base garment like the shirtdress. Look for one in a light and breezy material, then dress up with layers of show off lace underneath. Delicate, but comfortable and practical.

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NIGHT OUT lingerie style

A little edge after dusk? We think yes. Pairing sheer layers over this flirty demi cup bralette makes it a perfect 10 for nighttime looks. Nude look layers of creamy mesh and black lace are alluring, while still covering you up. We love a sheer cami for helping us take pretty lingerie out of the bedroom and into our outfits.

 

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Fuji Shibazakura: A Pink Paradise

Have you ever wished you could escape to an all pink whimsical wonderland? Have you ever wished such a place even existed? Welcome to dreams of Fuji Shibazakura — a springtime flower festival. In Japan, at the foot of the infamous Mt. Fuji, lies a breathtaking 2.4-hectare flower field where you can be surrounded by nearly 800,000 pink flowers, known as “shibazakura.”  Surely, the flower festival is a surreal experience and a must-see for both nature aficionados and those who love all things pink!

Fuji Shibazakura Pink Paradise

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Halloween Inspo -- Kate Moss

Halloween Inspo (with lingerie & makeup you already own) — Part Two

Edgy eyeshadows, loud leggings, and lacy lingerie — kind of hard to pull off all at once. But Halloween is the perfect opportunity to stretch your imagination and pull out all of the stops from your wardrobe.

We’ve styled some of those items that get unfairly neglected all year round for the perfect Halloween inspo. Go equal parts edgy and romantic with 80s pop, genderbend with the spiders from Mars, or dramatic, beautiful & scary with a certain forgotten fairy…

After the jump, find our moodboards & get the look:

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Halloween Inspo (feat kate moss)

Halloween Inspo (with lingerie and makeup you already own) — Part One

I always go for Halloween costumes that fit my favorite beauty and fashion trends — it makes it easier to assemble a look. It’s the one holiday where the lesser-seen pieces in your wardrobe — out there accessories, bold makeup looks, and pretty underthings — can finally have their moment. (When in doubt, remember that the hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears.)

If you think about it, models are the perfect icons for Halloween. Who better knows how to play dress up and put on a new identity for a night? This year, I’m exploring fashion editorials and candid personal style images of my favorite top model/chameleon, Kate Moss, to brainstorm ideas for the perfect Halloween costume… featuring items I already own.

From timeless beauties like Marilyn Monroe to cult classic leading ladies like Penny Lane from Almost Famous and Cher & Dionne from Clueless, famous musicians like 90s Madonna, David Bowie & even Kurt Cobain …yep, Kate Moss has emulated all of them, and they’re all perfect Halloween inspo with accessible, everyday pieces (plus those items you never get a chance to wear.)

Click through below to check out our Halloween inspo courtesy of Kate Moss…plus how to get the look!

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Remarkably clean, safe, and spacious, New Zealand is known for being exceptionally tourist-friendly. You can’t go anywhere farther than 75 miles from a beach, and coffee and wine flows as abundantly as the ocean among New Zealanders. But for all of its alluring familiarities, this California-sized island holds many beautifully strange treasures.

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Trend to Try: Harness the Feminine -- Weekday Wanderlust

Lingerie Harness Trend: How To (Harness) the Feminine

Lingerie Harness Trend -- Weekday WanderlustIf you haven’t noticed, harnesses are kind of having a moment. They’re not just for rock climbing and horse-back riding anymore — they’ve been reincarnated as alluring accessories for intimates. Strappy and structured, yet delicate and detail-oriented, the trend harness is a little garment with a lot of personality.

However, the lingerie trend harness can often make a look feel really “tough” or just very suggestive very quickly. Since its roots are in bondage wear and BDSM, a lot of the harnesses hitting the fashion world have been made of tough materials like leather, with thicker straps, heavy geometry, and suggestive shapes. I love that about harnesses, but as they make the transition from innerwear to outerwear, I would love to see softer interpretations as well — harness pieces that add femininity to a look, while still keeping that power balance between softness and hardness in play.

SHOP THE LOOK: LINGERIE HARNESS trend

Mesh Ruffle Harness by Uye Surana
Vegan Strapless Leather Dress  by David Lerner
Camille Ballerina Nappa Calfskin Heel by Repetto
Opaque Over-The-Knee Socks by American Apparel
Glass Stone Drop Earrings by Givenchy
The Lovers Triple Quartz Convertible Body Chain Harness by Uye Surana

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